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Old 05-04-04, 11:38 AM
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I am concidering buying a 97 LS 400. The owner purchased a key for the car. The cars runs for 10 seconds then shuts off. It would only cost me about $60 to reprogram the key. However, the entire computer system may needs to be replaced which may cost about $3000. Are there any other alternative route to paying this much money to the dealer?

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How does the person who has the car drive it presently?

If the ECU has not been changed, you can order a key from Lexus ($65) that will be ready to go. If not, you will need a working master so that you can add the new key/s. If none are present, then yes, you will likely have to have a new ECU and subsequent keys programmed for it.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by RA40
[B]How does the person who has the car drive it presently?

Very very very fast.........remember only 10 seconds!
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That will certainly keep the mileage down.

I'd have the car plugged in to a diagnostic pooter to find the problem, it could be very serious beyond a key issue.

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How does the person who has the car drive it presently?

Very very very fast.........remember only 10 seconds!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Lexkost
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How does the person who has the car drive it presently?

Very very very fast.........remember only 10 seconds!
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