Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Your Toyota Key Fob
Life often has a way of throwing unexpected challenges at us. Even the most prepared individuals can discover their Toyota key fob is no longer functional, broken, or lost on a day when time is already short. Whenever such an unfortunate event occurs, Keyless Entry Remote is there to help you get back on track with your regular schedule.
This guide will teach you how to replace your Toyota key fob's battery and about what precautions to take should you lose or damage your remote. With this advice, you can face any Toyota key fob challenge with the confidence and knowledge of an expert.
Toyota Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions
If your vehicle's key fob suddenly stops working, the battery is most likely the culprit and needs to be replaced. To find the correct battery for your Toyota key fob, use this battery finder by simply entering your year, make, and model. Toyota remotes most commonly use a CR2032 battery. Most key fob batteries cost less than $6 and are available for purchase online.
To open and replace the battery in your Toyota key fob, follow these instructions:
For newer Toyota models, insert the hidden key into a designated slot to open the case. For older Toyota models, use a thin object (like a flathead screwdriver) to pry open the case at the notch. After opening the case, gently lift the circuit board to access the battery. Before removing the battery, note how it fits in the case. Next, replace the old battery with the new one and close the case. Test your key fob's functionality by pressing buttons to ensure it is working properly. If it doesn't work, adjust the battery by ensuring the connections are clean and in contact with the battery.
To see step-by-step video instructions on replacing your remote's battery, search for your Toyota key fob on our YouTube page. If you cannot find your specific Toyota key fob, you can find a video showing the battery replacement process of a different remote that is the same type as yours.
There are five types of key fobs:
Exactly as it sounds, just a remote with no other special features
A remote with an attached key that flips out like a switchblade
A remote with a key blade sticking out of it, the key blade does not retract or hide
A remote with a key hidden inside, the key fob and key blade are not connected
A remote that is often associated with push-to-start
If changing your Toyota key fob's battery does not resolve your issue, you may need to replace your Toyota key fob entirely.
Toyota Key Fob Case & Key Blade Replacement Tips
If your Toyota key fob is broken, you have various options for replacements depending on the extent of the damage. If the key blade is the only issue, you can easily order a new, uncut key blade at Keyless Entry Remote. To get your new key blade cut for your use, seek out trusted automotive professionals such as the ones found here on our Locksmith Locator page.
If only the key fob case is damaged and the internal electronics are still in good condition, ordering a replacement case is a cheap remedy. However, this does depend on the availability of the cases. If you don't care about your replacement key fob case sporting the Toyota logo, an aftermarket case is also an option. If the key fob is severely damaged beyond the key blade or case, then a complete Toyota key fob replacement will be necessary.
Toyota Key Fob Replacement Costs
If your Toyota key fob is misplaced or irreparably damaged, the only solution is to order a replacement key fob. Depending on the model and make, brand-new replacement key fobs can cost you $200 or more. At Keyless Entry Remote, you can get a refurbished Toyota key fob for up to 80% less than the cost of new.
Toyota Key Fob Programming Instructions
Once you receive your replacement Toyota key fob, your remote will need to be programmed and the key will need to be cut. Some key fobs are easy to program by yourself, but other remotes need to be taken to an automotive locksmith to be programmed.
Keyless Entry Remote strives to ensure a fast and effortless Toyota key fob replacement process. Whether you need a new key fob ordered or a replacement part for your remote, our knowledgeable associates are ready to assist you in finding exactly what you need for your Toyota key fob. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
TOYOTA REPLACEMENT KEY FOBS & SPARE KEYS
When you need a new, replacement or spare Toyota key fob, Keyless Entry Remote, Inc. has the right one for you. Many people who buy a used Toyota that doesn't come with a keyless entry remote think they are at the mercy of a dealership to get one. However, factory OEM Toyota replacement keys are available right here! We have a great selection of remote car opener replacement devices so you can get the right one for your Corolla, Echo, Highlander or Tundra with no knock-offs. Select the vehicle's model and year in our drop-down menus above to find compatible remote keys for your Toyota instantly.
It can easily cost hundreds of dollars to purchase a Toyota replacement key fob from a dealer and have them program it. But not only do we offer OEM Toyota keys at discounted prices, but we provide free home programming instructions, meaning your total cost will be closer to that of an oil change or new tire. You can email us as well for guidance or check out product reviews for additional tips, and if your key does require professional programming, we may be able to help you find a nearby locksmith. We are known for providing the best service from purchase to programming to make sure your spare remote Toyota key meets your needs.
All of our in-stock Toyota replacement key fobs ship the same day to any U.S. address, and we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if your new remote key is not compatible. We also offer replacement batteries at a discount when purchased with a car remote. A Toyota replacement key fob case may be available for select models as well. We believe getting replacement remote keys for your Toyota should be easy and inexpensive so you can focus on more pressing vehicle concerns. Call our Midwestern U.S. offices today at 402-671-5100 to get started!