How to start a Toyota RAV4 with a Dead Smart Key Battery

Writing by on Sunday, 18 of September , 2011 at 2:39 pm

Had I known this, I would not have been driving my wife to work at 6am in the morning.

  • Enter the car using the key in the Smart Key Fob (then replace the key back in the fob)
  • Once in the vehicle, have the Smart Key make contact with Start Button (to engage the passive circuitry)
  • Press the Brake for a few seconds and you will see the Green Light come on and you can start the car

At least, you won’t get stranded. So once the vehicle has started just replace the battery.

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.