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Automotive ECU Flashing

Toyota Lexus Honda Acura Saab

Key Man Lock & Safe Company is currently the only locksmith in the State of Utah with the ability to flash and program Toyota, Lexus, and Honda ECUs and program keys onsite at our location or yours with same day service.  Other locksmiths will pull your ECU and send it out of state to have it flashed and programmed costing you much more and taking up to two weeks.

Dealers charge upwards of $1,500 to $2,000 to REPLACE your ECU as they do not have the ability to flash it when all keys are lost.  Key Man Lock & Safe Company offers this service in several ways.  Often, if you pull the ECU yourself and bring it to our location along with the year, make, model, and VIN, we are able to flash and program the ECU and cut new keys at a HUGE savings without making a service call to the vehicle.  We are also able to accept your ECU by mail, complete the work, and quickly send it back to you.  You may also have your vehicle towed to our shop, or we can send an automotive locksmith to your location.

No matter which option you choose, we can save you as much as $1,700.

                  Acura and Honda Reflashing Services


       Honda and Acura type 1 vehicles are much different from the newer systems.  One big difference is the ability to add in your own keys if you have the red AND black keys supplied to the car’s original owner. Later Honda/Acura systems do not have an on-board key learning procedure.  This means you must take your car to a locksmith that can perform reflashing services or to a dealer to get it programmed into the car.

       The second difference is, there is no On Board Diagnostics (OBDII) port access. This means when you lose your last master-key, you must have the Immobilizer Control Unit replaced or reflashed. Most locksmiths do not have the tools and training required to perform reflashing services on type 1 Honda/Acura vehicles.  Most car owners who lose their last key will instinctively choose the least economical choice and tow their car to the dealer and max their credit cards to afford the $650 to $1,500 service.  The automotive key specialists at Key Man Lock & Safe Company in Ogden, UT can reflash your Honda or Acura vehicle quickly for an affordable price!

Which Honda and Acura Vehicles Require ECU Reflashing if All Keys Are Lost?

Acura NSX 1997 – 2005

Acura RL 1996 – 2004

Honda Prelude 1997 – 2002

Are you a  locksmith or a Mechanic with the ability to program keys?  Call us to find out how we can help.  We offer same day flashing services to local locksmiths and overnight flashing services to locksmiths nationwide.  Bring in or send us the ECU along with the year, make, model, and VIN.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity.


The Immobilizer Control Unit is located at the bottom of the steering column under the dash.

Do you drive one of these cars and only have 1 key left?

       Do yourself a favor and get a copy made today.  Don’t risk losing your last key and being stranded somewhere and be forced to pay for specialty ECU reflashing services.  Getting a spare key is cheap and easy.  The chip key specialists at Key Man Lock & Safe Company in Ogden, UT can cut and program your existing key in less than 5 minutes for a VERY affordable price. Do yourself a favor and give us a call today.

         Toyota and Lexus Reflashing Services

Which Lexus and Toyota vehicles need ECU reflashing if all keys are lost?

       Early Toyota and Lexus vehicles operate a bit different than the later systems do.  There are several differences, however the main one you will actually care about is if you lose your last key to one of these vehicles, the cost for new keys appears really high.  Why is that?  It’s because Toyota and Lexus (same company)  thought it would be a good idea to restrict anyone access to the ECU (the part in the car that stores the chip key data) through the standard diagnostic port.  That means you can’t plug-in a diagnostic machine and simply add in keys like we can on the later models.

This leaves you with 3 options.

  1. Sell the car

  2. Tow it to a dealer and pay to have the ECU replaced, synched to the car, and then to program in the brand new keys they sell.  Make sure you are sitting down when you hear the price of that!

  3. Call us.  We can re-flash your current ECU and add in two keys for a fraction of the cost of a brand new part, labor to install, and high programming fees.

Reflashing means we write over the current files in the ECU and convert it back to its virgin unused state.  After it’s been overwritten, we can add in new keys! Here is the list of vehicles that need to be reflashed if all keys are lost.

            Vehicles Which Require Reflashing

  • 1997-2005 Acura NSX

  • 1996-2005 Acura RL

  • 1997-2002 Honda Prelude

  • 1998-2003 Lexus ES300

  • 2004-2006 Lexus ES330

  • 1998-2003 Lexus GS300

  • 1998-2000 Lexus GS400

  • 2001-2003 Lexus GS430

  • 2001-2003 Lexus GX470

  • 2001-2003 Lexus IS300

  • 2001-2004 Lexus LS430

  • 1998-2005 Lexus LX470

  • 1998-2003 Lexus RX300

  • 2004-2006 Lexus RX330/400

  • 1998-2000 Lexus SC300/400

  • 2002-2006 Lexus SC430

  • 1998-2006 Toyota 4 Runner

  • 1998-2004 Toyota Avalon

  • 1998-2006 Toyota Camry

  • 2005-2006 Toyota Corolla

  • 2001-2006 Toyota Highlander

  • 1998-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser

  • 2005-2006 Toyota Matrix

  • 2000-2005 Toyota MR2

  • 2001-2006 Toyota Prius

  • 1998-2006 Toyota Sienna

  • 2002-2007 Toyota Rav 4

  • 2001-2006 Toyota Sequ0ia

  • 1998-2006 Toyota Solara

  • 1998-2000 Toyota Tacoma



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