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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks Pete, hopefully someone will be able to help us out.
  5. 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
  6. Guessing the Film

    Two Lane Blacktop.
  7. Guessing the Film

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

    Vanilla Sky
  9. 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.
  10. Hello Guys. I have the DHP package on my 2000 LS and found the 245 tyres ridiculously expensive so I went down to 235/50/17. I have had about 4 sets of Falken tyres on the car since I have owned it and I can't really fault them. The Pirelli tyres that were on the car when I bought it were only half worn but they were causing the car to tramline all over the place. Since I have changed to the Falkens I can run the tyres right down to the limit and still feel confident that the car will go where I want it to. One thing to consider about the profile of the tyres with the DHP package is that if the front springs are starting to get a bit tired then there isn't much clearance between the tyres and the inner wheel arch on full lock so you might want to reduce the profile to give yourself a bit of wiggle room. I didn't notice any difference in ride comfort by reducing the width of the tyres and no noticeable reduction in grip either. I hope this helps. Steve.
  11. Hello Guys. I know this isn't to everyone's taste but it makes me smile.
  12. A switchable valve in the exhaust would be nice. It is nowhere near as loud in the car, the microphone was mounted just above the rear number plate. Apart from the lack of silencers the car is standard with 230,000 miles on the clock.
  13. 111,111

    I made it to 222222 last October on my way to work. I thought I would take a picture of all my ducks in a row.
  14. What Do You Do?

    Aquatic skeletal manipulation technician.
  15. Hello Denis. I have just noticed you have a 1995 LS, the diagram above is for a 1998-2000 LS so I am not sure if yours will be the same. Steve.
  16. I got one from my local motor factor with no problem at all, he had one on the shelf. I suspect it fits many other types of car. I paid about £20 for it in 2014 and it took about half an hour to fit as I found it much easier once I had removed the radiator shroud. If you are going to do the job yourself make sure you have a "map" of the belt route as you will soon forget which pulleys were overs and which were unders! I used this picture. Good luck. Steve.
  17. I would say that the grumble is more of a feeling than a sound. It only occurs as the car comes to a complete stop and lasts for a fraction of a second
  18. Hi Denis, I have Brembo pads fitted to my LS. The braking is really good, probably the best I have had from the various pads I have tried. However, there is a slight grumble just as you come to a stop which I have never had from any other pad I have tried. I think I will probably use Brembo again purely because of the braking performance. I hope this helps you make your decision. Steve.
  19. Hi Steve, I used to have the same problem on my LS400. It turned out to be a poor connection on the battery. When the key first goes in the slot the steering column starts to move before the alternator is providing the juice so it is relying on the battery for all the power. Mine also used to judder and groan when I took the key out of the barrel . A cheap fix if it works for you. Steve.
  20. Hello Guys. I hope you are all enjoying the festive season. I just have a quick query about the positive battery cable on my 2000 LS400. I need to replace a small part of the cable due to damage but I not sure what the cable needs to be rated at. I have seen cable rated from 100A up to 450A so I thought just go for the biggest. However, when I checked my battery it is rated at 60Ah and 540CCA. Does this mean I need a cable rated at 540A? Thanks. Steve.
  21. Many thanks for your replies. I will have a measure up and check out the website suggested by sorcerer. I will also make sure that I get the ends soldered as it makes perfect sense to have as secure a connection as possible. Hopefully I will get the cable replaced before Christmas as it is becoming a lottery on whether or not the old Lex will start without wiggling the battery cable and then waiting for 6 minutes before I can start the car (most embarrassing on a petrol station forecourt). Steve.
  22. Hello Hugh, I bought a set of front discs and pads for my 2000 LS400 in July from Eurocarparts. I paid £119 for Brembo discs and pads delivered to the house. I think they worked out about £20 more expensive than the Pagid branded ones but Brembo have a reputation of making top quality components so that is why I went for them. They fitted perfectly and I can't fault the performance. I hope this helps. Steve.
  23. My pleasure Glenn. Welcome to the forum. You will find some amazing knowledge on here from the members, I have been stunned by the technical know-how of some members. Did you use the Sat-Nav code in a GS? Steve.
  24. Hello Barry If you do need a code here is the magic bullet that you will need to use to return your radio to normal running conditions. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (combination meter warning lights illuminated) While pressing CLIMATE and AUDIO switches simultaneously, turn the HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH in the following sequence: OFF~SIDE LIGHTS~OFF~SIDE LIGHTS~OFF~SIDE LIGHTS The SYSTEM CHECK will become displayed on the screen. It will take approx. 30 seconds for the check to be completed - the display will change from CHECKING to OK Once all the function checks display OK then press MENU. The DIAGMENU will be displayed Starting with the AUDIO button, follow the sequence: AUDIO~DESTINATION~AUDIO~DESTINATION~AUDIO~DESTINATION The SECURITY menu will be displayed. Using the numeric keys enter 440215. Press ENTER The display will return to the DIAGMENU. Switch the IGNITION SWITCH to the OFF position. The security code is now cleared - the unit will operate normally. Let us know how you get on. Steve.
  25. LS 400 1997 parking brake

    Here is what it should look like when you get it all apart. The bottom hole in the hub is where my adjuster is located.