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Hi, I'm new to the world of Lexus ownership, having just bought a '96 LS400 two days ago. Generally, I'm delighted with the acquisition. I bought it for £1750 with 131,000 on the clock. The bodywork and interior are in fabulous condition, it goes like stink, the audio system is tremendous and it's as comfortable as my old Series 3 jag V12; high praise indeed!

The only caveat I have is that neither the front nor the passenger seat-heaters seem to work. The control light comes on, but no bum-warming ensues. To be honest, I can happily live without it but, you know, as it's there I'd like it to work!

Is this a common problem? Is it too expensive to bother getting it fixed? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hi, I'm new to the world of Lexus ownership, having just bought a '96 LS400 two days ago. Generally, I'm delighted with the acquisition. I bought it for £1750 with 131,000 on the clock. The bodywork and interior are in fabulous condition, it goes like stink, the audio system is tremendous and it's as comfortable as my old Series 3 jag V12; high praise indeed!

The only caveat I have is that neither the front nor the passenger seat-heaters seem to work. The control light comes on, but no bum-warming ensues. To be honest, I can happily live without it but, you know, as it's there I'd like it to work!

Is this a common problem? Is it too expensive to bother getting it fixed? Any advice would be appreciated.

Hi

Welcome to the club, seat heaters are a fairly common problem, it's usually the heating pad itself, these are changable, but you would have to do it yourself or it would cost a fortune in labour, if it were mine I'd buy generic ones instead of the Lexus parts but there again if it were mine I wouldn't bother as I don't like them myself. Then again anything that doesn't work gets to me so I probably would fix them...... I'll shut up now and let you enjoy your new car...

Oh and main difference between a Jag and a Lexus is that you know the Lexus will start in the morning......

Pete

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hi, bigjim and welcome, i bought my 95 just over a year ago and the only thing that doesent work is ...... yep the heated seats !! it is a common problem and as pete said labour work be expensive to have it done profesionally. Ive decided to live with mine as i really dont have the ability to strip the seats and put them back togetger perfectly.

if you do decide to do the job yourself let us know whats involved and how easy it is.

cheers steve.

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Pete,

Thanks for the response; I think I'll just learn to live with it!

Steve,

It doesn't surprise me that there are so few members of loc in the SW. I've been looking for a good LS for months without success; in the end I had to catch a train up to Devizes to pick mine up.

Cheers,

Jim

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