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  2. David Lee20

    Radio Upgrade

    Hi! I'm looking for new android car stereo and want to install Seicane car stereo in my 2007 lx470. How to install it? Is it difficult to install this by myself or to ask the professional to help?
  3. Gene, Thanks for the quick response. Thankfully, it didn't get as complicated as the issues you described with the grounding wires. But it did prompt me to re-check all the connecting plugs, and I found an sever instance of AMO - amateur mechanic oversight. Re-seated one of the plugs, and away we go. Thanks again.
  4. Bryn

    Dual air conditioner problem

    Thanks gbhrps, I noticed the problem on my way home and returned to the dealership. My service rep said she didn’t see how it could have been the technician, as there is a firewall behind the dash. I had her make a note on my work order of my return and the problem, and said I would do some research and get back to her. I’m taking the car back tomorrow and hoping for the best.
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  6. Really Billy, you really should pay more attention at your bible study on how to be kind.
  7. gbhrps

    Dual air conditioner problem

    Bryn, Its possible that it went south at the same time .... BUT .. it most likely is something that the dealership tech didn't put back together correctly or shorted out. I'd politely but firmly suggest that they need to correct the situation, as they were most likely responsible. Fingers crossed, and hoping that your dealership aren't hard as** and want your repeat business. Good Luck!
  8. TFL, I've replaced a pile of these on all makes of cars over the years, but never on a Toyota. Question: are you missing a ground wire? By that I mean, did you fully install the fan motor back in its housing, or is it just sitting on the floorboards all hooked up? If its on the floor, then its possible that it finds its ground wire when fully installed. If fully installed and still no go, either the fan resister or the switch itself is at fault ... I suspect. Test the switch terminals from ground through each setting or on its rheostat circle if that's the type you have. Trace the switch wiring to the fan resister and see if it has continuity on all settings (if there is one, since the switch rheostat may be the resister itself) and see if you have continuity with an ohm gauge. It is possible that the switch circuit board has a bad/broken solder joint. Check the board carefully to see if it can be resoldered. Good Luck!
  9. Frankvictory

    Frank Victory

    My beautiful RC 350 2016
  10. I replaced a noisy but functioning AC blower in an '05 ES330, with a new part. I've not replaced any panels or the glove box yet. After part swap, I attached plug to blower, and reconnected the battery. Car starts as expected, and everything else works, but no function from the blower fan switch. DIsplay does show increasing bars for blower speed. I then disconnected plug from new part, and plugged in original noisy part, but no fan function with that part either. I've not replaced any panels or the glove box yet, as I wanted to verify that blower was working before I reinstalled all the panels, etc. Is there some interlock switch on a panel that is needed for the blower to function ? Or any other idea what my problem might be ? Thanks for your thoughts
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  12. I will spare you the whines relating to the difficulty I experienced while changing out a burned-out headlight (did both): but henceforth, I will pay more attention to the words molded into the plastic stating (approx.) that a competent technician should be retained to do the job... Oh well, the 2001 LS430 is in my driveway, "immobilized" I suspect, as the fuel pump tests fine. All the electrical appears to work fine, but given that no fuel is getting to the engine, that appearance is deceiving. Fuses are good. I do not have a tester: and would prefer to not have to have the car towed to the mechanic to see if there is a fault code (I'm sure there is.) I wrongly thought that I could save some money by changing a simple headlight, but discovered that my 50-year-old wrenching skills are somewhat obsolete. So, is there a likely issue which has arisen which commonly occurs when nimrods get cocky and brazenly think they can change a GD headlight??? Or do I bite the bullet and call a tow company?? ☹️ So far, my projection is that it's unlikely that I will have saved money, looking back on it. I'm still getting older, but the "wiser" part is coming slower, it does appear... David
  13. I took my 2007 ES350 in to the dealer, today, to finally have my sticky dashboard replaced. However, on the drive home I noticed the air on the driver’s side was not cooling properly, even set on LO. ( The air on the passenger side cools fine). Is this just a coincidence, or could it have been caused during the dash replacement?
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  17. gbhrps

    Low Idle

    difuria, Factory maintenance suggests new (iridium I believe) spark plugs at 100 000 miles. New plugs can make a whale of a difference. Have you cleaned the IAC valve (idle control valve), tested it. If its carboned up you'll have the symptoms you describe. Maybe someone else will jump in with some other points to consider. Good Luck!
  18. Leprechaun

    Tires Locking When Turning Steering Wheel.

