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  2. Ok first I have to complain, the "i'm not a robot" captcha wanted me to click on all images with motorcyles but wouldn't let me through till I clicked the image that was clearly a moped XD Ok seriously now, I got my car back from the shop after doing a t-belt (been there for two weeks) and the car has sat for several months while waiting to get that started, wasn't in a hurry to do it so the car just sat un-driven. So I've had the car for four days and I heard a horn honking a few times but didn't realize it was when I get out I lock the doors and shut them and about a minute later the horn is honking/lights flashing. I’ve locked the doors with the driver door open and pushing the lock button and I’ve unlocked and locked from the outside using the metal key. Either way after a minute it starts going off. It will usually go off two times then not do it again, noticed this while at the parts store, didn't realize it was my car doing it though at the time. Also it's an '06 note; 1. bought it used....key fob starts the car but doesn’t lock/unlock/open anything. 2. been having a bad parasitic draw, if the car sits for 2 days it needs a jumpbox (been driving it all week everyday though so no starting issues) Also on this note, thought I had turned the smartkey off to help diagnose the draw, not sure if that plays in...the draw was #1 on my list of things to solve this weekend but now this alarm issue is 3. brand new car battery 4. I do have the red triangle with “!” and a “low tire” warning (tires aren’t low though) At work or when I am home I can leave it unlocked but when I go other places I need to lock it up but the alarm goes off once or twice. Any ideas?
  3. All bets are off if your RX was designed for Hawaii and originally sold by Servco. I thought it had mostly ended by 2008 but at one time Lexus vehicles sold in Hawaii were quite different from those sold on the U.S. mainland and had more in common with those sold in Taiwan. I've bought a number of additional keys over 24 years of Lexus ownership. The keys have always been somewhat expensive but the programming was always done in a couple of minutes at no extra charge while I watched. I hope you didn't buy a key somewhere else and then expected a Lexus dealer to program it.
  4. Yesterday
  5. I bought my RX 350 while I was l living in Hawaii in 2008. I moved back to the madland, aka mainland and tried to get a replacement ignition key made but no one can program it using standard directions. Of course the dealer can but that's over $400 here. My question is, do cars made in Japan have a different programing sequence than those assembled somewhere else? Help, my remaining key is about to fall apart.
  6. Waoh! It's so amazing how you can get a bunch of problems solved when you have smart people around you who truly enjoy being helpful. Just fixed mine too. Thanks
  7. Last week
  8. I would pass on the synthetic and use the DEXTRON transmission fluid that is what the have to have . I made the mistake of not using it and I ruined 2 rack and pinions.
  9. Anyone know why my 18 RX is whistling at me every 25 seconds? I hear it near the rear, but not when I am in the vehicle. No notifications on the monitor when I get in. All doors, hood and roof were closed when it make the sound...
  10. Thank you. Probably with next version of LC 500. We have an LS 500 that has a great 360 degree and wonderful front camera.
  11. Ok, thanks sha4000, at least I got some way...
  12. The factory sub works great for me, but the aftermarket stereo and factory amp don’t like each other. What wattage should my new amp be to power the existing subwoofer in a 99 gs300?
  13. I've owned a 911TT as well as an Aston Martin Vantage....I was thinking the exact opposite...both had greater amounts of brake dust than my LC....What did service say?
  14. Love my LC but the controls can be a touch daunting...I have a RX350 with the throttle-style control/...the LC has a finger touch pad...I prefer the throttle but that's just my opinion.
  15. That's a great idea...any chance Lexus will develop their own...high curbs intimidate me big time...ending up parking 3 feet from curb
  16. I cannot get my 2008 SC430 garage door opener programmed. We have a Liftmaster (new house) garage door. Any suggestions are appreciated.
  17. Cam830

    Hi all...

    Just joined the club and am excited to hear about all things Lexus. I've owned a Lexus for years (RX's all). I currently have a 2017 RX350 (my go-to vehicle) and just purchased a 2018 LC500 (my 3rd midlife crisis vehicle). It's finally getting warm enough to take out the LC (today), although we generally wait until all the gravel is off the highways. Cheers Cam
  18. The other day I was late to an event but my gas lamp had been on for 38mi. While driving I found this discussion and after reading that my tank has a 19.8gal capacity, I decided to take my chances. I made it to the event then to the gas station, 45 miles since the gas lamp had come on. I filled up the tank and when the first click at the pump went, it said 17.8gal. I tried to put more gas in but that was the max. So I guess I had 2 more gallons in the tank.
  19. That's happening to mine now. 4 months left on the warranty. Last time was on an Acura TSL, it was suspension related. I have a "sound" up front too so I'll be dropping it off soon anyway... They will damn sure check it! The recently part doesn't sound right.
  20. I have drained my power steering fluid and still experiencing the issue.
  21. Don't know if anyone has an answer for this question yet... bugs me too. same year, same model.. es300 2002... anyone knows where i can get the updated discs for the navi too would be helpful. I bought some off of ebay but im getting an error "cannot read map dvd" or something like that.. heard somewhere that there's possibly a software update disc that needs to be run first??? anyway.. Im having all kinda trouble with this car. Only had one working key too.. no fob. Car's clean and after all these years still has low mileage and was VERY WELL maintained. It was a steal. Loving the way she drives though 🙂 Proud to be LOC.
  22. My Is250 F sport 2014. The same problem. Everything works except for volume control. DSP inactive. Treble, mid and bass are frozen, , front, rear left, right, are frozen as well. It is software I think. It came up after I accidentally pushed SOS button in the darkness trying to find light. To me it is class action for Lexus. I’ve read dozens of the same questions in Russian language as well. So it is kind of global problem. I paid today 170$ to a Lexus dealership for diagnostics. They said need to substitute radio. Cost to substitute radio is 2600$. I would spend 500$ for class action and they will fix it for free.
  23. When I start my 97 es300 the climate control is not on until I turn it on. Is that normal? I just bought this car. It did not come with a fob but I see a round turnable knob on the lower drivers kick pannel I am guessing is aftermarket. Being a 97 there isnt a transponder chip, I think. Im thinking of putting in a remote start, its possible that it already has one but my question... Is it normal for the climate control to be off unless the AUTO button is pressed or turned on? Is there a way for it to be turned on when the car is started?
  24. Look up H & R , Eibach or Swift lowering springs for your car. These will lower the car about 1 to 2 inches and give you a stiffer ride. I can't tell you the dimensions of the stock springs.
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  26. Hi, I am having the same problem with my 1992 SC 400 and I found the wires to be broken. I am trying to find the other end deep behind the trunk towards the back seat and am unable to locate anything. I do see a big bunch of wires right there wondering if these wires snapped from there. Can anyone help? Any pics will be greatly appreciated
  27. Oh God! Abs pump? I just bought an 08 gs460. This possibility almost changed my mind. I hope its something other than that my friend.
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