Question about 2006 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

2007 Toyota Rav4 key buttons worn out

Like most guys, I think, I keep my car keys in my hip pocket, along with loose change, other keys, and a small pocketknife. The soft rubber covering the harder plastic buttons began to deform after 6 months, and now is worn through. I checked the dealer, and although their parts lookup database shows a replacement key (sans electronic transmitter), priced at ~$21.00, it won't "allow" the dealer to order it separately. The whole key is $180, plus a $70 "programming charge" to make the new transmitter do what mine already does.

I noticed there are TSBs for the keys, but the dealer won't show them to me. Wonder if they're related to my problem.

This is aggravating, and expensive. I'm temporarily using the key with electrician's tape holding the buttons in place. Seems like a great aftermarket opportunity!

Can anyone help? Are there other Toyota keys with a compatible replacement keypad that _can_ be purchased?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Toyota Master
  • 3,228 Answers

Yeah... I've always managed to carry enough junk
in my pockets to equip a small hardware store...

I've achieved a small level of competence (not Toyota's FOBs)
but a friend was awestruck by the (Infinity) dealers
hideous prices... Went onto eBay and found the cases
he needed... (did it himself (no programming required)).

Following his lead... I have become a FORD/LINCOLN...
Jaguar... and "Clifford" FOB CASE expert
for the family...

I have every confidence... you will find your CASE
available... Keep a close eye on "NEW & USED"

and always check your shipping costs...

My latest quest is to crack open the BMW X5 (E70)...

Just because mine looks like it was dragged down a gravel road on a logging chain... (got a good looking USED) ONE....
free shipping less than $10...

Best double-sided PATS KEY "CUT" price
to date = $6

Worst was $25 (and he ruined a good new $25 logo blank)...
Still worlds ahead of the DEALER PRICES...!!!

Have yet to pry THE BMW open... but hey...
It needs replacing (anyway)

Look at eBay... or AMAZON
and HAPPY hunting.

Posted on Mar 08, 2017


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 90 Answers

SOURCE: Transponder Key Programming

Keys are not all the same, it is possible the key you bought may not work, it should be searched by VIN by the dealer, and the dealer has to program with factory scan tool, should cost no more than .5 hours in labor.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: program a replacement key for a toyota avalon 2005

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: 2008 Toyota Avalon Battery Problem

I doubt this is a smart key problem, the key uses a chip and its own battery. Something in the car is causing a drain, a light is staying on possibly. Trunk light, glove box light, under hood light... maybe you have a portable GPS unit plugging into the auxilary port? Just a thought. This is not a common problem that has been reported by Avalon owners as of yet.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • 88 Answers

SOURCE: The battery for the remote key went flat. How to start the car?

leave the ignition on for upto 30 minutes this will then over ride the immpb but change battery in remote much easier check with your local toyota dealer they will tell you the sequence

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

  • 1986 Answers

SOURCE: Replace 2007 Toyota Rav4 super sport passenger side door mirror

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to reset the change oil light on a 1997 rav4

rav4 reset maintenance light
pretty standard
hold trip A in with engine and key off while holding trip button in turn key and engine on.
keep holding trip button in until light stops flashing when it stops flashing then release the trip reset button this should clear the maintenance warning light. hope this helps

Dec 26, 2014 | 1997 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

2007 dodge caravan automatic sliding doors open when keys are in pocket

Keep the keys out of your pocket. Something is touching the open switch in your pocket.

Jun 13, 2012 | 2007 Dodge Caravan SXT Minivan New Cars

1 Answer

I have problem in putting out the light of maintenance was done him

push odometer button until the mileage is shown, turn key off, now hold in the button in while turning key on (dont start engine) keep holding button in and the odometer will have dashes, it will count down until the dashes go away, now light is reset.

Dec 03, 2010 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

3 Answers

2008 RAV4 has one tire damaged (nail in sidewall). The RAV4 has 10,400 miles on it. Do I have to replace all four tires

Absolutely not!!!! just purchase a tire of the same size,and preferably same type and manufacture of the others. if the rest are steel belts...make sure this one is too,and remember to have it balanced before you leave the shop.

May 01, 2010 | 2008 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

Maintenance required light reset after an oil change

In my 2006 RAV4, Set the trip meter to trip A and turn key to OFF. Hold the trip reset down and turn Key to ON (do not start car). Hold for about 5 sec until the trip sets to 00000. Turn to OFF. It should be reset. If my RAV4 manual, it is in the light indicators section.

Apr 05, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Oil change light.

On my 06, Set the display to Trip A and turn key to OFF. Hold the Trip reset down and turn key to ON (do not start RAV4). Wait about 5 sec until it displays 00000. Turn key to OFF and it should be reset.

Apr 02, 2010 | 2006 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

How do you reset maintenece needed light on Toyota Rav4?

Only do it if you have done the maintenance, To reset the light.turn the key on and the trip odometer to TRIP A, turn key off. Now hold in the trip reset button and turn the key on, keep holding for 10 seconds.

Dec 30, 2009 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

I cannot open the glove box of my RAV4 2007. I

take it back to get the guy to sort it out for you so you dont have to pay,even tase big friend with you to persuade him if hes difficult

Sep 23, 2009 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

The battery for the remote key went flat. How to start the car?

leave the ignition on for upto 30 minutes this will then over ride the immpb but change battery in remote much easier check with your local toyota dealer they will tell you the sequence

Jul 29, 2009 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

Maintenance Required light is on before i need oil change on my 2007 Rav4

I just did this procedure 5 mins ago on my 2007 RAV....some procedures state to do it from the ODO position but that will not work....use the procedure below.

Set odometer to Trip A
Turn the key off
press and hold the ODO button.
Turn key to ON
Continue holding button while the light goes through the series of the ----countdown and then flashes 0000. Release the button and turn key to OFF.

Thats it!

Jul 03, 2008 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Toyota RAV4 Logo

Related Topics:

277 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

80668 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides