I got (in Europe) US 2003 1st gen Rx300.
About a year ago i have managed to change stereo from us (no navi) to UK version (with navi) and all was fine (bit os soldering was needed as plugs on both radios are different.
However now my radio sometimes has no sound for few hours/days and after that plays fine for few hours/days.
When I loose audio, under sound control I am missing MID range control and although i can see Bass/Treble + Left/Right & Front/Back controls they don't work - no level visible.
From what I understand it is an amplifier issue. I already got a new -second hand - one, but from UK market.
Now, I can not find info what is the difference between:
86100-48050 - US version and 86100-48040 UK version
Also, (before I get to my amplifier) would any of you have pictures of sockets/plugs in US amplifier?
I could make sure my plugs will fit into UK amplifier before I unscrew everything.
I attached pictures of UK amplifier
what can i do to make my car stop doing this.... i have great tires and i dont wanna use aftermarket shocks cause i love the confort of oem... so under this parameters what do you people suggest? thanks
i was thinking maybe wider tires could help but im afraid the handling would not be as crisp specially in the front...
By Charles Wong
Hi Does anyone experience the audio problem with the GS350? Mine is 2013 GS350 F-Sport. Yesterday when I started my car and turn on my radio. It was fine at the beginning, suddenly the voice went off, the volume button (both panel and the steering wheel) not response, the navigation voice went off too but still functioning, hands free still work but no voice too. (You still can dial and receive the call). When go to the SOUND option on the muti-media page, you can't choose the option like Left, right, front and rear. Suddenly the radio comes up again. Then keep going on and off! Anyone has suggestions and advice??
Today I bring the car to the Lexus Dealer and they request to do a diagnostic test ($168.37). After the test, they found Amplifier Malfunction and recommend replacing the amplifier first (Around $2500) and then checking for other possible malfunctions. That makes me disappointed and !Removed! off. How come for a 3 years old car will have is kind of problem without warranty. The test fee is fine for me (no matter) but the solution is pay $2500 to buy the amplifier for them to test and not 100% guarantee that problem will be fixed. Is anyone can help me for solving that kind of worry!
Lexus test invoice.pdf
I need help figuring out what is wrong with my gauge cluster. My speedo wasn't working so I took apart and tried getting it recalibrated. I put it back in and now none of the gauges or back lighting work. I had another cluster available and I installed it just to find out that it does the same thing as well. Only things that work are the high beam symbol, air bag, door ajar, and turn signals. Any ideas on how to find the problem and fix it?
I purchased my lx in 2011 new. Since then the dealership has had to replaced the wood trim 4 separate times. The drivers door is the easiest to spot, right around the seat memory buttons. The dealership has now refused to replace the panels any more. The say that it is not a known problem, and it has to do with something i am doing. I asked them what I am doing, and they said "we don't know, just something causing the wood trim to separate. Lol. Crazy!!!
Please look at your memory seat controls and let me know if it appears to be separating. You will notice a wavy appearance and a sharp edge above the memory buttons.
Other panels that separated; above glove box, passenger door, and around ash tray.
Please me know.
Also, in the pictures I have attached, this happening again in less than 40 days. This is the beginning stages.