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Specialbrew1982
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Oct 7, 2015, 3:04 AM

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I have a Lexus is200 which will not start up! The red security light keeps blinking! I read up that its the immobilizer?? My key came apart yesterday and the inside came out and now I ve noticed there is no transponder chip in there? I ve looked everywhere and can t find it? Would there of been one in the first place? Could someone have possibly taken it out and some point and bypassed it? I m thinking it could be something else now if not that? Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 7, 2015, 3:22 AM

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Don't you have a second set of keys + fob for this?


Seems primal to me. Car thinks it's being stolen and doing its job. If you can prove you are the real owner you probably can get this missing stuff replaced/fixed at a dealer.


Sorry sport - if there was a quick and easy way to by-pass all that it would kinda make antitheft items useless huh?


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Specialbrew1982
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Oct 7, 2015, 3:29 AM

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Yes that's very true lol...I've had the car only a few months and it only came with one main key.
I have looked on eBay and I can buy another transponder chip but obviously it will need reprogramming.
Do you think its possible that there was no chip in the key in the first place? The key works fine for locking and unlocking but it just won't start the car. Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 7, 2015, 3:37 AM

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I don't know how to help except send you to a dealer. Why oh why would you only accept ONE key to a car? If so for some reason I would if mine have another made even if new only one came with it.


It's broken physically by your description? Light flashing so doing it's job. Yes - these things need to be "acquainted" to the vehicle.


Ask locally who can re-key the thing if other than a dealer and might cost a small fortune.


This is basic. It's doing its job. What more confuses you about that?


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Specialbrew1982
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Oct 7, 2015, 3:58 AM

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I've had numerous cars I've purchased second hand in the past and have only come with one key and I've never had this problem lol.
Is it possible the fob key had no transponder chip in the first place and its something else that is causing the car not to start such as the fuel pump?


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 7, 2015, 4:38 AM

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Some common sense please:


Quote">>The red security light keeps blinking!<<" from first post. What on earth do you expect with that doing that?
So you've owned or had a lot of cars with just one key - so have I. First move is get another right away! Now you are paying for that.
Why suggest it's the fuel pump now? There's not point yet. Immobilizing set ups will disable vehicles in different way if OE design or aftermarket of which many will fail IMO most in time leaving you in trouble.


These things do any of the following, disable fuel, spark, both of those, alert owners, blow horns, flash lights and an assortment of things.
Many will come with a feature for "Valet" service such that a key or way to keep car operable is enabled by a trusted other person or place.


Job #1 for an owner is to know how their particular set up works and how to disable it for your own use. That also means how t enable it to work which is frequently the second key and or fob or perhaps a unique procedure to follow.


I can't even guess at the possible assortment for all vehicles.
You can test all you want but with a known light flashing and broken whatever way you are just finding out what is preventing it from running not good info on a fix with a system in this designed to prevent it from running.
You said fob had no transponder chip. So perhaps it already was disabled because it was stranding prior owner and that trick failed. I can't know who might have done what.
IDK how to help. About all vehicles I've known if only to drive was told how to defeat a system. Info if OE used to at least come with car that you removed from say a glove box with owner's manual to keep separately from the car. If you buy cars with controls it would be my own first concern how it operates and the info with it. If missing like the second key would get that taken care of right away prior to this crap.


So far this car thinks you are an unauthorized user for any reason. Said already - these things are not meant to be fast and easy to get around or would be of no use. Now it will take you, a shop or dealer most likely to get this back to the way it was intended,


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Hammer Time
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Oct 7, 2015, 4:52 AM

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Take your proof of ownership to the dealer and they will sell you a new key with a transponder built into it.

The only thing you are going to get from E-Bay is more problems.



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Specialbrew1982
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Oct 7, 2015, 4:53 AM

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Do you know roughly how much that will cost?


Hammer Time
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Oct 7, 2015, 4:57 AM

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No, they vary.



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Specialbrew1982
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Oct 7, 2015, 4:59 AM

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OK thanks...I'll try a local car locksmith and see if they can help?






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