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'Life always finds a way.' To catch you off guard, that is. Even the most diligent of people can find their Toyota Tacoma key fob is suddenly not working, broken, or lost on a day when time is not on their side. When that happens, Keyless Entry Remote is there to help you show life that you are also capable of 'finding a way'.
Use this guide to learn how to replace your Toyota Tacoma key fob's battery and what to do when you've lost or damaged your remote.
A dead battery is the most common cause of a remote that has suddenly stopped working. To find the correct replacement battery for your Toyota Tacoma key fob, use this battery finder by entering your year, make, and model. Toyota Tacoma remotes usually use a CR2016 or CR2032 battery. Most key fob batteries cost less than $6 and are available for purchase online.
For newer Toyota Tacomas, insert the hidden key into a designated slot to open the case. For older Toyota Tacomas, 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 Tacoma key fob on our YouTube page. If you cannot find your specific Toyota Tacoma key fob, you can find a video showing the battery replacement process of a different remote that is the same type as yours.
If changing your Toyota Tacoma key fob's battery does not resolve your issue, you may need to replace your Toyota Tacoma key fob entirely.
Depending on the damage, you have options when dealing with a broken Toyota Tacoma key fob.
If the key blade is the issue, you only need to order a new, uncut key blade from Keyless Entry Remote. Then you need to cut your new key blade. For this service, seek out trusted automotive professionals, such as the ones found here on our Locksmith Locator page.
If your Toyota Tacoma key fob's case is damaged but the internal electronics are fine, you can order a replacement case. This does depend on the availability of Toyota Tacoma key fob cases. Aftermarket cases are also an option.
If your remote is damaged beyond the key blade or case, then you may need to replace your Toyota Tacoma key fob entirely.
A replacement Toyota Tacoma key fob is the only solution to a lost or severely damaged remote. Brand-new replacements can cost you $200 or more. A used, refurbished key fob is a more cost-effective option.
After you purchase your replacement Toyota Tacoma key fob, your next 2 steps are figuring out how you are going to program your remote and finding an automotive professional to cut the key blade. Some key fobs are easy to program by yourself, but others require an automotive locksmith.
To find out whether you can self-program your Toyota Tacoma key fob or need help, look up your key fob programming instructions here. If you do need an automotive professional, find a trusted locksmith on our Locksmith Locator page.
Keyless Entry Remote is here to give you a fast and seamless Toyota Tacoma key fob replacement purchase. Whether you simply need parts or an entirely new remote, our knowledgeable associates are ready to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you have.
Show us someone driving a Toyota Tacoma, and we'll show you someone on an adventure. Known for its sturdy suspension and off-road ruggedness, the Tacoma can go many places that other vehicles can't even dream of reaching.
Once that remote destination is reached, it's important to have a working remote entry system. If the fob is damaged, then drivers have to fumble with sticking a key in a slot and that may not be easy to do with an armload of gear.
We help replace damaged or missing fobs by offering OEM remotes and transponder keys for up to 80 percent less than what a dealer would charge. We also provide detailed programming instructions for many units, that way drivers can save money twice and have more cash for future outings.
1995-2020 Tacoma drivers have many options to choose, from standalone fobs to remotes with built-in keys. Our staff of experts will help you pick the best one for you, and get you back on the road for your next great adventure.