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    GS 450 SE-L
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  1. Levels boosted in these two to just about make the felt pads visible: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’ve dug the photos out of my 2012 archive and hope these help you both... Glovebox issue: Dash: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I've had my dashcam hard wire installed in my GS for a year or so. It's right next to the rear view mirror and other than the shortest piece of cable (about 2 inches I guess) exiting the camera and heading behind the trim, absolutely no wiring is visible. Best of all it was fitted without removing any significant trim and with very simple tools in about 10 minutes. Certainly no removal of the overhead console involved... just wiring directly from the fuse box to the top of the windscreen. No wires cut and all very quickly and easily reversible. I think I spent about £10 on wiring kit and parts to make this a simple job. Happy to go into more detail / and or do a quick video if this would help anyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My 12v battery isn't holding much charge and this recent cold weather seems to have almost killed it off - requiring a boost charge every 2 or 3 days if I've not driven the car. So - as Lexus appear to want £300+ for a new (Panasonic I assume) battery "ah but it has an extra connection that other similar batteries don't have Sir"... can anyone recommend a good replacement that's available at more reasonable cost? I'm currently looking at the Bosch S5 AGM range - though a direct size for size replacement doesn't seem to be available (going from Google info, I've yet to measure and properly check specs of the existing OEM one). I obviously realise that I'll need to move the temp sensor from old battery to new - but have heard good and bad stories so looking for anyone who's in the UK and has done this with a good result. Any help appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. In Hybrid Power mode the throttle response is much sharper - I don't think the sports suspension setting makes any difference to the throttle response at all (not that I've noticed anyway) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. ... and whilst we're on the subject: these magnetic air vent mounts work brilliantly in the GS [New Release] Car Mount,Mpow Grip Magic Mobile Phone Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount Holder Cradle for iPhone and Andriod cellphones Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It needs a signal for the initial routing - but then works fine if you drive and drop in and out of signal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The Lexus nav is there - but I drive a lot and the lack of decent traffic rerouting, speed cameras/hazards, full postcode entry and constantly updated maps means that I don't use it. Having used all the others - having a standalone TomTom and previously swearing by Google Maps - I've been using Waze (which is owned by Google) and it beats everything else hands down. It's routing and traffic avoidance is simply the best - and the ability to just enter 'ikea' (or wherever) as your destination makes postcode entry seem old fashioned - and Lexus nav seem prehistoric! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Or just use Waze - which is free and infinitely better than the Lexus nav Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 2009 brochure is the best I can do : Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Have you found this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. A few quick answers: - it has a spare... But it's one of those thin steel ones, painted green probably. - it doesn't use run flats, no - nope, no Bluetooth audio - just Bluetooth for phone calls - not fitted mudflats no... Why? - not got a brochure but if I find one then will link - sport suspension.... Nah, not really noticeable (not to me anyway) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yes - seems that way. Have driven it last night and for some time this morning and it seems fine. I'm just imagining the Lexus dealership story - we've tested it Sir (£79) and its reporting a faulty ABS sensor so we've changed it (£150, I checked) and reset the warning messages - so it's just the parts and a couple of hours labour... Here's an invoice for £600 - and look how clean it is! Errr... Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hmmmm.... plot thickens again. Second eBay sensor also open circuit with no continuity between sensor pins. So - starting to think that the Lexus rear sensors can't be diagnosed with a simple resistance test. They always seem to be open circuit, infinite resistance and no continuity between pins. So - I started investigating further. Wiring. I removed the rear seat base and unbolted the rear seat back, and pulled it forward. This then allows you to get behind the damping material and to the other end of the speed sensor cable. I unplugged the one in question and tested the continuity of the two wires (from connector behind the seat to connector on the sensor). Both wires were solid, and jiggling the sensor end of it made no difference, so I was happy that the wiring was OK. To double check I disconnected the sensor cable from behind the seat on the opposite side. It also tested as open circuit - so I was starting to think that perhaps the sensor was actually ok. Figuring that it could now be abs ecu or wiring elsewhere I decided to put the rear wheel back on, reconnect the sensor and visit a auto-electrician. Just out of interest I reconnected Techstream and thought I'd monitor the speed readout from all 4 sensors in realtime on the journey. I connected the PC and whilst is done it a few times before I also hit the "clear fault codes" button - as usual it reported that it had cleared them - but previously the lights remained on. This time all fault lights went off... I went for a drive - lights all off and sensors all reporting values perfectly. Still on original abs sensor and original wiring and everything here... Replaced back seat and everything else - and currently the lights are remaining off. Everything's looking good. So - I'm currently thinking that it was probably a dodgy connection either behind the rear seat or at the wheel, and reseating the connections has resolved it. Time will tell... and I'll update this thread with any more news. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk