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  1. 3 points
  2. 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
  3. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
    3 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. Hi all, I believe I have posted here before a long time ago with my old LS430 LEX, I now have a 2007 LS460L with 110K on it now. I have owned it for a few years now, since 65K miles, and recently I started having acceleration/hesitation problems. I did alot of research, and didn't find very many good answers. I did have the transmission and engine ECU update flashed, with some improvement, but after that didn't solve the problem, I was convinced it was the cylinder head replacement deal, which was way out of my budget with 5 kids....and I thought it was ridiculous that a flagship sedan wo
    2 points
  6. 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
  7. I just fixed my 97 es300 with same problem"s" . The only difference between mine and yours is, mine wouldn't rev past 2500 rpm once it warmed with no check engine light. I've replaced everything you've done and still same problem. so, I took out my cam and crank sensor out to see how bad the resistance are between the prongs and cam sensor was within spec but started to leak oil and the crank sensor reading was off the chart. I've replaced the cam sensor due to oil leak and crank sensor due to extremely high resistance and my engine runs and sounds new. I was just about to post my finding a
    2 points
  8. Sorry, I didn't understand exactly what you wanted. It is common for forum software to be configured to turn on "follow" by default whenever you post. If you don't want to follow a thread after you post, then immediately turn off following after posting. I assume that this is a forum software configuration setting that could be changed by a forum administrator but many people prefer to automatically follow a thread after posting.
    2 points
  9. 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
  10. 20 years ago I swapped a domain name for a Lexus. The love affair started and I am now on my 10th Lexus
    2 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I get to drive my Lexus past my neighbors house while fixes his beamer (again).
    2 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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  18. 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
  19. 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!
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  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. I live on 120 acres and am the property manager overseeing 5 homes and the woods for a fellow who lives out in California. He is as green minded as they come and I am happy he does his voting on the left coast. I have to do some reading on the difference between Hybrid and other electric battery powered vehicles before I can accurately assess the values they might have here. I am in the NY Catskills mountain area and more like the frozen NE. Most of my driving is on secondary country roads with relatively short hops to and from town as I am retired and don't actually need to go anywhere b
    1 point
  25. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on purchasing a higher mileage LX470. I want something for my son and I to have fun with on the weekends, with the thought of him taking it over when he is 16 (6 more years). I live in VA and there are about a handful of decent 470’s around. I’ve locked into one that has 224k miles for 11,995. It’s a 2002. It has a clean CARFAX with all scheduled maintenance complete. The interior is in OK shape, probably need some reupholstering in some places. It also has a suspension coil conversation on it. I’ve been close on making the deal, until I found one
    1 point
  26. That's her when she was still in Japan.
    1 point
  27. Just go down to your dealership and sit in a bunch of the 21s and see what you find. My wife raves about the seats in both the 18 and 20. Being a bicycle rider, my butt is so hard I couldn't tell the difference between seats in a Lexus RX or a ford Pinto, which sadly to say I once owned. Called it a Splint-o, or a Bic lighter, and other bad names... The 20 and probably the 21 RX now have air-conditioned seats, where as the 18 did but hardly cooled your seat at all. We called it Faux Air...
    1 point
  28. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiQ5eKTjKrwAhUFCs0KHd4ACzUQFjACegQIAhAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcardiagn.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw0ehIuGYdR2syd54BGopUXr
    1 point
  29. Repaired...Follow the prompts 🙂
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  30. Appreciate all the resources, I’ll be checking them out. Keep em coming.
    1 point
  31. I’m very excited about this purchase. Looking forward to learn all I can about this vehicle. I traded in my 2013 Nissan Frontier for this GX a few days ago. Already have plans to lift it and throw some 33s on it.
