Lexus Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Lexus Expert
Hello. The first thing I would ask is, do you have another key that you could try to rule out a bad key? if you have tried another key and neither key will turn the lock cylinder, then you likely need a new ignition lock cylinder
We install after market lock cylinders all the time. an after market cylinder will come with a new key which may need to be programmed. Is your car not equipped with the keyless starting system? (smart key)
the dealer can program it for sure. I am trying to find a procedure to see if you can do it yourself, but my shop software does not show your car as having that system for some reason. Is your key chipped?
I dont think it will lose any value with a different key. as far as programming it, my alldata doesn't show your car as having anything other than the smart key keyless start system for some reason. I am going to opt out in case someone else here has the answer, and I will continue to try to find the information for you. If I find it I will definitely let you know.
Yes. I got that. Before spending any money on a new cylinder, try using a little penetrating oil on your key and inserting the key in and out and attempting to turn the key. We have seen quite a few sticky lock cylinder tumblers in the past that are loosened up with a little wd40 or other penetrating oil with a little patience and persistence. please give that a try and let me know how it goes. If it doesn't work and you end up needing the procedure for replacement of the cylinder and programming of the key, please let me know and I will opt out. Sorry your car is giving you this trouble.
They are not the same. I would try the infamous WD-40 or another penetrating oil
Hello. Have you gotten the problem resolved?