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  1. What is ECM Reflashing?

  2. What is Key Cloning?

  3. Where do I find my Lexus Factory Key Code?

  4. How can I tell if I have a Master Key?


  1. What is ECM Reflashing?


    If you have lost all of the keys to your Lexus or Toyota, most likely the dealership has told you that they will have to replace the computer in order to get you a new set of keys. They also probably told you that the cost would be upwards of $2,500. A year ago, I would say that you had no other choice. However, technological advances now allow us to re-flash the existing computer (Engine Control Module) and have you back on the road for LESS THAN HALF the cost the dealership was going to charge you.

    To take advantage of this service, all you have to do is send us the Engine Control Module (ECM) along with the passenger or driver side door lock and we will re-flash the ECM and cut two (2) non remote head keys to fit your vehicle.

    Check our list of vehicles to see if your vehicle can be re-flashed.

    LIST OF VEHICLES THAT CAN BE REFLASHED

     

    LEXUS

    1997 - 2000

    LS400

    2001 – 2004

    LS430

    1998 – 2004

    GS300

    1998 – 2000

    GS400

    2001 – 2004

    GS430

    1998 – 2004

    ES300

    2001 – 2004

    IS300

    1998 – 2000

    SC300

    1998 – 2000

    SC400

    2002 – 2004

    SC400

    1999 – 2004

    LX470

    2003 – 2004

    GX470

    1999 – 2003

    RX300

    2004

    RX330 (NA)

    2004

    RX300 (JPN)

    TOYOTA

    2001 – 2004

    PRIUS

    2000 – 2004

    MR2

    1999 – 2004

    SOLARA

    1998 – 2003

    CAMRY

    2003 – 2004

    CAMRY (V6)

    1998 – 2004

    AVALON

    1998 – 2004

    SIENNA

    2001 – 2004

    SEQUOIA

    1998 – 2004

    LAND CRUISER

    2001 – 2004

    HIGHLANDER

    1998 – 2004

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  2. What is Key Cloning?


    Key Cloning is a technology that allows us to copy the electronic signal from an original transponder key that is programmed into your automobile and transfer that information onto a duplicated key. This “CLONED” key will operate your vehicle just as the original did.

     

    This technology allows us to provide you with a second or third key without having to reprogram the vehicle.

     

    Not all keys to all vehicles can be CLONED. Check to see if your vehicle is listed in the table below. If your vehicle is listed, we can clone your key.

     

    You must provide us with an original working key in order to utilize this service.

    List of "Clonable" Vehicles

    Acura CL 1999 – 2004

    Acura

    TL

    1999 – 2004

    Acura

    Integra

    2000 – 2001

    Acura

    MDX

    2001 – 2006

    Acura

    NSX

    1997 – 2005

    Acura

    RL

    1996 – 2004

    Acura

    RSX

    2002 – 2006

    Buick

    Allure

    2005

    Buick

    La Crosse

    2007

    Buick

    Le Sabre

    2000 – 2005

    Buick

    Park Avenue

    1997 – 2005

    Buick

    Ranier

    2003 – 2005

    Buick

    Rendezvous

    2001 – 2005

    Buick

    Rendezvous

    2006

    Buick

    Terraza

    2006 Early

    Buick

    Terraza

    2005 – 2006

    Cadillac

    Deville

    2000 – 2005

    Cadillac

    Seville

    1997 – 2005

    Cadillac

    STS

    2000 – 2001

    Chevrolet

    Uplander

    2004 - 2006

    Chevrolet

    Venture Van

    1999 – 2005

    Ford

    Crown Victoria

    1999 – 2005

    Ford

    Excursion

    2000 – 2005

    Ford

    Expedition

    1997 – 2002

    Ford

    Explorer

    1998 – 2001

    Ford

    Explorer Sport

    1999 - 2001

    Ford

    Explorer Sport Trac

    1998 – 2001

    Ford

    F-Series Truck (Light D)

