VBdenny

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  • Lexus Model
    ES330
  • Lexus Year
    2004
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    Virginia (VA)

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  1. Found a nice 2003 SC430 vert locally. I have a friend who wants a convertible for his wife. Looked at the car once and seems pretty clean. Minor front left CarFax with no airbag deployment. Car is silver with black gut. Going back and would like to know what specifically to check. Miles 116k in Norfolk. thanks
  2. Yeah, there are still of us around.
  3. My guess is a bad cell in the battery itself.
  4. you can order the replacement on Amazon and get just the nylon part that breaks. Antennas get a little gummed up and it breaks the nylon teeth especially when old or cold,
  5. With your Lexus there are TWO steps you need to do to program the Homelink. I know because I had the same issues. Look in your owners manual and carefully review the two step procedure and it will work just fine. Gave me a bunch of frustration until I was able to figure the process out.
  6. Thanks. Everyone I know what surprised by the black on black as I have been known for always having mainly white vehicles. That said, my right foot has been overly happy so far.
  7. VBdenny

    Lost key

    The keys have a computer chip in them that activates the cars computer. No chip = no go. Computer and key must match. Not good news I know.
  8. Well folks, it had to happen. After 2 years with the IS250AWD, I realised it was out of power. All I can say is that the difference between 207hp and 460hp is immense. Not minding the loss of over 400lbs. either. Not to worry, I still have my 2004 ES330 (and a bunch of others). Becky, I know you'll approve. Denny
  9. VBdenny

    new old car

    You don't even need a battery charger. Hook up jumper cables from another car Without any manuals or documentation I certainly would not disconnect the battery as you'll often need codes to set up the radio and things which you don't have. My neighbor whom I sold my 90 LS400 to, disconnected and the radio went into SEC mode. LUCKILY (for him) I knew the code still. After coming off your Porsche, the main adjustment you'll need to make is to your driving attitude. Gone is the performance handling and high performance braking ability. When the timing belt is changed there is a sticker they attach to the valve cover area that tells the miles and date. Generally only dealers and higher end shops bother so there is no way of knowing.if the tech missed this important step. There is no way to check a timing belt as they usually look brand new after 100,000 miles. I have never heard of one breaking on a Lexus in my 14 years on this website so for what it's worth. Denny
  10. I guess HOW comes to mind.?
  11. Dealers buy that car at auction for about $23,000 depending on options, carfax and color
  12. Ahh Biily you say you can live with it but can you really? That would bother me. Forget the insurance just have it repaired. Then, I'd take the keys from your wife. Many people who "got hit" add the "got" part. My mom did and I've done it myself.
  13. It really is beautiful and I like the grill however I'll bet this costs way more than a new Corvette which looks as, if not more, awesome.
  14. Hi Michael and welcome to the LOC, nice to hear you got a Lexus. Tires will certainly make a car shake so if you're planning to replace them, a good place to start. It might be a good idea to go all through the brakes as these typically have fairly good brakes. My truck was doing the same thing and new rotors, calipers and carbon fibre pads along with a good cleaning did the trick. Trucks brakes almost as good as my IS does now. Enjoy that Lex. Denny
  15. Probably left over from an alarm system?