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Axchange 10-23-08 01:09 AM

CUT & Program any LEXUS KEY without DEALER
 
Hi all, I am new to the forum. I saw many people looking for a way to replace their key. Majority people uninform ..and think that only way to cut and program a key is through the dealer. I just want to share the information with you guys..since I had this problem myself.

Last month I purchased my 04 Lexus RX330. I only got 1 master Key. Like everyone esle, I searched the web for a way to cut and program it. I called the dealer and they said ...the key must be purchased and program through the dealer ...or else it will not work. THIS IS WRONG. They LIED.

Yes they do need to make a living but...doesn't have to lied and be unethical to the customer.

I ordered two keys from ebay for around $65.

I called my local locksmith ...from Minnesota...

I meet up with him at Perkins...and he cut the key with a regular grinding machine...that copy the pattern to the orginal. (Anyone said that it must be cut with a laser cutter is...WRONG)

The guy cut the two keys in 15min.

He had a small hand held device that hook up to the bottom of your driver dash.

Programed the two keys ..with locks and rear auto doors ..within 15mins...

The whole entire entire procedure takes about 30 min total.

Total price for each key to cut and program ? $50.

So my total price for both keys was $100.

I suggest you all to get a good key from good ebay seller...

Then call your local locksmith to have him cut and make to ask if he have a key programer. Chances are..you can get it done easily ..with out the Nasty Dealer ripoff price.


ONCE and FOR ALL..

benzo555 10-23-08 08:12 AM

Nice dude. But like most dealerships, they are entitled to charge that much since they use OEM Lexus items.

Im not trying to defend the dealers, but im sure they will say most aftermarket keys wont work, but they are not going to try and test it out. If they do sell the keys there, they want you to buy theirs of course. They gotta make a living and eat too.

Anyway good that you got your keys for cheap. Do you mind posting who the seller ID of fleabay since I need a spare?

Thanks

mandyfig 10-23-08 03:25 PM

MidwestKeyless as it says on the post.....LOL!

mandyfig 10-23-08 03:25 PM

Some dealers did it for free for some of the members here...but maybe one out of 20.

yippeeiaye 10-23-08 08:14 PM

When I had my Lexus RX330, I had my key cut at my Lexus dealer for $10 and they programmed for free. I bought my key off eBay from seller stingrayshark for $12.98. Total cost for the spare key $22.98

benzo555 10-24-08 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mandyfig (Post 3945448)
MidwestKeyless as it says on the post.....LOL!

easy there.. he edited his post.. wasnt there before wiseguy! :rolleyes:

mandyfig 10-24-08 02:13 PM

Checked on this ebay seller, nowhere to be found...

Lil4X 10-25-08 06:34 AM

Guys, please don't post phone numbers, there are just too many ways a helpful post can produce an avalanche of crank calls - this is the internet, you know. If anyone in the Midwest needs locksmith services, PM Axchange for his contact.

eBay sellers come and go, and this one has evidently gone. They are probably good sellers, especially the storefronts, but they may be short of stock. Many of these sellers don't carry more than a couple of any one item and the auctions (and BINs) appear and disappear regularly. If you want to check out the availability of keys or other parts, it's best to do a search on RX 330 key in the eBay motors section.

howdybob22 10-25-08 10:16 AM

stingrayshark, only sell the SHELL and the blank blade for $12.98 (no internal transponder). So I guess if you break your key casing from the constant twisting, you can buy the the blank key and casing from 'stingrayshark', have the dealer cut the key, then put the transponder from the old into the new one. Has anyone tried this route from this seller? Our key case will eventually break and it's not a bad idea to go this route.:uh:

Also, would a dealer program and cut the key, if we bought the key+transponder from Ebay? If so, how much?

jaskeda 02-20-09 09:10 PM

Make a key
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by howdybob22 (Post 3950372)
stingrayshark, only sell the SHELL and the blank blade for $12.98 (no internal transponder). So I guess if you break your key casing from the constant twisting, you can buy the the blank key and casing from 'stingrayshark', have the dealer cut the key, then put the transponder from the old into the new one. Has anyone tried this route from this seller? Our key case will eventually break and it's not a bad idea to go this route.:uh:

Also, would a dealer program and cut the key, if we bought the key+transponder from Ebay? If so, how much?

