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  1. Today
  2. On my old Lexus I was able to override the Destination Set on navigation system while the car was moving. Is there any way to override this system? I realize it's a safety feature but a passenger can input a destination for me... while I'm driving - and I won't have to pull off the road in order to so. The old override was to touch each of the four corners on the map, and the destination screen would appear. How can I accomplish this same thing with my 2015 ES?
  3. Recently bought a 1995 LS400 Lexus which has a transmission issue. It engages all gears, but only moves in reverse and 1 or L gear. I have done a complete flush of the transmission fluid and replaced the fluid and filter. Still have the same issue. I was told by a transmission repairer that it might be a foul issue, which I assume means an electrical issue. Everything else works perfectly. Thought it may be seals and solenoids? Any ideas or help would be awesome.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Hi all - Need to run power/ground wires through the firewall in my '17 NX. Tapping off of a fuse won't work, as the radio (a ham transceiver) draws too much power. Looks like a real bear to try to get two 16-gauge wires through the firewall, and can't even find an accessible spot to get through. I'd much rather go through an existing hole (say, one with a grommet) than drill a new hole - but even if I had to do that, looks like a real bear to do. Any suggestions? Thanks! Edit: Found a way to run the wires through where the big harness and the hood release go through on the driver's side. Just ran it through the existing hole; the large rubber grommet still made a good seal, no noise and no drilling. Got a nice clean install done.
  6. Changed the battery and now my dashboard and all electronic out car will not shift into gear but is running. Now it won' even start and run today? Help please single mom of 5 need my car running great. Any ideas?
  7. 07 Control Arm bushings
  8. 2006 Camry Struts on 2006 ES330 ?

    I agree, thanks. 165k miles on original struts. I'm gonna just replace everything. Digging around some more online I found this at A1auto. They show one part number for 2004-2006 for both the Lexus ES 330 and the Toyota Camry. (And the description states that they are for both cars ). They are an off brand which I don't want to buy. I'm thinking I will go to rock auto and buy the KYB excel-G's , complete assembly that they show list for 2006 V6 Camry. Great price also at $120 each for complete assembly. I also looked up the parts (KYB struts without springs and KYB mounts) for both vehicles on RockAuto and they show the same part number as well for both vehicles. They just don't list the KYB excel G assembly for the Lexus ES 330.
  9. Driver Door Lock Actuator

    K-Dog, I just took + hours this past Saturday and did it myself. Cost $5 for the little motor purchased from Amazon Prime. Was difficult but if you're methodical, it will be worth it and give you a real sense of pride. Would have cost over $1000. Check out the You Tube videos.
  10. Last week
  11. Good morning, I gave my car to the Lexus dealership in Santa Barbara to check and fix some mice problems that had gone in the engine, also had the timing belt changed, as well as the water pump and the thermostat - spending close to $4,000. The car came back. I realized the lights in the driver's door panel, by the pedals and on the headliner were not turning on when I opened the door. I took the car back to Lexus who fixed the problem. I took my car back, drove a block to see the instrument panel suddenly turn totally black. I went straight back to the dealership. Furthermore, I realized the command panel in the driver's door was not glued back. When turning on the ignition, the instrument panel lights up and works; then, for a few seconds, it flashes before turning totally black. Could it be a FUSE? a bad CONNECTION? What do you recommend? Please, give me insight! The dealership is telling me they cannot do anything because it was a preexisting condition when they NEVER mentioned it to me once before it happened, not in writing on the invoice or the final bill, not EVEN verbally! Thank you so much for your input! I am anxious to hear from you!
  12. What do you think of these?

    I agree with Craig, they are too old for OEM parts.. the uppers are not as beefy as OEM, but it wont really matter..
  13. 2007 Lexus 460

    I had a similar situation before. Talked to dealer and my mechanics. The headlight bulb was about to be burnt out, so we changed the lightbulb and it worked well. Dealer was changing $300 or $400/lightbulb due to the normal Lexus procedures, changing from the top. My mechanics used the internet suggested short-cut (maybe in YouTube too) method to go from under to change it and it only cost me $70. Hope it helps!
  14. Oil change

    Polo67, Here's a free download for the Owner's Manual, etc.,: Gene
  15. Exhaust Manifold Gasket oil leak

