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Posted by tmus on June 19, 2005, 3:27 pm
I have always hidden a key under my car and I and my family have been
saved many times by doing this.

I have a way to do it on the Prius, but am looking for a better method.

Hiding a key under a Prius with Smart Key usually doesn't work because
the Prius detects the Smart Key and unlocks the car.

Any suggestions?????

My Toyota dealer was of negative help.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 19, 2005, 4:55 pm
 tmus@gtcinternet.com wrote:

Put the key in a metal box.

Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by tmus on June 21, 2005, 11:05 am
 I put my key in aluminum foil and the Toyota Service Manager told me to
take it out quick as it will destroy the chip.

I don't believe him, but took the key out (still works), until I find
out for sure.

I emailed Toyota with a very clear question and explanation and they
responded by telling me to look in their knowledge base at the
following 4 web pages:

Title: Prius - Tax Deduction
Title: Prius - Fuel Economy
Title: Timing Belt and Timing Chain
Title: Purchasing an Owner's Manual or Repair

Thanks Toyota. Typical treatment so far.

Posted by Staff on June 19, 2005, 6:00 pm

Make a copy of the mechanical key (inside the Smart Key) and hide that under
the car.  I'm surprised your dealer couldn't figure this out but then I have
a remarkable grasp of the obvious.  :-)

Posted by tmus on June 21, 2005, 11:07 am
 I don't see how that will work as the mechanical key only open's the
driver's door.

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