Spare Key Storage

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 09:32
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I always have spare key secreted on my vehicle, But my mate has a 200 series v8 and he cant carry a spare key on the outside or underneath of the vehicle as when you place the key within a close distance of the vehicle it unlocks...

Can anyone advise a way to carry a spare key on this vehicle ???
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Reply By: Hilux fan - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:10

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:10
Try placing the key in a metal container (or wrap in aluminium foil) to block the signal.
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:14

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:14
Hi Tim

Has your mate tried wrapping it in alfoil?

Supposed to prevent wifi signals with credit cards - might be worth a go?

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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:57

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 10:57
Take the battery out, but keep it in the same little case you put the key in, which should be waterproof as well.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:09

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:09
Only if the extended off power period will not loose the coding. Often these devices have a capacitor to hold the power to the memory whilst you change batteries but for how long is another question. Check to see how long you can have those powered down before you try it.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:22

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:22
I dont know much about LandCruisers but any battery would only be for the keyless door operation, so as mentioned above, removing that battery would fix the door problem. The chip in the key for the vehicles security system, normally only work in very close proximity to ignition switch. regards, Michael
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Follow Up By: HKB Electronics - Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:07

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:07
200 will have a transponder chip, however what PeterD wrote is an interesting point though as the spare key for instance could lay in a draw for many years before use if at all one would hope the security code is hardwired. I did have the key on my Prado go flat and couldn't open the doors etc, I could manually unlock the doors and use the key to start the car though. Also as the security code has to programmed into the car CPU it would tend to indicate it is hardwired in the key.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:47

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:47
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The "security code" in both the key and the CPU is in 'Non-volatile Memory' which is electrically programmed into the device but is retained even when the device is unpowered. The code may be in EPROM form which can be reprogrammed or in OTP form which is One Time programmable.
Accordingly, removing the battery for even an extended period will not lose the coding.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:41

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:41
Separate the door key from the remote (it just pulls out by pressing the little button on the side).
Hide the door key outside the vehicle.
Take the battery out of the fob and hide fob and battery inside the car.
The fob will always be able to start the vehicle - even without the battery - you just hold it next to the start button while you start the car. I haven't heard of any of the Toyotas losing their coding.
Naturally try it at home before you go away.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:47

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 12:47
This is how I do it.
Firstly the remote has a physical key that comes out of the remote if you press the black button on the side.
Preferably get a copy of this made at a locksmith using an old Lexus key type. Locksmiths can easily copy the physical key and the style of key is the same as older lexus's.
Then he can place the copy ( or just the removed physical key part of the remote) hidden outside the vehicle. It can get wet muddy etc as it is just a key. Next open the remote, and slide a piece of paper between one side of the battery and the contact to stop the remote working and hide it somewhere inside the vehicle.
Then if your friend loses his key, he can open the door with the physical key, then remove the paper for the remote so that works as usual.
As an aside, if I go swimming, I take out the physical key and leave the remote inside the car. I lock the car with the key. Then I can put the key in my bathers and get it wet. You don't have to remove the remote batteries for this to work and be secure.



Aww you beat me to it Phil. ( and I can say that now that EO has edit.....)
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Reply By: Member - backtracks - Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 22:27

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 22:27
I knew there was a reason to drive an old ****er !!
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 09:21

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 09:21
What was the reason ??
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 at 10:33

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 at 10:33
Spot on Backtracks hassle free electronic technoledgy because it doesn't exist well in my rock solid GQ anyway.
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Follow Up By: Member - backtracks - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 at 22:14

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 at 22:14
Fellow GQ driver Batts ! Mind you, mines the unfashionable RB30 , got me to the simo geo centre last year no worries, plenty of life left in her !
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 00:09

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 00:09
There a good motor and easy to extract more power out of it if you require it mines a TD42.
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Follow Up By: Member - backtracks - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:27

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:27
Td42 is the classic motor.
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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 19:39

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 at 19:39
key storage had a door key cut for my ford.attach to a lanyard and hang around my neck ,keep a spare set of keys locked in the glove box,
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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 09:11

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 09:11
I had a spare key cut from a flat blank. No plastic on it and fits nicely in my wallet. I always have that with me so it's always accessible.

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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 10:10

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 10:10
Yep, have done that since first vehicle many many moons ago :)

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