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Hello folks...

Glad to be a Lexus owner again! I purchased my first Lexus GS300 back in 1999 (used 1995 model)..had it for a few years and sold it. Fast forward 10 years later and many many cars later (99 Saab 93, 01 Ford Escort, 01 BMW 328i and 04 Acura TL) i pulled the trigger last night and picked up a 2006 GS300 w/13k miles on it. I must say this car is truly amazing...and such a substantial difference from my last GS300 I had. Only bummer is it seems a bit smaller....but hey it looks fantastic!

Alright now that's out of the way....I wanted to reach out to the folks on the forum on a few things.

1. The rims on this car are from a older 2002 GS (16" with Conti tires), I want to replace these with 17" OEM rim's and tires..so if anyone is selling theirs, please let me know :)..currently I have a amber light and a red exclamation mark on the dash...I don't think these rims have the TPSM (tire pressure) installed.

2. Rattling and creaking - I've read this is a persistent issue which I need to bring to the the dealer with..when I test drove it I thought it would be minor...but now after driving it for 50 miles from last night....its just annoying. It has happening in various places...any suggestions on where most ppl hear the creaking noise - I can't pinpoint it.

3. Satellite radio - I had XM on my previous vehicle, I noticed small black box on my windshield..does that mean I can get Sat radio?

4. Programming my garage door opener...any tips?

5. Where can I buy a cheap manuals from and a 2nd FOB, outside of ebay.

6. Engine ticking noise - sounds like valve knock...thought it maybe octane fuel...filled tank with 93 octane, but still there....hear it either at idle, or in drive.

Sorry for the all the questions..my vehicle did not come with any manuals, etc. Thanks for you your assistance!

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Congrats on the new GS. The TPMS sensors itself will cost you about $800, I would ask the owner if he or she still have them. Rattles and creaks usually come from the dash board, it get worst when its cold out. Most Lexus dealer became experts at fixing dash rattles, but usually the rattles will come back sooner or later after the fix. The small black box on the windshield is the rain sensor, I dont believe the 06 have the sat. radio shark fin antenna in the back. You can still get Sat radio, you just need to install a Sat radio module and a antenna. The engine ticking noise is pretty common in the Toyota V6, the GS350 has a even louder noise due to the direct injectors.

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Hello folks...

Glad to be a Lexus owner again! I purchased my first Lexus GS300 back in 1999 (used 1995 model)..had it for a few years and sold it. Fast forward 10 years later and many many cars later (99 Saab 93, 01 Ford Escort, 01 BMW 328i and 04 Acura TL) i pulled the trigger last night and picked up a 2006 GS300 w/13k miles on it. I must say this car is truly amazing...and such a substantial difference from my last GS300 I had. Only bummer is it seems a bit smaller....but hey it looks fantastic!

Alright now that's out of the way....I wanted to reach out to the folks on the forum on a few things.

1. The rims on this car are from a older 2002 GS (16" with Conti tires), I want to replace these with 17" OEM rim's and tires..so if anyone is selling theirs, please let me know :)..currently I have a amber light and a red exclamation mark on the dash...I don't think these rims have the TPSM (tire pressure) installed.

2. Rattling and creaking - I've read this is a persistent issue which I need to bring to the the dealer with..when I test drove it I thought it would be minor...but now after driving it for 50 miles from last night....its just annoying. It has happening in various places...any suggestions on where most ppl hear the creaking noise - I can't pinpoint it.

3. Satellite radio - I had XM on my previous vehicle, I noticed small black box on my windshield..does that mean I can get Sat radio?

4. Programming my garage door opener...any tips?

5. Where can I buy a cheap manuals from and a 2nd FOB, outside of ebay.

6. Engine ticking noise - sounds like valve knock...thought it maybe octane fuel...filled tank with 93 octane, but still there....hear it either at idle, or in drive.

Sorry for the all the questions..my vehicle did not come with any manuals, etc. Thanks for you your assistance!

Hello!

I noticed sounds coming from the front tires / suspension area when I didn't install the engine covers back. I have almost 123k miles on my 06 gs 300, rwd, and those sounds were a killer for a few weeks. I didn't realize that by removing those covers I would get such heightened noises. I thought it was the axle or shocks and ended up replacing the shocks for no reason!! ugggh! :angry: :(

Anyways, as the guys above mentioned, I have heard lexus tech's say they have REPLACED customer cars due to the vent noises on 06 gs 300's because it was unbearable even after fixing it.

Also, the fins for the bluetooth did not come standard or optional on 06 gs 300's, only on 07 gs350's & gs430's.

Good luck!

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