Brake light not working initially- tried to fix it and now I have no rear lights, no heat and no power windowBy Faizmz
I own a 2003 RX300 which never had given me any trouble so far. I had another driver telling me one day that I have no brake lights what so over. I thought it is just bulbs so I replaced the third light bulb and still no brake light.
I did some search and discovered about the brake light module which located within the panel at trunk on the driver side as per this video:
It says that I could try a jumper solution at 2:48 which I did.
This is when things get interesting. After I tried this, the brake light did come on when I stepped on the brake but I lost other lights (turn indicators, reverse and rear lights).
At the same time I also lost power windows and the heat.
I tried soldering every component on the brake light module, thinking it might be bad connections but still I have the same problem (no heat, no power window, no rear lights except brake).
The power windows make no sound what so ever, so my guess is there is no power flows through the system at all. Nothing also happened at the display when I pressed the climate control button. The display works as the radio and CD is on.
My guess is this was caused by me jumping the connectors at the brake light module?
I checked the fuses with multimeter on the left side of the steering wheel inside the car and they all show continuity. Not sure if they are other way to check the fuses or maybe there are other fuses I should check?
I can't be driving this car at the moment without heat (it is -20 here) as well no lights are working at the moment.
I appreciate very much any help I can get with this!
Retiring at 68 and thinking of selling my Honda Odyssey and getting a true Luxury car; a Lexius. Zeroing in on an older ES 350 or RX. Maybe even a Hybrid one.
So, I ask you experienced Lexus owners, is this a bad Idea for a single woman who can’t fix her own car? And the closest Lexus shop is 2 hours away?
I’d like to keep the price around 25,000 or less.
Thank you for any insights, advice, etc
I installed a Rutech bypass and block off plates and my initial check engine light went out. A day later I get the P0418 error telling me relay A is bad or there is faulty wiring etc.
Does anyone know where the SAIS relay is located for P0418? I have been searching to the point of insanity. :)
2006 Gx470 4.7l
Have any you guys had a problem with the Rack&Pinion?
I went to the car service around my house(Knoxville, TN). They told me mine is leaking and needs to be changed.
I'm having a hard time deciding to change or not because it cost like 1500$
Do any of you have recommendations or any other place I should have service?