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Old 05-18-2009, 04:51 PM
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We just bought a used, 4 cylinder [“2AZ-FE(E)”] 2009 Camry LE. It came with two keys (with the buttons) and another key, no buttons, which opens the driver door and **will** start the car (the so-called, ‘valet’ key). We don’t have the “key number plate,” and the keys are the Non-Smart Key System, Type A.


Several questions:
  • How can I program another new key after it’s been cut – what are the steps, or where can I find out?
  • If I knew how to program a key, could I ‘reprogram’ my existing no-button valet key to be a fully operational key?
  • There are certain things on our cars that I do myself (e.g., change headlamps when necessary, change other bulbs, etc.), easy stuff. Where can I find a book that has the information that I need to do these ‘lite’ maintenance jobs?
  • The car had 600 (six hundred) miles on it when I bought it. The oil’s been changed at least once (but I don’t know about the quality of the oil or the filter). When should I change it again?
  • I plan to use the best Fram oil filter I can buy, and use Castrol Syntec oil. If you were me, would you believe the stories about 5000 miles between synthetic oil changes, or would you stick with the 3000-mile routine?
Our nearest Toyota dealer is about one hour away, but even if there was a dealer across the street, I stay away from dealers as much as I can.
Thanks for your help.

Mike B
 
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:20 PM
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Not sure on the key. The computer needs to be programmed to accept the key. Call a few locksmiths they seem to be able to do this job now at cheaper prices.

The valet key may be cut differently to allow access only to certain locks.

Pickup a Haynes or Chilton manual. The Autozone website may have repair info.

The owners manual should have the oil change interval. If synthetic oil would not go over 5K between changes.

For oil filters suggest NAPA Gold (made by Wix) or Wix. Some of the Fram brand filters have gotten a bad rap, suggest you do an internet search for opinions.
 
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:08 PM
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* How can I program another new key after it’s been cut – what are the steps, or where can I find out?
* If I knew how to program a key, could I ‘reprogram’ my existing no-button valet key to be a fully operational key?
* There are certain things on our cars that I do myself (e.g., change headlamps when necessary, change other bulbs, etc.), easy stuff. Where can I find a book that has the information that I need to do these ‘lite’ maintenance jobs?
* The car had 600 (six hundred) miles on it when I bought it. The oil’s been changed at least once (but I don’t know about the quality of the oil or the filter). When should I change it again?
* I plan to use the best Fram oil filter I can buy, and use Castrol Syntec oil. If you were me, would you believe the stories about 5000 miles between synthetic oil changes, or would you stick with the 3000-mile routine?
I think all this are in the manual.
 

Last edited by full house; 05-18-2009 at 09:11 PM.
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