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Had to get a replacement battery in a hurry today for my 2003 IS 300 Sportcross, so went on-line.
Eurocarparts website was easy to use and had a tasty discount offer. They had a choice of 2 so I selected the more expensive one with 70Ah, CCA 540A, rating and ordered it 'click and collect'. £67.40 inc vat and 3 year g'tee which I didn't think was bad.
Now I've got it home I can see it doesn't fit the battery tray properly. The base area is too big to fit deep in the tray so it sits quite high. Also, the new battery is 10mm taller than my knackered battery. As a result, the standard battery clamp won't fit (the rods aren't long enough) and the terminals are worryingly close to the closed bonnet.
Is this a common issue?
Is there a work around or will I have to return it to eurocarparts?
Is there a generally recommended/ easily available battery that fits?
Thanks in advance for your replies!
Hello this is just a question out of curiosity, I've cleaned and polished my new rx300 2004 plate I've had it 2 weeks now and I believe it's running on it's original battery it looks a bit old tbf, it's a Panasonic battery and it says distributed by Toyota on it. It can't surely have lasted this long can it? Lol
My question is which battery do you guys think would be up to the job, which brand do you recommend. Just interested in makes and models etc. Thanks
Having a nightmare.
Lexus IS 220d SE-I
1) Battery died
2) Replaced for new. COCKED UP, got the polarity wrong and fried the electrics.
3) Checked all fuses, replaced several micro fuses and the entire fusible link. CAR 90% works, fully drivable etc however,
Windows - The on side (passenger) front and rear windows do not work from the doors themselves or the driver's master switch, completely dead. Also the red light at the bottom of the passenger front door isn't illuminated suggesting it might not be just the windows? The wing mirrors do work however (illuminate and fold in, separate circuit??).
Climate Controls - A separate point, the climate controls are dead, the stereo is operable from the steering wheel and the clock displays, but the main unit above with heating, air con and stereo adjustment is dead. Any ideas?
I took delivery of my new NX three week's ago and so far I'm absolutely loving it! I just have one question for the community regrading the hybrid batteries and EV mode.
Every time I start the car EV mode is unavailable until about 10mins into the journey. I understand they need to charge but I'm concerned the battery is not holding its charge as it should. Is this standard for a Lexus hybrid?
It feels as though this has got progressively worse since I bought it but that could well be in my imagination.
How does this compare to other people's experience of the NX 300h?
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help please. I have a LS600HL and the battery went completely dead. I charged it up this weekend and the charger says it is fully charged. Upon reconnecting the horn alarm went off, but I managed to stop it. I got into the car with manual key entry. The dashboard was going crazy. The interior lights are coming on and off. There were a few minutes of very weird activity.
The situation now is: the battery in the boot is clicking on and off. I can't start the car. The horn is not sounding, but there is a groan/ creaking coming from under the bonnet, at a similar internal to the horn alarm.
The main issue seems to be the battery not providing stable power, but clicking on and off every second. I've disconnected and all is now quiet.
Does any one have any ideas please?