• Tiny
  • prsnow
  • 2001 Toyota Prius

Electrical problem
2001 Toyota Prius 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

The ignition switch on my Classic Toyota Prius went bad and had to be replaced. I took my car to a dealership who wants to replace the ECU (immobilizer) along with my ignition switch, thus needing a new set of keys and having to have two keys--one for the ignition and the old one for the locks.

Is that the best way to go about it? Could they just replace the ignition switch, cut a key blank to match my old key, and re-pin the tumbler for the ignition? I know that I am not out of master keys to be reprogramed to the ECU

Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 2:12 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Hi prsnow,

Thank you for the donation.

If the ignition switch is bad, replacing it would do, why does the dealership want you to replace the lock as well?

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 AT 1:24 PM

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