Toyota Tacoma Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Toyota Tacoma Key. Tips, Cost, Your Options and More.

Toyota Tacoma Car Keys Replacement

Toyota Tacoma Car Keys Replacement

 

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In this article:

Toyota Tacoma Replacement car keys – Introduction

Toyota Tacoma keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: a regular, transponder chip or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Toyota replacement key

Automotive locksmith coding a Toyota replacement key

Have you lost your Toyota Tacoma car keys – How do I get a new replacement key? What options do I have?

Toyota Tacoma key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Toyota Tacoma car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Toyota Tacoma key by VIN?

Key fobs coded on-site - Toyota

Key fobs coded on-site – Toyota

Toyota Tacoma key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma key fob battery – how to change or replace, what is the cost, size and more

 

Introduction:

The Toyota Tacoma model was introduced in 1995. This model has two versions and five types of keys.

Remote Key fob: 2015-2020 – One type of remote key fob.

Transponder Chip Key: 2005-2019 – Three types of keys.

Non-Transponder Key: 1995-2004 – One type of key.

Auto locksmith coding remote head key - Toyota

Auto locksmith coding remote head key – Toyota

  • Please keep in mind that while some keys/key fobs may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/fob.
  • Already have your key? Need programming information on how to program Toyota Tacoma key fob or transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had/ year below to get the most accurate information:

 

Toyota Tacoma w/Prox:

 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (HYQ14FBA)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Toyota Tacoma Remote Key Replacement HYQ14FBA

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Toyota Tacoma Remote Key Replacement HYQ14FBA

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

Toyota Tacoma w/o Prox:

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (HYQ12BDM)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement HYQ12BDM

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement HYQ12BDM

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015: (TOY44G-PT)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement TOY44G-PT

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement TOY44G-PT

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: (TOY44D-PT)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement TOY44D-PT

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Toyota Tacoma Transponder Key Replacement TOY44D-PT

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (X217/TR47)

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Toyota Tacoma Non Transponder Key Replacement X217/TR47 (Plastic Cover)

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Toyota Tacoma Non Transponder Key Replacement X217/TR47 (Plastic Cover)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Toyota Tacoma keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

Toyota Tacoma Car Keys Replacement

Toyota Tacoma Car Keys Replacement

A: For a more detailed explanation including tips on how to SAVE TIME AND MONEY please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Toyota Tacoma cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Second, tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Toyota Tacoma. Therefore, the options on how to get a new key made and programmed depending on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder or a regular 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 the service?

Toyota Tacoma Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Toyota Tacoma Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 2020 Toyota Tacoma w/Prox.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car, which you will find on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). This will help the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had and need to replace.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. Its title certificate, your ID, and proof of insurance, etc.

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Q: Toyota Tacoma key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Toyota Tacoma key if I don’t have the original? What is the average price?

Toyota Tacoma Key Replacement Cost

Toyota Tacoma Key Replacement Cost

A: The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

In short, to replace a Toyota Tacoma key can cost between $55-$340. It depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  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
Push-to-start Toyota key fob

Push-to-start Toyota key fob

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see this model type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition, it depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. However, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is usually higher.

Furthermore, consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.

Finally, in case your ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.

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Q: Can I get a Toyota Tacoma key replacement by VIN?

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

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith access to the key code on file, i.e. they can cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process very fast and easy. You must, however, consider two things:

  1. For Toyota Tacoma vehicles that are older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Toyota Tacoma vehicles that are equipped with a transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are available. However, programming is necessary and therefore you will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Toyota Tacoma key programming – which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tools & more

Key programming machine - Toyota

Key programming machine – Toyota

A: The Toyota Tacoma has different types of keys. Some require programming and some do not. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed with a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To keep things simple, we divide all Toyota Tacoma keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that need to be programmed, which means you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (transponder or remote keys)

 

No Programming needed:

Toyota Tacoma non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

X217/TR47.

 

Toyota Tacoma keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Toyota Tacoma Car Key Programming Tool

Toyota Tacoma Car Key Programming Tool

Keys in this category, such as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them, which requires programming. A special machine is needed to program them and so you will need an automotive locksmith or dealer to do it for you (Usually for models manufactured after 1998).

HYQ14FBA, HYQ12BDM, TOY44G-PT, TOY44D-PT.

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Q: I have a Toyota Tacoma key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: Toyota Tacoma has a few keyless entry system options. For newer models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the information relevant for Toyota Tacoma entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Toyota Tacoma:

Keyless Entry Information Toyota Tacoma

Keyless Entry Information Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma has 5 keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

2015-2020: There is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key for these years.

2005-2016: GQ43VT20T (Choose Method A)

2003-2006: HYQ12BBX (Choose Method A)

1999-2004: ELVATDD (Choose Method B)

1996-1997: BAB237131-022  (No self-programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

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Toyota Tacoma key fob battery information:

Key Fob Battery - Toyota Tacoma

Key Fob Battery – Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma key fobs are 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-2032. The average price for this battery is about $5. You can get it online here or at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.

For more technical information about CR-2032 battery (Size, Thickness, Weight, etc.) click here.

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions and more. To better protect your Toyota Tacoma 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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