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    ES 300
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    North Carolina (NC)

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  1. 2003 ES300 - The passenger side light on the trunk is not lighting and indicator on dash shows it is not working. I found the replacement bulb (7440 single filament) but have no idea of how to remove trunk liner for access to the bulb. Trunk liner seems to be held in place with plastic push pins and I don't want to break any. Any advice will be appreciated.
  2. 2003 ES300 - 209,000 miles I have developed a "clunk" that seems to be coming from the passenger side trunk area when hitting a pothole or pavement change. First thought is a strut or mount going/gone bad so will probably replace all 4 struts. Need suggestions on whether to use OEM parts or aftermarket parts and sources. I prefer a smooth ride versus performance handling. Suggestions on the parts and process appreciated. Should the struts be replaced BEFORE or AFTER a full alignment? The work will be done by a shop, not by yours truly.
  3. What do you all suggest as the best pure synthetic oil for a 2003 ES 300 with 209,000 miles? Runs perfectly with a very small (weekly drip) using Mobil 1 (5W-20). Also, what filter is recommended. Located in NC Piedmont region. Car is only driven <5000 miles a year.
  4. Need help locating PCV valve on my 2003 ES300. Photos will be helpful since I want to install a new PCV valve on the car. Any suggestions on parts and removal/install will be appreciated.
  5. Is this the correct PCV for a 2003 ES300? Description says "no grommet needed". Does this screw in? Should "plumbers tape" be used on the threads? Ideas appreciated. From RockAuto (STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS V386 {#1220420040} Intermotor )
  6. Installed the new aftermarket filter with the arrow for air flow pointing down and seems to be working. Blower is then moving air from ABOVE to Below the filter into the cabin. Any other comments or opinions?
  7. I checked the old filter and there was no arrow indication on either side.
  8. Replacing cabin air filter in a 2003 Lexus ES 300 with an aftermarket filter. New filter has an arrow indicating air flow. Should the filter be installed with the arrow pointing UP or DOWN? Several conflicting opinions on other sites.
  9. I know this is a late reply, but, yes, a very simple and quick job. Just be sure to get the correct filter for your year and model. Charcoal filter is my choice.
  10. Look under the dash just to the left of the steering wheel or behind the small change compartment in the lower dash next to the trunk and gas door release to the left of the steering wheel (remove the box by pressing the right side in and then gently pulling up and out). Hope this helps.
  11. Would a member please post or describe where these drain hoses are located on the ES 300. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi guys, does anyone have any recommendations on Firestone tires or the brands they carry? I have had great luck with them in the past and want some all weather touring, not performance tires. Advice is appreciated.
  13. Same problem here on my 2003 ES 300. Tim John, what is the name and part number that you found on Is there a diagram available that shows the part and how it is attached to the piston? Is it easily installed? Such a small thing but a real PITA.
  14. Thanks for the reply. Where is the vent tube on the fog light unit and can it be accessed without removing the entire unit? How is the unit removed from the bumper? I have not been inside the wheel liner yet so I am needing a little guidance.
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