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  1. There is an all metal hose . Ask for it or you wont get it.
  2. Yes, but it beats that other alarm that was absolutely annoying.
  3. After reading the this thread I went back and looked into the prices of this hitch. Why is is going up so high? I purchased one on line a little over a year ago and only paid 220.00
  4. 1) Turn the car ON but do not start the engine, keep foot off brake. Cycle your trip reset button until it reads ODO. Turn ignition back OFF and wait a few seconds. 2) Make sure seatbelt is not fastened. 3)Turn the ignition back ON, but do not start the car, keep foot off brake. As soon as you see everything light up, press and hold the trip reset button and do a long 12 second count. 4)Keep your finger on the trip reset button! Fasten your seat belt. As soon as you fasten your seat belt you should see the ODO display go from XXXX miles to "b-on". At that time take your finger off of the trip reset button and press it again. It should cycle to "b-off". Turn off ignition and you are done.
  5. Has anyone tried to order Lexus all weather mats lately? They seem to be really hard to find.
  6. Check out this web page;idCategory=33
  7. I picked up on this topic on another subject in the forum. I would be curious to hear from others on their experience of susbstaining damage to their vehicles at the dealership. I had my roof rack damaged when I took it in to get the cross bars repaired. They somehow became jammed. When I got my RX back the end caps were broken, but it was put back in a way as to hide the damage. My wheels were scratched all the heck and back when I had a flat repaired. I got the repairs made properly but with no compensation for my time which I consider valuable. I know I am not alone on this one. Experiences anyone?
  8. I thought I was all alone on the damage issue. The only time my RX has ever been damaged was at the dealership.
  9. NO mute, but you can increase the the volume on guidance announments. I have mine set on 3 and its plenty loud. Can you describe how the volume is adjusted for the nav announcements? Is it in the audio menu, or another setting screen? Thanks.. Push the "MENU" button , then select "VOLUME" on your screen. "ADAPTIVE VOLUME CONTROL" should appear, then select the setting you desire.
  10. 1) Remove rear tool tray( NAV DVD player is underneath) a)fold down rear seats b)find velcro tabs on each side of rear tray cover where it meets back seats c)lift velcro tabs d)slide fingers gently along edge where rear cover meets rear seats to release 5 plastic push pins. e)Use 12mm socket to remove the 2 now visible hinge bolts f)remove tool tray cover g) remove tool tray, There are 2 black push pin on both sides that pry up easily. NAV DVD player should now be visible on passenger side 2) Put ignition in ACC position 3) If there is a dust cover on unit remove it. Mine did not have this. Some do. 4) There should be a "slide type button" on your left of the unit. Slide this button to your left(facing unit). DVD should eject 5) Insert new DVD 6) Slide button back to original position 7) allow NAV to update before turning off ignition( check NAV Screen) 8) Reassemble in reverse order. Hope this helps. I just replaced mine in a 2008 RX. It may sound like a lot , but I was finished in 15 minutes. Tip: If you are uncomfortable with DIYs, take your time and think it through.
  11. I have found it mostly happens when both parties are trying to talk at the same time.
  12. You can details on the most recent updates here.
  13. YES YES, thank God, YES. That alone was worth 200 bucks. :)
  14. I just replaced the DVD in my '08 with the 9.1 version. To determine which version you are using now, push the "Menu" button then touch "map DVD" in the upper right hand corner. The DVD is in the trunk space under the tool tray which has to be removed to get to it.
  15. NO mute, but you can increase the the volume on guidance announments. I have mine set on 3 and its plenty loud.
  16. Currently it's 8.1 for the gen 5 nav. The new disks usually come out in Sept or Oct. I got the 9.1 version today and installed it myself in about 5 min.
  17. Does anyone know what the most current NAV version is out now and has a new one come out this year yet?
  18. I believe the way it reads is '91 octane or higher', so I can't see why 100 octane wouldn't be fine. But I don't know if you'd be getting any better performance out of the more expensive fuel.. I am almost empty so I'm going to try a couple of gallons. If things don't sound good I will fill up with 93 octane to dilute the 100. Let you know how thing go.
  19. How about racing fuel? I have found 100 octane and was curious about using it. It is called racing fuel at the stations where I have seen it.
  20. The cross bars on the roof top carrier on my 08 RX are giving me trouble. The mechanism that releases the lock or catch that holds them in place so you can adjust the position doesn't seem to move as easily as when I first got it. I fear breaking it if I force it. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an easy fix? Sometimes I can not get them to move at all.
  21. Try this link but consider shipping charges.
  22. I compared both before I purchased my RX350. I looked at the difference in price and compared that to the difference in gas milage. I bought a RX350. Other things you might want to consider is service maintenance.
  23. This is absolutely untrue. I don't think its unreasonable to expect that when my $45,000 vehicle goes into Lexus service at $120 an hour that it be returned to me undamaged. It is very easy to scratch wheels severely when mounting and dismounting tires if the person is not careful. Sounds like the dealer screwed up and are stepping up to replace his wheel which is great. The OP didn't have any issues with the dealer, he just asked if the wheels were more easily damaged than traditionally finished wheels. The answer is no, but they're harder to spot repair. I have had Lexus vehicles serviced at Lexus dealers for 10 years and for the most part I have always been very well taken care of. I do demand EXCELLENT service for the premium I am paying, and my dealership now has never let me down. They have damaged my car before, once and they were more than ready to pay for me to have the bumper repainted. I fixed it myself and it wasn't neccisary but I got no argument. They make SO much money off a good customer, replacing one wheel or repainting a bumper when they screw up is more than worth it to them to keep your business. And as to your last post, you need to chill out and treat your fellow members with respect, the OP didn't do or say anything that is deserving of your attack. If you can't keep your attitude in check, then there's the door. Thanks for the response and the info. As for our rude friend, have you ever heard of trolls? It seems some folks just like to go on forums and cause havoc. Some forums try to remove these folks, but I understand it is a non ending venture.
  24. I recently had some tire repair done at my local Lexus Dealer.(picked up a nail). In the process of removing the tire my rim was severly scratched. Now the dealer has ordered me a new one, which is good, but is this something that is going to happen whenever I need to have the tire removed from the rim? Does anyone else have experience in this regard? Are these rims more susceptible to damage when removing the tire or putting on a new one?
  25. Well... if SC isn't too far away. I got mine installed in Columbia.