    1 point
  32. I purchased halo type assemblies with the “brow” before and they were great, looked night and held up in New England snow/salt similar to this style in the attachment. I think my brand was Anzo. I had a pearl white lx so the reflector background was my choice. If I had a black lx, it would look slick with the black background
    1 point
  33. It is always a Great Feeling when one figures out the issue before anyone replies 🙂 Thanks for the Info Dan !
    1 point
  34. Squeaking as in every time you apply the brakes? Some pads do squeak so yeah it would be normal but that doesn't mean it's ok. It means the pads should be replaced with pads that don't squeak. Realizing that sounds snarky, what I mean is some pads are "hard" for longevity and so they won't get dust all over the wheels. Some are made to withstand heat better also. Often under normal use the high performance pads can have squeak issues. It could be the pads have warn enough that the "thin pad" indicator makes it's "thin pad" warning sound. Or it could be the rotor is warped so ideal
    1 point
  35. Original Equipment Manufactor as in the way they did it in the factory when producing the car. It can be done close to that where like "1990" said above, you remove a bunch of stuff instead of taping edges and covering areas they don't want painted. But $8800? Phew, that sounds pretty pricey. Are you just wanting to correct the flaws or are you looking to change the color from say blue to white? If you are changing the color then yeah 8k would not be so unreasonable since they'd have to disassemble all kinds of things to do it correctly. Some would call that a "frame up" paint job where
    1 point
  36. The IS 500's performance and horsepower is about the same as that of the LC500, so no, Lexus is not "pulling a Mercedes or BMW" by cranking up the horsepower to 600+. Reliability is far more important than bragging rights. Side fact: There will be only 500 of the IC 500s produced.
    1 point
  37. Of course after this discussion, Lexus announced the IS 500 and the limited production Launch edition (500 in the US)....
    1 point
  38. You can check for a filter but don't be surprised if you don't find one. The 1990 LS400 I drove from new to 14 years didn't have one. The first model year that a filter is shown in the parts list is 1992 but I thought that 1993 was the first model year that the North American market gone one. The Lexus organization made quite a big deal when the HEPA filtration system became standard on the LS400 in the North American market. It was an expensive option on the Japanese market Celsior (LS400) in the early years. Ducts in the HVAC system could be clogged with who-knows-what or electric s
    1 point
  39. I guess today was my lucky day. I landed a 2002 LX 470 for free! It has the factory supercharger and 250k miles. It’s needs some cosmetic work but there isn’t much rust on the underside and no rust on the body. The reason the are giving it away is do to the fact that they continue to break serpentine belts. They are on there 4th belt in the last 15-20k miles. I don’t actually have the vehicle yet...it is scheduled to be towed (last time belt broke they gave up on fixing it) to my house early next week. I plan on having it looked at by my Toyota mechanic to see if he can diagnose the cause o
    1 point
  40. Just been told that my Bridgestone Turanza tires are summer tires and the Potenza tires are All season and can't have one type on front and another on the back. My real issue though is never being told when I first got the car, in November in Toronto, Canada, that there were summer tires on the car! I've never had summer tires on any car. Surprise, surprise!
    1 point
  41. I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up.
    1 point
  42. The Rx-350 mustache Lexus IS today’s Edsel. How can anyone think this is a modern exciting design. It bulbous, oversized and ugly. I wonder how the mustache does in a front end crash. michaelw
    1 point
  43. Thanks for more info. I'm sure its the wrong product but its installed... Yes I would rather be here. Its sunny and in the 80s today and I took the dogs for the duval crawl yesterday. Live music at hogs breath and harry's hair of the dog. Closest thing to pre pandemic life you can see in the US.
    1 point
  44. 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
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  45. Shoot! That’s about what the dealer quoted to rebuild it. I ended up buying a used one from Benzeen Auto and swapped it at home. About $1500 total. Works great ever since!
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  46. I work at a lexus dealer and all the vehicles are very reliable however if it comes down to the option that most people go to I would say either the Lexus RX350 and ES350 theres tons of parts for this two models. if you have any questions feel free to email me at emartinez@pohankalexus.net
    1 point
  47. What look? Something like this?
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  48. The middle shaft was shortened about 1.5 in. When it twisted and it pulled the front shaft backwards. I was able to cut about a 3rd of an inch off the front of the front carrier mount so the axle flange hardware would clear. There was still enough spines in the output to still seal so I filled it back up. On Sunday it took me 3 hrs to go 50 miles back to civilization. I was able to track down a totaled 03 awd on craigslist. The driveshaft was pretty much all that was left abs she would only take $20 for it. A road trip with my dad and a few hours later I had it swapped out and was back on the
    1 point
  49. Nice! Thought maybe I should share some more recent pics of my RX, the bumper and skid plates are still a work in progress.
    1 point


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