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keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? #4514386
09/12/17 05:04 PM
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tomcat27 Offline OP
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somehow one of my kids lost 2 sets of keys to the toyota. can a dealer cut one from the VIN? (no, I dont have the key code that came with the car; we are not the original owner)

locksmith make a key?

replace all the cylinders myself?


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514399
09/12/17 05:21 PM
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Call your dealers parts department and find out. Any competent locksmith can make a key. The dealer should be cheaper if they can research the VIN # and help you out.
Hopefully the parts guy doesn't say NO simply because he is lazy or arrogant. (I should look in a mirror right now)


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514427
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I would think Toyota could cut a key off the VIN. They might need photo ID and proof of ownership, Ford requires it. Now with Ford we can only get a key cut code currently for 2008 and newer vehicles.


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514428
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Contact a dealer, preferably the one you bought it from (if possible).

The Chevy dealer that I bought my 2004 Silverado from, cut me a key from the VIN number for $15.

They just pulled up the bill of sale on their system, and compared it to the info on my driver's license. Yep, it is his.


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514464
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Was it a smart key with a transponder chip in it. If it was, not a good day. My little Ford transit is not smart but has a lazer cut triangle that is very expensive but the Scion is very cheap.



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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514471
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My 02 camry has a dumb key. It even lets me roll-start it. laugh

A locksmith may also be able to help if the dealer is $$$.

Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: bioburner] #4514479
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Originally Posted By: bioburner
Was it a smart key with a transponder chip in it. If it was, not a good day. My little Ford transit is not smart but has a lazer cut triangle that is very expensive but the Scion is very cheap.
No chips in the old Camry keys fortunately.


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4514950
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No chip and you're golden.

Friends of ours lost the last key to their 2000-01 Mitsubishi Montero sport a year or so ago. It cost them around $300 to get back on the road from a mobile lock smith outfit for a pair of new key fobs.


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Re: keys missing on 2001 Camry. locksmith? dealer? [Re: tomcat27] #4515610
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tomcat27 Offline OP
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locksmith wanted $350 discounted to $250 via AAA. Toyota dealer: $10. yup.


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