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  2. I'm curious too I have the same problem have anybody found out how to fix this problem with the convertible top not be able to close showing op suspended any solutions??
  3. Change the trans fluid. I wish I had in hindsight after my transmission in the"04 LS430 went south. Traded it in with 230K showing on the odo, but it was a great car. The new one I bought just doesn't feel as rock solid as the "04.
  4. Yesterday
  5. curious if its possible / remotely easy to swap the ecu ignition and w/e is involved with the immobilizer from my 98 gs300 into my 2000 <lost only key> and rather not pay 400+ for a reflash and new keys if i have what i need here
  6. It can be very difficult to drill out. You can purchase a solid carbide burr and grind(make sure carbide is on tip) Then use left hand drill same size as used for tap(make sure drill is in reverse) this will draw old bolt. Good luck Jeff
  7. Last week
  8. Also, since my vehicle had the nav, I didn't like the idea of the stereo replacement being positioned lower. Feared it would make it difficult to tap one or two buttons while driving.
  9. Hello, have a problem, two may not be related. Recently did the timing belt/water pump. Put it all back together. And now am blessed with missfire scan codes and indeed, engine does miss. has new Iridium plugs wires, distrib cap, rotor. Ran fine before change. Checked Timing belt timing. All spot on. TE-1 E-1 underhood connector with timing light. I did notice that in this test mode, the car ran great!! I read that the computer is using programmed values instead of sensor data in this mode. I got a scan tool and this is one round of scan with this unit. maybe someone here is familiar and could offer a possible culprit. Fuel system 1 status CL Fuel System 2 Staus CL calculated load value 14.1 engine coolant temp 190 Short Term Fuel trim - bank 1 0.8% Long term fuel trim - bank 1 7.8 % Short Term Fuel Trim - bank 2 0.8% Long Term Fuel Trim - bank 2 6.3% Engine Rpm 718 Ignition Timing Advance for #1cyl 14.5 degrees Intake air temp 91 degrees air flow rate from Mass Air Flow sensor 0.4lb/min absolute throttle position 10.6 degrees oxygen sensor output voltage (B1-S1) 0.740V Short Term fuel trim (B1-S1) 0.8% oxygen Sensor output voltage (B1-S2) 0.580 V short term fuel trim (B1-S2) 99.2% Oxygen Sensor output (B1-S1) 0.060 V Short Term Fuel trim (B2-S1) 0.8% BJ
  10. I had this happen after a battery check was done. The Lexus logos would come up as usual but no nav or backup camera. If memory serves I did have climate control and something else. Turned out there here was a 7.5A fuse that blew in the panel in the floor of the trunk. I am told that one of the first things to do with an electronics issue is check all of the fuses because everything is so interconnected.
  11. This just happened to my '05 LS430. The tl:dr version of my story is a specialist company rebuilt it in town for ~half the price of a new part (~$600). When my problem started, I checked every ground and fuse with a multimeter and couldn't figure it out. I brought it to my trusted local shop, who couldn't figure it out. They outsourced it to a local vehicle electronics specialist that wouldn't even touch it. Apparently, the bulbs in this part get so hot and just weaken the plastic over the years and makes them very brittle to remove and work on. I finally took it to the dealer for a replacement, but the part has been discontinued and they couldn't find one in stock anywhere. They subbed it out to the rebuilder who did the job in about 2 weeks. While it was there, I asked the dealer which specific part it was (83801-50200, 83801-50201, or 83801-50221) so I could start looking for used ones, but couldn't get a straight answer. I hope this helps future owners who have this problem and find this thread!
  12. It is a common problem. I have a 2014 LS460 F Sport. All four actuators have failed, at $1000+ each. This is not what I was expecting when I bought a Lexus.
  13. They've reversed to touch screen in the latest version of RX/NX - can't remember which one exactly...
  14. Not exactly on your question. But. Go here https://drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers, register your car. Probably (but not guaranteed) is that you'll have everything fixed for free.
  15. so i bought a used 1996 sc400 and on the odometer it says 260k miles BUT according to the seller the engine was rebuilt and has 90k miles.. is there any way to prove this?? I have the engines serial number
  16. Hello, I did an IOS update and have started the car 3 different times with a successful Bluetooth connection! By all appearances it was an Apple issue. Thank you both so much for taking the time to help, very happy it was an easy fix! Thank you!
  17. New water pump, thermostat, radiator. Red Asian Coolant. Cleaned out all hoses. Sealed thermostat housing. Flushed system, radiator, back/forward flushed heater core. Burped coolant system multiple times with burping funnel. No milky oil, no white smoke from tailpipes, no obvious gasket leaks around heads. Burping will burp larger air bubbles ever 15 secs after 30-40 mins of revving/idling engine, wont burp air revved up as soon as I let off gas, air bubbles start in 15 sec intervals. Runs perfect on highway, hot air coming from heater, no overheating but when stopped it starts to boil coolant, heater blows cold air and begins to overheat. In traffic, cool to op temp, only lasts for around 20 mins before heater blows cold air and coolant starts boiling in overflow tank. Any help here?
  18. Hello All, I have a slightly different but related issue. I have a 2014 IS350 F Sport and am having Bluetooth connectivity issues. Same phone for 3 years, no issue. Usually listening to music from my phone before I’m out of the garage. Last couple of months I’ve noticed it connects for about 2 seconds then disconnects everything. You can watch it go thru successful attempt to connect to contacts, etc then immediately goes to unsuccessful attempt to connect. Any suggestions for that one? Thanks!
  19. Hi, Just bought a 1995 Toyota Celsior with damage shocks. Can I put 96 lS 400 coil overs on my 95 Celsior?
  20. Thanks for the Costco link. I checked and the two dealers nearest to me do not participate in the program.
  21. Are you sure that the message says "CD" and not "SD"? My guess is that it can't read the SD card that has the navigation maps. Is the SD card still inserted in it's slot?
  22. Joining the question. For what it's worth, my knowledge is: * I have similar (or worse) weather conditions in my place (google "Sakhalin" in Russia, just north of Japan). * All official dealers in my place offer the undercoating. At a very high price, as you could imagine. But I know no one who has opted for it. All I know from the pre-owned cars experience on the matter: * if the car has been operated in a rusty environment, you'd inspect / see it firstly from its (rusty) underbelly. * if you are considering the undercoating but your underbelly already has signs of rust. => Two choices. ** One, you have to remove all the rust altogether and then do the undercoating. (Another expensive procedure). ** Or you just forget about it (as long as you're going to sell your car within next 3-5 years). Does this answer your question?
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