Farmersden

First time owner of a Lexus

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Hi,  First time owner of a Lexus, only been driving for 45 years so about time I suppose. Just wondering if the GS 250/300/350 are all pretty much the same car but with different engines ?

 

Taken me long enough I know but picking up my first Lexus this weekend ....looking forward to it.

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Welcome to the LOC,hoping you find it informative and educational and congratulations on your new purchase.What model did are you picking up 

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It's a 2012 GS250 Luxury with the  Mark Levinson Premium Sound upgrade ... 25,000 miles on the clock.

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7 hours ago, Farmersden said:

It's a 2012 GS250 Luxury with the  Mark Levinson Premium Sound upgrade ... 25,000 miles on the clock.

I'm sure you'll love it and wonder why it took you so long!

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Had the car about a month now and have to say really pleased with it, recently upadated the Sat Nav maps online from the original 2012 maps to the latest version 02-19-00 [2018-11-0] which certainly makes getting around a whole lot easier. Got myself a few bits and pieces like a rubber boot inlay protector and some fancy downlighters to go in the doors but other than that has most of what I want is in the car already.

Purchased this week a carista obd connector on amazon for £15.99 which allows me with the phone app to customise loads of so called dealer settings see attached pics

Will take some pics of the car next time I actually get a day off when it is not raining.

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Am intrigued about this, how does it work and what sort of things can I change?

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Hi @Ala Larj Basically you purchase the obd2 connector from amazon then download the app to your device if compatible.There is a subscription cost for this but as my nearest Lexus dealer is 25 miles away the organising of an appointment, the cost of getting there and how fickle I am about trying things out and changing my mind over and over again I figured it was worth it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Carista-Bluetooth-Adapter-Scanner-Technology/dp/B00YVHGTBM/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=6YNRDIH0EZ6E&keywords=carista+bluetooth+obd2&qid=1569366760&sprefix=carista%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUE82UlVBWlpEVEVHJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDUzOTY3M0xUUDBVVEZONEdRUyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjk4ODg4SzhUMjY0NkIzVDFXJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Just plug in the connector to your car and fire up the app.

I have attached a few pics from the app but there are a lot more alterations you can make than I can show you.

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Hope that explains things a little better.

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Excellent toy. But I never have a car new enough to take advantage of it.

Do like a GS 250 too :thumbsup:

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Thanks farmersden, that's really useful.

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1 minute ago, Ala Larj said:

Thanks farmersden, that's really useful.

No problem ... worth looking on the carista site first to make sure both your model and phone are compatible ... I think most apple and android phones are ok.

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Stopped raining for a few minutes ... so took a couple of quick pics.

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