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My 2004 Toyota Avalon has some kind of security system with a chip in the key that doesn't let me make a spare key at the hardware store. The spare key would crank, but never start the car. Now, my original key is doing the same thing! Is there some kind of reset or something to make my car start?

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Check the battery in the key and replace if flat. There is an engine immobiliser next to the ignition switch that reads the key and allows the engine to fire up. Ordinary keys are only good to unlock the fuel cap. If the key is playing up Toyota have spares that you can purchase and they will need the vehicle so that the new key can be programmed to the immobiliser. In Australia that amounts to around $600.00 so I guess it won't be cheap.

Posted on Oct 12, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanks, Bill. The key doesn't have a battery, but apparently has some type of "chip" that the immobilizer reads. I talked with someone at the nearby Toyota service dept., and they confirmed that it is the immobilizer due to the fact that the red security light continues to flash while cranking. Their solution is to have me bring it to them for repair (I'm 120 miles from there). I was hoping there was a way to disable the immobilizer or reset it. I wish I had a lot less "secure" vehicle so it would be a more reliable one."

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