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We receive a lot of phone calls from locksmiths who wish to enter into the replacement remote key business but lack the understanding of what type of remote should be used on what type of vehicle. So to help the locksmith, we made a remote chart to assist the locksmith in selecting the right part number for his or her application. (See Chart 1, Lexus/Toyota Remote Application Chart)
When selecting from used remotes for a Lexus / Toyota vehicle, you need to know the five options that are required in order to have the correct remote for your vehicle. They are as follows.
1.) What type of transponder chip (Fixed RW2 Reads 4C and Jet Reads TX00) or (Encrypted RW2 Reads 4D and Jet Reads TPXX)?
2) What the visual appearance of the upper left remote button (Red Panic, White Car or White PWR Door)?
3) What type of key blade (LX90, TOY48 or TR47)?
4) What length key blade (Long, Medium or Short)?
5) What is the pulse duration of the remote LED when you depress the buttons? Is it fast blink or slow blink?
We also manufacture just the key blades for those locksmiths who still like to rebuild their own remote housings. The models we carry are Lexus Short Part #LSRB, Lexus Medium Part #LMRB, Lexus Long Part #LLRB and Toyota TR47-Type, Part # TRB.
For more information on DAP-Key, call 800-860-KEYS.
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