Redsteve

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    Steve
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  • Lexus Model
    LS400 MK IV DHP
  • Year of Lexus
    2000
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Norfolk

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  1. 236,000. 99,000 have been done since I bought the car about 10 years ago.
  2. OK, maybe you need to take the glass out of the mirror housing and check the moving parts. It might just need a good clean, I know my mirror housings seem to be home to all sorts of creepy crawlies.
  3. The little left/right switch on the mirror adjusting pad needs to set to left if you want the left mirror to dip, set it to right if you want the right mirror to dip. If the switch is in the middle position neither mirror will dip. Maybe your switch has been moved to the centre position. Steve.
  4. Hello guys. I went to use my headlight washers a few days ago and realised they are not working. The car went through it's MOT a few weeks ago and they worked then as I was present when they were tested and saw them working. I can hear the pump working when I press the wash button but no water is coming out of the jets, I know the headlights have to be switched on for the washers to work. The windscreen washers work fine but I think they run off a different pump. I assume the headlight washer pump works off the same reservoir as the windscreen washer pump, there is plenty of water in the tank. When I try the headlight washers there is no puddle or leaks under the car (I thought it might be a split or detached pipe). Do you have any ideas as to what to check next? Thanks. Steve.
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    n.s.mirror

    Hello Norman. I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago with an American pickup truck I had. It was not convenient to buy any replacement parts so I just "fixed" it by using a few blobs of No More Nails. It was as good as new and was firmly attached for the rest of the time I owned the truck. I hope this helps. Steve.
  6. I didn't touch any cogs at all. All I did was bring my wheelie bin round to the front of the car, mark where the brightest part of the beam was positioned and then adjusted the bolt to raise the beam about an inch higher than my mark. Steve.
  7. Hello Guys. This is just a quick update to let you know how I got on. The adjusting screw is mounted towards the bottom of the light units between the two lenses. You have to turn it anti-clockwise to raise the headlight beam and it works in tiny increments so be prepared for your arms to ache when you have finished. It is a bit awkward to get to the screws as on one side the battery is in the way (there is just enough room to work) and on the other side the air filter housing is in the way (I removed this to make life easier). The end result is that now my headlights are back to where they should be. I went out for a drive in the dark and no one flashed me so they don't seem to be dazzling oncoming traffic and I can see where I am going. Thanks to Steve for the picture. Steve.
  8. Thanks Steve. After looking at the picture in your link I think I have located the adjusting screw. In your picture it is shown at the top of the headlight but as mine are HIDs it seems to be at the bottom of the unit. I will give it a go at the weekend when I have a bit more time and I can trial what I am doing in the dark. I will keep you posted as to how I get on. Once again, thanks for your help. Steve.
  9. Thanks Pete, hopefully someone will be able to help us out.
  10. Hello guys. I recently had to have the automatic headlight levelling sensor bracket thingy welded up as it had broken. Since it was done I am pretty sure my headlight beams are now pointing down more than they used to. Is there any manual adjustment on the headlights to raise the light beam or do I have to get the bracket thingy re-welded in a different position? Thanks. Steve.
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    Air filter

    Hello Norman. I assume your air filter is positioned just behind the headlight. If so, you are probably not doing anything wrong, it can just be a real pain to get the big round clip located properly. I can remember I changed my filter once and I took me almost half an hour to get the clip seated right. Thankfully it is not like that every time, sometimes I get lucky and it seats properly first time. Just have another go, if you start getting frustrated walk away and go back in 10 minutes, you will succeed in the end. Steve
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    Guessing the Film

    Two Lane Blacktop.
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    Guessing the Film

    "Only to be getting the benefit of it honey, you REALLY need to be sitting in my seat."
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    Guessing the Film

    Vanilla Sky
  15. Hi Simon. Nice idea to give us the WTF fixes, they never seem to be in any of the How To Guides that I find. As far as your seized calliper bolt goes this is what I did. I put the socket on the bolt and chose the longest ratchet I had that would fit in the space that I had. I then put a jack under the ratchet and VERY SLOWLY and in tiny increments wound the jack up to provide the leverage. I had struggled for a few days to get the bolt undone but with this trick I had it done in about two minutes. I hope this helps. Happy New Year. Steve.