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  1. jarcara, Are you still looking for nav? Post your email please ← Thanks for the query dcfish. I asked my wife about it (she drives it) and she wasn't interested in doing it. Thanks
  2. The surround panel is clipped in and will snap out. I had to do that last fall..
  3. My 60K service was $1200 ($850 labor / $350 parts).
  4. Just call the dealer and ask them. The service manager should be able to tell you. They were very helpful to me when I was installing my headrest video system.
  5. i was told that i should get it before the factory warranty expires. ← from 8/04 post: I have a 2000 and I just purchased the lexus extended warranty for 3yr/36K miles for $2,500. Before the warranty, I had a problem with my mirror (would not return properly when shifting from reverse) and lexus covered replacing both of them ($1,200) and I had to pay $98 laor. After reading some posts on this site (about the steering wheel, transmissions, head gaskets, etc.) and thinking about all the high tech stuff on these I decided to buy the warranty. It felt great, I suddenly didn't have any worries. The peace of mind was worth it. The truck is in the shop now having a noise in the stearing wheel fixed (it made a chatter/grinding sound upon retraction), the cruise control acted up on a road trip and the lumbar was a bit irratic. It's waiting on parts so I don't know what the total will be yet. The nice thing is it doesn't matter... it under warranty! ... A follow up on my warranty purchase. I took the truck into the dealer as stated above and they ended up replacing the lumbar inflator ($800), replacing the exhaust manifold gasket on the passenger side ($700), replacing the antenna motor ($300), replacing the cruise control switch ($250) and replacing some parts in the stearing wheel ($300). It took almost 2 weeks to get the parts and work completed. They provided me a loaner RX330 (don't have 470 loaners) for the duration. I picked it up today and drove off without paying a cent. My warranty has already paid for itself and I am only 4 weeks into a 3 year 36,000 mile plan. Joe
  6. Check ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW $395.
  7. Naw...I haven't banged those rims on anything for about 6 or 7 months. I banged them on Moab slickrock last year...and some Rubicon granite before that. Not really trying to pawn them off on anyone...but scooter wants to see pics... ← Check ebay, there is a company out there that will trade your unchromed wheels for chromed. I have the chrome and considering getting them replated. It is a unique look that I have not seen on anyones vehicle yet. I did start to see more white LX's after we picked up ours..
  8. The dealer has a code book of all the items that can be enabled/disabled. They can do that for you.
  9. They are probably right about not having to use a Lexus battery. My wifes 2000 LX470 battery started failing, I called my service tech (Scott) and he said to stop by anytime. My wife stopped over with the kids in the truck he brought a technician over, tested it and put a new one in. She was in and out in 10 minutes. The price was probably higher than I could get on my own standing in line or making an appointment at sears or firestone but the service was spectacular. I didn't have to lug a battery around or deal with installation, disposal, etc. I know I paid a premium but received premium service in return. Good Luck!
  10. You are correct on the legality of xenon. Apparently august or september of 93 did them in. You have to order them as an "off road" option to get them. Again, they look great, the sylvania's are probably the better of the other options. I have had two fail on me. They are just easy to install. At some point I may invest in xenon. I use the sylvania's in my crossfire as well. The dealer told me that the projectors are setup for a xenon kit but who knows. I recall checking into a replacement xenon headlight for my mercedes C280 and it was $1,250 for one headlight. I finally convinced then I only needed a glass lens replacement ($100). Sylvanias are a good consumer grade tweak...
  11. I experimented with a higher wattage bulb 80W and 100Watt but they overall light was dimmer due to the extra draw on the system. It was quite odd. Sylvanias will be fine and they are easy for a nice tweak.
  12. I would already be on the phone with the regional Lexus rep and the corporate offices. Unless the dealer can prove it was neglect or normal wear and tear that is causing the failures you should be covered. I have to say my dealer (in Milwaukee) has been nothing but stellar on any issue I have had. They haven't ever questioned things, they just take care of it. I purchased the extended warranty, they did the inspection and after a long road trip I mentioned some annoyances. Well, $2,800 of covered repairs later everything is great and the warranty paid for itself.. Lexus doesn't want unhappy customers, let them know you are not happy. Good Luck! Joe what is your mileage? is the damper system separate from the struts/shocks? not sure how long they should last.
  13. a note is that the mirrors failing to return after backing up is somewhat common. I had that happen on my 2000, it was out of warranty but my dealer called Lexus and they covered it ($1,200 for 2 mirrors) I had to pay labor of $90..
  14. Check out Tirerack.com Have them delivered to a dealer or a tire install place from their site. They will call you when they arrive. I picked up 4 michilin LTX's, for under $600 delivered. Michilin had a $50 rebate also! I had them installed by the dealer when it was in for an oil change.
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