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Old 02-26-16, 08:42 AM   #1
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I am planning to buy a key fob for my LS460 on eBay and was wondering if there was a dealership in LA or OC area that is willing to program them. Called Longo and they said couldn't do it unless I bought it direct from them.
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I would try Westminster. IIRC, people have had good experiences with their Service Dept. there.
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Dealerships aren't too welcoming of "aftermarket" products that aren't purchased through them. What some local people did was to take their car to a local lock smith and get it programmed there for a lot cheaper than the dealer charges.

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Tin Locksmith (Westminster and Euclid) did it for around $80.
The whole package (new key, programing and cutting key blade) is $150
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Tin Locksmith (Westminster and Euclid) did it for around $80.
The whole package (new key, programing and cutting key blade) is $150
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up. I will contact them.
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Can anyone recommend a dealer/locksmith in the valley who can program an oem key fob. Lexus of Valencia couldn't program mine even though i confirmed it was the correct part number from sewell
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So according to Tin Locksmith, he sees some issues with 07 Lexus'. If the battery voltage is too low it wont read and program the key. I have to come back to him since he was super busy today and couldn't move cars around to use the jumper cables for the extra power I needed but he does do it for 180 with the key fob. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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$180 now? My customer did it months ago for $150. Guess everything went up now a day.
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My friend at Lexus did it for free.. takes them only a few minutes to do it.
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My friend at Lexus did it for free.. takes them only a few minutes to do it.
Must be nice but we don't all have hookups at a Lexus dealership.
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$180 now? My customer did it months ago for $150. Guess everything went up now a day.
Yea. Damnit Obama!

The 180 includes the key fob which overall is pretty good.
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