39buss

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  1. I can't open the Techstream disc supplied with the cable so I've left messages for the seller and hope he contacts me to resolve the problem soon.
  2. The Mini VCI / Techstream arrived this weekend and I'll get it on the laptop tomorrow. I only hope I can fiddle my way through it successfully. I had the sensors removed today and managed to replace 3 batteries with Energizer 2450 lithium. The working sensor is an after market type and looks new so I'm not going to bother doing it. The batteries are a good fit when the sensors are reassembled so contact should be ok. Costs so far....Kwikfit £30.....Tyres....£20....Batteries.....£10 for 4. Thanks for all the info, a bit fiddly for me as I've not done anything like this before. Photo of after market sensor. This is how it came out of the wheel. It's not cleaned up.
  3. www.keyfobrepair.co.uk Crescent Radio Ltd, 21c Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4TT Tel. 02088897593
  4. I went to Kwikfit this morning and they charge £35 (they charged me £30 ) to read all wheel sensors with a hand held device and 3 are showing faults "NO TPMS". They charge £90 a wheel to replace the sensors. I would think that's dearer than Lexus. I can only assume that one went off and two more followed suit in the couple of weeks since. On the trip when it first showed I did go over a few cattle grids. Maybe something was dislodged. Am I clutching here??. Plan "B". Buy a Lexus wheel and have ago at changing the batteries one by one. I'm only using this car this month and I'm going back to my other one so no sweat.
  5. Just read your post on page 4 and very informative. Well done to you and all the other contributors. This what keeps this forum so good. When I had my BMW E39 5 series 2000 reg ignition key battery replaced ( the case is factory sealed so it was sent away) the new battery was of the tagged type, which I hadn't seen before. I'll look for the receipt as that company may be a source of batteries to suit the GS.
  6. Thanks John, I did have a look on ebay and there's a UK seller stating the latest tech,newest version so I'll go with him. I was going to ask if you had this kit and now I know and I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7. The tyres were on the car when I bought it but it drives straight and very smoooooth and quiet. I feel I'm getting there. Jim
  7. John, that's great info. "Techstream shows the monitor serial number, the ability to change it , the actual tyre pressure, the tyre temperature, and the battery condition in the monitor". I assume it also diagnoses the faulty sensors as well. I was looking on youtube this afternoon and a USA site came up showing the "Well's Stand Alone Diagnostic" hand held kit which does exactly what you say. Where can I get one of these and how much are they. I'll do a search for Mini VCI with Techstream and see what comes up. It's all very mysterious to me but thanks to all for your help. Jim.
  8. I've looked on TPMS Warehouse and it seems ok so will call them as soon as I can diagnose the fault. It looks like I'll have to go to Lexus Newcastle. My trusty regular garage man can't recognise the codes on his Snap-On equipment. He thinks it may be because of the cars age. I certainly don't fancy faffing on doing a wiring bypass or battery removal.
  9. Phil & Bob, I did a bit more research today and found out about the battery being moulded into the valve body and then needing re-programming. I'll need to find out which one is faulty so I'll visit the local tyre fitters tomorrow. This is all new to me as it's my first car with TPMS so be patient but getting well informed on here as usual. Page 116 gives the procedure to reset the system which I've done and I get the pressure initial message but the light is staying on. Check system, tyre light blinks,master warning light is on. I'll try TPMS warehouse and go from there. On a USA site I did come across a "solution" where as a wire on the orange tpms ecu is disconnected and cut and another wire some insulation is removed and the two wires spliced together. I would need to have another look to see which colour wires are involved. Thanks
  10. Didn't know batteries were involved (where are they) . I'll look on the forum and I have a basic code reader, £10 one, so may try it. Thanks.
  11. Put my "new " 55 reg GS300 on the road for the first time on Monday and been swearing at it since Thursday when the TPMS light came on and up to now haven't found a solution. Tried the reset a few times but no joy. Jim
  12. I've put the recently bought 55 reg GS300 on the road at the start of the month. On Thursday about an hour into our away day the TPMS light came on. I googled/youtubed and there was varied answers so I went to my local tyre fitters and they checked the pressures, all 28 psi so put 32 psi in. I went home and pressed the reset button hidden under the dash (found it using a mirror, no bendy backs for me). Applied the parking brake pressed the start button without pressing the foot brake to bring up the dash lights, pressed and held the reset button till the light flashed slowly 3 times and released it but no joy. There was no indication on the screen and I thought there would be. I've tried a few times and drove about 5 miles but still no joy. Should there be any info showing on the screen or any other methods to switch off the tyre light. I feel I'm missing something or not going through the correct procedure. 4 same make tyres (Landsail) on the car and in very good condition. If there's a fault with a sensor does he tyre have to be removed to replace or can the guts be taken out and replaced. Thanks. Jim
  13. Tried the "dodgy disc" in the PC and it looks like a show room catalogue of all Lexus models from about 2007/08 but no music or commentary . That clears that up.
  14. Just had a brainwave or was it a brain storm!!!. I tried the "dodgy disc"in my HDD home recorder on HDD setting and it didn't work so tried DVD setting and up came 83 Jpeg's on what looks like a Lexus promotional CD with the whole range from Is up to SC. The date on the disc is 2006 which fits nicely with the face lift LS430 with 5 spoke alloys shown on the disc. I wonder if these were part of the new car package for the new owner.