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I just bought a 1994 LS400 with 48,000 miles and neither of the electric side-view mirrors are working. I don't have any other electrical issues, so I don't think it is a fuse problem.

Any suggestions?

-Reid

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I really hate to say this but I must since the common theme of this site is to try the easy/simple/cheap thing first. Here goes...

Have you tried the button/switch on the mirror control button? If it is in the middle then it will not move the outside mirrors.

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Does anyone have any other suggestions??

Could the switch be bad? I doubt it is the motor, because BOTH aren't working.

Does anyone know which fuse it is on?

-Reid

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unfortunately, I don't have the electrical book. Why don't you start with the fuse box on the drivers side. go through them and look for a broken one. If non of them are, you may need to troubleshoot.

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Thank you for your quick response. I just checked all of the fuses on the driver's side. All seem to be fine.

Any troubleshooting ideas?

-Reid

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Hi!

The outside mirrors have two fuses depending on if you have

'memory mirrors' [like the seats] or not.

They are controlled by the DOME fuse [engine bay] or RADIO NO 2 fuse

[bottom of steering column area].

If your tilt stering works go for the # 2 fuse.

If still no good they may be memory mirrors and the ECU is behind the glove

compartment.

[Or a break in the wire after # 2 fuse.]

Hope this helps! :rolleyes:

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Royt, thanks for the reply. My tilt steering works fine. I will check the fuses again and then move to the ECU behind the glove compartment.

If I buy a used ECU, does it have to be from the same year? Would a 1991 LS ECU work and how would I know if they have memory mirrors?

And what would be a reasonable cost for a used part?

Thanks.

-Reid

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I should have written if your 'tilt steering MEMORY setting' works OK go for the

# 2 fuse.The 'memory' mirrors are linked to the Tilt and Telescopic ECU,mirror

switch, each mirror motor and ground.

Without memory the mirror switch is supplied with current from the RADIO # 2 FUSE.

Not sure if part numbers are the same for series 1 LS [up to November 1992 in the UK.] and series 2 [Nov. '92 on.]

If the fuse is OK, before you source a replacement ECU, make sure you have got one.!! Take out the glove compartment [not too bad a job] and have a look.

Keep away from the air bag cable[yellow] and electrics while you are in there.

Cannot help on prices, Lexus parts cost an arm and a leg over here. Some of our LOC members order parts from the US 'cos they are cheaper!

You will have better chance than me for a junked LS [you have more!], you

might find a good ECU that way.

regards Roy

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Roy, so your saying that if I have an ECU in the glove compartment, then an ECU from a 1991 should work on my 1994? And if I don't, then I have other problems.

Where can find glove compartment removal instructions?

Also, what are some good general LS Do-it-yourself websites?

-Reid

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You will see flat round caps inside the front edge of the glove compartment,

these pry out and I think maybe some screws near the support hinge.

Cannot remember exactly I looked in mine 2 years ago.

...

There is lots of info on your US club site, look through some of the old posts,

there is a search facility as well.

Try these sites for a start. if I find any more info on the glove box I'll

send it on.

http://carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalLexusLS400str1.htm

http://www.pearsonimaging.com/LS/tutorials.html

cheers... ;)

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