Operating car with a key

Asked by Jul 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM about the 2008 Toyota Prius

Question type: General

In former cars, I would make extra copies of the key and keep them in case I locked myself out of my car.  With the smartlock system, I'm a little confused.  I know I can make extra keys -- but can they only be used to unlock the door?  I don't see a place to use the key to start the car (only the smartkey).  How much do the extra "smartkeys" cost.  I sorta hate the idea of giving a valet parking attendent the smartkey.  You can see I'm confused about this whole system......

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their is no coping the smart key,the dealer may be able to get you another,then you may want to rethink valet parking.

with the smart key you cannot just cut a key, that key in the keypod is only to unlock the door to the car. You can order a key pod for your model car online for a good price and then take it and the car to a good locksmith and he can program it to fit your car at a good price, lot cheaper than a dealer! Still about $100 to $150 when finished!!!

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