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TOY44G Transponder Key: Don't Leave Customers Stranded!

Let me give you all the information you need to know about the Toyota Transponder Key TOY44G so when you're out doing work, you have the confidence and the knowledge that you need to get the job done.


When it comes to the newer Toyota transponder keys, you'll notice that there's one thing in common, they all start with TOY44. And there are three keys right now like that, the TOY44D, the TOY44G, and then the TOY44H.

And here's how you can identify the three of them against each other. The TOY44D has a tiny dot or a dimple mark on the blade, right next to the head of the key.


The TOY44G has a little G engraved on the blade.


While the TOY44H has an H engraved, that's how you're going to know the differences.


But the only thing different about the parts of those three keys is the chip. Everything else is the same.


The makes and models on these keys Toyota started using this chip in 2010 and used it until 2018. There's a long stretch there for this G chip, and when you start looking at all the different makes models and years, the D, the G, and the H; all have overlapping years. So, you must take a look at your cross-reference material to make sure that you will be programming and cutting the right one. 


The TOY44G, the chip used is the Texas Instruments 4D-72 G-chip. It is reusable, meaning, if it was programmed to one vehicle, you could harvest that chip out and put it into a new shell, then program it to a different car.


The test key to use is the TR47, also known as the X217. All of these TOY44 keys and even the TOY4384, the one before these, use the same keyway. Not only that, the TR47 even goes back even further on a metal-headed key. So having a good stock on the TR47 key is a must one.




I recommend the JMA Chipless shells; the part number is a TP00-TOY-15.P.


The code series must be the same as the other ones, the 50,000 to 69,999.


When it comes to the code series, the code series for the TOY44D is 50,000 to 69,999. This is a 10-cut system, and the code series goes up through both G and H chips.


When it comes to cutting the TOY44D, you could probably guess by now; it's a pretty important one to understand how to duplicate because of the wide variety of not only this key but all of the other keys that use this same blade.

So here's the TOY44D; you can see the little dimple right here.

But since we're just having fun here, I'm going to use a TR47 key that we're going to duplicate.


Let's talk about securing this key into the jaw. Your standard practice would be to put it in on the groove and take a tip stop to align it. That's the first thought of aligning these keys, which is all fine and dandy. Side A or Side 1 is all you ever have to use for the most part. And unlike the NI04 key that we were talking about, this has a decent amount of meat right here at the end that you can grip onto.


But if you're a little nervous about that, you can always just slide it up depending on the cuts. Tip stop it at the end, giving you extra security as far as material to grab on to the key.


However, I do want to talk about if you have two-way jaws. Something that happens a lot is that the key starts flying out, so Ilco makes these adapters.


There's like a little ridge right here and essentially is what this ridge is for, is to put it on one of the one sides of the keyway here just like this. So it's sitting actually in that keyway groove. When I turn it over like this, you can see that it essentially flattens it all out on the other side.


It's what you do is you put it in face down, and instead of putting it on the groove, you put it into the machine like this. Get our tip stop and then push it in. As you can see, cutting it like this is the bulletproof way to do it. It comes in two, so there's one for each side.

If you struggle using your two-way jaws, I recommend using these adapters to get your job pleasant and safe. They are available and inexpensive. I'll put a link so you can buy them from us, no problem.


Let's get to the real world and cut it the standard way. And I want to go over once again; if you haven't read too many of my key cutting blogs, I'll go over a technique that keeps you cutting without a problem.

Set the TOY44D to the left, then the TR47 to the right, and we're ready to cut. But before that, let me discuss the shaving technique. It is all about not hitting each one down but rather shaving it halfway through, then returning and getting it again. From then, cut it usually. That's something you can do if you want to use this type of setup.

Let's turn it on and get to work.


Flip this key around, and let's deal with the other side by doing the same cutting technique. The main reason I'm doing it this way is that I want you to understand how you can do it with a two-sided jaw or on A and how you can do it with relative ease.


That's how you can cut the TOY44D or any TR47 key on side A or side one without the adapters, even though they're available.

There you have it. All the information you need to know about that Toyota transponder key TOY44G. Make sure you get familiar with the D, the G, and the H to ensure that when your customers are calling, you know exactly what key you need and what to do. I'd love to know your comments in the notes below. Thank you, and we'll see you next time.

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