RX400h

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    2006 RX400h Bamboo Pearl, AWD, Purchased 4/2005
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  1. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing. The bright LED lights of newer vehicles tends to make our older ones look very dated. Before I bought my MX5 Miata, the previous owner, at the age of 21 had done essentially the same thing. He even installed LED fog lights. Every mod is still working after more than 7 years.
  2. The first thing I would do is to make sure your battery is fully charged and that all cable connections are tight and free of corrosion.
  3. Side note: We are only now replacing the remote battery after 14.5 years! Those Lexus engineers really know how to design efficient battery circuits.
  4. A stuck thermostat could reduce interior heat (stuck open) or cause overheating (stuck closed or partially closed). Has anyone checked it?
  5. There is another (potential) side to these types of stories, Tammy. Sometimes when I am waiting for a tire rotation at Discount Tire, a customer is told that he or she needs new tires. If it is Spring season here, I have at times told the customer that since it will not likely rain until November or December, a tire set purchase could be put off until a short time before then. Discount Tire does not want to be liable for NOT suggesting new tires if the tread depth is shorter than what is considered to be safe while driving in the rain (or snow for customers who drive to the mountains). It is sad that so many people are sue-happy but this is one reason why garages suggest replacing safety-related components. Of course, they make money, as well. You do have the right to look at brake pads and other "discoveries" which I have no problem doing. 🙂
  6. Have you looked at tirerack.com? https://www.tirerack.com/suspension/Susptabl.jsp?autoMake=Lexus&autoModel=RX330&autoYear=2005&autoModClar= They typically have some decent aftermarket parts at good prices. Springs rarely fail due to age. Most likely, you don't need new ones.
  7. The three top rated all-season tires, according to Consumer Reports are: 1. General Atimax 2. Michelin Defender T+H 3. Continental True Contact Tour The three top rated all-season SUV tires, according to Consumer Reports are: 1. Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max 2. Kumho Crugen Premium 3. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia We have the Continentals from list 1 and they are excellent.
  8. That is odd. Of course, it'd be great to know the cause of the short. Years ago, my son had to have his air conditioning harness replaced in his Honda. One day I was returning from taking the dog for a walk when I saw a gray streak run under his car. I looked underneath but found nothing, so I assumed a large rat had been hiding in the engine bay. It turns out that the culprit was a rabbit. I found it under the hood after going to Home Depot. Hopefully, a rodent is not your perpetrator. 🙂
  9. Interesting find: During my draining of engine oil, I check fluid levels and clean up the engine bay. While looking at the battery's electrolyte levels in the cells, I noticed that one was dry, so I added distilled water. Could the false-positive code I had seen have been caused by this battery cell? Perhaps. So far, the code has not popped up again.
  10. Also, check your battery to verify that no cells are dry.
  11. Have you looked at www.crutchfield.com? Not only will they most likely have many possible selections of audio equipment, but they also provide detailed installation instructions.
  12. Before you replaced the motor, did you check to see if there was power going to it?
  13. When I need an out-of-warranty alignment, I take the vehicle to an alignment shop. That is their specialty, and they are very experienced.