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Old 09-14-14, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default It was a good weekend

I drove 185 miles to pickup a 2004 Cypress Pearl LS430 with 82k miles:
- 1 owner with perfect lexus service records
- other than floor mats very clean inside and outside
- the only issue is the passenger door lock actuator not working - not sure If I'll try the $5 motor route or $150 ebay actuator - but I definitely will not be going to the dealer to drop $720

the only question I have - it came with 4 keys - they all start the car - but only one of them (original master key) works in smart key mode - does the other master key need to be programmed at the lexus dealer or am I out of luck?

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Old 09-14-14, 05:29 PM   #2
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That's possible. First check that they all have good battery.
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Old 09-14-14, 07:34 PM   #3
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Very nice and welcome. The door lock actuator motor replacement works very well. Just take your time when doing the replacement. You can also pick yourself up a copy of Toyota Techstream and a mini vci cable (about $25) and program the keys yourself as well as being able to customize all the settings and read any trouble codes. Check out the FAQ sections as well.
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That's possible. First check that they all have good battery.
it WAS a dead battery indeed! thanks!
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Welcome aboard friend, I purchased mine a little less than a month ago and it's been great overall. It looks like we both have the sport package.

When I bought mine the driver's side door lock actuator wasn't working. There is a step by step DIY article here that helped a lot with taking apart the door and tackling it. It can be aggravating but for a cheap $10 fix vs over $700 the choice was clear for me.

Here is what will pop in and work perfectly.
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Great find and nice looking car. Welcome to the forum and the club!!
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it WAS a dead battery indeed! thanks!
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wow nice pick up! how much did you pay if you dont mind sharing?
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Very nice and welcome. The door lock actuator motor replacement works very well. Just take your time when doing the replacement. You can also pick yourself up a copy of Toyota Techstream and a mini vci cable (about $25) and program the keys yourself as well as being able to customize all the settings and read any trouble codes. Check out the FAQ sections as well.
how can I acquire the Techstream software - couldn't find much in the FAQ section
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wow nice pick up! how much did you pay if you dont mind sharing?
just a tad north of 14k
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Nice find on a great looking car. Really like the color.

Just went the ebay route on a driver's door lock actuator. Incredible help from CL. Works great. Even $150 versus $700 is a solid deal.
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