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  2. Ok so I know I'm late to this but let's say all your lights work and the brake fluid is where should be. My rear defroster also will not work now will it have something to do with the trunk harness? Can ABS trigger the cruise control not to work?
  3. Today
  4. I have 2010 is250c and the top is stuck in the down position. hit the switch and does nothing but beep and says I should check the coverable system.. took it to a friend and found a fault code B252A witch is something about the back window sencer but trying to see it with top down is impossible. there is a way to get the top up in the hand book of the car, but it does not give good enough info on how or what bolts you need to take off to do so. my friends also told me if I put top up and take things apart the dealer would blame me for the problems.. guess I am stuck with top down for a few weeks till dealer comes to pick it up.. I live far from a dealership makes it very hard when something goes wrong with it. also I would like to add there is nothing on internet about this cars convertible hard top at all- fixes, codes, or pic of get the top down manually.
  5. Yesterday
  6. I have read all the comments and disputes about pulling a trailer with an LS. I am moving from CA to WV. I don't have a lot of furniture, but I do have a lot of boxes of crap I want to keep. I will be renting a U-Haul, 28 ft long, plus a trailer it will be pulling. I am curious, if all else fails, can I haul a trailer from CA to WV. The mountains will be the hardest on my Lexus. My Lexus is a 1990, under 90,000 miles. Great condition, I have keep it up on all checks. It will also receive a final check prior to leaving. I don't really want to pull a trailer with my Lexus, but if I have to, then I have no choice. How large of a trailer and how many pounds would be the limit without causing any harm/damage or stress to my Lexus. This is a one time situation, if required, hopefully not.
  7. Last week
  8. I wasn't in the market for one, but this was one of those "too good to be true" deals that I couldn't resist. I bought this 1999 LS400 from an elderly widow who was downsizing to a smaller place after her spouse passed away. It has been garaged it's entire life, and only has a legitimate 48,000 miles on it. The car has every option except navigation, including the Nakamichi sound system, which works perfectly. Two minutes into the test drive I decided to buy it. The car drives like new, no squeaks or rattles, starts right up, doesn't leak anything, and the dashboard has no cracks or fading. The paint finish is fantastic, like new, with the exception of a few minor scratches, a scrape on the corner of the bumper where she scraped the garage parking it, and one tiny ding. It isn't perfect, the power tilt/telescope steering doesn't work and the passenger side mirror vibrates at speed (the Lexus dealer wanted $876 to fix, hard pass). The previous owner was a smoker and a pet owner, and it took a lot of cleaning the interior to get rid of the odors. I paid to have the (original, 20 year-old) timing belt, water pump and tensioner replaced, to be on the safe side. And finally, there is a warning message on the dashboard about a tail light being out, even though the tail lights are all working (how do you turn the warning off?). But I think I got a great deal. I paid $4800 for it, not including the ~$1100 for the timing belt work. Thoughts?
  9. Same issue here, at 100 degrees in the desert playing with hook ... finally saw the hexagon socket and found the little tool in the spare tire ( probably the last owner dropped it there years ago) once got it it took 10min to be back on the road.
  10. I paid $5300 for a 02 Ls 430 in excellent condition with 183k super clean like your pictures I would say buy it..
  11. Can someone please answer this question; My center console lid is broken, but when I look on the Ebay or any other website the center piece that locks the console is missing, will it still lock without it or do i need to get that piece as well?
  12. My 2008 ES350 is making some strange noises during cold start for a few days. The noise disappears after a minute once the engine is warm. Does anybody has a hint as to what could cause it? See the video I shot of the startup noises. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZAkGED-ge7ByUCx-ZZ6AEyA_4g3dfqQZ/view?usp=sharing
  13. Besides the issues hooking into the OE nav screen, wiring it to the trunk lid is "interesting" since it has a wire loom reel.
