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Key Fob Options

Ok, so I have done quite a bit of searching online for an answer to this, so here goes.....

I have a 2007 FJ that has a separate key and fob. I want to upgrade to either a flip-key or the newer key-in-fob design that came on the later models. Sounds like the 2007s don't have a chip-key, so that shouldn't be a concern. My concern would be getting the remote portion to work correctly. I'm wondering if anyone has used the newer key design on a 2007.

I guess if the new keys don't work with the 2007 model, I can always gut my remote and place it in a flip-key style remote like some people have already done. But it would be cool if anyone on here has already found a solution to this
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Ok, so I have done quite a bit of searching online for an answer to this, so here goes.....

I have a 2007 FJ that has a separate key and fob. I want to upgrade to either a flip-key or the newer key-in-fob design that came on the later models. Sounds like the 2007s don't have a chip-key, so that shouldn't be a concern. My concern would be getting the remote portion to work correctly. I'm wondering if anyone has used the newer key design on a 2007.

I guess if the new keys don't work with the 2007 model, I can always gut my remote and place it in a flip-key style remote like some people have already done. But it would be cool if anyone on here has already found a solution to this
looks like I can chime in a bit

Here are the threads I went thru:
DIY: 2007 FJ Key Fob Swap
Key Fob for 2010 FJ Cruiser
there was another thread and I forgot which was it. It has the most info.


I ordered a 12BBY all in one key from amazon, that didn't work
I ordered 1 12BBX from ebay ($~20) and it's gonna arrive sometime next week, so I will let u know if that works, which it should.
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I did one of the random cheapo eBay ones and with a little fiddling (adding some spacers to snug the fob guts) it worked well.

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Re: Key Fob Options

I habe an 08 with the banjo key (fob on key)

I want to go to the 07 style separate fob and key

Anyone tried this ??
Any advice ???

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I habe an 08 with the banjo key (fob on key)

I want to go to the 07 style separate fob and key

Anyone tried this ??
Any advice ???
They make flip keys for the 08+ but I think that is all you are going to get unless you put your fob guts in something else and then have a separate key made...

everyone wants what they dont have lol
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Re: Key Fob Options

I also wounder if something like this is what the dealer is useingvto program
http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...918672&alt=web

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looks like I can chime in a bit

Here are the threads I went thru:
DIY: 2007 FJ Key Fob Swap
Key Fob for 2010 FJ Cruiser
there was another thread and I forgot which was it. It has the most info.


I ordered a 12BBY all in one key from amazon, that didn't work
I ordered 1 12BBX from ebay ($~20) and it's gonna arrive sometime next week, so I will let u know if that works, which it should.
Perfect. I'm just really wanting to do the Banjo Key swap. I have a problem having a big set of keys in my pocket. For some reason it really bothers me. Those are a couple good threads there. Thank you very much.

My FJ only came with one beat up remote which I was going to replace anyways, so switching to the all-in-one key setup at this time would be ideal
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They make flip key fobs specifically for FJs. http://smile.amazon.com/buttons-remo...ruiserflip+key
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They make flip key fobs specifically for FJs. http://smile.amazon.com/buttons-remo...ruiserflip+key
Thats nifty!!! One of the reviews mentioned that the person had a very hard time getting the key cut like the original and that when they finally found someone to do it, it wasn't done right. Anyone had issues like this or have experience with getting an ignition key replicated?

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Thats nifty!!! One of the reviews mentioned that the person had a very hard time getting the key cut like the original and that when they finally found someone to do it, it wasn't done right. Anyone had issues like this or have experience with getting an ignition key replicated?
@Voodoo467 sent me the info regarding doing the flip keys. He said he had no problems.

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