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  2. 2007 rx400h SE-L The sat nav is unbelievable clunky. I traded in a 2013 Renault Traffic van with sat nav for this piece of junk!!! Great car, but, can't believe how unfriendly the sat nav is. The Traffic was easy to use and very user friendly. I expected the same or better from Lexus, can't believe how bad it is. 1, Whatever destination i put in there is no ETA readout. I have the distance, but, not actual time. I've checked every setting and read the manual back to front and still can't find an answer. This is a big issue for me as I'm not that interested in the directions, but, more the ETA. I'm thinking it's most likely a blown fuse, any ideas? 2. My headlight washers don't work. I topped up the washer fluid and tried them with the headlights on and no joy. Again I'm thinking that this maybe a fuse needs replacing. Anybody have any answers?
  3. DJ Les

    New owner, just joined the forum.

    Thanks, you guys can find me here;
  4. Yesterday
  5. I think you will find out soon that you post will be regarded as advertisement and removed, I believe you need to be gold member to do it here. Anyhow - selling cars and setting up the price is pretty much supply and demand thing i.e. how sought after is the car you selling + how quickly and desperately you need to sell it, or how quickly and desperately other party wants to buy it. If you want to sell car at bit higher price it needs to stand out in some way - some rare option, some desirable features etc. Otherwise you go and check what your age, mileage and spec cars selling for. The car not in the most desirable colour, it is not the most desirable brand in UK, it had no standing out features, the price is about right so no deal to be made, the condition is about right as well... I would not expect for people to flock for the price - it is not a bargain (and maybe you not intending it to be.. which is fine). Overall, £5500 for year and conditions seems reasonable (in fact I could not find better car in the price rage at the moment), but that is only in case you are prepared to wait literally months until it sells. If that is the case, keep it at that price... I think is very fair, but if you expect quick sell then you might be disappointed especially if you only using ebay (people then to look for a bargains there).
  6. JamMan

    Parrot ISO

    The part you're looking known as a SOT lead. This converts the ISO plugs on the Parrot kit ti the car specific plugs and allows the Parrot kit to mute the stereo and then route phone audio through the speakers. We sell these where I work but I don't know what we have in stock so I would have to ask. If this is of interest, send me a message with the spec and year of your stereo and I'll do my best for you. BTW, I opted for a Pure Highway 600 DAB, Bluetooth music and hands free unit in mine instead of the Parrot as it gives the added DAB radio function. Worth considering..
  7. We stock adaptors for Parrot kits where I work. Drop me a PM and I'll ask one of the tech dept. tomorrow for you. Does it have the basic / nav / Mark Levinson system?
  8. leighv

    Stereo problems....

    Just got back my SC430 after having the rear shocks, part of the exhaust replaced, etc, etc.... In short, I had installed a Grom Audio device, so that I could Bluetooth into the stereo, and play music from my phone, and make calls from my mobile. It's worked, pretty well, until now... In the past, the Grom sometimes was in limbo, and I had to restart the car if I wanted to hear the radio, cd player or the cassette (!!!) I mention this, as the sound when it was in limbo, is similar to what I am now encountering. Since getting the car back, I can't connect to the Grom, the sound from the radio, cd, (not tried the cassette) is the same as when it was in limbo. Question: what could be the problem? The mechanic said that he had to take the the back end of the car off (my partner's words), to change the shocks, which would point to a problem/connection with the amp. I've take the centre console out (as I did when I installed the Grom), and I can't see an issue, but any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks.
  9. Alexis1jz

    1992 Soarer 1JZ (Sitting 11 years)

    So for now, seeing as I got fook all done today aside from lifting valve covers I shall play “Thread Catchup” and get up some more pics from the last 4 weeks! Hopefully tomorrow I shall get to rotate the engine and check clearances etc. For now though PICS!!!
  10. VinnyB

    Negotiating for a new ES

    SH20 i am in huddersfield and got one of the first takumi cars in the country if you want i can meet you between hudds and leeds for you to have a drive i am now getting 52mpg which is brill vinny b
  11. Oh no! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Only day in March I'm busy!
  12. Date and time will be - Sat 9th March, 10am
  13. olliesgrandad

    Paint issues?

