Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Lexus Trunk Openning
I worked on a 2003 Lexus ES300 where the keys were locked in the trunk. One local locksmith said you have to get keys from Lexus, one said you had to drill door lock, and Lexus said you had to get keys from a Lexus dealer. I opened the vehicle with an under-the-window tool, then prepared to pull the panel and hot-wire the security system in the door.
on the driver door there was a plastic access port. Once removed, it allowed access to a T – 30 headed screw that once removed allowed for the easy removal of the driver door cylinder (similar to the old VW door handles but only cylinder to be removed on the Lexus). I inserted a #3 Phillips screwdriver and activated the linkage security switch by rotating the switch counter-clockwise, clockwise, counter-clockwise then clockwise. The alarm was deactivated which allowed the trunk release to function. the customer was thoroughly impressed.