Toyota Fortuner is a popular SUV known for its robustness and reliability. The key fob of this vehicle comes with a mechanical key that can be used to unlock the doors manually. However, some Toyota Fortuner owners may find it challenging to figure out how to take out the mechanical key from the key fob. This article will guide you through the process of removing the mechanical key from your Toyota Fortuner key fob.
Purpose of the mechanical key
The mechanical key that comes with a Toyota Fortuner key fob serves as a backup in case the electronic key fob battery dies or malfunctions. If the battery in your key fob dies, you can use the mechanical key to manually unlock the doors of your vehicle. It is important to note that the mechanical key does not have the ability to start the vehicle’s engine, as this is a function of the electronic components in the key fob.
How to take out the mechanical key
Removing the mechanical key from your Toyota Fortuner key fob is a straightforward process. First, locate the release lever at the back of the key fob. This lever is located on the side opposite the buttons you press to lock and unlock your vehicle. Once you have located the release lever, slide it in the direction indicated by a small arrow on the lever. This will release the mechanical key from its slot and allow you to pull it out.
How to unlock the doors
To unlock the doors of your Toyota Fortuner, insert the key into the keyhole on the driver’s side door handle and rotate it counterclockwise.
How to start the engine with dead key fob battery
If you have a Toyota Fortuner and the battery in your key fob is dead or not functioning properly, you may still be able to start the engine.
Touch the key fob with the engine start stop button and then depress the brake pedal and push the start stop button. The sensor behind the start stop button will recognize the original key and start the engine.
The key fob touch sensor feature in Toyota Fortuner is designed to serve as a temporary solution for starting the engine when the battery in the key fob is dead or not working correctly. After starting the engine with the touch sensor, it is highly recommended that you replace the battery in the key fob as soon as possible.