Automotive locksmith near N.E. Seattle WA?
Random email from a lady who found me on the internet. Had two smart keys. Lost one key. The other has been through the wash and doesn't work wirelessly.
She went to a dealer and they said the Key Transponder ECU (immobilizer ECU) is bad and they couldn't get one so they couldn't fix the car. Obviously it's not a problem with the immobilizer ECU because the car starts with the key in the slot. I'm guessing they just didn't know what they were doing an wanted her to go away.
Anyway, this is certainly the sort of thing I'm good at, but I'm not flying to Seattle to save a damsel in distress. Anyone with the requisite skills in Seattle interested in doing the work? It's fairly easy and I'm sure whatever you might charge will be a bargain compared to what the dealer likely quoted.
If you're thinking maybe you can do it, you'll need a working smart key. I do a reset on the immobilizer ECU to register the the RFID chip. Then I do a reset on the Smart Key ECU to register the board without a working key.
If you have an AutoProPad, you can bypass the 16 minute timeout on the immobilizer reset (but not on the smart key reset), and you won't need credentials. If you have a Techstream, you'll need credentials.
Hi Paul, It might be good to mention what the make model and year along with a VIN for those who might be able to help on this.
Thanks for pointing that out. I thought I had entered that info.
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Thanks. I’ll pass your info along. It looks like I forgot to include the model information on the original post. It’s a 2005 Toyota Prius.