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  1. The Lexus brand cell phone that was a dealer installed option lowered the HVAC fan speed and muted the audio system while a call was in progress. I even connected an aftermarket Nokia CARK-91 phone system I installed in my second (2000) LS400 to mute the audio system but I didn't bother to connect it to lower the HVAC fan speed. Even when a Lexus phone system was never installed, corrosion of the factory installed cell phone harness in the trunk can cause HVAC and audio system issues.
    3 points
  2. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
    3 points
  3. Here's what I found about the one in Colorado https://www.ksedenvervenues.com/event-locations/ball-arena/club-lexus/ Looks like a cool spot to enjoy a nice meal with friends or colleagues. Welcome to the site.
    2 points
  4. For Myself it was upgrading from a 1996 Toyota Camry to a 1998 GS 300...Loved the car so much I bought a LS460. I drove the GS for 21 years as a daily driver, The car was sold locally and is still on the road today, Got To Love Lexus ! What is your Story ?
    2 points
  5. Since the beginning of ownership, 4 months ago, my Lexus has been showing lights on the dash for: VSC, have checked by dealer Check engine Traction control off I would scan my car with your normal scan tool and it would read "camshaft position A actuator circuit". I ended up replacing both the sensor and solenoid on bank A. Neither of those things fixed the issue. $700 later, I replaced the timing control motor. More power, no lights and no issues. Passed inspection.
    2 points
  6. I had always admired the Lexus way. You start out with a super reliable brand of automobile and add top of the line features that folks who don't need to ask "how much does it cost" go for and add sexy looks and you've got yourself a winner. Now for a guy like me who does have to ask "how much" the resale value held so well that they stayed beyond my price range for a long time. Long enough to forget about it actually. But my son bought a GS300 to turn into a left hand drive Aristo. First time I saw it I commented how that is one fine old car. Old I say because it was almost old enough t
    2 points
  7. Funny you bring this topic to light...I use them to store parts when I disassemble a watch, Keeps groups of parts separate before cleaning. I also use for small batch paint mixes 🙂
    2 points
  8. That's a great idea! If they are made of polyethylene or polypropylene, you can pour some acetone or cleaning alcohol in one if doing touchup cleaning. I use small cups to clean out glass eye droppers that I use to add dyes to my castings. These type of plastics are very chemical resistant so they can be helpful in may ways.
    2 points
  9. I get to drive my Lexus past my neighbors house while fixes his beamer (again).
    2 points
  10. Hi, I figured it out. There are 3 connectors to the door ECU. The far right connector that is closest to the door latch was not snug. I believe this is what controlled the auto-up/down feature. I retraced my steps and with help of other's suggestions, I found the problem and the window works now. Thank you.
    2 points
  11. If all these codes appeared at the same time it would seem they have a common cause such as a bad connection in the coil harness or the fuel injection harness. Ignition coils are a common problem with this generation RX but they would fail individually. Fuel pressure is another common source that would cause multiple misfires simultaneously. Here is a link which discusses the P0300 code for your Lexus and that might help. https://www.autocodes.com/p0300_lexus.html#disq I also would not discount the camshaft position sensors or the crankshaft position sensors as they can also create havoc with
    2 points
  12. I'm sure a lot of us have heard about Matt Farah's legendary million mile Lexus, but have you heard of the 1,400 Mile 2005 Lexus LS430? Well, it's in the Philippines, and probably one of the lowest mileage examples in the world. See it here on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/aDijYmBzzhI https://youtu.be/aDijYmBzzhI
    2 points
  13. I know this is an old thread but I dare write this for those who suffer and try to fix it inexpensively as a DIY job. Recently a friend of mine mentioned about Mark Levinson's amplifier and I posted this to the Clublexus. According to him, the popping/cracking/static noise is mostly caused by the oscillation of the voltage booster at the power supply block. All you need to do is just to replace worn electrolytic capacitors used there.
    2 points
  14. So it works! Swapped the old tranny back in. Turns out the ECU capacitors were the entire problem! Thank you all for your help and i hope this helps anyone else that has capacitors issues!
    2 points
  15. Have you tried alternating (on/off) the "auto" feature? Does it affect the heat? When was the last time your heating system coil was flushed? There is a temperature control valve also. If you don't want to go to a Lexus dealer, find a good local independent mechanic.
    2 points
  16. Good info here Same thing happened with my elder brothers 07 LS460L; solution was that the mechanic took out the latching machine out and aligned it and put it back again; then the trunk started to lock normally as it would do It is highly unlikely that the latch system will die; most likely it can be fixed
    2 points
  17. I just wanted to share some insights and info about my 91 LS400. I had the hardest time tracking down a gas smell I was getting only once in a while. I would smell gas in the A/C after the car had warmed up, and only after making a few stops. I would come back to the car and it would reek of gas. Looking around under the hood I could never see a leak. Until one day after stopping I immediately opened the hood and really took my time looking around. After a few minutes there it was, not the fuel pressure regulator but on the other rail my "Fuel Pressure Damper". Out of the top it was spurting g
    2 points
  18. You're welcome. The speedometer needle in my '98 sticks (rarely) depending on the ambient temperature. I have read elsewhere that the problem is the instrument lube that's used in the gauge heads get sticky with age. The only real fix is to remove the cluster and have an instrument repair shop deal with it. There is a chance that he gauge cluster might have a bad connection at the circuit board ribbon cables, etc.
