I ignored the cost and compatibility and simply replaced the key with an aftermarket key fob. it looks like a stock key fob (not for the lexus mind you) so it doesnt have weird buttons and such like an alarm would, just a clean, simple remote. i paid $25 for the unit from my distributor and they retail around $50. I love the keyless and have no need for the lexus keyfob, this one works fine. since it locks the doors, it also turns the factory alarm on and off also!!! locks doors, pops the trunk, has the option for remote start to be added. problem solved, it worked for me.
Last edited by O. L. T.; 07-31-03 at 02:09 PM.