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2 hours ago, Ray Green said:

Just received new RX450h have they stopped  giving out the book manual got the user guide but no manual any help on this.

A very quick and easy look on the Lexus website and Robert is your mother's brother:

https://www.lexus.co.uk/owners/about-my-lexus/manuals/

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2 hours ago, Ray Green said:

Just received new RX450h have they stopped  giving out the book manual got the user guide but no manual any help on this.

If that's the case and not simply an oversight, then I'm astonished!  

It's no excuse to say ' well you can read it online'.  I can imagine many circumstances when online access may fail you, or you may not have a laptop/smart phone with you - but what you may have is an emergency.

Surely keeping the manual in the 'glove box' (and when was the last time you put your gloves in it?) is almost as old as motoring.

My manual is in two volumes and totals 1100 pages.  I have downloaded a digital version, but it's the hardback version that I rely on in the car.

Mind you, I used to have a major camera company as a client.  The camera's manual was over 400 pages and in several languages and came on a cd disc because they were saving the cost of printing multiple versions.  I often thought how useful it would be if you had a camera glitch while out in the countryside photographing wild life!

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Pretty poor if they have now dropped the printed owners manual - glad I got one included with my car along with a 'Quick Guide' together with other booklets all contained within a leather or simulated leather holder.  

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3 hours ago, LenT said:

It's no excuse to say ' well you can read it online'.  I can imagine many circumstances when online access may fail you, or you may not have a laptop/smart phone with you - but what you may have is an emergency.

I know what you're saying Len but it's just simply not 'environmentally friendly' to print 6, 7, or even 800 pages to stick in the glove box these days.

And let's face it, 90% or more of what's in there is either just commonsense or you already have the knowledge from previous cars and/or years of motoring. Even if you don't have the knowledge, just poke a switch and see what happens :laughing:

If you really need something in the glove box then an old mobile phone or tablet with the pdf file downloaded onto it eliminates the need for Internet access or phone signal and is just as convenient as a paper book.

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15 minutes ago, Herbie said:

I know what you're saying Len but it's just simply not 'environmentally friendly' to print 6, 7, or even 800 pages to stick in the glove box these days.

You're right of course.  And that was the rational for my camera client not printing a dozen different language manuals.  

19 minutes ago, Herbie said:

 Even if you don't have the knowledge, just poke a switch and see what happens :laughing:

Yes, that can work.  Years ago a married couple of friends went touring in Europe in their elderly Mini.  They were both automotively totally illiterate.  To augment the tyre changing tools, they included a hammer and a large screwdriver.  They reasoned, if anything stopped working, that if it couldn't be fixed by hitting it or poking it, then it was irreparable!

26 minutes ago, Herbie said:

If you really need something in the glove box then an old mobile phone or tablet with the pdf file downloaded onto it eliminates the need for Internet access or phone signal and is just as convenient as a paper book.

I actually bought a cheap Lenovo tablet for that very purpose.  Loaded up the Manual and other useful aids (ie the AA app) and when I actually went to use it, the cold of the 'glove box' caused the screen to distort!

Of course someone will now suggest I should have it all on my Smart Phone.  But sadly that's one technological leap too far for me.  :blushing:

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Hello guys had a ISF for 11years this vehicle is beyond believe and unfortunately I do need a proper manual today just found how the air conditioning works a bit different to the ISF but I am disappointed if they have stopped issuing it but guess where I will be first thing Monday morning 😎

 

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We had the same situation when my wife bought a UX250h.

Sent an email to Customer Services at Lexus UK and they sent out proper copies of the manuals free of charge. Mind you it did take a couple of weeks for them to arrive.

JBP

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The really annoying bit with the PDF manual is the nearly 200 pages of certificates for things like the various radios, theft prevention,TPMS and other bits and pieces

I can't remember the exact numbers but it is a lot and I did a cutdown version without most of them with a PDF editing tool.

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Well, I have gone through the manual quickly.  Actually, it's more like a glorified hand book that largely shows where things are plus how they can be used and general advice, much of which an owner will be aware of or work out.  It does not really go into how things that go wrong can be rectified, expecting you refer just about any problem to a dealer.  I remember I bought the 3 Toyota workshop paper manuals covering my V6 Camry in the nineteen eighties when I wanted to do some work on the car. I doubt this would be available in a paper format for todays' cars.  Haynes used to do a workshop manual for the most largely produced cars and I found this helpful when working on my E39. Times change and ever increasing complexity has played a major 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Certainly a long gap.  I did try to shorten it by editing.  I will have to turn to my grandson (again) to help or perhaps mods could shorten.  Have to face it, I was better with older cars and simple electrics and systems. In my day it was possible to take components apart, replace bits as necessary often using available repair kits.  Nowadays, many components are sealed, require more sophisticated tools/instruments to replace/adjust even where this is possible.  So you now often have to replace with a complete new unit.  Of course sophisticated electronics and management systems may have LED to greater reliability but when there is a problem, the cost of replacement can be exorbitant.  So maybe repair manuals for DIY owners are of less use now other than in doing simple jobs like renewing brake pads and discs, although even here we are needing digital application for bleeding the RX.  Also, there are now so many videos an owner can refer to which can be helpful although owners should only attempt jobs that are within their capabilities and will be done properly.  

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On 9/7/2021 at 1:26 PM, Barry14UK said:

Certainly a long gap.  I did try to shorten it by editing.  I will have to turn to my grandson (again) to help or perhaps mods could shorten.  Have to face it, I was better with older cars and simple electrics and systems. In my day it was possible to take components apart, replace bits as necessary often using available repair kits.  Nowadays, many components are sealed, require more sophisticated tools/instruments to replace/adjust even where this is possible.  So you now often have to replace with a complete new unit.  Of course sophisticated electronics and management systems may have led to greater reliability but when there is a problem, the cost of replacement can be exorbitant.  So maybe repair manuals for DIY owners are of less use now other than in doing simple jobs like renewing brake pads and discs, although even here we are needing digital application for bleeding the RX.  Also, there are now so many videos an owner can refer to which can be helpful although owners should only attempt jobs that are within their capabilities and will be done properly.  

Just imagine how many volumes a Haynes Workshop Manual would occupy for a 2021 RX450 Takumi!

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I believe the manual is now built in to the infotainment so you can read it there. Only problem you have to be on the car with the infotainment switched on and of course when not driving 😂. I get my new RX at the end of the month. 

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