Does My Lexus use a High Security Laser Cut Key?

High Security Keys

High Security Keys

The following is an alphabetical list of automobiles made by Lexus that use a high security laser cut key. The make, model and year are listed below. Some model years may overlap and the manufacturer may use different types of keys within the same year. Because of this overlap, we suggest you call the dealer or local automotive locksmith with your VIN number to find out which system your particular vehicle uses.

High Security Laser cut keys are also known as Sidewinder keys due to the snakelike groove cut into the key. They are made of a thicker metal than a normal key and will have the groove cut into both sides of the key by a machine known as a laser cutter.

Some high security laser cut keys also contain a transponder chip and require programming as well. Some Lexus vehicles use a high security key or FOB that can only be produced by the dealer. We have listed this type key as Dealer Key or Dealer FOB.




CT200h 2011-2016 High Security/Transponder
ES250 1990-1993 High Security/Transponder
ES300 1992-1997 High Security
ES300 1998-2003 High Security/Transponder
ES300h 2017 Dealer FOB/High Security
ES330 2004-2006 High Security/Transponder
ES350 2007-2008 Dealer/High Security/Transponder
ES350 2009-2017 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
GS300, GS400 1993-1997 High Security
GS300, GS400 1998-2005 High Security/Transponder
GS300, GS400 2006-2008 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
GS350 2006-2017 High Security/ Transponder
GS430 2001-2005 High Security/Transponder
GS430 2006-2008 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
GS450h 2006-2012 High Security/Transponder
GS450h 2013-2017 Dealer FOB
GX460 2008-2017 High Security/Transponder
GS470 2003-2007 High Security/Transponder
HS250h 2010-2013 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
IS250, IS250C, IS350, IS350C 2008-2017 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
IS300 2001-2005 High Security/Transponder
ISF 2009-2015 Dealer FOB/High security/Transponder
LS600h 2010-2013 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
LS400, LS430 1990-1996 High Security
LS400, LS430 1997-2006 High Security/Transponder
LS460 2007-2008 Dealer Fob/Transponder
LX450 1990-1997 High Security
LX450 1998 High Security/Transponder
LX460 2007-2008 Dealer Key/High Security/Transponder
LX470 1998-2008 High Security/Transponder
LX570 2008-2013 Dealer Key/High Security/Transponder
LX570 2008-2015 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
RX300 1997-2003 High Security/Transponder
RX330 2004-2009 High Security/Transponder
RX350 2004-2011 High Security/Transponder
RX400h 2004-2009 High Security/Transponder
RX400h 2010 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
RX450h 2010 High Security/Transponder
RX450h 2011-2017 Dealer FOB/High Security/Transponder
SC300, SC400, SC430 1990-1997 High Security
SC300, SC400, SC430 1998-2006 High Security/Transponder
SC430 2002-2011 High Security/Transponder


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