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can anybody here help me get a factory remote key brand new for the is300, cheaper then dealer price
 

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I found one on Ebay for $110.00 the it still needs to be programmed/cut at the dealer. They charge $55.00 at Keyes Lexus where I live. They want $250.00 for an OEM key!!.
 

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I was looking into a spare as well for my new car. You can order a full remote key, valet, or regular key w/o remote from Sewell Lexus. I believe they are one of the site sponsors too. The best deal I've seen so far. The price includes being cut for free, but you need to program it yourself (has to be done in ignition). There is a DIY write-up on this site too, just do a search.

Full master remote key $177 plus $10 for shipping. For about $60 you can get a regular spare w/o remote (it will deactivate the alarm when put in door).

Sewell Lexus Parts

Keys available for all Lexus vehicles, proof of ownership & ID required for cutting of key. Best of all its genuine Lexus, and not ebay crap that still isn't cut and nobody but lexus can cut it anyways. If your lazy and don't want to program the key, most dealers will charge $50-60 for doing it.
 

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I found my key, i bought it uncut but a brand new factory lexus master key with remote, for 110 off ebay, i serached around at a few locksmiths and finally found a good one that cut it right for me for 25 bucks. You gotta be careful though when gettting them cut at a locksmith cause if they mess up then thats 100 bucks down the drain. after i got it cut i brought it to lexus to get it programmed which cost 56 dollars, took a bout an hour and a half, they have DIY instructions to get the key programmed but i think only lexus can do the programming for you cause they have a lot of processes that need to be done.
But i think that is your cheapest way to get ur key if your looking for one
 

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Check out Toyota and Lexus Key Specialists
Great people, and they really know what they are doing.
I have an IS300 that only had a valet key when I bought it. Dealer wanted $450 for a new master.
I called 740-546-4700 and gave the gal my numeric code off the card in the user manual. $130 total, and she sent me a brand new master remote key and programming instructions for both the key and the remote. Works perfectly.
 

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BTW, programming the key and the remote yourself is dead easy.
Sequence of pressing on the brake, then the throttle, opening the door, clicking the lock on and off, etc.
If you can read and follow directions, you can do it yourself - no problem.
 

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^^^ +1. I bought a key blank off of Ebay, had a place cut it (much drama ensued, but that's a whole different story) and reprogrammed it myself. It really isnt' hard to program at all, I think it took me 5 minutes?

That's the cheapest way to do it. The key is to find somewhere that has a "sidewinder" key laser cutter and can do a good job at it.
 

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I had my dealer (North Park Lexus) match the price that Sewell Lexus gave me of 125 cut. So I got mine for 125 plus tax cut and programmed .
 

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I purchased my key at the Local Lexus dealer for 135.00 cut. But not programmed, that when me and my IS.net helped with the programming code and it worked to a tee.
 

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Another source-Lexuskeys.com. New keys are $135, but you can buy a refurb for $100 or an aftermarket for $100 as well. They'll cut it too.
 

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i bought a new master key from ebay for $60 CDN, then got it cut by someone locally for $40, programmed it myself with instructions i found on here for $0.

Total came to $100, nice cheap, easy, OEM duplicate. When looking on eBay, make sure you find a key/remote that is the master one and has the electronic internals.
 

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can anyone say whether the same sequence i found on the forums here can work with a JDM altezza? i'm not even totally sure if the key has a transponder in it either but i definitely want my keyless entry. also would the lexus keys off ebay or anywhere else work? i only have the valet key for my car (that's a problem with most imported japanese cars round here, only get the single valet key)
 

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great post, just received my key today. took exactly ONE week for my key to arrive, cut and everything. sewell is great!
 

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ok ok ok... new question... does anyone know the sequence for reprogramming the altezza remote? i am able to get a genuine altezza remote so just need the sequence...
 

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if all i had was the
  • grey valet key
  • & the thin wallet key (blade in a rubber credit card)

would I be able to get a remote master without getting a new ECU? :)
 

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if all i had was the
  • grey valet key
  • & the thin wallet key (blade in a rubber credit card)

would I be able to get a remote master without getting a new ECU? :)

my key just broke recently so i went to lexus of westminster, they said a new key is 89.95. but my car is under warrenty so they said come back monday and they would try to cover it. but while i was there they told me make sure you never loose your original master key because it will cost you 900$ to replace it. so im guessing your SOL.
 

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thats BS trying to rip you off... the Lexus here told me the new key was 170. They would reflash the ECU for 50$ if I lost the original master.
 
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