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Guessing game

The door lock button on my car key keeps falling out. Called into Toyota dealer today for a replacement key....
How much?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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TORPC
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Re: Guessing game

£120.00
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Second mortgage?
TORPC's guess sounds a bit low to me.
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Would you believe £140...for a key
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Yes I would and I would expect it to be made out of Platinum for that money.
It's ridiculous.
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Yes I would believe it, as my brother - in - law had to have his replaced back last year
However he since found out ther are cheaper way(s)
Start by looking @ http://forums.anandtech.com/archive/index.php/t-2056484.html
Hope this helps
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Suppose it depends if it's just a key, or a key and 5/10 mins hooked up to the diagnostic computer to program it in
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Just the fob was over £60 for my old Nissan Primera.
Thankfully I had separate key cover for the two times it had to be replaced costing me a total of £30 in premiums rather than the £130 appx it should have been.

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Re: Guessing game

Quote from: Petlew
The door lock button on my car key keeps falling out. Called into Toyota dealer today for a replacement key....
How much?

Quote from: Petlew
Would you believe £140...for a key

Cheaper to go to the local scrap yard and get a scrap key for its plastic parts. Take home, sap circuit boards and transponder chips and your done.
I did this recently. My cost £1, New key at dealers: £300 + vat.
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Car spares are an unbelievable price Roll eyes
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I checked out the cost of a non dealer replacement key (2nd spare) for the Hybrid Jazz, popped into a local key cutter shop, didn't look up to much from the outside.
But the chap in there produced a small black box, and inserted my Jazz key into a slot, and up popped the details of the electronics built into the key.
I was thinking probably around £30 !!
As above, £120 for a replacement key, and that wouldn't even have central locking ability !
Not much of a discount on a Honda supplied replacement key.
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As a post script to this; the Toyota dealers answer to my problem, that since in any other respect the key was functioning as it should except for the loose button, was a behind the hand whispered, "a piece of Sellotape wrapped round the key".
And that from a world class organisation!!
However, what I actually used was a sliver of Dymo tape a couple of mm larger than the button, which seemed to me much more "adhesive" than Sellotape and, I have to admit works quite well, and easily replaceable if it begins to get unstuck, even if it is bright yellow.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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& saved yourself a fortune Wink
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The door lock button on my car key keeps falling out. Called into Toyota dealer today for a replacement key....

Was a spare key supplied with the Car ?
If so, could you swap the keys ?
My spare keys go into a drawer, and never come out !
Must say I've never had a problem with a Car Key, but I do only place the key, and a hanky into a jacket or other pocket.
Coins go into another pocket.
At least with some of the modern car keys, the bit you insert into the lock, can flip out of the way when out of the lock, for protection of the electronics contained.
And of course, protects your pocket linings too !
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Re: Guessing game

Is this the key fob that is the problem rather than the actual physical key that's the problem?