Adding a Smart key? Smart key programming?

Tiny
ROGERGRUBB
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  • 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
  • 75,000 MILES
Taking the steps to add a smart key for the car. One step is to take the new (un-programmed) key and hold the key next to the START button and wait for a beep, then place the key on the passengers seat and wait for another beep as confirmation of successful programming of the new smart key.

The new key refuses to give the confirmation beep on the passenger seat. We've already moved the primary key outside of the car to avoid radio interference and it still does not give us the confirmation beep.

It was suggested that the passenger seat was faulty and to replace the seat ! Sure, I could replace the $1,000+ dollar seat in the pursuit of obtaining a spare key but. Really? There must be a work-around.

Do you have any work-arounds or thoughts on how to complete this task?

Roger

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 2:33 PM

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Tiny
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Did you try various location on front passenger seat for the unregistered key, and also the direction the key is facing? Here are the instructions in the diagrams below to show you how to program a new smart key. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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Yes, apparently the idea is to get the key away from the START button, and the Toyota programmers box goes overboard and suggests that you place the key on the seat. No place in particular, just so that they can be sure the key is away from the START button.
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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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From the information I have in our database, an intelligient tester have to be used whie doing the process, is the tester plugged in?
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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Yes, we used the intelligent tester and found zero problems with the entire car.
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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Something seems to be wrong and did you try another unregistered key?
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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Yes, a friend has a RF tester and both keys are operational.
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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The scary thing is I had it towed to my local Toyota dealership and the this morning the service guy told me one of the keys is dead.
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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Now they say that it giving a "beep beep" when closing the door as if a smart key is in the car when there are no smart keys in the car. Now I go a weekend without the car.
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Maybe you should try erasng all keys except one and starting all over again
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 6:08 AM

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