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2014 Highlander: key takeover after remote start

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Does the  Evo-All support key takeover for 2014-2016 Highlander yet? I notice a previous article from 2014 ( says that this isn't possible without sacrificing a key. But newer pages seem to suggest that it is.

I am looking for a solution for my 2014 Highlander that will not kill the engine when I open the door after remote start, without sacrificing a key. Is this possible using your product?

asked Jan 11, 2017 in Toyota by Chris Stephens (180 points)

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On Highlander Push to start it is not possible. Takeover is only possible on Highlander with standard key.
answered Jan 11, 2017 by Mathieu Bertrand Colin (85,050 points)

While it's not the answer I was hoping for, I appreciate the reply, Mathieu.


One last question: 


If I am willing to sacrifice a key on my 2014 Highlander (PTS), is there any Fortin solution which avoids shutting off the engine when the door is opened (after remote start)? Can the EVO-ALL suport this? Or any other product you recommend?

I've read that it is possible to defeat the engine-shutoff if you sacrifice a spare key, but I can't find out how to do that with Fortin.


For example, there is another product (Directed Electronics 1101T Universal Proximity Key) that temporarily energizes a spare key hidden in the dash in order to make the vehicle think the driver is inside the vehicle. It seems this product is designed to avoid the engine-shutoff on PTS vehicles, but I'm not sure. Thank you,