This is true of any make of car. Depending on the lock configuration, there can be less than a hundred different keys for a manufacturer.Hildy said:but some keys are interchangeable! The keys from my 89 work in my 88's doors and ignition. The 88s keys work in the 89s doors but not the ignition. Thank god cruiser folk aren't theives! Anyone else experience this with the 60/62s?
I found this out back when I was fighting fires for the forest service. Took the fire engine (built on a Ford F350 chasis) out for a spin one day. Half way to BFE I looked down and saw an alarm remote dangling from the key chain. My first thought was "when (and why) did they put an alarm on the engine?", then I realized they were the keys to my Mustang.FJ40Jim said:This is true of any make of car. Depending on the lock configuration, there can be less than a hundred different keys for a manufacturer.
JDay said:When I recovered my stolen FJ60, none of the windows or locks nor the ignition were broken. One of the cops told me you can go downtown and buy all kinds of Toyota keys on the street.
Now I have a "removable" kill switch. When I pull a plug out of the dash, it breaks the ignition circuit. I clip the plug to my keyring and take it with me.
84Bruiser said:I climbed into MY 60 with MY 60 key, and the damn thing wouldn't turn. No matter how much jiggling I gave it.
Luckily I had a spare in the house. Looked at the keys next to eachother... The original key was so worn it must have been missing some of the cylinders in the ignition lock. Still works in the doors, so I'm keeping it at work in case I lock my keys inside.