    That's a poor accident repair. I hadta similar but worse issue on my 2014 IS300h 2 days after it came out of the bodyshop. It cracked and was bubbling all over the rear quarter of the car. Suspect this issue may spread if its the same issue. A paint depth indicator may give antidea of how much of the car has been painted.
  14. Thank you Herbie, appreciated. I see what you mean about the fusebox cover not fitting with piggybacks in place. I’ll have to tuck the lid away under there for safekeeping......
  15. The-Acre


    Yes it did!
  16. Spend a few hours underneath yesterday and will share observations and progress: When the height level sensor is unplugged, the afs light flashes. Though I forgot to plug in my laptop at the same time to see if it reported any DTCs. Was really surprised that the dash display did not show the levelling fault. Initial observations of the rusty linkage bolts made me think that it would be impossible to remove thrm without shearing them off. In the end I managed to successfully remove the two which held the sensor bracket. However, unfortunately the bolt on the bottom ball joint sheared when the nut was half way off. Luckily, there was just enough remaining to get 3/4 of a nut on it! Phew. Having got the sensor off, I discovered that one of the coil spring connectors was badly rusted. And one of the fragile sliding contacts turned to dust when I looked at it. I tried to clean the rusty spring and rebend the other copper contact to make a connection, but the resistance values were all over the place when l had finished. New sensor is required. Having put it all back together, the headlights are still too low (predictably), the afs light does not flash and the lights don't dance on start-up. I'm hopeful that replacing the sensor will fix the height of the beams, but we'll have to see what that does to the startup dance. There seems to be plenty of choice on eBay around £25 for replacement sensors in the UK ( Chinese and Hong Kong stock is half the price, but takes a while to arrive). Does anybody have any experience of these after market sensors - are any worse quality than any of the others?
  17. BigChange

    100k Service

    Complex mechanics beyond me but thanks for the informative and well presented post and utube video. Must remember to extend my warranty ! 😵
  18. The expansion tank on the RX is not pressurised. When the coolant heats up and expands, it pushes past a spring-loaded valve in the radiator cap and fills the expansion tank. When the coolant cools and contracts, a vacuum is creates and the coolant in the expansion tank is sucked past a second valve in the radiator cap to maintain the coolant level. If the return valve is stuck, or the small bore pipe from the expansion tank to the radiator neck is blogged, the coolant can't return to the radiator. The vacuum caused by the contracting coolant causes the hoses to collapse. The good news is you have no leaks in the coolant system, but it does need seeing to as it will affect coolant flow at colder engine temperatures. An aftermarket radiator cap shouldn't break the bank and neither should checking the expansion tank hose for a blockage.
  19. Ceramicolive

    possible purchase

    Just a follow up on this, I didn't go to see it as when I rang the dealer he said they didn't know anything about it's history they had just bought it from an auction, I know it is cheap but I'd rather spend a bit more and avoid a pup. So I'm still looking for a nice example, the only colour I wouldn't want is black or white. If anyone is thinking of selling let me know.
  20. As it was feeling a bit like Spring today, I decided to tackle my filthy NX which has a GTechniq ceramic coat applied. She hadn't been cleaned for a month, and was caked in mud from the rural lanes where I live. I knew I was in for a session rather than a quick maintenance wash. 1. Bilt-Hamber snow foam (using Nilfisk pressure washer) 2. Decontamination using CarPro TriX 3. Body wash using Bilt-Hamber auto wash (wheels with Bilt-Hamber Auto-Wheel) Once dry... 4. Water spots removed using FSE 5. Layer of Bilt-Hamber Double Speed wax applied 6. c2v3 applied to finish 7. Wheels finished with Bouncers Looking Sweet 8. Glass finished with Bouncers Look Sharp 9. Tyres finished with Bouncers Dress to Impress 10. All door shuts and under bonnet washed and finished with c2v3 11. Exterior plastics maintained using Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel 12. Finally, a few small stone chips were touched in. My neighbours think I'm insane, but admit the car is looking pretty good, even though the sun has gone in...☹️
  21. Wow, $45 is cheap. I’ll check with my local centre what the price is - assuming said part is available in the UK. Thanks. Habu
  22. Agreed, it looks like the normal footrest has been 'repaired'.
  23. Twellsie

    Post your Pics

    thanks, ys its on BC Racing coilovers
  24. Yes, the job is similar, in how to and level of difficulty....
  25. It seems the sensor ECU is the same part for models with and without front sensors but it is unlikely that the wiring is in place. 99% of the time it is impossible/cost prohibitive to retro-fit factory equipment in any Toyota/Lexus vehicle. The dealer will fit a aftermarket system, hence it won't link into the display.
  26. Hi So it was a nice and sunny morning and I decided to change my number plate bulbs to LED. So I removed the cover and just next to the number plate bulb housing I found a cable which looked untouched and I couldn't find anywhere it could fit. Could it be for the reverse camera? Mine is a 2003 LS430 Non air suspension , without reverse camera, blinds and fridge. Thanks
  27. And some more pics - with kind permission from Lexus Liverpool for use of the forecourt. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
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