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  • First Name
    Phil
  • Lexus Model
    IS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. My is250 55 plate manual is £325pa. Just to mix it up a bit 🧐
  2. Maybe your IS thinks it’s American...😂 Sorry....not helpful but I could not resist.
  3. If you’re not a page by page manual reader..... Button in the glove box could be a head scratcher 🧐
  4. 112,000 and still going very nicely thank you 🙏🏼 Won’t get to second spark plug change this year, I’ll drop the oil again before the winter months and a new cabin filter...... Apart from that 🤞.....
  5. I think from a previous discussion the Saris Bones carrier was the closest anyone had gotten to acceptable on an IS. https://www.evanscycles.com/saris-bones-2-bike-rack-00120853?utm_source=LexusOwnersClubUK&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_content=lexusownersclub.co.uk&xid=78888&awc=1302_1559512430_24e1addc907c06ceb68538a3513e42c7 Its a good piece of kit stability and fitting to the car wise...... but still has some restricted view of rear lights and needed a second plate. The tow bar carriers have become very popular and come down in price....but still needs a tow hook fitting which are available but not cheap. When I last looked at this there was a 13 pin electrical supply option with a swan neck hook that could be rotated / removed when not in use and did not require any cutting of the rear bumper. https://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/towbars/lexus/is250/saloon/28/-is3-4629 This would be the connection to the cars power supply I think that is in diagram 7/8 of your post. I guess one of the tow hook companies might be a place to ask how a power supply ( pin socket ) could wired without a tow hook that could be underneath the car out of sight to connect to a lighting board as and when.......would have dangling wire from rack to undercar which would not be that pretty but cycle carriers by nature are all a bit wires & straps etc. hope helps phil
  6. Are the retaining pins for the pads also missing as well as the shims? is that why they have flagged it as urgent.....theoretically could throw a pad??...... almost impossible in reality. The whole fixing kit is about £70 from lexus..... Have a chat with a decent Indy and maybe an air con specialist before calling the estate agent! 😋
  7. I guess the only other area that can rack up a few quid are brakes ( calipers ). It’s a bit of a weak spot with this model...& when I say that you have to take in to account the overall strengths and reliability of an IS. “Even champion racehorses sweat”... as my old dad used to say 😁.... I think I knew what he meant. I don’t know if there is any reference in the paper work to any work or replacements... just a thought. Good luck phil
  8. Just to join in..... I have exactly the same issue. Only seems to interfere with certain stations. Plus on a frosty morning I have just one “bar” that does not defrost. It appeared middle of last year not long after I had a dash cam wired in. ive been meaning to look which fuse they piggy backed and see if there could be any relationship. Agree with others got to be worth a nudge to Lexus just to see what they say.
  9. Would you mind sharing how much the clutch/flywheel change cost..... I’m assuming from your original post you had lexus do it?
  10. I’ve gone for a set of Pirelli All Season Plus this time (on 16” wheels)...... will be interested to see how they perform and wear. Have seen them as low as £50-55 inc vat a tyre, + free delivery on inter- web...... which I think is a pretty decent price...... £ advantage of having 16”s 👍. I do always feel I’ve gone a little deaf for the first few days as the road noise disappears compared to summer tyres. Ive also had Pirelli Sottozero 3 run flats on my BMW f11 and they were pretty good good also.
  11. Well that’s progress it’s fired up....and from what you have said it’s was running ok until you switched it off..... so not a stall. From your comment & video post I’m assuming you believe doing this hard rest / capacitor drain / has allowed it to start. Electrical not mechanical. If it’s done it once....I guess it suggests it will do it again & you desperately need that code reader for next steps. Unless anyone else can chip in with an idea???????
  12. Is there anything ignition related in Type B fuse box? apologies....I’m at work & haven’t got hand book in front of me.
  13. If you have a light on the start button, fingers crossed you will be able to pull a stored code.