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In the 2013 ES350 "vehicle customization" section of the OB computer, there are some things that can be changed by the owner, and some ONLY by the dealer. Problem is, if you don't have all the desired changes made at the 5k inspection, you have to pay after that. Well now I find that there is a device that can be attached to the vehicle OB diagnostic port and along with a Bluetooth enabled smartphone, one can access all the "dealer only" items and change whatever you want. The device can be ordered from Ebay or Amazon and costs about $15.00. BTW I found out this info on the CL web site. Google the word "Carista" and you will find it.

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The device can be purchased on Amazon - It is a Vgate ELM327 Bluetooth scan tool. You must go into the Google Play Store and install the Carista app for Android which is free. I don't know if it's available for Apple IPhone. I haven't received my order yet so I don't know exactly how it will work. If you go onto the Club Lexus blog under 2013 - 14 Lexus ES350/300 under "vehicle customization" you will find the post advising about this tool. The developer of this app states that once installed and using the tool, you can change any of the "dealer only" items in your vehicle computer. Sounds good to me and the tool is inexpensive so I'll give it a shot and see.

Good Luck with your car...

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i just go RX 350 this week. it has gud features. i was trying to transfer images for the display from my USB. i tried jpeg,jpg,bmp formats but it still declining. so i m wondering that what kind of image file format it supports. another issue is i have samsung galaxy III which i connected with car's very advanced audio/navigation system. the reason i said advanced is coz if i receive any emails or txt i can see on the screen and respond with my android voice reply. so problem is after connecting my phone to car with bluetooth it runs really slow. i mean it's like taking work out of 1st ever cellphone. so is it only my phone doing it or anyone else has same issue with phone...

The Android Carista app will read and change the settings on a Lexus. The site gives a few choices for ELM327-compatible Bluetooth devices. I have used the hardware and app to read and email to myself all of the available settings on our 2014 RX350. The app discovers all available settings on each vehicle not just those documented by Lexus. To change settings you need to purchase the app for $10.00 which I have not done.

The following settings were available specifically to your vehicle using Carista:

Doors / Windows / Remote:

Blink turn signals when locking/unlocking with remote

*YES* / NO

Beep when locking/unlocking with remote

*YES* / NO

Volume of beep when locking/unocking with remote

OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / *MAX*

Beep when opening/closing windows with remote

*YES* / NO

Warn when door can't be locked with remote because it's open

*YES* / NO

Panic function on remote

*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door

*YES* / NO

Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door within…

30 SECONDS / *60 SECONDS* / 120 SECONDS

Unlock doors via remote

*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Unlock doors via physical key

*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Auto unlock doors via smart key

*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Auto-lock doors when moving

*ON* / OFF

Lock doors when shifting into gear

*ON* / OFF

Unlock doors when shifting into park (P)

ON / *OFF*

Unlock all doors when driver's door is opened

ON / *OFF*

After locking with smart key, allow re-opening within…

0.5 SECONDS / 1.5 SECONDS / *2.5 SECONDS* / 5 SECONDS

Smart key location to start car

FRONT SEATS / *ANYWHERE IN VEHICLE*

Open trunk via smart access button

DISABLED / DOUBLE CLICK / *LONG PRESS*

Open windows/sunroof by holding key in door lock

*ON* / OFF

Close windows/sunroof by holding key in door lock

*ON* / OFF

Open windows and sunroof via long-press on remote

*ON* / OFF

Beep when opening/closing power rear hatch

YES / *NO*

Unlock via "One motion"

*REAR HATCH ONLY* / ALL DOORS

Open rear hatch via "One motion" remote

DISABLED / SINGLE CLICK / DOUBLE CLICK / LONG PRESS / DOUBLE CLICK ON UNLOCK BUTTON / *LONG PRESS ON UNLOCK BUTTON*

Rear hatch open assistance

*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Instruments / Display / Dings:

Ding when headlights are left on

*YES* / NO

Remote low battery warning

*ON* / OFF

Front parking sensor range

NARROW / *WIDE*

Rear parking sensor range

NARROW / *WIDE*

Mute parking sensor when stationary for more than 3 sec.

YES / *NO*

Parking sensor beep volume

1 / 2 / *3* / 4 / MAX

Activate parking sensors in neutral (N)

*YES* / NO

Enable front parking sensors when in reverse ®

FRONT / *FRONT CORNER* / OFF

Enable rear parking sensors when in neutral or forward gear

REAR / REAR CORNER / *OFF*

Dash display mode

*ALL* / UNDISP

ECO Drive indicator zone

*ON* / OFF

Lights:

Daytime running lights

*ON* / OFF

Coming-home lights duration

OFF / *30 SECONDS* / 60 SECONDS / 90 SECONDS

Auto headlights activation threshold

MUCH DARKER / DARKER / NORMAL / LIGHTER / *MUCH LIGHTER*

Turn on marker lights when vehicle is unlocked via remote

*ON* / OFF

Instrument lights dimming sensitivity

MUCH DARKER / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / MUCH LIGHTER

Instrument lights restoring sensitivity

MUCH DARKER / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / MUCH LIGHTER

Dim interior lights after…

7 SECONDS / *15 SECONDS* / 30 SECONDS

Turn on interior lights when you shut off engine

*YES* / NO

Turn on interior lights when you unlock doors

*YES* / NO

Turn on interior lights when smart key in range

*YES* / NO

Center console spotlight (bright when doors open, dim when driving)

*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when smart key in range

*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when doors unlocked via remote

*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) for…

OFF / 7 SECONDS / *15 SECONDS* / 30 SECONDS

Interior light control

*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Exterior light control

*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Heater & A/C:

Temperature dial calibration

-2°C / -1°C / *NORMAL* / +1°C / +2°C

A/C evaporator control

*AUTOMATIC* / MANUAL

A/C ECO mode

*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on

*YES* / NO

Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed)

*YES* / NO

Deactivate front defroster when AUTO button pressed

*YES* / NO

Other:

Slide driver's seat back for easy exit

OFF / SHORT / *STANDARD*

Obtained with Carista 2.1 beta-7 for Android.

Download app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prizmos.carista

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caristaapp

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