So I recently went out of town and let my cousin drive my car for about 5 days, however when she returned the car to me I noticed the USBs under the arm rest aren't working anymore. I used to always play music via USB (and bluetooth sometimes) and charge at the same time. I've found an alternative to this which was utilizing the cigarette lighter port and buying a USB cigarette lighter device. Im thinking its fuses that went bad or got fried but if anyone knows a fix to the USBs not working that'll help me! Thanks!
By Trever G
I have a 1999 GS400 with, (and I know it's a lot), 350,000ish miles. Shes pretty old, but the engine runs great and there are no issues on that part. However, my check engine light has been on for a pretty long time now and my OBD reader throws a "shift solenoid c electrical failure" code. My transmission shifts extremely hard, and I do not believe it shifts passed 3rd, but I am not 100% sure on that part yet since there is no clear way of me telling. It takes a few seconds when I put my foot down for it to downshift. The fluid is in moderate condition, no sign of transmission wear at all.
But this is where it gets weird.
This has happened I would say maybe 3 times now, but the check engine light will go away and the transmission will go back to normal.
Also, i should note, when the CEL is on, the digital shifting w/ the steering wheel buttons does not work; however, when the CEL is off, it does.
The few times that the CEL went away, it was relatively warm outside, and it lasted about 15 minutes each time. Then out of nowhere, I would hear a thunk, and the CEL comes right back on. The last time the CEL turned off was about a month ago, and it has been on ever since then.
I have read up on a few forums on here and on other places regarding this, but no one's seems to be working & then not working like mine is. I'm hoping that since it comes and goes that i can simply just replace the solenoid and not have to worry about a rebuild.
If anyone has any insights or suggestions please let me know!
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LOW MILEAGE 1995 Lexus SC 400. Looks and drives like perfect! Great condition inside and out. Very nice sports coupe soon to become a classic. Garaged with solid maintenance records.
New tires (just replaced)
New battery (just replaced)
New plugs and wires (just replaced)
New brakes and rotors (@124k)
Timing belt replaced (@88K)
water pump replaced (@88K)
Engine mounts and transmission mounts (@124k)
Updated Cat-Back exhaust system
Smooth riding sports car! Bullet proof engine and very reliable luxury automobile. Nonsmoking vehicle, no wrecks, clean Carfax. Title in hand. You will not be disappointed. Original sticker price in 1995 shows $52,413. Serious inquiries only please.
I own a 1999 Lexus ls400. This is my first car that I got from my uncle. It has 400,000+ miles on it, and it’s just generally beat up. 2 weeks ago, the car stopped running. I had just parked it the night before and woke up to have it not even turn over. When I turn the key, I hear a click inside the engine compartment, but that’s it. There’s power to all the lights and everything else turns on. The starter will sometimes actually move as if it wants to turn over, but only for a second or two. Does anyone have any idea as to what’s wrong with it?
By Lexus Owners Club
The Lexus RC F GT3 secured a sensational first victory in the Blancpain GT Series at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France on Saturday. Emil Frey Lexus Racing’s Alberto Costa Balboa took the lead just half a lap from the chequered flag in the six-hour Endurance Cup race to claim a memorable result for the team and for Lexus
The result sets the seal on a steady transformation of the team’s fortunes in the RC F GT3’s first full season of European GT competition and delivers on the promise the car showed in scoring points and podium results in the previous rounds of the series at Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
Lorenz Frey, Team Principal, said: “We still can’t believe it. The last lap was nerve-racking, nobody would have thought that after six hours it would be so close. We have now definitely proven that we have a very strong package and can demonstrate the performance of the Lexus and the expert work of our team.”
The race was rare in offering so much close action throughout its 1,000km distance. In a field of 51 starters, just one second covered the qualifying times of the top 24 cars. At the start, Christian Klien in the No14 Lexus moved from fourth on the grid to second by the first corner, while team-mate Stéphane Ortelli in the sister No114 car also put in a strong first stint, racing from eighth to third within just a few laps.
At nightfall, both Lexus RC F GT3 looked on course for a podium finish. Norbert Siedler in the No114 had a strong fight with the No7 Bentley, but light contact meant he couldn’t progress beyond fourth before handing over to Ortelli. He too suffered contact with another car, which required an unscheduled pit stop to repair damage to the steering. This effectively ruled the Lexus out of contention, but the team were able to use the remaining hours to test and prepare the car for the highlight of the season, the 24-hours of Spa.
Meanwhile, Marco Seefried was running in a good fourth spot in the No14 car when he handed the wheel to Costa Balboa for the last hour of the race. Once the leading No72 Ferrari suffered an engine failure and the second-placed McLaren received a drive-through penalty, the Lexus found itself running in second place. Costa Balboa was just 0.8 seconds behind the leading Bentley with eight minutes to go. On the final lap, he seized the initiative with a great overtaking move through turn 10, securing an incredible first victory for Lexus in the Blancpain GT Series.
Emil Frey Racing now leads the Endurance Cup team’s championship standings. The next outing for the team will be a two-race Sprint Cup meeting at Misano, in Italy, from 22 to 24 June.