Transmitter Ass

Transmitterass Now that our family has gone Fully Hybrid, I am in the process of readying our gas-guzzling 1998 Toyota Landcruiser for sale: tune-up, detailing, collecting service records, etc. Our original remote-lock/unlock key fell apart, so I had to order a replacement unit. Disgustingly, Toyota charges $200 for a replacement key, which is just shameless price-gouging, as far as I’m concerned. Are you listening, Toyota? But, I digress.

The new key arrived in a little bubble-wrap baggie. While I was disgruntled with the outrageous price, I had to smile when I read the label on the bag. TRANSMITTER ASS, indeed.

  • Josh

    There are ways to get cheaper keys. There is a cart business in the Milpitas Great Mall here that specializes in selling electronic car keys for all sorts of cars, including Lexus and Toyota. A great business, could be franchised.

  • Mark

    You’re not alone – and apparently you’ve done well to replace your keys for a mere $200…
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2006-04-04-tech-carkeys-costly_x.htm
    Cheers,
    -Mark