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  1. Thanks for the linked. I found the shrouds under the body links - but not enough detail. I did find that the shroud has some glue residue, so I assume there was some kind of foam block on it. This shroud is plastic, but there is also a metal piece on top of it between the tank and the big shroud and it rattles as well. Probably going to have to look under another 07 to see what it is supposed to look like. I think the foam block is part of the plastic shroud assembly.
  2. OK, so I think it is the fuel tank shield - or one of them. I just need to find out what goes on the front to stop it from flapping.
  3. I guess no one has looked under their RX. Anyone know where an online parts list with pictures would be for this area of the vehicle? Or does anyone know what the parts are under the drivers seat so that I can find them on a diagram.... I don't even know what is under the shroud.
  4. 07 RX350 - Wife's RX has a rattle under the drivers seat that only happens at 60mph plus - I rode in the back, and I can feel something tapping from underneath. Looking under the card I see a black plastic shroud with a gap at the front - i can flex it up to hit the bottom of the car, so i believe this is the culprit. It appears secured, so I wonder if it is missing a piece. The picture below is from the drivers side - front looking back. There looks to be a mark on the bottom of the car where this has rubbed, or maybe there was a foam block that came out? If not this, then what else to check? Thanks!
  5. I bought them for $ 100 including shipping and installed it myself. Just washed the area with soap to remove any dirt. Did not use any solvent nor used any roller. The moulding comes with a sticky tape. Removed the tape and just pressed it evenly from one side to the other. Check my photos. It took only 20 minutes to install. Where did you get such a good price, or anyone have the discount code for Sewell?
  6. If you have the entire light assembly partially removed and you are looking to just replace the clear lens on the outside, you can't - I assume it is cracked or scratched? If so the entire lens addembly needs to be replaced: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-2011-lexus-rx-350-TAILLIGHT-TAIL-LIGHT-OEM-LEFT-DRIVERS-SIDE-/130597639217 That is not say that there may be away to cut apart the unit and glue a new outer lens on, but it is not made to do this.
  7. I just got a 2010 RX and it runs fine on regular. Had a 2007 for 4 years and it has run on regular the entire time engine is quiet and wife gets 21 mpg - no interstate at all. I don't see how any performance gain would be worth the extra cost for premium. If the engine ever starts knocking or getting noisy i may switch - but I am not worried about engine damage as the modern computers are monitoring for all these conditions.
  8. There is an amp behind the back seats - maybe a separate fuse at the amp? If the radio works, then it is not the amp, but maybe something internal with the CD player.
  9. Did they mount tires on your wheels, or did put on wheel tire sets? My guess is they just pulled 4 wheel/tire units off a new vehicle and put them on yours.
  10. It could be an out of balance drive shaft - that is always a possibility. A bearing would probably have blown apart by now, and is probably not massive enough to create a vibration you feel.
  11. I have had success in the past dealing with other auto makers when the dealer dropped the ball. It should be done before contacting an attorney as it is usually cheaper and faster. I had a Grand Cherokee that the dealer did a poor job repairing, or "could not repair" certain items. Here is what I did to get this resolved and it has worked with warranty claims for many other products I have owned. Write a letter. Use your computer/word processor to write a nice letter describing your problems, that they were not handled and a timeline. Very similar to what you have done here. Attach any documentation you have - if you brought the car in for this many times, the service ticket should say "customer notices condensation in headlight". Send your letter certified mail and return receipt requested to the regional customer service office listed in your manual; you can send an additional copy to the North American CEO or consumer relations - find someone very high up. Putting things in writing gets a lot more attention then a phone call. Remember to keep the tone business like and respectful. I am surprised that the dealer won't help - especially if the service adviser acknowledges your many trips.
  12. I never saw that this thread any action... I still haven't done anything in regards to changing my OEM receiver, but here is a double din plate: http://shop.beatsonicusa.com/product.sc;js...t04?productId=5 I have not tried it yet, and will look for some cheaper alternatives. So, I am getting closer to a new project. In addition to the 2DIN faceplate, This company: http://www.pac-audio.com/products.aspx makes wiring harness adapters for our vehicles that give us 2 important functions: 1. Supposedly no wire cutting and full support for factory speakers and amp through a module that matches up with most major brand of radio 2. Support for steering wheel controls (through use another module). Crutchfield sells these, but the crutchfield site says the RX is not supported, however the manufacturer's site says it is. Crutchfield told me the manufacturer's site is more up to date. So for about $200 I can get the face plate and wiring modules, then maybe $600 for a 2XDIN GPS/BT/iPod integration head unit and I have what Lexus wanted $3000 for - I just lose the 6 disc changer. Let's see if anyone else wants to take the plunge first..... the parts are all there to make it happen. mABd0
  13. I never saw that this thread any action... I still haven't done anything in regards to changing my OEM receiver, but here is a double din plate: http://shop.beatsonicusa.com/product.sc;js...t04?productId=5 I have not tried it yet, and will look for some cheaper alternatives.
  14. While it's true that you can't send your phone book to a Lexus with an iPhone, the limitation is with the car and not the phone. I have an RX400h and a Tundra with the factory bluetooth and can't sync with either but the add-on Parrot LS3200 in my Honda S2000 syncs with my iPhone every time I start the car automatically. Actually you can argue that both the phone and the car are to blame. The Bluetooth standard uses the term "profiles" to define what BT functions a phone supports. Handsfree, Headset are the common ones for use as a phone or music headphones. When it comes to address books, there are a couple of different profiles that support different things - one profile lets you send one contact at a time (almost a file copy), and another profile supports address book access (viewing the address book on the phone). The iphone allows access to the address book, but not sending contacts. The Lexus supports Contact copy, not address book access. Additionally, the stereo music streaming BT function on the iPhone (A2DP) only supports a subset of controls - so you can send music from your iphone to BT headset or cars that support A2DP, but you can only pause and play - you can't skip to the next track. I would like to see Apple update the BT functions on the phone, as many other phones support all these profiles. Yes, I have simplified my descriptions of things so I did skip a few steps. BTW, if other phones can sync their address books with the Lexus, then wouldn't this make the iPhone the problem and not the car?
  15. Someone is definitely giving you false information. Based on what they are saying, you could never leave your car at the airport or go on a vacation for more then 3 days. I would find another dealer. period. Maybe try a Toyota dealer, although they may not do warranty lexus work. Also, I would go higher up at corporate - this is 100% wrong. We have left ours in the garage for a week or more while away and it starts fine. If you have had 3 different batteries, something is actively killing them. I would suspect the alternator is sending to much current to the battery; maybe you are missing the main ground loop - although your battery should last more then 3 days then. You have a serious electrical issue, but I am not sure why Lexus is not doing more to fix the problem.
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