Toyota 4-Runner 1998-2012 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Toyota 4-Runner.
Toyota 4-Runner 1998-2001
TO DELETE ALL BUT ONE KEY FROM THE UNIT:
1. Depress and release brake and accelerator pedals once, doing both at the same time.
2. Put an existing master key into the ignition. Leave the key in the LOCK position; do not turn it.
3. Press and release the accelerator pedal, six times, within 15 seconds of inserting the key.
4. Within 20 seconds of Step 3, press and release the brake pedal seven times.
5. The dashboard security light will flash. This confirms that all keys (except the one currently being used) have been deleted.
6. Within ten seconds, remove the key from the ignition cylinder. This is now the only key still programmed to work.
1. Press and release the brake and accelerator pedals once, doing both at the same time.
2. Put the existing master key into the ignition.
3. Press and release the accelerator pedal five times within 15 seconds.
4. Press and release the brake pedal six times within 20 seconds and remove key.
5. Insert new key into ignition within ten seconds.
6. Press and release the accelerator pedal once within ten seconds.
7. The security light will turn off after 80 seconds. This indicates that the new key is now registered.
8. Remove new key. Press and release the brake pedal once.
Toyota 4-Runner 2002-2010
Keys can be programmed using the Code-Seeker on most 32 bit systems.
TO DELETE ALL BUT ONE KEY FROM THE UNIT:
1. Simultaneously depress and release brake and accelerator pedals 1 time.
2. Insert an existing master key into the ignition cylinder. Do not turn the key from the OFF(LOCK) position.
3. Within fifteen seconds of inserting the key, depress and release the accelerator pedal six times.
4. Within twenty seconds of completing the above step, depress and release the brake seven times.
5. The security light will flash, indicating all keys other than the one being used have been deleted.
6. Remove the key from the ignition cylinder within ten seconds. It will be the only key still programmed to work.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY:
Requires one working Toyota/Lexus Master key.
1. Make sure all doors and windows are closed.
2. Insert Master key into the ignition cylinder.
3. Cycle the ignition cylinder from ON to OFF five times.
4. Open and close the driver side door six times.
5. Remove the Master key and insert the new duplicate key.
6. TURN THE IGNITION CYLINDER ON.
7. The new key will be registered after 60 seconds. The THEFT light on the dashboard will go out, indicating that the programming has been completed.
About Toyota 4-Runner
On September 24, 2009, the fifth generation 4Runner was debuted at the Texas State Fair. It comes in three trim levels, two of which were previously available. The base SR5 trim, as well as the top-of-the-line Limited trim, are available in 2WD or 4WD configurations. The new Trail Edition is exclusively available in four-wheel drive. The SR5 and Trail Edition 4WDs will have part-time 4WD, whereas the Limited will have full-time 4WD. A-TRAC will be standard on all models. The new Trail Edition includes Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control, which were previously exclusively available on premium Toyota vehicles, as well as the previous Trail Package’s rear locking differential. On August 31, 2009, production began.
The 4.0-liter V6 comes standard with Dual VVT-i, which boosts horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. On 2WD vehicles, a 2.7-liter I4 was available, but it was removed after the 2010 model year. The previous model’s 4.7-liter V8 was not carried over to the fifth generation 4Runner. The FJ Cruiser’s platform is shared by the 4Runner.
The 4Runner underwent a facelift in 2013 (for the 2014 model year), consisting of a new front and back fascia with projector headlamps and clear-lensed, LED tail-lamps, as well as other minor exterior visual modifications. The inside was also redesigned, with soft-touch door trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a reworked dashboard and center stack, and Toyota’s Optitron instrument cluster as standard across all trim levels. The brake lines were modified for better pedal sensation, and electronic Trailer Sway Control programming was provided. There were no adjustments made to the driveline. All 2014 4Runner variants are powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine with intelligent Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i) capable of producing 201 kW (270 bhp) and 377 Nm (278 ftlb) of torque. It’s connected to a five-speed ECT automatic transmission.