Toyota was a cautious follower with respect to installing factory keyless entry systems on its vehicles. While GM, Ford and Chrysler moved fairly quickly toward offering factory keyless entry systems on nearly every model – at least as part of an option package – Toyota waited to see how the technology would evolve and be accepted in the marketplace.
So, in the 1990s and even into the early 2000s, many Toyota vehicles did not have factory keyless entry as standard equipment. With dealers clamoring for keyless entry systems so they could compete with the feature-rich North American makes, Toyota opted to make wide use of port-installed and dealer-installed systems. Consequently, many older Toyota vehicles have keyless entry remotes with a Toyota logo on them, but the systems were not part of the factory specifications, so the replacement remotes do not appear on any make-model-year application specification. If you are buying a replacement remote control for your Toyota car or truck, this can make the process a little bit more complicated.
Remotes Unlimited carries replacement keyfobs for virtually all Toyota dealer-installed and port-installed systems. However, in order to correctly specify the correct part, you may have to use information from your original keyfob rather than the vehicle MMY. Good luck, and let us know if we can help.