DanD

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  • First Name
    Daniel
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  • Lexus Model
    NX300h F-Sport w. Pan Roof
  • Year of Lexus
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire

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  1. Yes you are. Sounds to me like you need a trip to the dealers - as suggested above - and get them to guide you through the system, or spend some time playing around. When on the DESTINATION screen, go to the second page, you should find an option to enter a full postcode. The Lexus system is not the most intuitive, or the graphics the most attractive, but at the end of the day it does pretty much all you expect it to do. However, as with any other new appliance or gadget, you need to invest a bit of time to explore it.
  2. Pause/Resume: Go to the same menu and select "suspend guidance" Yes, you can call numbers from your contact list. Press phone button on steering wheel. Select "contacts" button on right hand of the screen, then follow prompts. Hope the above is correct as I'm going by my 2016 NX from memory. I don't think the set up has changed much since. Might be worth checking the manual.
  3. To cancel current route guidance, go to the satnav menu (bottom of the satnav screen), select ROUTE, then DELETE. It will delete the current guidance, but the destination will be kept in your list of previous destinations. can't help with the other query as I have an Android, rather than IOS phone. I agree, the Lexus system is not the most intuitive, but you do get used to it.
  4. You're correct. I assume that the French authorities must have, at some stage, agreed out at least accepted that it is not possible or feasible to "immediately" changed a failed bulb Sent from my LG-H930 using Tapatalk
  5. Over the years, people have regularly asked whether of not you need headlight converters, spare bulb kits, and other items when travelling to France. There is NO requirement to carry spare bulbs when you drive in France. You MUST, however, use headlight converters, unless your car has a flat beam - which is the case for all current Lexus models as well as for the previous gen RX300/350/400h/450h. You SHOULD switch off AFS. In addition, you MUST carry a triangle, and at least one high vis vest. It is recommended that you carry one per passenger. You MUST display a GB sticker at the back of your car, unless it is built into your number plate. It is recommended that you carry at least one single-use, NF approved breathalyser (they are cheap and available from Amazon): you should be able to produce one - if asked - but not having one does not carry a penalty. (It used to be a compulsory requirement, but for reasons I cannot remember, the law was relaxed). Importantly, radar detectors are illegal and you WILL get fined if you carry one, even switched off. If you have a portable SatNav that shows the location of speed cameras, this facility MUST be switched off. Your Lexus built in system will not show camera locations in France. See: http://www.euroadlegal.co.uk/country/france.html (other websites are available, but I have found - after checking with the French Consulate during a recent visit - that this one is particularly accurate. Some additional clarity about using mobile phones / hands free kits: https://www.frenchentree.com/living-in-france/driving/driving-in-france-hands-free-kit-ban-effective-june-30/
  6. There is NO requirement to carry spare bulbs when you drive in France. You MUST, however, use headlight converters, unless your car has a flat beam - which is the case for all current Lexus models as well as for the previous gen RX300/350/400h/450h. You SHOULD switch off AFS. In addition, you MUST carry a triangle, and at least one high vis vest. It is recommended that you carry one per passenger. You MUST display a GB sticker at the back of your car, unless it is built into your number plate. It is recommended that you carry at least one, NF approved single-use breathalyser (they are cheap and available from Amazon): you should be able to produce one - if asked - but not having one does not carry a penalty. (It used to be a compulsory requirement, but for reasons I cannot remember, the law was relaxed). Importantly, radar detectors are illegal and you WILL get fined if you carry one, even switched off. If you have a portable SatNav that shows the location of speed cameras, this facility MUST be switched off. Your Lexus built in system will not show camera locations in France. See: http://www.euroadlegal.co.uk/country/france.html (other websites are available, but I have found - after checking with the French Consulate during a recent visit - that this one is particularly accurate. Some additional clarity about using mobile phones / hands free kits: https://www.frenchentree.com/living-in-france/driving/driving-in-france-hands-free-kit-ban-effective-june-30/
  7. Could it be that the Auto button works as a toggle switch?
  8. I have just had a quick look on eBay and nearly choked on my sandwich! I'd start with the dealer first to get the "official" price. Then I'd contact breakers yards. http://www.lexusbreakers.co.uk/ may be worth a try. I cannot recommend them... never used them.
  9. Which website did you use that also shows the mileage? - thanks EDIT: Found it: www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
  10. Have you searched the forum? - there are numerous entries on Mirrorlink And have you googled Mirrorlink? https://mirrorlink.com https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/99194/what-is-mirrorlink-guide-to-the-car-smartphone-hook-up-system https://www.whatcar.com/advice/owning/what-is-mirrorlink/n1195 ... and there are plenty other websites with info on Mirrorlink
  11. UPDATE: The total cost for the key, including coding and VAT, but excluding the key blade that is included in other keys is... £512.34. I think I'll live without one. If you've got one already... don't lose it!
  12. Yes, you might be surprised. I have driven a Zoe on a number of occasions (only in town and b-roads though) and it made me smile every time. Definitely worth a test drive, but make sure you try it on m-way too.
  13. My RX was the same colour combination. Looked very smart, but never will I ever buy another black car! Current car is white and , contrary to expectations, much easier to clean.
  14. I am puzzled by this as I did not think that any Lexus had such a feature, and certainly not one of your vintage. By default, if your car is locked and you then unlock it, if none of the doors are open within a minute or so the car will lock itself again... but that's the limits of the standard system. Could it be that this was an aftermarket add on? Is your car an import?
  15. My old RX400h had a sunroof. Never really used it. I found that, when open, it increased the noise level, but did not really make that much of a difference to the airflow, especially in the front seats. I found it much better to rely on the climate control to cool the car. The following RX450h had neither, and I missed the additional light provided by the sunroof. Current NX has a (fixed) panoramic roof. The whole family loves it, especially because of its size. Lets plenty of light in the car. Rear passengers get the most out of it, and enjoy being able to see out. When it is sunny and/or hot, there is an electric blind to shade the inside. No issue with headroom in the NX. When visiting the dealers, if you find a car with a pan-roof, sit in the back and see...