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C Andrew Green

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About C Andrew Green

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  • Lexus Model
    IS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Oxfordshire
  1. Sounds like good deal, I wonder if that includes oil? Or is it just the labour? Lexus Reading (Jemca group) advertise 'Essentials' sevice @ £165 for cars over 10 years old, I wonder if they'll do something similar? Andrew
  2. Airbag recall

    Hi all, The Toyota Recall checker is here , claims to work by reg number but not for mine or my brothers car I had to enter my VIN for it to work.... then you get a number to ring and register..... Andrew
  3. Order a handful and do your dome light too, they're cheap enough.......Interestingly the drivers side footwell lamp on my 2007 IS is already an LED? Maybe the previous owner changed it?
  4. Oh, and the dome light is a bit fiddle to take out, use a penknife or similar on the rear edge of the cover in front of the lamps and it swings open revealing two screws that hold the housing up in the roof. then there are two trim clips at the rear corners, best unclipped with a forked trim removing tool. The bulbs are in little twist to remove holders on top of the PCB. The vanity light housings left & right both unclip at their left hand side. That said my brother did his IS by unclipping the dome light lens and accessing the bulbs that way........without removing the housing. Andrew
  5. Hi @65mike I just fitted three of these (in white!) in the front dome lamp of my IS, I bought a few different LEDs to try and these a nice even, bright ~6000K white light with no hot spots or points of light. The dome light assembly needs end lighting LEDs like these as they are fitted pointing down. I actually fiddled about and modified one to work @ 90° in the vanity lights (bulbs fit sideways), although I may have wasted my time as it appears that the switches activated by the mirror covers are a bit intermittent. I haven't looked at the rear dome yet as that uses a couple of 28mm or 31mm 'festoon' bulbs with end caps (why not W5W like the front?) and they're not so common. For a laugh I've ordered a set of these! to have a play with! All tthe reviews seem crap! Non matching colours, dying after a few days, but hey for £2.50 who cares! Andrew
  6. re you sure about that! Are you sure about that? Haha!
  7. That was a quote of the last line of the article linked by the OP.................... Andrew
  8. “Until a BMW driver comes along and ruins everything. They are a law unto themselves.” Haha!
  9. Replacement key

    @Pecker And either make sure the key you buy has been erased, or you can get it erased Here (eBay). My replacement key programmed fine, my biggest hassle was getting TechStream to talk to my PC and OBD dongle and then my IS250. Andrew
  10. Replacement key

    @PeckerGulp, that is going to be an expensive loss of key! When I got my IS250 it only came with one key, saw various reports about buying second hand keys on fleabay, saw a bargain one ~£40 asked if had been erased (apparently a neede operation) seller checked with his key programming mate who confirmed that it is required, paid him an extra £10 to get it erased. It took a month or so of fiddling to get a TechStream OBD reader/programmer dongle working (don't ask) and programmed the spare key perfectly. There is however one fly in the ointment for your case, you MUST have a working key to identify you as the legitimate owner in order to add a new key! Other than a new ECU and key pair I don'believe there's a way round it, unless there's some dodgy backstreet ECU hacker who can do it! Andrew.
  11. Your Dashcam Compilations?

    And another one...............
  12. Your Dashcam Compilations?

    Haha @gdh300 I bow to your superior knowledge! A quick Google of logos proves you correct, I do Dacia Dustbins a disservice! It will henceforth be known as a SsangYong Tw@toli!
  13. Your Dashcam Compilations?

    Hi @Spacewagon52, That's a standalone HUD, plugs into the OBD port and reads from the ECU, programmable & trimmable for speed and RPM (the analogue speedo lies somewhat enthusiastically! Overreads by 8 or 9%) The orange 4.6 at the top is Litres/Hour but can display system voltage or odometer and 86 is the water temperature in degrees with a bargraph below. My phone lives on a sticky mount just visible in the centre running Waze for navigation. The standard speedo is not particularly well marked, only 20, 40, 60, 80 etc. shown and with the proliferation of speed cameras I need accurate speed clearly. The HUD needs a few days fiddling to get everything how you like it and a reasonable position on the provided self cling mat, then fit the supplied reflective film on the inside of the screen. It's a bit bright at night on unlit roads and driving into a low sun (in the UK haha) can wash it out a bit. I also shortened the nice flat cable it comes with and added a custom right angle connector as the socket on the HUD is on the left and also swapped the OBD plug casing though 180 degrees to suit a RHD car. The seller on eBay that it came from doesn't list that exact model now, but a search for HUD in vehicle parts shows loads of different varieties, although This one appears to be the same as mine and is around the same price. Andrew P.S. If you get one I've kept a note of my customisation/trimming values if you should want them......
  14. Your Dashcam Compilations?

    Further to my previous video of being overtaken in a 'lower than national speed limit' area, it seems it's not limited to just BM's Monday evening on the way home from work Dacia Dustbin (must be a GTi!) this time. I must have an invisible sticker on the back of my car saying 'overtake me I'm a dawdling old fart' NOT! Narrowish road, 38-40 MPH GPS and he still had to overtake! Unprintable words here! Andrew
  15. Your Dashcam Compilations?

    Thanks Rayaans , OK, let's try again (time for editing the previous thread has expired) My contribution: BMW's are clearly exempt from sticking to the speed limit! Skip to 2:30 so you don't have to listen to Thai pop music (no swearing as the little woman was with me!) Well I never! That's a much easier way to embed than most other forums.............. One further question, I seem to have forgotten how to 'tag' someone in a post........?