    2 points
  19. I google searched “Hunter (brand) road force wheel balance machine” and found the contact info for the “Hunter” brand, and emailed the local rep, who emailed me back on a Saturday morning with a partial list of shops in the Twin Cities who operated their “load bearing” wheel balancing machines. I was already 5+ calls into local tire shops and found two that verified they had this specific machine, 4 wheel balancing ranged from $59 to $89 plus tax. Some shops never even heard of the technology, or machine. I kept calling because I wanted to find a shop within 10-30 minutes from my home, and
    1 point
  20. I did not know that....makes sense though!
    1 point
  21. I am helping my lady keep up this fantastic automobile. Its the nicest car I've ever driven and rodden in of a regular Basis. But...change the pads early in their life...say w 3K left...u dint want to see the sensor notice. when u do uve Gotta replace the sensors At 175 per wheel. The brake pads are a routine job. No need to pay the dealer prices, just buy the parts. Easy install for any mechanic. Soft tires are quiet but don't last too long...get a all weather set and switch them for summer or fall. Buy the tire insurance...we've gotten 3 new tires for free from nails....
    1 point
  22. here ya go https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/bilstein Click on parts catalog at the top left and take it from there.
    1 point
  23. Thanks! It's pretty handy to use for my business.
    1 point
  24. 20 years ago I swapped a domain name for a Lexus. The love affair started and I am now on my 10th Lexus
    1 point
  25. Our tires wore out a bit prematurely so when I brought it in, the service advisor gave us new tires at half off and an alignment. If there's a problem they can't fix they should communicate with Toyota/Lexus. I believe this is the Lexus customer service number: 1 (800) 255-3987 Have you called them yet?
    1 point
  26. I'm curious, does anybody know any manufacturers that currently make skidplates and bull bars for a gen 1 RX300? Cheers
    1 point
  27. Take a look at this reply by Lenore: Manually Closing A Sunroof - 99 - 03 Lexus RX300 - Lexus Owners Club of North America Have you tried it?
    1 point
  28. You Sir, are a genius! God bless you
    1 point
  29. Fast forward 6.25 years and $20 got me 6.05 gallons if 93 octane. Gyah! 5 bucks aint gas money no more. Used to be mid grade was 10 cents more than regular, premium 10 cents a gallon higher them mid grade, but Saturday in my town regular was $2.79 and premium $3.29. Yet at one point premium was a dollar more than regular. The Rush song Red Barchetta was bouncing around my head on the ride home as I pondered a day when driving a petrol burning car will be a novelty.
    1 point
  30. Thanks for the write up. I'll have to train myself to use straight line only when washing as I've been doing circles for decades. I have a well used but fairly nice black car with lots of highway miles, so lots of small chips on the hood. Last time I did up a black car with high miles the hood had a million billion tiny white dots when I was done. Ugh. Looked great from 100 feet and the paint was like a mirror but……those tiny white dots used to laugh at me every time I got near the car. I definitely don't want to repeat that trick.
    1 point
  31. I couldn't get any wriggle room. I ended up removing the bracket that holds the mount, there are 4 screws (one on the bottom right of the pic). After removing that was able to replace the mount
    1 point
  32. My old 2010 Subaru Legacy GT
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  34. This is the complete factory owners manual for 1998 GS300/400 You will need this: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to read these files. Enjoy 😉 http___auth.owners.lexus.com_lexusowners_auth_nonssl_ManualDoc_docURI__ileaf_lexom_lexompdf_lexomsou_98lexom_98gsom_basic.pdf http___auth.owners.lexus.com_lexusowners_auth_nonssl_ManualDoc_docURI__ileaf_lexom_lexompdf_lexomsou_98lexom_98gsom_pictoria.pdf http___auth.owners.lexus.com_lexusowners_auth_nonssl_ManualDoc_docURI__ileaf_lexom_lexompdf_lexomsou_98lexom_98gsom_sec2a.pdf http___auth.owners.lexus.com_l
    1 point
  35. As far as a stereo, you may want to check with Crutchfield: All Car Stereos at Crutchfield They have plenty of choices and excellent installation instructions for many vehicles. The owners/maintenance manual should have all the maintenance schedules. Maybe you can find one on Amazon's site.
    1 point
  36. BMW has it with the "nostrils grill". I do find the Lexus nomenclature confusing. Some models have an "F Sport" which may or may not mean changes in horsepower and handling while others have the "F" designation which appears to be a different engine. Everyone knows what a BMW M is as well as the Mercedes AMG. Not so with the F...