  14. Car shifts when it wants to when it doesn’t shift I disconnect the battery terminals for about 2 minutes then go to drive and it will shift perfectly fine for about 2 miles or until my next completed stop
  15. Does anyone have a diagram of how to mount the abs ecu??
  16. any DIY? steps on the procedure to get everything done properly.
  17. I have kind of weird problem with my RX400H 2007. When I turn my air con on, I get Check Hybrid and Check VSC message displayed with check engine light, traction light and red triangle. Scanning tool displays P010A code (Mass Air Flow (MAF) B Circuit Malfunction). Just to make sure, I ran vehicle for about a month without turning on A/C (blower was on most of the time) and no errors. When I turned on A/C today, same error came up. I’m unable to understand what air con and MAF circuit to do with each other. The vehicle keeps running fine when error comes but doesn’t start after turning off, until code is cleared or battery terminal is removed and replaced. I’ll really appreciate if anyone can help me solve the issue.
  18. I have just bought a Lexus rx400h 2006 with Mark Levinson Audio system which had same problem. The person I bought it from said it was working fine till he got the Battery changed. So if your Radio comes on but no volume or volume stays on "0" on display even if you turn the volume knob or steering wheel volume controls then check my steps below. In my case it was 30amp "Amp fuse" in fuse box was blown. I had a spare fuse that i replaced and radio started working. Me and all my family members had gone on so many forums to find out the solution for this and here is my conclusions below. 1. You need to check all fuses in fuse box, especially "Amp" fuse then "Radio/ Rad" fuse then someone mentioned "Tel or Tell" fuse. 2. If this happened when Battery was replaced then disconnect the Battery and reconnect (Assume you know basic rules for disconnecting/reconnecting battery...if not quick search on the net will help you) after cleaning the terminals and other connections that are connected with main terminal cables and ensure all connections are firm tight (this has resolved the issue for some people) if you still have the same problem after reconnecting the Battery it might be worth checking out the Fuses mentioned in step 1 again. If they are all fine then... 3. Check Amp cable to see if this is damaged and causing the Battery to go flat. It might be catching ground connection or some other cables and blowing up the fuse. If this is the case fix this issue and recharge your Battery and reconnect it (if your car Battery is new and was replaced recently or otherwise replace it.) 4. If your car Battery is old and going flat often then replace the Battery however you need to figure out why your battery is going flat. It could be that Amp wire is getting earth/ground connection which could be blowing the Amp fuse .and follow all 3 step above. 5. If you have done all of the above and you still have the same problem then apparently pressing on the left of the radio body has fixed the issue for some. I am not sure where exactly as mine wasn't this issue. On other forums it has fixed it for some people. Apparently hot weather or if radio was pulled out before can cause a loose connection inside the radio (if you are very good at it you can open up the Radio and check all connections inside but you may not have to go this far). 6. If all of the above fails and you are now sure that Radio unit or the Amplifier is faulty then replace them by buying the same from ebay or other places Or resolder circuit board connection in the amplifier/ woofer and radio unite (mostly it is amplifier/ woofer which is in the boot/back of the car) but i don't think you will get to this stage but some people have replaced amplifier and it has fixed the problem and others have replaced the Radio.(your own diagnosis and gut feeling about what might be faulty and depending on what is the cheapest option for you to go with first if you are unsure). If you have have bought one of them and still facing the same issue then buy the other and replace and hopefully you can sort it out and sell non faulty product or keep it, it's up to you. Oh yeh... check for loose connections in front drive and passenger footwell I hope this helps others. Good luck.
