Crowtree

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About Crowtree

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  • First Name
    John
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    RX400h SE~L
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Norfolk
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  1. The car drives fine and everything works so I assume the main battery is fine. Where can I find / check the back up battery ?
  2. Hi guys Right I drove home yesterday parked the car RX400H 2005 And locked it as always with the key fob, this morning it won't open the doors ? Or deactivate the alarm system ? I have changed the battery and instead of the led light showing bright when you push the buttons it just blinks on and off ? Any ideas ??? Thanks in advance John
  3. Well that's something to look forward to lol . May do it using some antibiactol spray may help keep it at bay ? Thanks
  4. I will when I'm home fella, bit difficult at the moment I'm 175 miles West of Shetland in the North Atlantic at work.
  5. Hi guys Do any of you have an issue with green slime / mould / something on the very edge of your rear light units ? My car is washed regularly but I seem to have this green stuff on the underside of the edges ? It's not actually Inside the light unit but in like a resess ? Any ideas how to remove and prevent . Thanks in advance John
  6. Thank you so much for the info, I'm basically about to take the guy to court for a partial refund. I had a caliper seize on the front near side, so I decided to replace all the discs, front two calipers and all the pads. The guy started work on the car and called me out to say the rear calipers were also seized, I found this hard to believe as I'd driven back from Cornwall to Norwich the day before yes the front near side was scoring the disc for the last 100 miles but was fine to drive with care. He showed me he couldn't push the piston back in on the rear calipers with big grips BUT I'm assuming this would be because the brake system ' locked ' so to speak. He also showed me the rear brake shoes for the foot brake and said they were very low on pad material BUT my local Lexus Specialist tell me these shoes are almost never replaced as they only open and close when the vehicle is stationery so they simply don't actually wear out and need replacing, he clearly didn't know these shoes only have a small depth of material and mine were actually hardly worn at all after talking with Lexus. As for the rear near side brake hose he could get no fluid out when he tried bleed it so again I'm assuming this is because you can't just bleed the brakes like you would on a standard car brake system ? I wrote to him with registered post with a complaint and asked for a partial refund and he never responded, I wrote again and hand delivered the same letter and it was returned by the post office because he refused to sign for it ! When he had put the car back together I had some front brakes and managed limp it to the Lexus specialist who put it on their machine, reset everything including the ' Christmas tree like dash board of lights ' that had come on and adjusted the rear foot brake as it wasn't working correctly. After all this and the guy charging me ten hours labour I think I have a pretty good case to take to court ! I just wanted confirmation that this car needs to be on a specific machine in the workshop and you simply can't do this job on axle stands on the drive. Thanks guys
  7. So basically if the guy who worked on my car didn't have specific equipment he couldn't do the job and could assume the calipers were seized on account of them being " locked in place " either hydraulically or electronic ? And he would have issues bleeding the brakes so could assume the hose was faulty ?
  8. So here is the deal, a mobile mechanic started working on my RX400H Replacing the discs and pads and front calipers, he then tells me the rear calipers were also seized and the near side rear brake hose was knackered as he could not bleed the brakes. I've since found out that he was probably talking codswallop as this car needs to be on a specific machine at the main dealers as the braking system is " quite complex " Could anybody confirm the fact with out this machine he would be unable to take this job on and complete it. My next course of action is the small claims court as he is not responding to any contact from me asking for a refund on the rear calipers and hose and foot brake replacement the car didn't actually need ! Any help gratefully accepted John
  9. So here is the deal, a mobile mechanic started working on my RX400H Replacing the discs and pads and front calipers, he then tells me the rear calipers were also seized and the near side rear brake hose was knackered as he could not bleed the brakes. I've since found out that he was probably talking codswallop as this car needs to be on a specific machine at the main dealers as the braking system is " quite complex " Could anybody confirm the fact with out this machine he would be unable to take this job on and complete it. My next course of action is the small claims court as he is not responding to any contact from me asking for a refund on the rear calipers and hose and foot brake replacement the car didn't actually need ! Any help gratefully accepted John
  10. Just won't find the phone mate ? My old Samsung was straight on it but this new phone isn't as keen ?
  11. Hi guys can any of you help me connect my Huawei android phone to my 2005 RX400H SE-L ??? The Bluetooth job just can't find it ?
  12. Hi guys would any of you lovely lot know if there are any after market brackets available for this car I'm thinking about putting a pair of spot lights on my car and obviously need something to mount them on ? And while we are here would wiring them into the main beam be much of an issue ? Thanks in advance
  13. Hi guys Need a bit of advice about this issue, when you first get in an RX400h there is a pump that runs under the bonnet that pressures up the power assisted brakes, this pump and small compressed air tank is right in the far left hand corner of the engine bay under the plastic cover, basically right behind the battery. It sounds like i have a small air leak from this or the pipework close to it and this is making the pump run more than normal to pressure up the tank ? Anybody had this issue ? Or know where this small leak is possibly coming from ? The brakes are still functioning perfect. Thanks in advance John
  14. Right i have a 2005 '55 plate' RX400H SE-L with the Mark Levinson hifi, I also have a Samsung Galaxy phone, is there a magic lead/ connection / bluetooth type of witchcraft that will allow me to play music off my phone in the car ? Thank you in advance