Since 1991, Lexus has used high security keys in almost every single model they have ever produced. While there are some exceptions to this rule, such as a 2009 Lexus RX330 which uses a traditional transponder key, their use of high security laser cut keys has been one of their main prides when it comes to the security of their vehicles. Because of the complexity of this key, they have often been thought of as a dealer only key. We are here to change that misconception. We are here for any Lexus car key replacement service you may need.
Lexus’ transponder keys
Lexus’ transponder keys are the lower end of their security keys, but still work on the same principal as their laser cut keys. These keys are cut the same way as a basic, but need to be programmed with the vehicle’s computer in order to allow the vehicle to be started. The transponder, which relays the code to the computer inside the vehicle, is a small chip inside the key and basically “talks” to the computer, transmitting a code that has to match what the computer has on file. If this does not match, the kill switch will engage, causing your car to not start, and will have to be reprogrammed with a new code.
Their high security keys are no different except for the way they are cut. If you’ve ever looked closely at your key, you can see that the key is cut to either a “snake” or a “dimple” cut by a laser, instead of being cut on the edges. This way of cutting a key gives you the extra security and protection against theft as this key can not be duplicated, but rather has to be cut specifically to your vehicle. After it is cut, it is then programmed to your vehicle with a special code. These two precautions are what gives Lexus the name of the highest security when it comes to luxury vehicles.
We can cut it for you
Whichever type of Lexus car key replacement you need, we can cut it for you. Our expert locksmiths are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are fully licensed, bonded and insured to give you the peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands. Call today.