How to Unlock Toyota With Mechanical Key (when Smart Key dies)?

Smart Key

When the mechanical key from Toyota works good, it's a useful piece of technology, but a dead Smart Key can turn into a huge hassle if you don't understand how to address it. Smart Keys will normally have the shape of plastic, rather than what you receive with traditional keys. With that said, how do you get inside your Toyota when the Smart Key's battery life reaches its end?

Release the Mechanical Key from the Key Fob

Toyota had the foresight to know that if the Smart Key died, they would have many angry customers if they didn't provide some kind of assistance. Because the Smart Key runs on batteries, this is bound to happen sooner or later that the battery has no more juice left in it. For that reason, they included a mechanical key in the Smart Key that you can release.

How to Get Inside Your Toyota?

How to Unlock Your ToyotaFirst, you will have to disengage the mechanical key from the Smart Key. Next, you will put the mechanical key into the car door and turn it. You turn the key towards the trunk of the vehicle to unlock it. If you want to unlock all the passenger doors, you turn it a second time in the same direction. If you want to open the moonroof or the windows, you turn the key toward the trunk and hold it.

This is a convenient feature that Toyota added with the intention of making it much easier for them to get inside their vehicle even when the Smart Key fails. If you'd like to learn more about the Smart Key and how it works, you can contact Toyota of Richardson to learn a little more about how it works. We'd also love the opportunity to do business with you and show you why we're some of the best in the car business. You can contact us via phone, email or in person if you'd like to learn more.

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