  19. I have just bought a Lexus rx400h 2006 with Mark Levinson Audio system which had same problem. The person I bought it from said it was working fine till he got the Battery changed. So if your Radio comes on but no volume or volume stays on "0" on display even if you turn the volume knob or steering wheel volume controls then check my steps below. In my case it was 30amp "Amp fuse" in fuse box was blown. I had a spare fuse that i replaced and radio started working. Me and all my family members had gone on so many forums to find out the solution for this and here is my conclusions below. 1. You need to check all fuses in fuse box, especially "Amp" fuse then "Radio/ Rad" fuse then someone mentioned "Tel or Tell" fuse. 2. If this happened when Battery was replaced then disconnect the Battery and reconnect (Assume you know basic rules for disconnecting/reconnecting battery...if not quick search on the net will help you) after cleaning the terminals and other connections that are connected with main terminal cables and ensure all connections are firm tight (this has resolved the issue for some people) if you still have the same problem after reconnecting the Battery it might be worth checking out the Fuses mentioned in step 1 again. If they are all fine then... 3. Check Amp cable to see if this is damaged and causing the Battery to go flat. It might be catching ground connection or some other cables and blowing up the fuse. If this is the case fix this issue and recharge your Battery and reconnect it (if your car Battery is new and was replaced recently or otherwise replace it.) 4. If your car Battery is old and going flat often then replace the Battery however you need to figure out why your battery is going flat. It could be that Amp wire is getting earth/ground connection which could be blowing the Amp fuse .and follow all 3 step above. 5. If you have done all of the above and you still have the same problem then apparently pressing on the left of the radio body has fixed the issue for some. I am not sure where exactly as mine wasn't this issue. On other forums it has fixed it for some people. Apparently hot weather or if radio was pulled out before can cause a loose connection inside the radio (if you are very good at it you can open up the Radio and check all connections inside but you may not have to go this far). 6. If all of the above fails and you are now sure that Radio unit or the Amplifier is faulty then replace them by buying the same from ebay or other places Or resolder circuit board connection in the amplifier/ woofer and radio unite (mostly it is amplifier/ woofer which is in the boot/back of the car) but i don't think you will get to this stage but some people have replaced amplifier and it has fixed the problem and others have replaced the Radio.(your own diagnosis and gut feeling about what might be faulty and depending on what is the cheapest option for you to go with first if you are unsure). If you have have bought one of them and still facing the same issue then buy the other and replace and hopefully you can sort it out and sell non faulty product or keep it, it's up to you. Oh yeh... check for loose connections in front drive and passenger footwell I hope this helps others. Good luck.
  20. I have just bought a Lexus rx400h 2006 with Mark Levinson Audio system which had same problem. The person I bought it from said it was working fine till he got the Battery changed. So if your Radio comes on but no volume or volume stays on "0" on display even if you turn the volume knob or steering wheel volume controls then check my steps below. In my case it was 30amp "Amp fuse" in fuse box was blown. I had a spare fuse that i replaced and radio started working. Me and all my family members had gone on so many forums to find out the solution for this and here is my conclusions below. 1. You need to check all fuses in fuse box, especially "Amp" fuse then "Radio/ Rad" fuse then someone mentioned "Tel or Tell" fuse. 2. If this happened when Battery was replaced then disconnect the Battery and reconnect (Assume you know basic rules for disconnecting/reconnecting battery...if not quick search on the net will help you) after cleaning the terminals and other connections that are connected with main terminal cables and ensure all connections are firm tight (this has resolved the issue for some people) if you still have the same problem after reconnecting the Battery it might be worth checking out the Fuses mentioned in step 1 again. If they are all fine then... 3. Check Amp cable to see if this is damaged and causing the Battery to go flat. It might be catching ground connection or some other cables and blowing up the fuse. If this is the case fix this issue and recharge your Battery and reconnect it (if your car Battery is new and was replaced recently or otherwise replace it.) 4. If your car Battery is old and going flat often then replace the Battery however you need to figure out why your battery is going flat. It could be that Amp wire is getting earth/ground connection which could be blowing the Amp fuse .and follow all 3 step above. 5. If you have done all of the above and you still have the same problem then apparently pressing on the left of the radio body has fixed the issue for some. I am not sure where exactly as mine wasn't this issue. On other forums it has fixed it for some people. Apparently hot weather or if radio was pulled out before can cause a loose connection inside the radio (if you are very good at it you can open up the Radio and check all connections inside but you may not have to go this far). 6. If all of the above fails and you are now sure that Radio unit or the Amplifier is faulty then replace them by buying the same from ebay or other places Or resolder circuit board connection in the amplifier/ woofer and radio unite (mostly it is amplifier/ woofer which is in the boot/back of the car) but i don't think you will get to this stage but some people have replaced amplifier and it has fixed the problem and others have replaced the Radio.(your own diagnosis and gut feeling about what might be faulty and depending on what is the cheapest option for you to go with first if you are unsure). If you have have bought one of them and still facing the same issue then buy the other and replace and hopefully you can sort it out and sell non faulty product or keep it, it's up to you. Oh yeh... check for loose connections in front drive and passenger footwell I hope this helps others. Good luck.