    1 point
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  38. Are the bulbs in good condition? Bulbs can deteriorate over time with the glass globes becoming brownish and inhibiting light. You could add one or more additional backup light units - perhaps attached to the bumper cover. Google "backup lights" and you should find aftermarket units. The attached photo shows rear fog lights that I installed on two vehicles. The same seller on eBay Germany has backup lights that look identical. I had to fabricate "L" brackets to install them. You would have to tap into the backup light circuit on your RX.
    1 point
  39. I drove LS sedans for 24 straight years - a 1990 purchased new and an off lease 2000 that I bought at 38,000 miles in 2003. I owned the 1990 until a few months after I bought the 2000 LS which I drove until 2014. I spent at least $1,000/year on maintenance and repairs on each vehicle during the final several years I owned them. Lexus LS are wonderful vehicles but they are expensive to maintain if you keep everything working properly. I probably "over maintained" these cars. Synthetic oil and filter changes every 5,000 miles and transmission and differential fluid changes every 30,000
    1 point
  40. I bought a 2012 LS460 in February 2020 with 87K miles and have all the service records. Control arm bushings, alignments, 3-part fuel service (induction cleaning) and other typical 5K service charges were the charges to date. I don't see any transmission or differential fluid changes yet. I took it in for the 90K service and it cost me $900 (incl. $600 labor for 2 hours) OUCH! Guess I should have known this is a rich man's car. I'm trying to find out what the typical ongoing, high-cost repairs are over the next 3 years. A neighbor has one with 180K miles and nothing major yet.
    1 point
  41. Certainly, bleeding procedures have gotten far more involved over the years. In may cases, a special tool is required to cycle an ABS model. This is why I stopped bleeding my own brakes, many years ago. They didn't need to be done often enough to warrant my buying the special tool.
    1 point
  42. Hey man, I found some info on another forum that suggested you do a transmission drain and fill, and........... IT WORKS ! From amazon I ordered: 12 quarts of the toyota brand WS AT fluid ($140 bucks on amazon) 2 pitchers, one for clean fluid, one for dirty $30 bucks total on amazon) The exact same pump she used in this video ($50 bucks on amazon) And the toyota Software she used in this video to check the levels. ($70 bucks on amazon, includes the odb cable.) - this was bootleg, but it worked well. You do need a windows laptop to install it on, but they give you instr
    1 point
  43. Wow man, this was super helpful. You following up with me saved a whole lot of wasted time and money on my end and I really appreciate that. There is a site (benzeen auto parts) that sells 2 year warrantied transmissions for the LS 460 for around 1200 bucks. The warranty covers parts and labor as long as you use an ASE certified technician to install it. So if it is messed up they pay for the repair costs as well. Since this car was a gift, and didn't cost me anything, I am going to give this a shot. My mechanic in houston (Noah Auto Care on Almeda) charges around $1,000 to actually do the lab
    1 point
  44. The only age barrier to getting a C8 is if you can't manage to exit the car, since the force of gravity that allowed you to enter it will no longer be there to help you exit it.
    1 point
  45. I'm about to order a Dorman P/N 99389 Key Remote for my 2010. Comes with a programmer.
    1 point
  46. Where is the best place to order an additional key FOB for an ES350?
    1 point
  47. Many have questions on how to program the Homelink buttons. It is in the owner's manual but sometimes it may be confusing to understand the terminology. I've summarized what the manual states, and hopefully this will help anyone in the future (as I have in the past already hehe) "Ok. Delete the codes in the homelink then try this. (To delete, hold down the first and third buttons at the same time, hold for about 30-60 seconds till the light blinks really fast. Release and check if deleted if the light blinks at a slow but steady pace. That means there's nothing stored on that button) Hold do
    1 point
  48. Anyway, for those who may need to change out the driver side coil on a '92 LS400, the following may be helpful. Also posted parts info on the bottom of this post, for those who need it. Sorry, but I don't have any pictures. One important note: I checked my original coil and the new coil with a digital Ohm meter, but saw no difference in the readings, but maybe the meter was not calibrated low enough. So, for all of you out there with similar symptoms and you have ruled out other issues, do not depend upon the meter readings for the coils!!! 1. Disconnect the battery and remove it completely
    1 point
  49. I have on 07 RX and a Chamberlain liftmaster. It was a frustrating experience to say the least but I finally got it. Now that I've done it I can do it about 14-15 times and not even bat an eye. What, for me, was the stumbling block was my liftmaster remote passing along the sequence to the Homelink remote BEFORE hitting the Learn button on the opener itself. Even though the liftmaster remote was like 1 inch away it wasn't "seeing it". I held down the '1' key and the liftmaster remote almost touching the 2 and 3 keys and that did the trick. For anyone else out there, I recommend reading,
    1 point


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