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I'm just wondering how to tell if my lexus is 220d has rain-sensing wipers. The wipers currently work as manual intermittent wipers, but is there a way to select auto rain-sensing wipers? From looking at the manual it doesn't give any indication of how to select auto, but just says 'with AUTO selected, the wipers will operate automatically when the sensor detects falling rain' etc - but not how to select auto.
There looks like a rain sensor is on the windshield. Any help would be appreciated.
This is my first post in Lexus forum so sorry if I have missed similar thread.
My main question is - where to buy IS (2nd gen.) "Windshield Mouldings". There is thread in US forum how to replace them, but first I need to find where to buy them and it seems there are nothing available in UK. (e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEXUS-DRIVER-PASSENGER-WINDSHIELD-MOULDING/dp/B00RDLRU5C)
Part numbers are (at least US ones, probably EU/UK ones are the same):
Right - 75551-53020,
Left - 75552-53020,
Clips - 75545-53011.
There are few in ebay and amazon from US and the shipping costs more than the moldings themselves.
Breakers are not a good option either as I assume used moldings not going to be much better than the ones I have. Additionally, it seems they are kind of disposable. For this reason I would prefer to go for a new ones. I guess Lexus meant to design them so blue clips breaks when removing and the moldings can be re-installed, but in reality every second clip of molding breaks as well.
If there is anyone in UK who have replaced them please let me know where did you get them from, maybe somebody knows the price from the dealers?
I guess my final option is to glue the broken molding pins to the clips and instal the clips as normal.
If anyone have any suggestions or have experience with this thing please let me know, thank you in advance,
I plan to get a Sanef Liber-t tag for a trip to France. Sanef website tells you to mount the tag behind the rear view mirror. Sanef website states this:
Some vehicles are known to have equipment in the mottled area such as rain sensors or automatic emergency braking sensors. E.g. Volvo XC60 / 90, some Mercedes.
The mottled / shaded area behind the rear view mirror will be free of any heat reflective metallic coating that is sometimes applied to the glass in the factory to reflect the sun and keep the car cool on a hot day. The tag must go in the mottled area as it is free of any heat reflective coating, so the signal to it is not blocked by the metallic coating on the glass.
In situations like this we have had it reported back to us by customers who have such vehicles that fixing the tag on the middle of the plastic casing of the equipment that is occupying the mottled/shaded area has been successful.
However our recommendation is that you contact your vehicle manufacture and ask them to key in your registration number and check if you have a heat reflective windscreen fitted, if you do then you should ask the dealer where in the screen your toll road tags should be positioned so it can be read if no mottled area has been provided for toll road tags.
My question is - will I have an issue with a RX450?
I found the following supplier of new auto-wiper "Gel Pads" and reconditioned auto-wiper sensors.
This link is for the RX specific gel pad, but the eBay seller "Rejel" stocks parts for Lexus/Toyota and many other makes.
I hope this is useful to someone!
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