    1999 – 2003

    Ford

    Mustang

    1996 – 2004

    Ford

    Ranger V6

    1999 – 2000

    Ford

    Taurus

    1996 – 1999

    Ford

    Windstar

    1998 – 2000

    Honda

    Accord

    1998 – 2002

    Honda

    Civic

    2001 – 2005

    Honda

    CR-V

    2002 - 2005

    Honda

    Element

    2003 – 2005

    Honda

    Insight

    2003 – 2005

    Honda

    Odyssey

    1998 – 2004

    Honda

    Pilot

    2003 – 2005

    Honda

    Prelude

    1997 – 2002

    Honda

    S2000

    2000 – 2005

    Infiniti

    I30

    1999

    Infiniti

    Q45

    1997 – 2001

    Jaguar

    XJ

    1998 – 1999

    Jaguar

    XK

    1998 – 1999

    Lincoln

    Blackwood

    2002 – 2003

    Lincoln

    Continental

    1998 – 2002

    Lincoln

    Navigator

    1998 – 2002

    Lincoln

    Town Car

    1998 – 2002

    Lexus

    ES300

    1998 – 2003

    Lexus

    GS300

    1998 – 2002

    Lexus

    GS400

    1998 – 2002

    Lexus

    IS300

    2001 – 2003

    Lexus

    LS400

    1997 – 2002

    Lexus

    LS430

    1998 – 2002

    Lexus

    LX470

    1998 – 2006

    Lexus

    LX450

    1995 – 1998

    Lexus

    RX300

    1998 – 2003

    Lexus

    SC300

    1998 – 2001

    Lexus

    SC400

    1998 – 2001

    Lexus

    SC430

    1998 – 2001

    Mazda

    626ES

    1998 – 1999

    Mazda

    626LX

    1998 – 1999

    Mazda

    B3000

    1999 – 2000

    Mazda

    B4000

    1999 – 2000

    Mazda

    Pickup 3000

    1999 – 2000

    Mazda

    Pickup 3000

    1999 - 2000

    Mercury

    Grand Marquis

    1998 – 2002

    Mercury

    Mountaineer

    1998 – 2001

    Mercury

    Sable LS

    1996 – 1999

    Mercury

    Sable SE

    1996 – 1999

    Mercury

    Sable SHO

    1996 – 1999

    Mercury

    Sable GS

    1998 – 1999

    Oldsmobile

    Aurora

    2001 – 2003

    Oldsmobile

    Silhoutte

    1999 – 2004

    Pontiac

    Aztek

    2001 – 2005

    Pontiac

    Bonneville

    2000 – 2005

    Pontiac

    Grand Prix

    2000 – 2006

    Pontiac

    Montana

    2005 – 2006

    Porsche

    Boxster

    1997 – 1998

    Saturn

    Relay

    2005 – 2006

    Toyota

    4 Runner

    1999 – 2002

    Toyota

    Avalon XL

    1998 – 2004

    Toyota

    Avalon XLS

    1998 – 2004

    Toyota

    Camry XL

    1998 – 2004

    Toyota

    Camry LE

    1998 – 2004

    Toyota

    Camry XLE

    1998 – 2004

    Toyota

    Camry XLE-4cyl

    1998 – 2006

    Toyota

    Highlander

    2001 – 2003

    Toyota

    Landcruiser

    1998 – 2002

    Toyota

    MR2 Spider

    2001 – 2005

    Toyota

    Prius

    2001 – 2003

    Toyota

    Sequoia

    2001 – 2002

    Toyota

    Sienna XLE

    1999 – 2003

    Toyota

    Solara SLE

    1999 - 2003


     

     


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  3. Where do I find my Lexus Factory Key Code?


    NOTICE: The numbers on the back of the key is NOT the Factory key Code!

    1. The factory key code can be found on the metal tag that was attached to the original keys:

     



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  4. How can I tell if I have a Master Key?


    A.    Most factory remote head keys have been programmed into the vehicle as a master key.  A black non-remote key is usually a master key. If your key is a non-remote key & it is dark gray, then it is a valet key.

           The first way to verify if you have a master key, is to open the trunk or glove box with the key. If it locks or unlocks either, then it is probably a master key.

           The second way to verify if your key is a master key, is to locate the blinking security light (it may be a blinking red light or a picture of a car and key) on the dash, instrument cluster, or the console.

           The security light will be blinking as long as there is no key in the ignition.  Insert your key into the ignition. DO NOT TURN THE KEY. Pay close attention to the blinking light. If the light goes out immediately, then the key is a master key. If the light stays on for 2 or more seconds, then it is a valet key.

           If you have a master key, you will be able to program additional keys into your car. If you have a valet key, you cannot program additional keys into your car.

    If you do not have a master key and want remote head keys for your car the Engine Control module (ECM) will have to be re-flashed. Please refer to the ECM re-flashing section or call our office at 866-350-4199 for more information.

    If you do not have a master key and only want additional keys without any remote capabilities, please refer to the KEY CLONING section or call our office at 866-350-4199 for additional information.



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