R.Holmes

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    es300
  1. Go to www.toy-lex.com and try using their programming procedures for your car. I just got a new transponder and went to this site and used the programming procedure for my 2003 ES300 and it worked the first time. Maybe the procedure I sent you will only work for my year ES300. Find your car in the programming and try it. I just went to the site and looked up your car. LX470 04 Correct? It says that your key cannot be programmed. Needs to go to the dealer to have it programmed. Sorry that I couldn't help.
  2. Go to www.toy-lex.com and try using their programming procedures for your car. I just got a new transponder and went to this site and used the programming procedure for my 2003 ES300 and it worked the first time. Maybe the procedure I sent you will only work for my year ES300. Find your car in the programming and try it.
  3. I have instructions for deleteing programmed keys from the computer but will not send unless you need it.
  4. I too purchased a transponder and the instructions were difficult to follow but it did work after many times trying but I got these instructions from the forum and they work perfectly. They are for toyotas and lexus and they worked for me the first time. I will list the procedure for you and hope it works 1. Simultaniously depress and release brake and accelerator 1 time 2. Insert master key, DO NOT TURN KEY 3. Depress and release accelerator 5 times 4. Depress and release brake 6 times 5. Insert new key and depress and release accelerator 1 time 6. In 80 seconds, security light goes out. Key is programmed 7. Remove new key and depress and release brake 1 time Now try the key for all fuctions. (door locks, engine starts, etc) Hope this works for you. Post your results.
  5. I am not familiar with the IS but I think it is the same radio and CD changer that the ES 300 has. I have an 03 ES 300 with the same problem. After working with the changer,(loading and ejecting) several times until I could see the cd and got it to eject enough that I could get twezzers to get it out, I removed the radio and changer from the car. Separated the changer from the radio,(several screws separates the changer and radio). Took the cover off the changer,( 4 screws I think) and lubed the cd mechanism with litheum grease with a Q-Tip. Was very careful not to get too much. You can see the tracks or moveable parts where it was lubed from the factory. Replaced the unit and operated the cd changer several times to spread the grease a little. At first it wouldn't eject but after about 4 loads and ejects, it started to workd like it was intended. Be sure to use a cd that you don't mind destroying because when it try to ejects and does not eject, the mechanism scratches it. Hope this helps
  6. Try www.ikeyless.com Got mine for $84.90 with shipping and I programed it myself and had local locksmith cut it for me. (Free) Got it in 3 days
  7. I don't see why not. I just got my new key and programed it to my car and went next door and reprogrammed it to his car. Got my key from www.ikeyless.com
  8. Try www.ikeyless.com Replacement keys are cheap and comes with programming instructions. Mine cost me $84.90 with shipping. Programed it myself and works perfectly.
  9. Thanks Ray! Say, it looks like you have just the key I need ;) Hi guys, I had the same problem and found this site www.ikeyless.com Ordered the key for my 03 es300 and recieved it today. Programing instructions came with the key. Just programed it and it works perfectly. Programing was a cinch and easy as cutting a pie. Cost of my key was $79.95 plus $4.95 shipping. $84.90 and I have a new master or spare key. Local locksmith cut it for free. If any of you have a problem with your keys such as cracked cases or case is coming apart or worn key, you can go to any locksmith (Most any) and buy a key and have it cut and put the old transponder into the new key.
  10. Hi guys and gals. In my last post of buying a later model ES300 (03) I was very excited but now I don't know. I am experiencing several problems that I did not expect. First the transmission is acting up, rough idle and now the cd changer will not eject the cds. Have solved the rough idle and trany is better now but the radio removal and cd changer is stumping me now. Any advice before going to the wrecking yard for some education. (Much more envolved than my 98) Still have my 98 and enjoy driving it more than the 03. You have helped me on my 98 so don'tl fail me now. THANKS
  11. I have a '98 ES 300 and when my display went out, I bought the display and replaced it. As far as interchanging radios, I found that the '97,98,99 radios are interchangeable. 2000 and later are different. The wires can be spiced but I would not take the chance. My advice is to buy the display and change it out. Very simple to do.
  12. Hi fellow members!! After driving my '98 ES300 for the past 3 years and keeping it running in tip-top running condition (Thanks to member support on helping with the few repairs needed) I have to say good bye to it. I just "STOLD" a 2003 ES300 with 42,000 miles, Gold in color, inside and out. Perfect condition for $14,000.00. I will be looking forward to your help when I run into problems that I need help with to keep this one running as well as the '98. Thanks again for your help in the past.
  13. The instructions you have for the 2000 are probably the same for the 98. I also have a 98 and have replaced the radio and it is quite simple. About the check engine light that never goes out? The codes that triggered the light has to be diagnosed, corrected and reset to clear the light. Go to Auto-Zone of some place to get the codes read in order to correct the problem that is causeing the light to come on and post the codes for help. Send me a personal e-mail with the instructions you have and I will tell you if they are good. I have removed and replaced several radios in a 97,98,and 99 es300
  14. If cleaning or replaceing the MAF,doesn't solve your problem, check for vacum leak in the vacum booster. That is where my problem was