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  1. Thought I'd jump on this thread instead of starting another thread. I purchased some Bosch replacement wipers according to wiper blades.co.uk. The passenger side was fine. The drivers side fits ok, but hits the bonnet. I've tried everything but it will always hit the bonnet. Wiper blades.co.uk refunded the drivers side which was good. Thinking of getting flats but worried they are visible when the wipers are off? Can anyone confirm? I don't want to see the clip when the wipers are in the rest position. Thanks 2004 LS
  2. I had the very early road hawk on my aristo. Hard wired in, it never left me with a flat battery even after 2 weeks of not driving. I've now got a blackvue with front and rear camera, plus wireless to my phone. Tested it and works great... Just need to find time to hard wire it in.
  3. Hi, Yes, the memory for the radio stations does stay. It's quite strange. I'll pull some fuses over the weekend. Thanks
  4. Hi, Bagged a ls430 mk4. For some reason whenever I turn the car on, the audio speaker settings fade to the rear speakers (slightly to the right) and bass, mid and treble are at max. I change it all down to centre but whenever I turn the car off it jumps back again. (If I turn the radio off then back on, it keeps the normal settings) I've saved the settings (as in memorised it as a user) however this doesn't change anything. Am I missing something? The manual doesn't seem to cover "presets" and if you can change them, Thanks
  5. I like driving a thirsty lexus because I like emitting carbon dioxide. (the other gasses are an unfortunate by product) Well someone needs to feed the trees!
  6. Soooo the audi is gone and I'm itching to see cars!!! Can anyone confirm what lights should work and when? I've seen videos of US cars and they all light up and then some more when they brake. I'm thinking the EU ones are not the same? Only bottom row light up with side lights and top row on brakes?
  7. Lexus have said I need the previous owners permission before they will tell me what has been carried out. I asked if I became the owner, will they be able to tell me and the answer was still no.
  8. Sorry, forgot to mention its a UCF31 54 plate facelift. It's priced quite high. Autotrader recommend £3.5k for private sale. I think I'll check it out again and try haggle the price down. It needs tax, a cambelt is due. Thanks for the comments.
  9. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they are going to write it off. Since the insurance company are involved I wouldn't worry about the lights or suspension. I'd be worrying about the pay out.
  10. Hi folks, Thinking of returning to the fold. Aristo is long gone, had a couple of fillers in between and the current audi will most likely sell this weekend. There's a indie dealer with a ls430. Priced at £5200 no tax, in gun metal grey with grey interior. I've seen the car once but not driven it. I sat in it and all of the gizmos worked. Couple of things holding me back. It's done 159,000 miles. 1 owner. It has full lexus service history (all at same dealer), I called Hatfield lexus up and they confirmed they had the car in, so the stamps do add up. However there's no paper work regarding what work was carried out. Lexus wouldn't divulge this information due to data protection. Another thing that bothers me is the indie dealer. I've had this car saved in my garage since December 2013, I know he's had it since then if not before. When I asked him how long he's had it he said a few weeks. This is a blatant lie. Later when I checked the tax records it shows the tax expired in April 2013. So it has not been driven since then. It does has a valid mot until June 2014. At that price I'm hesitant in case the air ride goes belly up. I do plan to install a asc680 controller. I wouldn't mind taking the risk if it was near £4000, as I would install aftermarket air suspension if the oem system failed. I hate the cream interior so it must be grey or black. Not many about!!!!! Can anyone advise please? Thanks
  11. Hi Folks, I'm selling my plate: L100 XUS. I believe Aido purchased this for his aristo (which I have now). I need to free up some cash as I've just got married! I'm after £1000 but am open to offers. Lemme know yo!
  12. How much did the insurers pay? (if you don't mind me asking) Re the back/neck pain, some hot baths with some bath salt does wonders.
  13. I remember asking you to PM me when this day came... Pure luck I checked LOL Where abouts are you based?
  14. the missus only has the focus to part ex, and i dont mind helping (but only if it's a car i agree with). i think due to budget a honda civic vti would be a better option. women eh?!
  15. Hi folks, It's been aaaages! Anyway the missus focus needs shifting.. I've come across a nice looking sport with full service history... BUT it has over 200k on the clock.(its a manual btw) Would this put anyone off? It doesn't help the fact the budget is around £2000 any advice would be great