The one time i have had to do it, looked up the net - that did help, but it won't if you have no internet connection and your fob goes dead, even if you have a spare battery. I am assuming that it is the factory battery or some other dealership brand. What happens when she tries to start the car after a nap? Gentlemen, After searching the owner's manual for what seemed like forever, I found the section that referrs to using the mechanical key to open the car. This is the 4 time that the car has gone dead. I have heard this sound before with other vehicles I have owned and it is a familiar sound. Seriously, Lexus must have a procedure for such cases. And if you ever need to pull it off again, the silicone will be easy to overcome when prying the cover.
Maybe it was wireless charge point where key gets enough power to initialize proper encrypted data transfer between it and the car. Does anyone here has the same problem like it do? This does not sound right to us, but the Lexus service department has no clue and claims there is nothing in the service bulletins about this problem. In our lab we use bags that are air tight, which is a step above water tight. After I got a jump start I took the car to a local repairman and battery turned out ok. There are no locks to open with a key, as everything is done from the key fob buttons or the close proximity of the key fob to the door handles.
When she does drive it, it is for short trips 3 miles round trip to work. I am requesting a new car as I believe this car is a lemon and or refund my money due to they cannot fix my car. This happened to me once with a Lexus key fob. Stick the key in the small slot on the underside and pry the cap off. I know there are better ones for more money than a person would want to spend. I work for a dr and a patient just had this same problem. A thermo scan will not see an active drain easily on a 600ma drain across a 20 amp plastic encased fuse either.
Worth texas in September 2013. Slide across the release button for the metal key and pull it out of the fob. Does anyone know how many keys do we get? My initial uneducated thought is alternator. This will reveal the battery. Its a great glue once cured, but still flexible. If so, I would appreciate any links to pages that discuss this topic.
Is there a backup battery in the key fob? Alternator may have semi 'seized' so with the squeak yesterday was alternator refusing to turn, but then it did turn but is so stiff its basically nearly stopping the engine but it is reluctantly turning hence the battery light is out. This is interesting, but I think that you may need to ask your wife to demonstrate what she does while you watch carefully. I went on the internet and found over 100 complaint of the same issue going back to 2013, on all Lexus Models. I discovered after numerous dead battery situations in both cars that the alternator was putting out the required 14. Hold the interior of the key firmly in one hand, insert a coin in the hole with your other hand and twist firmly. Instead, leave everything connected and take an infra-red thermal gun and point it at the fuses and relays.
How can you start car with dead keyfob? Shortly there after in late October, I went to start my vehicle which is parked in my garage. As I find at YouTube all are totally different key pattern, I did use a mechanical key to screw in a little flat inside the key holder , it look like allow to open half. Put a small amount of clear silicone seal on the bottom lock tabs of the cap before you install it, and it should never come loose and fall off. The key fob in the locker would not be detected by the car. You almost need a degree in engineering to do the job.
Then I was told that I was not driving the car enough miles to keep the battery alive. Put the inside of the key back together using the two small screws. I jump started it and it started right away. Thanks guys for the replies and advice. Also, if specialized equipment is involved it no longer is a home mechanic approach.
I asked this question at my test drive. The last one was from the dealer, and it is now dead. Also posted this on the wrong thread - sorry. I took the car to a local Lexus dealer. About 4 years ago I went to the garage, hit the start, and got that sickening sound. Yes, check to see if the battery needs water and fill it to the guide marks only with distilled water - assuming it is not one of those supposedly maintenance free batteries. Many retrofit devices are not properly installed and that is what I worry about.
I've never heard a price for an additional one. Try it, you may find out yours is just as big as mine. A new aftermarket battery interstate was put in the vehicle. As I date not open turn more space afraid will damage. A couple of days ago the belts squeaked for about a minute but it wasn't first start up of the day so I noticed and thought that's odd.