Scion FR-S Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Scion FR-S Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.
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The Scion FR-S was introduced in 2013. This model has two versions and five types of keys.
Remote Key Fob: 2013 to 2015.
Transponder Chip Keys: 2013 to 2016.
Non-Transponder Key: 2013 to 2016.
- Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
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Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:
Scion FR-S w/Prox:
2013, 2014, 2015: (HYQ14ACX)
Scion FR-S w/o Prox:
2015, 2016: (HYQ12BEL)
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (HYQ12BBY)
2013, 2014, 2015: (TOY44G-PT)
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (X217/TR47)
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Q: I lost my Scion FR-S car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?
Generally speaking, you have three options:
- Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Scion FR-S cars. We can help you with that.
- Tow the car to the dealer.
- Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Scion FR-S. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.
A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.
Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.
Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?
A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2015 Scion FR-S.
Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.
Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.
Q: Scion FR-S key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Scion FR-S key without the original? What is the average price?
In short, replacing a Scion FR-S key can cost between $50 to $330. The cost depends on a few factors:
- Type of key
- The year manufactured
- Time of day & your location
- Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
- Availability of code to cut a new key
- Original ignition or not
The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.
the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.
The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.
consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.
in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.
For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs
Q: Can I get a Scion FR-S key replacement by VIN?
A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.
The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:
- For Scion vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
- For Scion FR-S vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.
Q: Scion FR-S key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more
A: The Scion FR-S has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.
To make things simple, we divided all Scion FR-S keys into two categories:
- No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
- Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.
No Programming needed:
Scion non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.
Scion FR-S keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:
These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.
HYQ14ACX, HYQ12BEL, HYQ12BBY, TOY44G-PT.
Keyless entry information for the Scion FR-S:
For year models 2013 to 2015, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key.
Scion FR-S key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.
The Scion FR-S model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.
First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.
If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.
Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.
Scion FR-S Key Fob Battery Information:
Scion FR-S key fob is battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.
The type of battery you need is a CR-1632. The average price for these batteries is about $5.
You can order it online here.
Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.
Here is some general information for Scion FR-S key fob battery:
Type of battery: CR-1632 lithium
Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 1.6 mm
Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Scion FR-S key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.
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