Question about 2007 Lexus ES 350

1 Answer

Open manuualy when remote battedry dead - 2007 Lexus ES 350

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You can separate your key from the valet portion and use it to manually open the keylock hidden beneath decorative trim on the door handle (you have to gently pry it off to get to it).

Once inside, if your remote battery is weak, but not completely dead or missing, you can follow a procedure to start the engine involving holding the keyfob close to the ignition start button.

Both techniques are explained clearly and in detail in the owner's manual.

And the remote batteries are easy to replace yourself and the replacement batteries are widely available and very inexpensive. If practical, this solution makes all the other problems disappear.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

  • taitague5 May 17, 2011

    You must insert a small tool to pry off the right side of the door handle panel. There is a rectangular hole that allows you to do this. It may take a real firm pry off, but that key hole is actually hidden under the door handle portion off to the right. Not the door handle that lifts up, but the fixed piece next to it!!! We called Lexus and those Salesmen down there are about as worthless as dirt! The guy that answered wanted to know who are salesman was...LOL...We bought the car in 2007! Who cares who are salesman is!!!

    There are actually 2 holes to make entry on either side ...Passenger of Driver's side door handles....Hence, if you're stuck on the side of the road, Lexus was smart enough to allow you to choose the safest side....Kudos to them!



1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Keyless entry remote doesn't open doors anymore on my 05 ford focus

Sounds like the contacts in the buttons are not making contact.. you may want to try taking the remote apart and cleaning the contacts and seeing what happens. If the remote is truely dead you may need a new remote

Feb 01, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Can't turn off my alarm and hazard lights on my au ford wagon 1999

Key fob has a dead battery does the remote open an close side doors remote door lock work if not probably dead battery in remote also if battery was changed may have to reprogram remote system
that would have to be done by dealership they have to go into the program an relaern the remote

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

Jun 24, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Remote not work cannot key open door

check the fuses or your remote battery went dead try replacing it. or your remote bacame deprogrammed and you`ll need to go to 1he dealer and have it reprogrammed. Usually $50 to $80

Mar 19, 2014 | 2005 Buick Century

1 Answer

Battery dead open car

did you try to go through by the trunk or open the hood by under neath to get at the battery to jump it to open with the remotes

Nov 03, 2013 | Nissan Primera Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I think my key remote is dead and my key won't open the door. what can i do?

put a new battery in remote,try key in other door," are you sure the car battery is not dead," !!!! If it is then remote wont work, if you are locked out of car call wrecker or lock smith and they can slim jim the door to get you inside. then unlock doors USING THE POWER LOCK button PROVIDING CAR BATTERY IS NOT DEAD!!!!

Jan 14, 2011 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

2004 Cavalier Just stop running

well that could be a number of things if the car still truns over id more than likely say its a fuel problem it could be any number of fuel items from the fule pump to the injectors even a loose line some where if the car wont even turn over its a power problem which could be a dead battedry due to altenator failure a key switch or even the starter its self your best bet if you want ot diagnos this ya self is to go to your local auto parts storte adn buy a repair manuel for the car usually around $20 i have one myself and it has helped me countless times idetify and fix the problem

Jul 01, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Gas door how do i open it 2000 bmw 3231 remote is dead

The remote battery is not rechargeable but, it is replaceable. Most dealers and jewelry stores have
replacement batteries.

Apr 01, 2009 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

Dead battery in remote

Open the remote at the rear of the remote it should open up and seperate/ please rate my response thank you very much

Dec 19, 2008 | 2005 Buick LaCrosse

2 Answers

How can i open nissan primera's door,

i have Nissan Primera s manual,03 reg. Battery went dead two days ago, today i tried to open the car with my remote key, it didn't respond as battery was totally dead. I tried to open the door manually with the key,it wont open. Can any one help me please.....?

Nov 12, 2008 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

Not finding what you are looking for?
2007 Lexus ES 350 Logo

1,162 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lexus Experts


Level 3 Expert

85206 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22484 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Lexus Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides