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Remote key fobs from eBay? Any good?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TedFromOhio, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Feb 19, 2019 at 4:34 AM
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    TedFromOhio

    TedFromOhio [OP] New Member

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    Have had my 2013 for about a month now. Bought it in TX and drove it home. Only has one key and remote FOB - local dealer wants about $50 for an additional key and over $100 for an additional fob, and then an hour or so of shop time to program it all. Wondering if ther is a cheaper route. Found these on eBay but wondering if they work, and if the dealer will actually program them for me. Any suggestions for extra keys/fobs?


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Replacem...12-2013-2014-2015-Toyota-Tundra-/291976970296

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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  3. Feb 19, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks. Techstream is something the dealer has?? Thanks.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    It's Toyota's software that allows you to connect to your Tundra's ECU. It can be found for free (I'm sure someone has a link to a safe site) on the internet. With it and a $20 cable you can do quite a bit. From toubleshooting faults that a standard OBD2 scanner can't to setting things like how/ when the doors lock, if the daylight running lights are activated, how long your lights stay on after you shut the truck off, changing the air pressure sensor modules, etc. If you have a laptop and some computer sense and like to tinker it's worth having.
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Had no idea. Thanks.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    Any info on what cable and where to find the software?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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  8. Feb 20, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    The separate keyfob never appealed to me, cumbersome and dangle like a dingleberry that won't drop. Grab this instead, i paid $40 for the key and had it cut and programmed.

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  9. Feb 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    tinman10101

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    omg they want to charge you $100 to program it? thats horrible. i've done it with techstream and it literally takes 3-5 mins. if you were local i would program it for you for free.
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    I bought the banks from Amazon and had the local hardware store cut it. They did it for free. Then I programed it myself with TechStream.
     
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  12. Feb 25, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    That drop box account was frozen due to traffic limits - anyone have a mirror?
     

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