    Amen fellas. I just bought my 2003 model and had the same problem starting yesterday. I just knew I had a $3k fix coming. My dash lights don't all work so I could see that the differencial was locked. Now she's back to normal!
  19. Wondering if anyone has had problems with their wheels after running with the RF tires? I bought the spare and tire trunk kit ... very nice but wrecked the car prior to use. Buying another SC430 soon if I can find the one I want.
  20. difuria

    Low Idle

    I have a 2002 ES300 with 115,000 miles on it. It runs good, except for the occasional jerky transmission and constant low idle issue. I realize the transmission is a flaw with the year and there's really nothing to do about it. I'm more concerned with the low idle. I started to notice the low idle last year with the air conditioning on. It idles at a round 450rpm. When the air turns itself off the idle raises to about 600 but slowly lowers to about 500rpm. The car runs a little rough around 450rpm, but smoother at 500rpm. Normal rpm is 500 with the air off. I've cleaned the throttle body numerous times. The rpm is around 750 after a good cleaning, but over the course of the day drops to its standard 500rpm. I've also reset the computer numerous times. It idles at about 750rpm after, but again drops to 500rpm. Has anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions on possible causes?
  21. snoack321

    Discount Lexus Extended Warranty

    I contacted FD-warranty and received a prompt reply that due to 'recent changes' they are not allowed to issue extended warrentee contracts to folks out of state. So, unless you live in Boston, MA or know someone who lives in MA they can't sell to you. Yes, their prices are very competitive. PS Let me know someone finds out otherwise cuz ext contracts in CA are very expensive - like 2x, 3x cost.
  22. My friend with a similar problem in his camero suggested I pull the electrical connector on the ISC (Idle speed control) valve and guess what, it started running fine. But since I couldn't be certain it was closed when I disconnected it, I plugged the air line to it. Call it the broomstick solution 🙂 Then I manually set idle hot with AC on to 1000rpm. Have not had an issue since. So I don't see any reason to fix it even though there is lots of info on cleaning it. If anyone has a good reason, I'm willing to listen.
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  24. Your response is a absolutely fantastic example of how poor a program Enform actually is. It's not "odd" that bad things happen, it's poor software engineering combined with insufficient testing. These "issues" simply should not happen, but are caused by creeping requirements change, shortened development schedules, and a lack of good software design skills, a lack of validation and verification of the requirements, and poor management. Lastly, when issues do arise, the consumer should have resources immediately available to assist, not depend on the response of folks on forums like this, who may or may not know how to fix the issue(s). Enform is poor quality software, and THAT is why it fails.
  25. Chill61

    Tires

    Hi guys! I would like to purchase a set of performance tires for my 2010 Lexus RX 350. Is anyone familiar with Toyo Tires' Proxes ST II? A friend recommended it to me. Any other recommendations?
  26. Hi Craig Yes i saw your post sometime back, but do you think that if i reach out to Lexus at this point of time they will entertain? considering that the car was imported to UAE, i will try to reach them and will report back, From your post what i can understand you did managed to change it in the year 2014, so i am guessing i still have a chance Looking at the PDF of the SSC, my VIN number falls within that range which is specified as compared below campaign-ssc-wl2-1998-gs400-ls400-sc400-ecm-replacement.pdf
  27. vlad353

    LX or GX?

    Thanks! I guess I need to drive GX some day. The thing is they look pretty much the same, right? When on the street it's hard to tell which is which... I was hoping that maybe the difference is mostly something I don't need at all - like 3rd row and bigger size, or some electronic thingies I don't use anyways, and that's it. So I can pay less, have a slightly smaller truck but still enjoy driving a nice Lexus 🙂
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