Getting into Your Toyota, Scion or Lexus
Retrieving the mechanical key
Slide the catch on the top (Lexus) or on the side (Toyota, Scion and later model Lexus) of the key fob (remote control or ‘clicker’) to remove the emergency (mechanical) key blade. On some models, the lock cylinder (keyhole) at the back of the door handle will be visible. If so, use the key blade to unlock the door.
If the keyhole is not visible, insert the mechanical key into the slot at the base of the door lock cover located near the back of the driver’s door handle and lift slightly to pry away the lock cover and expose the lock cylinder. If you are in the dark, you may need to feel for the slot. Yes, you must pry off a piece of the car. Insert the key blade into the now-exposed lock cylinder to operate. The key can only be inserted in one direction, so turn the key over and try again if it does not go in the first time.
If you do not see a seam or a keyhole, you have the latest Lexus models (NX and RC F) and need only to pull the handle out as you see in the image to expose the keyhole. Insert the key and turn and you’re in.
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