Originally Posted by ynotrhyme
does the rav4 2003 have the immobilizer chip or no? my key was the one with no buttons and i lost it (no spares either) and my locksmith said if my key had no chip then it would be cheap to replace?
I know with mine i have both the keys with buttons and 2 plain keys where 1 starts the car and the other just unlocks the doors i did try the key that opens the door but the car wouldnt start, when i got the new shell and the key cut i tried to start the car but it wouldnt so i transfered the buttons over and it started.
You can always try first up the cheaper option and if it doesnt work than youll know and if it does least you didnt spend alot of $$$.