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Hello to all!

I'm a new CT owner from The Netherlands and bought my CT a couple of months ago. I have been reading a lot of information about this car on this forum and since I did some minor mods I thought I might as well sign up and share it. 
My CT is a 2011, Business Line Pro in Tungsten Pearl with the OEM 17" wheels and black Nulux leather interior and I bought it with 182K km.

After a few months driving it, I can really say I love driving this car! My first Hybrid and so far I am very happy with the feel and handling of the CT200.

I never was a "burn-rubber" kind of driver, so the ride with this car really fits my driving style.
As for fuel consumption, without trying I already managed to get 1liter:20km which is about 56mpg UK if I'm correct. This was in warm weather.
 

I did the interior and license plate lights update and changed them all to LED. Big impovement. Apart from being brighter it just gives the car an updated/modern look.          The LEDs I used are white 5000K because the 6000K have a slighty blue-ish look which I personally don't like.  

I also changed the flasher-relay so now I have the comfort-tap where I just tap the stalk and it flashes 4 times. The 2010-2013 models didn't have this feature. I have a write up which I will post in another thread. Maybe it will be helpful to somebody who wants to do the same. 

 Cheers!

Martin

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HI Martin and welcome to the forum glad your liking your Ct

is it the tapturn flasher relay you purchased.

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30 minutes ago, 200h said:

HI Martin and welcome to the forum glad your liking your Ct

is it the tapturn flasher relay you purchased.

Thanks for the welcome! Loving the car so far hope I will drive it for a long time.

No it was not the Tapturn, but SmartTap from diodedynamics. My guess is that both relay's have the same functions and features, just a different brand I think.

I just finished teh write up 🙂

  

 

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Bravo 👏 👏 👏 

folowing your posts with interest as a new owner myself. Were the LED fits a challenging job?  Would you happen to have links to the parts you bought for both jobs?

  appreciate any help

Graeme

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12 hours ago, Cushers said:

Bravo 👏 👏 👏 

folowing your posts with interest as a new owner myself. Were the led fits a challenging job?  Would you happen to have links to the parts you bought for both jobs?

  appreciate any help

Graeme

Hi Graeme 

The LED replacement is very easy and took me about 30 minutes. I also found that YT link you posted and used that as reference before I switched my interior lights. The only thing I did different was the reading lights. I found it easier to first remove the small covers in front of the lights instead of prying the covers off with the tool. You can see in this picture.

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Also the trunk light in my car (2011) has a different shape. I see you have a 2014 so maybe your's are the same as in that YT video. I don't know the type but it's the one in the picture. The one I bought is actually too big so it doesn't fit perfectly. I did get it in and working, but I need to find a better sized one.

Trunklight are same size, but the metal ends are a bit different.

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This is where I got mine: https://www.ledperf.eu/led-for-lexus-ct-=c=-985_811_841.html

And the SmartTap relay: https://www.diodedynamics.com/by-vehicle.html?find=2011-lexus-ct200h-317117&sid=RiKt3gbAhQ

You can find LED interior package on Ebay UK also:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=led+interior+light+lexus+ct+200&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=led+interior+light+lexus+ct+200&_osacat=0 

Cheers!

Martin

 

@northernstar Yes agreed :-) 

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On 1/27/2021 at 9:02 AM, MartsCT200 said:

Hi Graeme 

The LED replacement is very easy and took me about 30 minutes. I also found that YT link you posted and used that as reference before I switched my interior lights. The only thing I did different was the reading lights. I found it easier to first remove the small covers in front of the lights instead of prying the covers off with the tool. You can see in this picture.

1077580666_2020-11-1916_23_28.thumb.jpg.5e94e04af81323fe503b609b6bc988b0.jpg

Also the trunk light in my car (2011) has a different shape. I see you have a 2014 so maybe your's are the same as in that YT video. I don't know the type but it's the one in the picture. The one I bought is actually too big so it doesn't fit perfectly. I did get it in and working, but I need to find a better sized one.

Trunklight are same size, but the metal ends are a bit different.

1551151612_2020-11-2016_09_40.thumb.jpg.e8b210841d98535fd601c1745f114f3a.jpg

This is where I got mine: https://www.ledperf.eu/led-for-lexus-ct-=c=-985_811_841.html

And the SmartTap relay: https://www.diodedynamics.com/by-vehicle.html?find=2011-lexus-ct200h-317117&sid=RiKt3gbAhQ

You can find LED interior package on Ebay UK also:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=led+interior+light+lexus+ct+200&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=led+interior+light+lexus+ct+200&_osacat=0 

Cheers!

Martin

 

@northernstar Yes agreed 🙂

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Very nice FSport! 👍 Seeing your car in the same colour with the FSport grill convinced me to replace my grill to the FSport mesh grill.

Subtle difference, but looks much better IMO.  

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