bluenose1940

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About bluenose1940

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    Geoff
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  • Lexus Model
    NX300h Luxury
  • Year of Lexus
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Devon
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    Road Trips

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  1. Further to my updating my Garmin SatNav. I have now completed this and, for the sum of £127.99 I have now got the 2019 maps along with Lifetime Map Updates and Support and additionally, if I change my Garmin to another model, these updates are transferable to the new unit. Now, many of you are aware, I am not that tech savvy and I am wondering if someone might know the answer to this. My Garmin is equipped with a USB connector and I am wondering what might happen if I plugged this into the aux connector in my car. Would it be recognised and function or not? I don't want to try it without knowing whether or not it might damage my in-car system. Also, the Garmin has Bluetooth, is it possible that this might work with the Lexus unit? When I was speaking to the technician who did the Garmin update, he assured me that if required, he could update my in-car SatNav and, for £199.00 I would get lifetime updates.
  2. I am just looking at updating my Garmin nuvi 660 and, for the princely sum of £23.99 I can get the June 2019 map update. Once paid-for and downloaded, the file is then apparently updated bi-weekly. I certainly won't be updating my Lexus satnav at their silly prices. I really cannot understand why they are so inflexible in their approach to map updates. They must surely be aware of the many adverse comments that abound.
  3. "Waze users also have the facility to warn other drivers of problems on the road and the updates are pushed out very quickly - even as quickly as two minutes as you can see by the picture below" Herbie, I was very interested in your comment as shown above and, because I am not a particularly 'with-it' chappie when it comes to the techie stuff, I was wondering how you would notify other drivers of impending roadworks/problems etc via your Waze app. Presumably if you need to punch info into your phone to be passed on, you will need to stop driving for a few minutes or am I, as usual, completely out of touch as to how it's done. From my own point of view, I have always found my in-car SatNav to be perfectly adequate for my needs. The only thing that I miss with my current car is not having the up-coming turns appear in the area where the speedo/tacho is situated. Then again there are a number of things that I miss by only having the Luxury version as opposed to the Premier.
  4. All too complicated for me I'm afraid. I've put it to bed and will forget all about it. Thank you all for input though.
  5. Thank you for the links Daniel. I haven't looked in my manual yet but it seems that from the Mirrorlink website that it's not available in Lexus motors, at least not in my model year.
  6. Question from an old wrinkley. What is MirrorLink, have I got it on my 64 plate Luxury and, are there any benefits for someone of my age or, is it purely aimed at tech savvy younger folk. My car is exactly the same spec as Albertbigndaft's and i've got an HTC phone.
  7. Thank you Colin, good of you to respond. Is it possible that you could give me details of what you purchased and where from please?
  8. Anyone else done the change of reversing light bulb to LED?
  9. I too am a lower-league man (probably non-league really!) but I love my Skagen and my Longines Conquest, I also have a 1961 Hefik.
  10. Just been watching the total devastation caused to a family by some moron using his phone whilst driving. I see that at the moment the penalty is 6 points on your licence plus a £200.00 fine. How laughable is that!!!! The 6 points should stay but the fine should be £1000.00 along with a 6 month ban. If you lose your job......tough, they know the score. And finally.............put the phone through a crusher. We are way too soft in this country as regards anti-social behaviour. If you can't live by the rules, you've no place in it. I really do dread what the future holds for our children.
  11. Hi Adrian, thank you for your input. Can you point me in the right direction please as to what to get and where from. Many thanks.
  12. Reversing lights are without doubt a warning to others that you are indeed reversing but, equally without doubt, they are a driving aid. If you live in a town/city then perhaps not such a problem but, driving in the very narrow lanes of Dartmoor on a stormy moonless night, things can and do get very difficult when you have to reverse for an oncoming vehicle. I still maintain that the decision to fit only one reversing light was idiotic.
  13. Just wondering if anyone has tried replacing the reversing light bulb with an LED fitting on the NX.
  14. Hello folks. I had to drive to Bristol twice over the past few days and, I was amazed at how many drivers have total disregard for the 50mph speed limits imposed at various areas of the M5 where work is being carried out. despite the fact that there are numerous signs indicating that there are 'Average speed checks in operation' I was constantly being overtaken by cars that were probably doing at time, close to 60mph. Purely from an interest point of view, does anyone know if any speeding notices are ever issued in the cases. Do most of the drivers just chance their luck that they won't get a ticket? On another matter, the drive that I did (twice) was a 150 mile round trip and, I drove at or close to the speed limits all of the time. These limits covered pretty much the whole range, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70. I was really impressed with the mpg return on my car, a tad over 44 mpg on both trips. I am very pleased with that, particularly bearing in mind the temperatures we have had over the past few days.