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2013 Lexus RX350 – Steps for Making Copy of Car Key

Steps for Making Copy of Car Key – 2013 Lexus RX350

1. Program the new key fob by the part number.

For successful programming use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) key fob when possible.

  • a. Connect programming equipment to the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  • b. Choose vehicle year make and model from the tablet connected to programming equipment.
  • c. Keep driver’s door open and engage emergency lights.
  • d. Bring existing (original) key fob to push-to-start button and wait for 1 beep.
  • e. Bring new (un-programmed) key fob to push-to-start button and wait for 2 beeps.

2. Test operations of newly programmed key fob.

Keep original key far away from the vehicle to avoid interference.

  • a. Press lock, unlock and trunk buttons to test functionality.

Note: If programming unsuccessful do not proceed to the next step.

3. Take out driver’s door lock.

  • a. Read the code from the door lock.

Note: Alternatively, use vehicle identification number (VIN) to purchase lock code from the manufacturer.

4. Cut the key.

  • a. Enter lock codded into key cutting machine equipment.
  • b. Cut key from each side.

Note: The key cutting process takes about 10 minutes.

5. Test the newly cutted key.

  • Put lock back and test door locking and unlocking functionality.

Congratulations! Your 2013 Lexus RX350 key is ready.

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