gurjot Posted November 9, 2006 Share Posted November 9, 2006 I bought a 2001 LX470 couple of days ago and was driving it home from the previous owner's home. As I was not familiar with the controls of the SUV I accidently left the parking brake on. Previous owner did not pull the parking brake all the way up so I did not notice. I had to press the accelerator slightly to get it moving in Drive but as I was new to the SUV I did not think much of it. Anyway after 5 miles of driving I noticed the red brake light on the dash and disengaged the parking brake. Pulled off freeway and noticed that both rear wheels were hot. Drove the SUV home and it is working ok i.e. brakes are working fine including the emergency brake. No vibration etc from rear wheels. What damage did I cause here and what to look out for? Is the emergency brake and the foot brake the same i.e. do they both connect to the same pads or is the emergency brake connected to a seperate set of pads like other cars. Could the heat have caused any damage to wheel bearings, axle etc. It was hot but there was no smoke when I stopped the SUV. Another question - Previous owner got Lexus dealer to hook up non Lexus DVD player with the roof mounted display. He did it to protect his warranty. He told me he was not able to get dealer to put in Lexus system as it can only be put on new SUV. Do not know the truth here. Anyway SUV has the Mark Levinson system with CD changer. In order to play DVD voice via the Mark Levinson system I have to tune to FM 78.5. Is there a way to hook up directly. Can I buy the Lexus system and hook it up myself and will that play through the SUV sound system or is that also via FM tuning setup. thanks for your responses - not a good start. Wife, I and kids love the SUV the kids escpecially like the DVD -gurjot 2001 LX470(family) 1984 190E (mine) 2000 Accord (wife) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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