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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  1. bluenose1940

    OB2 port and software

    Thank you for your explanation Zotto, much appreciated. It would seem from your explanation that as I won't be wanting to make any changes to my Lexus, then a basic OBD will most likely meet my requirements, i.e I won't need to spend money on an OBDLink LX as recommended on the Hybrid Assistant site.
  2. bluenose1940

    OB2 port and software

    Not being very 'with it' techie-wise, can someone give me a brief idea on why there would be subscriptions attached to an OBD and what do you get for your outlay. This is purely from an interest point of view as opposed to any thoughts of going down that route.
  3. bluenose1940

    OB2 port and software

    OK Zotto I've got that now thank you. I will have to get an OBD adaptor, any particular recommendation for an NX? Where does the OBD plug in, is it easily accessible? I've never really thought about having/using one before. EDIT: Just had a thought, if this needs a Bluetooth connection, can I have more than one such connection in my car? The reason that I ask is that my phone is connected by Bluetooth when I'm in the car.
  4. bluenose1940

    OB2 port and software

    Hi Zotto, I have downloaded the Hybrid Assistant app as per your suggestion but, I keep getting a message that says "You must read and check the boxes in the usage tab" I have read everything in the usage tab but there are definitely no boxes to check.. Am I doing something wrong, did you get a similar problem when you first downloaded the app? many thank.
  5. bluenose1940

    Car boot liners for 2016 IS300h

    Looks good but how does the quality compare with the genuine article? I got mine for the 63p plate IS300h (when I had it) from Lexus Exeter for £75 incl VAT. If any other member might be interested, I've got the part number. Although I would think that if the quality of the one that David has purchased is OK, at that price it has to be a good bet.
  6. bluenose1940

    Accounting software

    Hello again fellow members. Here i am again, seeking your recommendations. Despite what it is I might be asking about, I always seem to get some very helpful input from members and it is always much appreciated. My question this time revolves around Small Business Accounting Software. I am about to take over the admin side of my sons plumbing business and am looking for some suitable inexpensive accounting software. When I was treasurer of the local cricket and football clubs, I was using Sage which is very good but is also fairly expensive. I contacted Quickbooks but they now only offer on-line subscriptions and that really doesn't appeal to me. This seems to be the way that Sage works now too. The sort of thing that I am looking for, will enable me to be in a position to provide my sons accountants with sufficient information to enable them to prepare the annual accounts without too much additional work. I am wondering if anyone uses such software and can make any recommendations. Many thanks in advance of any input.
  7. bluenose1940

    Firmware

    Thank you for that Phil, sadly mine is the standard jobby.
  8. bluenose1940

    Firmware

    That all sounds good but I am wondering if this sellers SD card will work in my NX300h. If anyone has made use of one for their NX, I would be interested to hear how it went.
  9. bluenose1940

    NX SatNav Map updates

    In many respects I do feel that Lexus do tend to be rip-off merchants. I did write to Lexus UK and suggested that they might consider providing just UK map updates, rather than the whole lot. They said that they would put it the powers that be but nothing has ever come of it. I'm sure that they would sell a lot of UK only updates if they made it an available option. When I wrote to them I provided images of what updates were available for the SatNav systems of other companies, along with the details of their more realistic prices but, as I say, as of now they have not taken the hint. I am tempted to buy from an auction site but at the moment I am still a little wary. One of my wife's friends uses her phone and links the map output to her in-car screen and it works a treat. I think that when I change my car again i won't bother with having the SatNav option, there are so many other, cheaper options available, especially where Lexus are concerned. Time and again on this site you see members complaining about the absolutely ridiculous prices that Lexus ask for spare parts. I would even consider changing brands because of this. My wife tells me that whatever happens I'll always be a Lexus man. I'm not totally convinced anymore!!
  10. Am I correct in thinking that you can't have a split-screen display on the bog standard navigation system in an NX Luxury. I can't find anything in the manual. Where the manual does mention split screen options, it doesn't say which system supports it. Also, I tried to set up some DAB stations today but was totally unsuccessful with this. All I could get was a message telling me 'No Signal' Any thoughts anyone?
  11. bluenose1940

    Monitor connection

    I am now wondering if I am more likely to get this monitor to work with my NVR if I go the route of DVI-I to Analogue and use the analogue output connector on the back of my NVR. I haven't yet tried the DVI-I to HDMI by using a 24+5 cable as it is a load of hassle having to send for and then return, cables purchased on-line. There is nowhere local that I can pop out to to make the job easier. With regard to a DVI-I to Analogue, do these cables tend to be Bi-Directional or do I need to specify which way the signal will go, i.e analogue (NVR)to DVI-I (Monitor)
  12. bluenose1940

    Folding door mirrors

    My interpretation of the OP's question is, that he is asking if he can get the mirrors to fold in automatically when "he turns the ignition off" i.e. when he comes to a stop and before he gets out of the car. He didn't mention locking or unlocking the car. Or am I reading it wrong?
  13. bluenose1940

    Monitor connection

    Thank you for coming in on this Herbie. it is now becoming quite interesting and confusing. The connector block on the actual monitor (The photo in my original post) does indeed have 24 pin holes in a block, plus one horizontal pin with two pin holes either side of this pin giving what would appear to be a 24+5 DVI configuration. However, the actual cable that I used when this monitor was being used with an old computer only has 18 pins, in two blocks of nine, plus the horizontal pin. I have (hopefully) attached a photo of this cable. I am now left wondering, is this going to work at all.
  14. bluenose1940

    Monitor connection

    Ah well, tried the cable but it didn't work. However, I am wondering if I purchased the correct cable. I was looking on Amazon just now as I thought that I might try to use the VGA connector on the back of my NVR (instead of the HDMI one) by purchasing a DVI to VGA cable and, whilst I was looking at what is available I spotted that there is a DVI cable to HDMI that is shown as a DVI 24+5 and, I am wondering if this is what I should have got because my monitor connection has got the 24 pinholes plus the one horizontal connector and this horizontal connector has four pinholes aswell (two each side of it). I think therefore that this setup would be a 24+1 jobby. Anyone agree? I might contact the supplier to see if they might exchange it.
  15. bluenose1940

    Front Tyres for NX 300h Luxury

    David, have a look at this thread, might be something in it that will help.