Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So....the ignition key for my 2008 RX450h has cracked. it still works ok, but you have to take careful hold of it once inserted in the ignition; it feels like it might snap or something when it's turned.

Otherwise, it works fine.

Question it possible just to have a new plastic case thingy or will Lexus want to sell me a brand new key? And what might that cost from a main dealer, I wonder?

Any advice gratefully received :-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Timpsons will cut you a new key, I had one done a few months back.  It's just a Toyota key, the one Timpsons sell has a slightly longer blade but is otherwise identical.

I say identical, it also has the same crap design as the typical Lexus key, which means that it too will eventually break.


  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, sorcerer said:

Not sure it's a good idea to wrap a key in epoxy putty when you'll need to replace the battery in it at some point.

Didn't mean for you to mummify the fob, just use enough to hold it together.

It will cut off with either a dremel or small hacksaw.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...