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  1. Hi Chris I met the same challenge when I first obtained my SE-L. The way I looked at it the audio hard drive is only 10 GB whereas I found that pen drive sticks (I am now using 128 GB0 were far easier to load up and plug into the USB port.
  2. I thought I would copy the details below; Battery Life Extenders UK Price ——————————————— £550 fitted!!* Vehicle fitment guide.* Lexus GS 450h – all models Lexus CT 200h – all models Toyota Prius – all models Honda Civic – all models * I can adapt my Life Extender to suit other makes & models please e-mail me to discuss your requirements at What does a Life Extender do? My Life Extender does exactly that, extends useful life of your battery pack beyond the normal life that was originally intended by the manufacturer – often by years. Using normal domestic mains electricity It cleverly & carefully conditions your hybrid battery pack. Will it fully restore my pack ? The Life Extender is not as good as renewing all the individual cells in the whole battery pack (battery packs contain between 120 and 240 individual very expensive cells) however, in the majority of cases a significant improvement in capacity and fuel economy together with warning light cancellation is noticeable after use. How often will I need to use it? How often depends how deteriorated your pack is. (Usually once every 1 or 2 months) How long does it take? Between 12 & 24 hours depending on model. What will it cost me to run The cost in electricity (dependant on your suppliers’ tariff) is very small typically between 50p & £2 Is it dangerous & will it harm my battery pack? No! – I thoroughly test all units as I build them & again before installation. Proper use can only benefit your battery pack. Is it easy to use? It really couldn’t be easier, just open the boot – plug in the two leads that I have installed into the control box, plug the control box into the mains & wait.
  3. While I was looking at the site I noticed a link to their installing/using a hybrid battery extender system to enhance/extend the life of the battery packs. Has anyone any experience of having these installed and any comments please.Amongst the comments from the website is that improved the MPG significantly
  4. Occasionally I check the USA Lexus Owners website and they do a lot of miles (understandable). A lot of them have done over 150k to 200k miles with no problems with the batteries.
  5. Early days but mine have been in for a year since purchase. One in use and one spare. I do not expect much has been drained from the batteries as I never use the key to lock/inlock the car/boot. I always use the drivers door handle to unlock and the button on the boot lid to lock.
  6. Other members who have a 400h will have to advise on this but in a 450h if you open the central armrest between the two front seats and look under the tray at the front there should be 2 inputs one of which is a USB port.
  7. The simplest method I use is a usb memory stick plugged into the usb port in the central consul. I tried it with a 8 gb stick first and everything worked perfectly using the steering wheel controls. I then tried a larger memory stick 128 gb and that works as well. So other than the time taken to load the memory stick with music its a cheap option. Hope that helps
  8. Hi Rayaans Do you have a specific waterproof adhesive in mind? Upon considering it I think it would be easier/less expensive for me to do it myself. Tom
  9. Hi Rayaans I decided to ring Lexus Milton Keynes and they said to bring it in but would have to leave it overnight for bond adhesive to harden. They are even giving me a loan car. Great service from Lexus Tom
  10. Hi All I have just noticed that the rear under run for my RX450h has started to come loose from the chassis near the boot. I can see that there is some kind of adhesive exposed. Before I address this can anyone let me know the best way to fix it. Tom
  11. Hi All Note what Rayaans says regarding the fact that every source must be individually tuned. I now realize that was the cause of all my problems. I tuned in the USB port thinking that would do every input (wrongly).Then could not understand why everything else didnt sound as good. I have now individually tuned evry input and all is now good.
  12. Hi Rabbers It was on the FM Radio so it could not have been a loose cable. I tried it then on CD/USB stick with same improved sound.
  13. Hi All Strange thing happened this morning and the more so after this conversation. I had not touched the ML tuning when as I was driving along the sound suddenly changed. For the better! The stereo image just suddenly snapped into place and I could hear the placements of vocals/instruments. This I might add was not a small change. I do not know what went on but I had played with the equalizer/controls when I first aquired the vehicle and no matter what I did it wasnt where I wanted it and expected it. Now its there in spades. Makes me wonder what has happened? And I would add I did not go over any bumps/jolts etc. Strange.
  14. Hi All Read all above with interest. Rayans are you able to say what 'fine tuning' you did to your ML.