Hi, I'm the second owner and I've had it for all but the first 3 years. The vehicle has been only serviced sporadically in last few years and now has 97,000 miles. The timing belt was changed 5 years ago and a person planning to buy the car has said it is due to be changed now; if it is not, there could be a nasty bang and expensive repair! Any truth in this?
By C Andrew Green
Has anyone acquired a used 'Credit Card' style buttonless Smart Key and succesfully reprogrammed it to their IS250? (Although that should probably read "programmed their IS250 to the key")
There's one on eBay at the moment, not cheap @ £90, but the form factor is appealing and as I only have one standard smart key fob anyway....
It's a 'Denso' make, model number 14AEC (see pic) the same make as my existing one although that's a model number 14AAC.
My main ignition key casing is splitting. Bought a cheap replacement but hasn't lasted long. Asked Timpson's to cut the key to the new case but they refused to take the casing and insisted I pay them to provide the casing for over £200. Couldn't find many other places nearby that cut this key.
I've nearly always unlocked the boot on my IS300 by pressing the button on the key rather than inserting the key in the lock. Recently there has been a steadily increasing delay before the lock responds, which I assume may be because the key fob Battery is becoming flat. My problem is that when I insert the key in the boot barrel, the latter will not turn. I've tried lubricating it to no avail. Any ideas, please? I want to ensure that I can unlock the boot if the fob Battery fails completely.