Lexus Locksmith Manchester
Lexus Car Key Replacements and Lock Repairs
We are able to cut and program replacement Lexus keys and remote fobs for virtually ALL THE VEHICLES ACROSS THE ENTIRE RANGE.
FROM 1997 all Lexus vehicles use transponder keys as pictured above (including remote fobs also).
Transponder keys were employed because only when the vehicle receives a certain unique code from the transponder inside the key will it be allowed to start.
The first transponder used from 1997 was a Texas fixed code type 4C.
FROM 2002 Lexus enhanced security by using chips with rolling codes (Texas crypto type 4D). This was to make unauthorised duplication even more difficult.
WHEN ALL KEYS ARE LOST (’96 ONWARDS) this is when we come into our own. Presented with this scenario at the dealers, they have no other choice but to change the vehicles ECU (computer) and a full lock change resulting in a bill well over a thousand pounds ! Using our vast experience in this field, known as Eeprom work, we can have you up and running much quicker and at a fraction of the cost.
REMOTE KEY FOBS: If you’re after a remote central locking fob (even if you don’t have one at present) then we can provide this for you (providing the vehicle came with one originally). From 1997 onwards Lexus vehicles came equipped with remote fobs. Ask for details.
In a small number of cases, the fobs are the only option as they not only activate the central locking, but also turn the alarm on and off.
KEYS LOCKED INSIDE? Amongst other ways of this happening, many cars will self-lock if left unlocked (often after just a minute!) as a security measure. Using non-destructive techniques we can get into your vehicle and get you up and running again, even outside office hours! Call us immediately.
BROKEN KEYS / KEY BROKE IN LOCK? Key extraction service available. Don’t stress, help is only a phone call away. Even when keys are badly broken / worn down, solutions are at hand.
STOLEN KEYS: Had a key, or your only key stolen? If one’s gone missing or you’re unsure if someone else may have a copy then we can get this key deactivated from the vehicles memory , ensuring YOUR CAR STAYS IN YOUR HANDS! Lock changes or even re-coding existing locks where possible are also services we provide on site.