  21. Lexus continues in their refusal to acknowledge and correct the defective paint on my GX 470. I’ve been told by the Lexus rep that they have not received enough complaints about this problem to issue a recall. They said if I wanted to pursue the matter, I must file an arbitrationmer. Thus, Lexus is not in a hurry to correct their mistake. In the past, I’ve purchased three brand new Lexus vehicles. Based upon this latest experience, I will not purchase another. Even the Lexus dealership where I made my purchases, Tom Harvey Lexus in Bossier City, LA, refused to rectify the problem despite their own body shop saying it was a problem with defective paint. My money will go elsewhere.
  22. So some blue devil in the oil and trans seams to have fixed it well enough for now. Yesterday i really could have used some frame sliders. We pulled the front shaft and ran out of front diff oil half way back to camp. She will not move with no oil in the front diff and none of the local salvage yards have an AWD. Guess i will be headed back to the river again for a "repair trip" soon.
  23. I have an is250 which cranks f9r a few seconds and when it's just about to start it shuts down. Please help
  24. We've had a variety of Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles over the past 30 years and none of them have had a fuel filler door that "locked" in the open position. None of the fuel doors on the Mercedes, Honda and Volvo vehicles we've owned locked in the open position either.
  25. I just bought a 2007 rx 350 and have only one main key. However I found in the glove box a stem key removable form another plastic holder. the stem key opens the door and fits in ignition however will not turn even while holding the plastic case close to the ignition. any ideas?
  26. Hi Craig; Not really sure. The guy I took the truck to just said that to replace the front condenser, he would have to tear the dash out, but I thought the front condenser was in the engine bay just in front of the radiator. But then again, I am no mechanic, thus my post. As it turns out, my GX does have a rear A/C (I.e rear condenser). I just bought the truck and I have other problems with dash lights ( VSC, VSC Off, Slip Indicator, which causes the Check Engine light to also illuminate) that I also need to fix. Otherwise, the truck really runs good, the body & paint are very good, the interior is good, new tires & brakes, so once I fix the dash lights and maybe the A/C, I think I'll have an awesome vehicle. The funny thing is that when I reset these lights, they come back on all at once, so not sure what may be going on.
  27. I would take it back the the dealer as long as it's within the warranty window and ask them to correct the issue. First you can try the solution posted in this thread. https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-2nd-gen-2004-2009/752561-cd-player-error-4-a.html
  28. Concerning something (like a pen) falling into the well for the console drink holder door of a Lexus RX 350 which prevents it from opening all the way. First take out the removable cup divider. Then take about a 8” length of some very sticky tape, and cut it so only the very end about 1/4 “ is revealed. Then slide the sticky end down the inside of the door (holding it close to the door in a half-way open position) till it was hitting the bottom of the door well. Then open the door all way until it touches the pen, or ? and the pressure of the door against the tape will cause the pen to stick to the tape. Slowly close the door as you pull up the tape and slowly pull it to the drink holder area. You can also assist the process by putting some very sticky tape on the end of a chopstick (or pencil), and when you see the object, try to make it stick to the tape on the chopstick and begin pulling it into the drink well. It took a bit of patience, but I saved myself a trip to the dealer for an expensive console removal doing this. Good Luck!
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