Your Toyota FJ Cruiser doesn’t want to start? Have you tried everything? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the trouble originates from your immobiliser ? It is quite plausible, actually that it is in question if your car no longer wants to start or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Toyota FJ Cruiser ? You are on the good article, we have created this article to help you see more clearly and solve your problems linked to this part. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Toyota FJ Cruiser, then the different methods to disable it.


How your immobiliser system works on Toyota FJ Cruiser

Before describing the different solutions available to you, here is a short intro to show you the goal and operation of the immobilizer in your Toyota FJ Cruiser. This electronic component was invented 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Toyota FJ Cruiser. Actually, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) included in the key, and, a immobilisation control box included in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Toyota FJ Cruiser will go each time you put the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is actually the one asked by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, that it will permit you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this unit will work.

The different possibilities to bypass the immobiliser on your Toyota FJ Cruiser

Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser

First technique, your key no longer enables your Toyota FJ Cruiser to start, you want to turn off the immobiliser of your Toyota FJ Cruiser, but first of all you should try this approach to start it and take it to a mechanic check that you can not perform a less significant process to reestablish the normal start of your car. Actually, with your car you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Toyota FJ Cruiser), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it includes the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your car by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to confirm the digit and resume, repeat the process until you have entered the whole code. This should let you start your Toyota FJ Cruiser without having to remove the immobiliser.

Fix your key at a key specialist or your dealer

If even though a battery swap, several attempts to enter the immobiliser code on your Toyota FJ Cruiser still doesn’t work, it’s probably your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Toyota FJ Cruiser. Actually, your transponder must have been weakened or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this trouble, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealer who can fix your Toyota FJ Cruiser key. Depending on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a duplicate or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your car dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Manually remove your immobilizer

Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Toyota FJ Cruiser, this is not recommended at all for many reasons. First your Toyota FJ Cruiser would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Actually, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to turn your car on. Additionally to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it acknowledges that the immobiliser on your Toyota FJ Cruiser has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some sites still give the methodology, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.

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