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  1. I brought my 2018 LC 500 in for Alexa uprade to Lexus of Clearwater 5 weeks ago. The following day I was informed that the software download had failed and that my navigation unit and radio were fried. After many unfulfilled promises of new parts to correct the problem and delay after delay, today I was told the radio was once again on back order until Sept. 11th. This is the 3rd. radio delivery reschedule. Today I was also informed that Lexus does not supply new radios but rather reconditionned ones. I paid $105,000.00 for my LC and also have a multi thousand dollar extended warranty that I purchased and after all the wait without my beautiful vehichle I am now told that the replacement radio will be a reconditionned one. I did not cause the problem; they blew out my system; I believe, by carelessly folIowing the download instructions- I no longer want Alexa. All I want is my vehicle in the same condition that I brought it in. I cannot pick it up since the dash is disassembled. I also own a 2018 LS 500 F Sport. Over $200,000.00 of Lexus vehicles purchased in 2018 and this is how I am treated. A disgrace to Lexus! I would appreciate any help and suggestions. Thank you all.

  2. A Lexus Field Tech Specialist made me aware of an aftermarket harness for LC500.  Car Tunes in Largo, FL located the harness via a simple internet search and attached a standard front or rear camera.  They did the installation for $600 total. The harness allows the camera to integrate with the stock display. When parking just push button on dash and front camera is on for 20 seconds. If you need more time, just push button again. Attached are pictures of camera in grill-(no cutting needed), picture of button and front camera view.  Works like a charm-no longer stress parking.

     Also note carbon fiber wrap to door sills-looks great.







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  3. My 8 month old 2015 RCF needs to be repainted on drivers side and hood but it has been 4 weeks now and dealer cannot get the paint from Japan. Lexus says it is not available. How could it not be available if they are introducing the 2016 GSF in Utrasonic Bllue Mica and it is one of the hottest colors on the RCF?

    Does anyone know what is going on??


  4. On my LS 430, when rocker switch is in auto position the mirrors fold when ignition is turned off and unfold when car is started. Just got a 2010 LS 460 and the only way I can get the mirrors to fold is by locking the car using the remote. I would like the mirrors to be coordinated either with ignition or when doors are unlocked when ignition is put into park or when the driver's door is opened. In other words, locking or unlocking the doors by any means. How do I program this?

  5. First I was having a vibration problem at lower speeds like 45 or 55.

    I went to balance the tires, and Discount Tire found a problem with one tire so they replaced it. When it still wouldn't balance, they said that the wheel was actually bent, so fine, we switched it out with the spare.

    Now the problem is MUCH better, but I still have a vibration that occurs between 70-80 mph and its getting really annoying as 70mph is the avg speed of traffic on the freeway.

    I had them rebalance all the tires and swap them around, and still nothing. I could be wrong, but it feels like its coming from both the car and the steering wheel.

    This happened once before - Discount balanced my tires several times over and I still had this persistent vibration. Paid Lexus to balance it and they said one of my tires were not "true" and to get it replaced. After I did that, all was fine. I have no clue why I bought another set from Discount after that!! ... oh yea, now I remember, cuz it was only $300 for a set of michelins.

    But the point of that story is bassically to ask, if untrue tires is my problem again, how do I find out before I have to go fight with Discount again? I don't know if they have the "true-ing" machine that Lexus does, they jus use the balancing machine.

    I had same problem with my 2005 430. After much effort on my part, Lexus finally diagnosed drive shaft problem-replaced drive shaft and now car is smooth as silk at all speeds.