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.

Scion FR-S key replacement - All you need to know

Scion FR-S key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Scion FR-S replacement car keys – Introduction

Scion FR-S keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: Was it a regular key, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Scion keys replacement - Key fob, transponder keys and non-chip

Scion keys replacement – Key fob, transponder keys and non-chip

Have you lost your Scion FR-S car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Scion FR-S key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Scion FR-S car key replacement cost

Key coding and programming machine for cars

Key coding and programming machine for cars

Can I get a replacement Scion FR-S key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

Scion FR-S key programming – which keys can you program yourself? how to program your key & more.

Keyless entry information Scion FR-S

Keyless entry remote - Scion

Keyless entry remote – Scion

Scion FR-S key fob battery replacement – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Scion FR-S car key replacements

Scion FR-S car key replacements

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)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S remote key fob replacement (HYQ14ACX)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S remote key fob replacement (HYQ14ACX)

 

Scion FR-S w/o Prox:

 

2015, 2016: (HYQ12BEL)

2015, 2016 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (HYQ12BEL)

2015, 2016 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (HYQ12BEL)

 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (HYQ12BBY)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (HYQ12BBY)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (HYQ12BBY)

 

2013, 2014, 2015: (TOY44G-PT)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (TOY44G-PT)

2013, 2014, 2015 Scion FR-S transponder key replacement (TOY44G-PT)

 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (X217/TR47)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Scion FR-S non-transponder key replacement (X217/TR47)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Scion FR-S non-transponder key replacement (X217/TR47)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Scion FR-S car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to get a Scion FR-S replacement key

How to get a Scion FR-S replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Scion FR-S cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Scion ignition cylinder

Scion ignition cylinder

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.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Scion FR-S key replacement service near your location - Tips

Scion FR-S key replacement service near your location – Tips

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.

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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?

Scion FR-S key replacement cost - estimate only

Scion FR-S key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Scion FR-S key can cost between $130 to $390. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore 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.

Also,

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.

New Scion chip keys coded on-site

New Scion chip keys coded on-site

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here 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

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Q: Can I get a Scion FR-S key replacement by its VIN?

Scion FR-S key replacement by VIN

Scion FR-S key replacement by VIN

A: That depends on the year of manufacture of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN gives dealers or automotive locksmiths the option of accessing the key code on file – i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Scion dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be available. However, as coding is required, you will have to either tow the car to the dealer, or have an automotive locksmith come and code the key on site.

For more information, click here

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Q: Scion FR-S key programming – which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive locksmith programming a Scion FR-S key on-site

Automotive locksmith programming a Scion FR-S key on-site

A: 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:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Scion non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them, so no programming is needed.

X217/TR47.

 

For Scion FR-S keys that need to be programmed, you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Scion FR-S car key programming tool

Scion FR-S car key programming tool

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 fob.

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Scion FR-S key fob battery – important information: How to replace, size, cost, and more.

Key fob batteries

Key fob batteries

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, even if the key fob’s battery is dead, this doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

The key fob on the inside - battery and emergency key

The key fob on the inside – battery and emergency key

When you want to start your vehicle, you can do so 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:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

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 one online here.

Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.

 

Here is some general information about the Scion FR-S key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-1632 lithium

CR-1632 key fob battery replacement

CR-1632 key fob battery replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on several 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 order one online here.

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