Toyota Locksmith Manchester
Toyota Car Key Replacements and Lock Repairs
We are able to cut and program replacement Toyota keys and remote fobs for ALL THE VEHICLES ACROSS THE ENTIRE RANGE. Not only this, we come to you and do it!
FROM 1996 Toyota began using transponder keys (or chipped keys). This enhanced vehicle security vastly as it meant that a vehicle would only start when a specific code was transmitted from the transponder in the top of the key. Thus preventing the vehicle being ‘hot wired’ and stolen. The first chip was a Texas fixed code type 4C, more rarely a Philips type 33 (T5).
WHEN ALL KEYS ARE LOST (’96 ONWARDS) this is when we come into our own. Presented with this scenario at the dealers, they have no other choice but to change the vehicles ECU (computer) and a full lock change resulting in a bill well over a thousand pounds ! Using our vast experience in this field, known as Eeprom work, we can have you up and running much quicker and at a fraction of the cost.
STARTING FROM 2000 (though later in most Toyota’s): They enhanced vehicle security further by using crypto chip’s, which rather than having a fixed code, they had a rolling code which changed every time the car was started. These chip’s are known as Texas crypto 4D type.
IF YOU HAVE A KEY ALREADY and simply require a spare Toyota key? Toyota key programming is very straight forward and takes a matter of minutes with our market leading equipment.
REMOTE KEY FOBS: If you’re after a remote central locking fob (even if you don’t have one at present) then we can provide this for you (providing the vehicle came with one originally). Generally from 1998 onwards most Toyota vehicles came equipped with remote fobs. Ask for details.
In a small number of cases, the fobs are the only option as they not only activate the central locking, but also turn the alarm on and off.
KEYS LOCKED INSIDE? Amongst other ways of this happening, many cars will self-lock if left unlocked (often after just a minute!) as a security measure. Using non-destructive techniques we can get into your vehicle and get you up and running again, even outside office hours! Call us immediately.
BROKEN KEYS / KEY BROKE IN LOCK? Key extraction service available. Don’t stress, help is only a phone call away. Even when keys are badly broken / worn down, solutions are at hand.
STOLEN KEYS: Had a key, or your only key stolen? If one’s gone missing or you’re unsure if someone else may have a copy then we can get this key deactivated from the vehicles memory , ensuring YOUR CAR STAYS IN YOUR HANDS! Lock changes or even re-coding existing locks where possible are also services we provide on site.