If your key FOB dies?

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Isaac s, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    If your key fob battery is completely dead? Is there alternative way to start your 2017?
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I would think it needs the fob. If there was a way to bypass it people would be stealing them left and right.
     
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  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    The battery in your key fob runs the door locks......there's a chip in the fob that starts the Taco. Take the battery out of your fob.....go to your Taco.......hold the back side of your fob with the Toyota emblem to your push button and it will start.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    And that’s in the owners manual right ? :D
     
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  6. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Sho Is! Page 557
     
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  7. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Yep. I was researching this a few weeks ago. We bought a Camry with push button start... I was gonna pass until I learned it didn't need the battery to start the vehicle.
     
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  8. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    It works......tried it myself........;)
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Well I be damed lol. I took the battery out just to see what would happen. And she started up just fine.
     
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  10. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Right-On!;)
     
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  11. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Dont lose your key fob like me, well i left it in Florida. Cost me 400$ for a locksmith at the airport. Lesson learned.
     
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  12. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Toyota shud make a way to over-ride the system in such an event.
     
  13. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Only if you have onstar
     
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  14. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah......isn't OnStar a Chevy/Ford thing only??
     
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