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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Anyone else done the change of reversing light bulb to LED?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Just wondering if anyone has tried replacing the reversing light bulb with an LED fitting on the NX.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Thank you for that Phil, sadly mine is the standard jobby.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!!
  21. 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?
  22. 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)
  23. 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?
  24. 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.