I had to drive using the next to the start button and opening and locking car using metal key for some days. Likewise, if you see others asking questions, feel free to chime in if you feel like you know the right answer. Which never happens btw, they just really want you to buy their keys… Troubleshooting Tips. Also, it is possible to program a used Smart Key, but it has to be unlocked first. I have experienced this annoying problem with two completely different vehicles over the years. I have a 2004 Prius.
It's nothing Lexus have done wrong, merely interference with the transponder and has happened to a few different makes such as Subaru, Ford etc. I can't think of anything that can be causing this. This program will give you a different set of instructions based on what you enter in the first five fields for step 4. Replace the battery, but check the battery contacts for any corrosion on them. I have lost my second key. For being stuck whilst away from home, watch out for problems locking as this will indicate if you will have a problem getting back in again. You should be able to test your remote out of the key fob after you clean stuff up before you put it all back together.
Got home at night and it wouldn't lock, jumped in the car drove into the next street and hey presto it locked!!! No problems before, lived in the same house for years with no issues. If you want to eliminate the static electricty possibility without going out and buying anything, just get a clothes dryer sheet like Bounce and fold it and put it in your pocket with the remote for a test. He removed the lower dash panels containing the switch, and jumped power to the White and black wire on the switch. This typically happens when the 2nd key is in the car. One smart key works just fine. Your car has a regular key, so your instructions will be different. So what is your advise? So how does the dealer program the remote? You could try parking a different way round or in a different place if possible.
. I assumed placing the fob by the Start button was simply so that a very weak signal from the fob could be received. Of the top of my head I would say a potential fix would be for the transponder or aerial to detect inteference at the frequency it was operating at and ask the key fob to automatically use another frequency or boost its output. When the engine won't start unless your holding the key to the button? Like Bob above, I am confused as to how it is actually possible for a signal to overpower the detection of the key by all 7 even when the key is actually touching a door? When I walk up to the car to unlock it by using the doorhandles sensor with the key in my pocket the car will not unlock. Locked it and went in the house thinking right first thing tomorrow it's back to Lexus. Some dealers can also do that for you too but make sure you call them first.
Thanks much for this post. Getting the cable is not that expensive. Performing this procedure can potentially damage your vehicle, void your vehicle warranty, and cause expensive repair costs. And also no problems with either the Peugeot or Ford thats in the same driveway. Also anyway of stopping the alarm sounding when I use the manual key as early in a morning its beyond a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you check all the doors to make sure they all fail to lock? Then by pressing maybe press and hold? You will find the third number in the corner on the logic board. In the end he piped up that there was a mobile mast behind the dealers which did this all the time to cars in their car park. Like some of the others, it only plays up on my driveway and so far hasnt happened anywhere else I have parked.
That key can be used to get in the car in case your car battery dies, or if your electronic Smart Key is not working. So i locked it manually! I look with keen interest with you sharing a potential solution to this problem, and wonder if it is a Lexus fault or just a fact of life we need to put up with. When I try to lock the car by pressing the black button on the door handle the car will not lock and instead makes a long beeping sound. I also discovered that if I stood at a very specific spot in the car park about 20 yards away from the car! On the other side of the motherboard you will find the battery. You should be able to test your remote out of the key fob after you clean stuff up before you put it all back together.
You can also visit our full page. So of anyone else has this problem, here's an idiots guide. Summery : I think it wikll just pass and interferance is probably to blame. If it does turn out to be the actuator there is a long discussion on the repair here: Sure sounds like a weak door lock actuator. As an end user, I don't and shouldn't care about inteference, or who the real manufacturer of the equipment is or whatever excuse the car maker wants to throw our way to sidestep the problem and wash their hands off providing a fix, no matter how presitigious the brand.
When you get to pirate radio, home WiFi, taxi firms etc etc all putting out high power frequencies all over the spectrum you will get interference. . This can be done even if the battery in the key fob is dead or missing. I really did not expect this to happen in a Lexus. Obviously, this is done for security reasons, so no one could just get into your car, program new key, and steal the car.
For the record I did try changing the batteryon the spot but nothing happened! Is anyone aware of a recall on the door actuators? Any advice is welcome and I thank you in advance! While this process worked for me, it is not guaranteed to work on other vehicles. I have a 2007 is220d - yesterday the same thing happened to - well almost - I came to get into my car and the fob would not open the door. You should hear one beep again. I once used version 12 techstream i did not find health check, utility option under main body and immobilizer option. Over the last few weeks had a couple of times when fobs, door handles and start button wont work. And still working fine on the old remote control 2 days later.