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    2001 RX300 SS
  1. Nope - Just the shifter panel. Guess you're right, a loose bulb.......Now if I could only figure out how to get to it! These directions are for a RX300 but they should be the same. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-first-g...lumination.html
  2. Yes, it would be interesting to see the before and after temps of the cooler being that it is not in the best of places. But then again that cooler is just in addition to the one in the bottom of the radiator. It has always been my thought that between the 2 of them they are doing their job being that I have never heard of a RX having a trans temp light come on even under extreme conditions. I always wanted to put a trans temp guage anywhere to to verify that. Even if it was one of those temporary ones with a sending unit screwed into the drain plug. I just feel that a lot people would like to
  3. The cooler the fluid the longer the fluid lasts and remains more effective If the trans fluid is operating at the temp it was designed to, lowering the temp will provide no benefit. Coolers are used when you are operating in a maner that will overheat the fluid (extensive towing, etc). The RX has a trans temp light which will indicate this. The RX has a trans design problem, not a trans temp issue. I use the cooler to extend the life of the fluid, The tranny only has to heat up to 153 degrees to operate properly, Although full temp is quite above 153, So keeping the fluid cooler is a b
  4. You basically have a check engine light on. The VSC comes on with it by design and means nothing.
  5. The cooler the fluid the longer the fluid lasts and remains more effective If the trans fluid is operating at the temp it was designed to, lowering the temp will provide no benefit. Coolers are used when you are operating in a maner that will overheat the fluid (extensive towing, etc). The RX has a trans temp light which will indicate this. The RX has a trans design problem, not a trans temp issue. I use the cooler to extend the life of the fluid, The tranny only has to heat up to 153 degrees to operate properly, Although full temp is quite above 153, So keeping the fluid cooler is a b
  6. The cooler the fluid the longer the fluid lasts and remains more effective If the trans fluid is operating at the temp it was designed to, lowering the temp will provide no benefit. Coolers are used when you are operating in a maner that will overheat the fluid (extensive towing, etc). The RX has a trans temp light which will indicate this. The RX has a trans design problem, not a trans temp issue. I use the cooler to extend the life of the fluid, The tranny only has to heat up to 153 degrees to operate properly, Although full temp is quite above 153, So keeping the fluid cooler is a b
  7. It's not the hose behind the airbox or the gas cap. If it was you would get an evap type code like P0440, P441 and P0446. Are you sure it was bank 1 sensor 1 that you changed? Here is some info I had saved on that code on a RX: "P01135 A/F Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Replaced You can ohm the 2 black wires and you will have an open circuit. The replacement sensor much read between .8 and 1.4 ohms to work properly and not generate the P1135 code. A Denso generic has a resistance of 8 ohms across the heating element and vehicle will still generate a P1135 code. The Bosch replaceme
  8. The cooler the fluid the longer the fluid lasts and remains more effective If the trans fluid is operating at the temp it was designed to, lowering the temp will provide no benefit. Coolers are used when you are operating in a maner that will overheat the fluid (extensive towing, etc). The RX has a trans temp light which will indicate this. The RX has a trans design problem, not a trans temp issue. I use the cooler to extend the life of the fluid, The tranny only has to heat up to 153 degrees to operate properly, Although full temp is quite above 153, So keeping the fluid cooler is a b
  9. The cooler the fluid the longer the fluid lasts and remains more effective If the trans fluid is operating at the temp it was designed to, lowering the temp will provide no benefit. Coolers are used when you are operating in a maner that will overheat the fluid (extensive towing, etc). The RX has a trans temp light which will indicate this. The RX has a trans design problem, not a trans temp issue.
  10. You already have 2 stock transmission coolers, one in the bottom of the radiator and the second in the fender well. Fender well isn't the best location but it works. Do you really think there is any advantage to adding a third? The trans definetly has a design problem but I don't see anything that indicates there is a trans cooling problem.
  11. No problems is a good thing! On the flip side, what are the benefits? No noticeable benefits whatsoever. But then, I had no problems with T-IV. Mobil 1 is a full synthetic and T-IV is a semi synthetic. Some possible benefits are longer life and better protection but that's hard to measure. I have almost 30,000 on a new trans with Mobil 1 and it's very clean. Starting from brand new new my last trans fluid (T-IV) was much dirtier at 30K. But the dirt could have been from the original Lexus trans parts which have now been upgraded.
  12. I switched to Mobil 1 full synthetic trans fluid almost 2 years and 30,000 miles ago when it first became T-IV compatible. No problems.
  13. My needs have changed and after a lot of thought I have decided to sell my RX and buy a new Lexus sedan. Still haven't decided on the exact model. Anyone recently sell or buy a RX that can give me any advice? I have a 2001 RX AWD SilverSport with 157K. I am the original owner and have all maintenance receipts from day 1. Oil has been changed every 5k with Quaker semi-synthetic. Car is in excellent condition and has been kept in a heated garage its whole life. I got a new trans about 2 years ago. Engine is still covered by the Lexus sludge warranty. Anybody have any sugestions on what I should
  14. To answer your question, if you buy a used remote off ebay you have to do both programming phases for it to work. But the key blade portion that comes with the remote will already be cut for another car and will not turn in your locks or ignition. So I am not sure exactly you plan to accomplish with this method. Easiest way to get another remote key is to buy one from sparecarkeys.com or similiar site for about $150. This includes the electronics and the blade cut to your VIN. Then do the 2 programming phases and you are good to go.
  15. From your post it sounds like your mechanic has already read your code and it points to a knock sensor. When your CEL is on from certain codes (knock sensor code is one of them), the ECU prevents the tranny from shifting into 4th. This is by design. Change the knock sensors, get rid of the CEL and it will shift again. On another note, you did not cause your problem using regular. That is all the RX requires. My guess is your knock sensor was going bad and preimum was needed to prevent knocking. Try regular again once you get your knock sensors replaced.
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