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Basically I've just bought myself an IS200 Sport, love the car, just not too keen on the keys. I can see them poking holes in my pockets after a while.

Would a Lexus dealer be able to sell me a new style folding key programmed from my master? Or do Lexus just not do folding keys?

I've been looking up these DIY style kits where you buy a blank folding key, get it cut and then just swap over all the internals? Here's what I found on eBay

Has anyone tried this before?

Any feedback much appreciated.

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Lexus doesn't do folding keys, they went from the keys we've got straight to the keyless fobs on the latest models. I remember someone getting one of those folding keys off eBay, he was reasonably happy with it but it is very large. Other than that it's a good way to go if you really want a folding key.

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Thanks for the heads up guys, the car came with 3 keys anyway so I've got one to play with. Something else which is slightly confusing, I'm sure I read somewhere that the master key is the one with 3 buttons. Yet the car has 2 black keys both with 3 buttons which dont light up the dashboard security light when inserted. And one grey one with only 2 buttons, which does light it up. I can only assume that the grey one is the master, but I'm sure people said the master has 3 buttons? :duh: I'll get past the nooby question stage soon...honest. B)

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Thanks for the heads up guys, the car came with 3 keys anyway so I've got one to play with. Something else which is slightly confusing, I'm sure I read somewhere that the master key is the one with 3 buttons. Yet the car has 2 black keys both with 3 buttons which dont light up the dashboard security light when inserted. And one grey one with only 2 buttons, which does light it up. I can only assume that the grey one is the master, but I'm sure people said the master has 3 buttons? :duh: I'll get past the nooby question stage soon...honest. B)

Nope that's right, when you put a master in the light goes straight out, when you put the valet key in the light is supposed to stay on for a bit.

The black ones are definitely the masters, and the grey is the valet key.

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Thanks for the heads up guys, the car came with 3 keys anyway so I've got one to play with. Something else which is slightly confusing, I'm sure I read somewhere that the master key is the one with 3 buttons. Yet the car has 2 black keys both with 3 buttons which dont light up the dashboard security light when inserted. And one grey one with only 2 buttons, which does light it up. I can only assume that the grey one is the master, but I'm sure people said the master has 3 buttons? :duh: I'll get past the nooby question stage soon...honest. B)

Nope that's right, when you put a master in the light goes straight out, when you put the valet key in the light is supposed to stay on for a bit.

The black ones are definitely the masters, and the grey is the valet key.

Aaah I seee, I just got confused because I thought that being a 'master' key there would only be one. But thanks for clearing that up Parthiban, much appreciated.

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Aaah I seee, I just got confused because I thought that being a 'master' key there would only be one. But thanks for clearing that up Parthiban, much appreciated.

No probs, the reason why you need 2 masters is that you need a master to program another key. If you have one master, and lose it, you end up with a very expensive problem. So always make sure you have 2 master keys :)

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