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  1. If Lexus have ever done any work regarding the creaking dash problem there will be packers visible when the windscreen is removed. Make sure the fitter knows to leave them be.... do not remove. I think it is normal that a new gel pad should be fitted where the wiper sensor attaches to the windscreen. Check the auto wiper function after with a jug of water dribbled over the sensor.
  2. I have the Osram Cool Blue d4s in mine. Fitted them about 2-3 years back and jolly good they were too. I kept the old ones in my spares box that goes in the boot on continental trips. Oh .... and they’re still going strong.
  3. Sounds to me like someone at the dealership is a bit out of kilter!! Assuming you have HDD system, you should have, as its a 2010 model. You get updated via a usb drive. That can only be done at the dealership...find another!! The port is behind the dash cover. Takes about an hour, and last time I did it .... it was £160. Doubt very much the data would be updated every 6 months...that's bonkers. Map data does not change that much so go for it every 4-5 years or so. If it's got a DVD drive then you can do that yourself with a newer DVD from the likes of Ebay.
  4. Yup ... it's loaded via USB stick. It should update the Gracenote files for your music on HDD as well.
  5. Last time I had mine done it was £160. I would not do it every year as the updates an be negligible. I’m going with 4-5 year periods.
  6. My rear was so bad I had to lever it with a short crow-bar to get it to move!!!
  7. I'd hazard a guess and suspect the lower pin on the rear calipers. They can be quite a toad to free up. If it is the bottom pin that's seized, get the top pin out and try to rotate the caliper back and forth until it frees up enough to be removed. If you're lucky you may be able to clean up the pin and the socket (emery cloth is good, or plain old sandpaper) it goes into, re-grease and re-assemble. Don't forget to use Red Rubber Grease for the slide pins. This guide by Noobie will give some pointers.
  8. If you want to know how to remove the door card look here This may give you some pointers if you are looking at removing the mirror itself... from the US forum Link
  9. Bonnet was closed. I used the blade on all sides of the cap.
  10. Yep. Did mine last spring. Prising up that plastic cap is a little tricky...but it eventually releases. A really thin bladed flathead screwdriver was what I used. Once they are off. Rub down really well and use etching primer before the finish coat. Hung mine up from a screw driven into a garage joist.
  11. I have Mintex discs and Pagid pads all around and all is good. Still get some brake dust on front wheels but not as bad as it was.
  12. Given that you are a new owner and you may want to do a few bits yourself. Please take a few minutes to read this before you attempt changing the cabin filter behind the golvebox. This may be useful as well Incidentally, I have 6 CD's full of Mp3's loaded in my player and they work fine. As you found ... DVD's full of Mp3's do not. Enjoy getting to know your car. I think they are quite excellent cars.
  13. If I was going to hazard a guess.... I'd be thinking the previous owner or the garage broke this when changing the cabin filter. It's most important to put the air into Recirculate mode before attempting to change the cabin filter. When in Recirculate mode the lid covering the filter is raised. This enables easy removal of the old filter. If the lid is forced up to get at the filter then that plastic lug can be broken. Have you taken out the cover piece at the rear of the glovebox? This is where you can inspect that lid to see if it is stuck open or shut. This post will give you a guide If the lug is indeed broken you can do a repair. There is a good walk-through for a DIY repair on the US's here. All photos were lost a while back (after the photobucket fiasco), but they are re-instated now. Link Hope that helps and good luck.