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Shiner

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  1. Hi Mark I am not sure this will help. I had this problem recently. In my case, whilst stuck in a traffic jam ( M25 ) I tried to make a hands free call from telephone addressbook via the audio system. But before the call could connect, I had to move and the call failed. Naturally the telephone addressbook greyed out. After this my audio sound stopped both for radio and cds. The rest of my journey was in silence. But after getting home, I turned the audio off and then the engine off . Then restarted the car , turned on the audio and hey presto the sound was back and has not let me down again. So might be worth turning the audio off and then turning the engine off. Start the engine back on and turn the audio on and pray that brings the sound back on. Cheers
  2. Blue tooth wo tks fine. But only a few phones can be registered. So make sure your dealer deletes all previously registered phones.
  3. Hi I had exactly the same thing happen to me on my LS430! It was a very bad year! Lexus paid half the cost to replace the pipes which are prone to stone damage and leak, but refused to make any contribution towards the compressor. One thing Honest John ,of the Telegraph , says have the gear box of your compressor checked by the independent aircon specialist...if thats the problem, it would be a much cheaper solution.
  4. Mine also oks low when cold. But it comes up to max level after the car's been driven for few miles. Check ehen the engine is warm....
  5. That should read 12v and not 2v...
  6. Hi Mark Just read this , I have the same model as you!☺️ i replaced my battery with one supplied by Tayna...it was E24 Varta Blue Dynamic Car Battery 2V 70 Ah (570413063) (069 071 072) total cost £58.45 that was back in March this year. Excellent battery and fits perfectly.... Tayna are brilliant! hope that helps
  7. Wow. Hows that for predictive text.... a small coin such as five penny.....
  8. I just usemy finger nails...a small voin suvh as give penny piece ...or a thin screw driver....try it. Not difficult. But as Crusemark says,you will never really need to!
  9. To remove the GRILL even....autocorrections are a bloody nuisance....
  10. See this link http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/46353-mark-levinson-subwoofer-replacement-andor-repair/ I repaired mine with clear silicon . It'll take minimum of 24 hrs to set...To remove the girl on the subwoofer I used nail removing end of the hammer...be gentle though. Good luck...this was a twenty minute job...have plenty of paper towels handy to wipe the excess silicon
  11. I find it very curious that there are very few , if any , posts by owners of these cars!( LS460 or LS600h ) What does that mean? Does anyone own them? Or is there nothing to be shared about them whether good or bad! Very strange! And absolutely no help to those aspiring to upgrade , Perhaps they have taken heed of all the advice given by the LS400 owners not mention the good news, in case others want to join in?!!..... Are we being kept in the dark? Come on ...tell us Shiner
  12. Hello, Adam Thanks for the offer but I know all there is to know about my LS430. Shiner
  13. Hi folks Need some help from owners of the above models. I own an LS430 SEL. I have had a lot of problems with mine...you can read all about it on my post" is LS430 a good value" There has been a lot of debate which LS MODEL is was the best made ....and most say it's the LS400. I am now thinking of getting rid of the 😙430 and buying either 400 or 450 and do not want to make the same mistake as with my LS. so which one would you recommend ? And if any of you have changed from an LS HOW DO YOU COMPARE THE driving experience? Are there any gold members who wish to sell theirs ? Otherwise I will only buy from a Lexus dealer. Thanks Shiner
  14. I think Adam is right...E must be for exchange because the Toyota do not require it to order this part . Incidentally, my LS430 is manufactured in 2003 according to the date on the seat belt labels.
  15. If you wish to google this part number use the whole number without the hyphen .ie 8831050152
  16. Most likely...without the compressor you should not be getting any air con! Also apologies for giving the wrong part number It's E88310-50152 Too many items on the invoice!
  17. I have had the misfortune of having the compressor replaced by my lexus dealer! £1899 later the air con was working perfectly! The part number on the invoice is E88310-50080 Before you decide to replace please find an independent air con outfit who could repair your compressor. I am told there's gearbox inside the compressor which might be the culprit and could be repaired at a fraction of the cost of complete replacement. The much praised dealers are very greedy and Lexus are no exceptions! Good luck
  18. Upside down photos... I find that when I try to upload photos , usually when taken with iPad or IPhone and i chose Camera Roll . But if i chose My photo Stream then they seem to work ok Don't ask me why...it just happens
  19. Apologies to all The buttons are the other way around One on the right is for turning the smart key to on or off and the other one on the left of is for resetting the tyre pressure warning. Shiner
  20. Hi William Your car may well be smarter than you but... There are two buttons under the steering wheel...as you look at the wheel the button on the left is for turning your smart key to off or on and the button on the right is for resetting the 'tire' pressure... So whilst resetting your tyre pressure, you must have switched the snark key function back on! I always turn the smart key function off if I am not going to drive the car for few days..... Shiner
  21. Thanks Ian I am still to test drive them. I had narrowed one but when I rang the dealer they advised me that the car had been sold. also I think all of the 400s come with 18inch rims bit the 450s come with 19inch ones...apparently this improves the ride quality considerable!..I have no personal experience of this but just what I have read. Hope you enjoy your 450 for many years.
  22. I had mine done at ATS last year. I paid £29... Check their website. They often have a special offer for Air con re gassing. But you must book it online and print the voucher to take advantage of the special offer otherwise they charge full price Good luck
  23. Thanks all I think I will test drive both but probably go for the 2009 400 and if I can find one then it'll probably the last model Toyota built before they brought out LS450h Shiner
  24. Welcome Scott Grey is GREAT.... Enjoy your LS430....it's a lovely cabin! Shiner