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My boss just bought an 07 Dbl cab Sport. He recieved a plastic key that if he takes it to the dealership they can cut it to fit the lock on his truck in case of a lock out. It is suppose to not let you start the truck though. They recommend you keep it in your wallet. I have the same truck except an access cab and its an 06 and I never heard about this feature until now. Anyone know if it works on earlier years? Seems like a great idea seeing I have a habit of locking myself out.
 

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I got one for my '03, '05, and '06. It only opens the doors.

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It's not to take to the dealer. It is to be used directly in the door to open it. Since it doesn't have a "chip" in it it will not start the car. My dealer included one with my purchase which now resides in my wallet.


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I would like one of these when I'm hiking or roller-blading so I do not have to bring the ol key chain with me.

Is there a part number on this baby? If so could someone post the part number:D
 

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twheat said:
My boss just bought an 07 Dbl cab Sport. He recieved a plastic key that if he takes it to the dealership they can cut it to fit the lock on his truck in case of a lock out. It is suppose to not let you start the truck though. They recommend you keep it in your wallet. I have the same truck except an access cab and its an 06 and I never heard about this feature until now. Anyone know if it works on earlier years? Seems like a great idea seeing I have a habit of locking myself out.
I got one! Works just as advertised! Great if you lock your keys on the car biaccident.
 

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They're meant for your wallet, no chip inside them. There are 3 different types for the Taco, the black one, is the primary one, the grey is for valet, and the plastic is for your wallet. All with different purposes.
 

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:wtf:I didn't get one!?!?! It sure would've been nice to have it when I locked myself out over Christmas.:censor:
 

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my mom's old ass Ford Aerostar had one..

while it's a nice feature, i'd be weary of thieves using these plastic keys to break into your car and stealing your stereos, and personal possessions (happened to my bro)
 

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kevgray said:
It's not to take to the dealer. It is to be used directly in the door to open it. Since it doesn't have a "chip" in it it will not start the car. My dealer included one with my purchase which now resides in my wallet.


kev
What he means is that it was sent to him uncut, with a note that said to bring it in to the dealership to have them cut it to fit. They then take your reg key and copy the cut on the plastic one. And you're right, w/ immobilizer, it will only unlock the doors (or crank the engine) but will not start. Perhaps the dealer went ahead and cut yours before giving it to you -very considerate. Mine also sent it to me uncut, requiring another trip to the dealer (guess why) to get it cut.
 

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mhadden said:
:wtf:I didn't get one!?!?! It sure would've been nice to have it when I locked myself out over Christmas.:censor:
What I've done in the past is go to Walmart and get the plain key (no fancy plastic head) cut to copy your orig key. It won't start your vehicle, but it's thin for ease of carrying and it will open the doors - for about a buck and a quarter.

For my Taco, I had one made that I added a "floaty" key ring to.
When sailing, I don't always take my wallet. I park in a fairly secure area, lock the keys in the vehicle and have the floaty key ring in my pocket. If I go overboard, I don't worry about my wallet and I can find my "door key" either in my pocket or floating on the water if it falls out.
 

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Well, if someone wants to get into your car bad enough they will, no matter what it takes. It looks like my salesman is gonna get a phone call and be sending me one through the mail!
 

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If you guys have AAA insurance, you can just go to your insurace office and they can make one for ANY car, its free too. Its about the size of a credit card and just pops out a key. if your car doesn't have a chip you can use it to drive with, but since our tacos have a chip, that wouldn't work, but it will still open a locked door. I love it when im mt biking or climbing, i just leave my keys in the car and take that. its very convinient! :thumbup:
 

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msibille said:
What I've done in the past is go to Walmart and get the plain key (no fancy plastic head) cut to copy your orig key. It won't start your vehicle, but it's thin for ease of carrying and it will open the doors - for about a buck and a quarter.

Same here...the key is just as thin as the plastic. Just a little heavier.
 

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msibille said:
What I've done in the past is go to Walmart and get the plain key (no fancy plastic head) cut to copy your orig key. It won't start your vehicle, but it's thin for ease of carrying and it will open the doors - for about a buck and a quarter.

For my Taco, I had one made that I added a "floaty" key ring to.
When sailing, I don't always take my wallet. I park in a fairly secure area, lock the keys in the vehicle and have the floaty key ring in my pocket. If I go overboard, I don't worry about my wallet and I can find my "door key" either in my pocket or floating on the water if it falls out.
I think a remade key with mine will start. 4-cylinders don't have the key immobilizer, so someone can steal my truck a lot easier than a V6.

I used to have the floating keyrings when I lived up in Michigan and went to the sailboat in Sarnia, but now that I live down here, I don't make it up there much anymore.
 

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barlowrs said:
... I love it when im mt biking or climbing, i just leave my keys in the car and take that. its very convinient! :thumbup:

Those plastic keys were never intended for a lot of use.
Might break off in the lock one day if you use it often. If you're accidentally locked out, you're not in much worse shape -at least that's the theory. But to use it regularly, you increase the risk of locking yourself out with only a broken plastic key to play with while you wait for PopALok to show up. The flat (all metal) Walmart key is just as sound as any other, so barring you sitting on it and breaking it (like your reg key), it's perfect for that sort of repeat use.
 

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I never got a plastic key. Anyone have a pic so i can see what it looks like ?
 

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msibille said:
Those plastic keys were never intended for a lot of use.
Might break off in the lock one day if you use it often. If you're accidentally locked out, you're not in much worse shape -at least that's the theory. But to use it regularly, you increase the risk of locking yourself out with only a broken plastic key to play with while you wait for PopALok to show up. The flat (all metal) Walmart key is just as sound as any other, so barring you sitting on it and breaking it (like your reg key), it's perfect for that sort of repeat use.
Thats true, but the ones you get from AAA have a metal insert insde the plastic, i have used my probably every weekend for a year (well most weekends) and have no porblems or signe of breaking. If i start to see it breaking or fatiguing, ill get a new one. I guess it's just personal preference. Both ways are a great way to get rid of your giant stock key. I just prefer something flat in my wallet, a regular key can sometimes poke my leg when climbing (not much of an excuse, but like i said, its just a preference.)
 

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The Toyota key also has a metal insert (I think that any plastic stiff enough without a metal reinforcement would be too brittle for wallet use). But it still will only take so many uses. The flat (cheap) Walmart key will last as long as any other. But, as you say, to each his own.
 

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I have an 06 access cab and the dealer provided me with one. It only opens the doors so I'll probably never use it. Instead, I took a spare key (with the chip inside) and hid it in a small magnetic keybox on the underbody of the truck...much more functional.
 
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