AJT Key Fob

UPDATE: I loved this key fob so much I bought one for the Gladiator already.


This is the first mod I have done to the Tacoma. Not because it was the first thing I wanted it’s just the first one to show up.
The first thing I noticed about the Tacoma when I test drove it was the PTS (Push to Start) key is very flimsy and light weight. While sitting in the dealership I actually had it slide out of my pocket. With all the things I access these days having gone to electronic codes or biometrics I don’t carry a key ring anymore to weight it down and that key falling out while sitting was concerning. Granted I was kicked back with my feet up waiting on them but still. So, when I was browsing the forum and saw these I thought I’d give it a try. In addition to being a bit heavier than factory and substantially sturdier I liked that I could color match it to my Calvary Blue 2019. Despite the cosmetic appeal this change also lets it stand out from other Toyota keys.
Here is how it came packaged.
I assume the screws were in a separate bag because you can select from a few screw colors.

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Comparing to the OEM fob it’s about the same size just not as rounded

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To put this together is a simple task.
First step is to get the guts out of the OEM Fob. Opening it is done with the metal key inside the fob.

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Once open simply move the guts to the new fob.

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Next take the spring out of the hardware bag and press it into the key release.

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Then insert it into the space for the release. One side is deeper the other than other, so it won’t go together backwards.

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Finally place the back plate on and install the screws. Don’t crank them down just tighten them to snug and maybe a ¼ turn more.

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I think it matches the Calvary Blue well.

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