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Copying the metal key

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by roadwarrior28, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

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    I downloaded your file. When replying I chose “Upload a File” and then chose full image instead of thumbnail.

    This site can be fussy sometimes. I saw a posting today with 5 photos. The last 2 messed up.
     
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    I have been looking to have a blank made for mine. Do you have any details on where you got the blank from, brand, or manufacturer? I spoke with my locksmith and he said I would need to get a blank and they wanted a fortune ~$30 for it online for the prius.
     
  3. Prodigyplace

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    According to post 15 they made their own. According to the post you quoted they started with a safe deposit box key blank.
     
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    My last day at sea on the Star Princess! I found a safe deposit box keyblank that was the correct thickness and larger than I needed. I cut it down so it is the same as the Toyota blank. I then put it in my laser key cutting machine and voila! It works.

    FYI, we charge C$35 for that key.
     
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    Actually, it would be of great use if you had a fob inside the car...(with the battery removed)...
     
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    Metal key duplicated at Lowe's for approx 3$
    Used amazon blank, removed metal part after heating.
    Cut new duplicate and glued it into the plastic part.
     

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    2G fobs use "standard" key blanks that are easy to find.

    The ones being discussed in this thread are NOTHING like yours.