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About GS450hSE

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  • Lexus Model
    Lexus GS450h SE
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London
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  1. Thanks, Lee. I reconfirm neither of these TPMS buttons is present on my vehicle. NEW QUESTION I'm finding the internal lighting infuriatingly dim ! The Owner's Manual is completely silent on the matter of changing the map/dome light. I believe its LED light bulbs are type "194". Much more powerful (CAMBUS compatible) 194 bulbs are available (naturally, I would check heat output). The "spot" units fitted are giving about 50 lumens. Here are 194s which give 200 lumens per bulb: http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/194.htm The car's light fitting looks rather like this one: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/gs-3rd-gen-2006-2011/246459d1336852786-06-gs-spot-map-interior-lights-vs-07-gs-difference-dsc05292.jpg Is there an easy way to open it up to get at the bulbs? If I do, are the 194 or other bulbs user-changeable, or has Lexus soldered them in?
  2. I was a bit puzzled too. In the Driver's Manual there is a reference, in the 'Maintenance and care' section, to the Tyre Pressure Warning System and to a reset/initialisation switch (a button, from the picture) below the steering wheel. There is definitely no such button below my steering wheel... nor any blanking plate. The car is not an "import", and was first registered in 2008.
  3. Thanks, and to Farqui too. Will go out to the car to look again. By the way, my 2008 GS 450h does not seem to have TPMS fitted (hence, no reset button).
  4. Quick question. I had a peer under the steering column (without removing any trim) and cannot immediately find the OBD-II port. Where exactly is it, please?
  5. Thanks, Odysseus. Read, understood and I've bookmarked the ebay "auction" item. I have an additional question. I've only got one key for the car, and this makes me uneasy. I'm confident I can find out the "Key Number". Is there a more economical way of getting a spare key than going to a Lexus dealer? They want GBP 300+!
  6. Yes, the satnav fitted is Gen05. Yes, a mini-stereo jack. If I connect this to the headphone output of my Samsung S8, will I be able to play music through it? There is a DISC/AUX button so I assume it will be straightforward, though I'll have to rely on the Samsung's screen for menus etc. I am not that brave! If I go ahead with the sunroof, I'll use an aftermarket specialist installer approved by Webasco/Hollandia, the manufacturer. Thanks for the tip re the Grom Vline. This is the one for my car: http://gromaudio.co.uk/products/vl1-infotainment-upgrade/lexus-toyota-2006-2009-grom-vline-infotainment-system-upgrade-video-interface.html It is temporarily out of stock but expected within a fortnight. The Vaistech VML is also being recommended: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/512938-vaistech-vml-installed-in-3gs-pictures.html Do you have any comments/comparisons? From http://gromaudio.co.uk/products/vl1-infotainment-upgrade.html etc. you will see that there are many differences between your 2006 model and this 2008 one (the AUX socket being one of them). I know I'm new here, but you're best served by starting your own thread about your 2006 query, else it gets confusing.
  7. Hi, I've just purchased a 2008 GS450h SE. It's got only 30,000 miles (verified) on the clock and is immaculate. It has a Gen05 satnav with reversing camera, a Mark Levinson hifi + 6 DVD autochanger, etc. There are two things I'd really like to add to this car: (a) A way to either plug in my Samsung Android phone, or a USB dongle, or both, to play music through the car's audio system. (b) An aftermarket sunroof. I'm really open to suggestions about the best way to achieve (a). Re (b), I've got my eyes on an aftermarket Webasto/Hollandia 735 or 740 in-built sunroof. The installer guarantees it will be waterproof. Advice and opinions, please. Also, on my previous generation GS, there were a number of "secret" codes or tweaks (e.g., 4 rapid down pushes on the steering wheel adjustment when already at the lowest position would lower it further). Are there any tweaks for the 3rd Gen GS450h? Thanks!