worn? Toyota 100s key

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003 at 16:32
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Has anyone yet had a problem with key failure on 100s Toyota keys.Vehicle 4 yrs 110000 kms.Toyota non cooperative.This will become a real problem for owners in no time.Nothing to do with chip and not much wear apparent.Advice any owner to keep key number .Mine disappeared with previous Toyota factory driver.New key $80 plus cutting etc .Can not recommend Toyota customer service for comfort
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Reply By: Michael - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003 at 17:10

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003 at 17:10
Hi Ya, the early GU patrols have the same problem, i went through 3 keys in 4 years. my new gu has a remote keyless opening so it reduces the wear on the keys. But the old key was just a double sides key, 8 bucks and its yours but now the new patrol has a coded key and its a one piece job, unlike the holden keys now. Anyway. we all want better security and thats the price we have to pay, Michael
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Reply By: Member - Allan - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003 at 23:30

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003 at 23:30
Not sure about the 100 key but I had a Mazda many moons ago as a work vehicle and had a huge bunch of keys, pocket knife with everything but the kitchen sink hanging off the ignition key. Needless to say the key wore out very quick (less than 50,000km). Now I don’t carry any extra keys or Gizmos on the ignition key and they last much longer.Cheers
Allan
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Reply By: BJ42turbo - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 22:27

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 22:27
Being a locksmith myself, I have to comment on this, Unfortunatly Keys will wear out and in some way they are designed to. They are generally made of a harder material than the lock components. But i have to say if all key users lubricated there locks every couple of months with GRAPHITE ONLY we would probably loose 70% of our lock repair resquests.
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Follow Up By: murranji - Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 18:20

Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 18:20
Thanks for the advice.You dont notice the wear until a problem arises.The fact threr is a elec chip in key makes it expensive.Good advice for other owners 1 .graphite in lock 2.Keep key number {very important} 3.Expect Toyota customer relations to treat you very much as unwelcome
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