Hi every one,
Last week I bought a aftermartket key on ebay, and cut and programed by Lexus dealer. It worked. but I paid $73.
good luck.

gpolci 02-23-09 11:27 PM

For those that are afraid of ebay keys - http://www.sewellpartsonline.com has remote keys, pre-cut (using VIN), for $129 total (plus shipping) with coupon "CLUBLEXUS". I bought mine there and then had the key fully programmed at my local dealership for around $30.

The local dealership here in Calgary originally quoted me $360 for a programmed key.

Rudanna 02-24-09 12:21 PM

I would like help in getting my (internet purchased) keys cut in the Dallas area. Would appreciate any information to find a place. I have the electronics from the old keys and would just need the cut.
Thanks in advance.

jaskeda 02-24-09 08:05 PM

I have another message in other thread to program a key for rx330, I could repeat here:

I have key's program for a RX:

Programming Procedure #21485
1. Drivers door open, all other doors closed, key removed from ignition switch.
2. Within 5 seconds insert and remove the key from the ignition switch twice.
3. Within 40 seconds close and open driver's door twice.
4. Insert and remove the key from the ignition switch.
5. Within 40 seconds close and open driver's door twice.
6. Insert the key into the ignition switch and close the driver's door.
7. Switch ignition on and off,
a) Once to program a remote transmitter code while retaining the original codes.
b) Twice to program a remote transmitter code while erasing the original codes.
c) Three times to check how many remote transmitters are currently registered.
d) Five times to erase all registered codes.
8. Remove key from ignition switch.
9. System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once, twice or five times depending which mode has been selected. One to four times, slowly, to indicate number of remote transmitters registered.
10. Within 40 seconds press and hold lock and unlock key remote transmitter buttons, together, for 1.5 seconds.
11. Within 3 seconds press any key remote transmitter button.
12. System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once to confirm registration, or twice to indicate registration has failed.
13. Within 40 seconds repeat steps 11 and 12 to program remaining remote transmitters.
***** To exit programming mode: Open driver's door or insert ignition key.
***** A maximum of 4 key remote transmitters can be programmed.
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I got it when I buy a key on ebay, However I have not tried yet( a dealer did for me).
good luck.
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RX330

tenchidono 02-26-09 04:56 PM

Which dealer did you go to in California?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by yippeeiaye (Post 3946245)
When I had my Lexus RX330, I had my key cut at my Lexus dealer for $10 and they programmed for free. I bought my key off eBay from seller stingrayshark for $12.98. Total cost for the spare key $22.98

I asked my local dealer (in Cerritos, CA) and they want $60 to program the key. Which dealer did you go to for such a great price??

Thanks!

tenchidono 02-26-09 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaskeda (Post 4286937)
I have another message in other thread to program a key for rx330, I could repeat here:

I have key's program for a RX:

Programming Procedure #21485
1. Drivers door open, all other doors closed, key removed from ignition switch.
2. Within 5 seconds insert and remove the key from the ignition switch twice.
3. Within 40 seconds close and open driver's door twice.
4. Insert and remove the key from the ignition switch.
5. Within 40 seconds close and open driver's door twice.
6. Insert the key into the ignition switch and close the driver's door.
7. Switch ignition on and off,
a) Once to program a remote transmitter code while retaining the original codes.
b) Twice to program a remote transmitter code while erasing the original codes.
c) Three times to check how many remote transmitters are currently registered.
d) Five times to erase all registered codes.
8. Remove key from ignition switch.
9. System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once, twice or five times depending which mode has been selected. One to four times, slowly, to indicate number of remote transmitters registered.
10. Within 40 seconds press and hold lock and unlock key remote transmitter buttons, together, for 1.5 seconds.
11. Within 3 seconds press any key remote transmitter button.
12. System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once to confirm registration, or twice to indicate registration has failed.
13. Within 40 seconds repeat steps 11 and 12 to program remaining remote transmitters.
***** To exit programming mode: Open driver's door or insert ignition key.
***** A maximum of 4 key remote transmitters can be programmed.
---------------------------------
I got it when I buy a key on ebay, However I have not tried yet( a dealer did for me).
good luck.
---------------
RX330

Unfortunately this won't work...as stated above in previous posts :sad:


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