    It was definitely NOT the Manifold Gasket... and my last post said Ody (my other car), so the strain has shown... Repairs complete: Replace both side Valve Covers (gaskets) Replace Front Crank Seal and Replace two cam seals Replace lower oil pan gasket Change oil and Filter
  16. I have a 1994 Lexus ES300 with a good transmission. And I have a 1995 Lexus ES 300 with a bad transmission, The 95 Lexus It will drive but won’t reverse, I was told from 91-94 the have the same transmission. Then the 95 up. But The difference could be a sensor, can I put a 94 Lexus ES300 transmission in a 95 Lexus ES 300? Help me. Thank you!
  17. Tail Lamp Light Warning

    it is like working on your DOOR...... Take the trim panel off.... I did.... James, you may want someone to do it for you, while you watch..
  18. rear lower control arms

    do a search and see what others have done
  19. Fuel Type

    Thanks, I was really concerned as to what type of gas to use.
  20. Paint Pealing On 2004 Gx 470

    My 2004 GX 470 (Sand Dollar Pearl) was the most dynamic vehicle I saw and rode at the auction the day I purchased it. There was a slight chip on roof then that I was determined to cover up professionally. Within months, the chip turned to chunks, right down to the primer. I had it prof painted to the tune of 1200.00 (parts of the roof rack later blew off on the highway from not being reinstalled properly and that set me back another 200.00). A few months after this event the tops of the doors started to chip down to the primer and the issue is growing substantially into an embarrassing eyesore. I see chips beginning to occur, which are also destined to reach junkyard-worthy status, on just about every area that faces upwards towards the sky. I would be outraged if not for the fact that everything else about the vehicle is fantastic. But really? The BODY of a car is its calling card, and to see such a collossal and consistent surface flaw juxtaposed to the iconic “L” symbol should be an utter disgrace to Lexus and Toyota, their brand, noteable customer service and high-quality standards. This has taken a debilitating shot to my sales efforts hauling clients around in what should be the epitome of luxury, comfort and reliability in an SUV as well. I see on this board that appealing to Lexus on this issue has been futile. This will not hinder me from attempting the very same challenge. Hate to sign off with this, but I feel comfort in knowing I am not alone in this event.
  21. Earlier
  22. Ok, thanks a lot fot your response, I've probably not found the right guy ! Regards
  23. Life Of A Cam And Crank Seal?

    Just a quick comment about the Crank and Cam seals. On my 2nd round of timing belt replacement, I wanted dealer to replaced both. However, only the crank seal was replaced. According to dealer, it would be very time consuming to tear down additional parts to replace the Cam seals b/c more parts have to be taken out, so obviously that'd drive up the cost. Watching a youtube video of similar gx470 engine shows that the dealer is correct. I elected to skip the Cam seal replacement.
  24. HI, cant play music from galaxy phone via Bluetooth nor AUX connected to my GX470 year 2007 ?? the phone is actually paired like i can use phone while driving but thats all (( no music connection please advice if you have any ideas or suggestion or maybe i'm doing something wrong ?? who knows ? ))
  25. I would like to change the sparkplugs on my 07 LS460. I have done this work on many various cars but not a Lexus. Is there anything different that I should know about.
  26. Right after left gas cap loose (cuz the hook/wouldn't let turn much) the Check Engine light came on and remains on even after tightening gas cap. Where is the OBD port location on the 2007 RX400h? What Diagnostic Scanner tool (from ebay/amazon or similar in USA) is good for this Hybrid and how do I clear/reset the check engine light?? Tanks!
  27. Is 300 wagon

    Got a flat on the rear passenger side but the spare is only for the front my rear is 225/45/17 so the spare will not work right???
  28. This is a new car to me that I bought with the no start engine. Only 42000 miles since last timing belt change . Here's what I found when I opened it up. Several bolts on water pump housing were loose. Alternator lower bolt was broken. The tensioner pulley was completely broken apart so I don't have any pictures of that . Water pump shaft was bent and water composed inoperative. That's why the coloring on the water pump pulley is shows discoloring from the Heat. Who knows what happened in terms of the sequence.... Anyone ever see this on a Lexus? I've had 10 Lexus before, worked as a mechanic 30 years, and I've never seen this before.
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