Caractacus

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About Caractacus

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  • First Name
    Edward
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    Rx300
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Classic Cars

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  1. More key problems.  I have now a RX300 ( 2005) and need a replacement battery for the Key,  The original says

    CR1618    Battery type

    But no shop or on E bay has any on sale or gives an equivalent!

    Can anyone please help as i only have the one key and the battery is nearly flat, i.e have to be right up to car to operate.

     

    Also have blade ( mettr part only) from 2nd key, where can i best purchase a replacement key, Lexus prohibitive.

  2. I have the original  key blade and empty case for my Lexus Rx300, anyone now where i can get it repaired.  

  3. At least i did not hit anyone, thanks Ha Ha.🤪
  4. Yes, thank you. So frustrating though. It's the trouble of having to swop maps to continue the journey via SatNav. I decided to buy just the WEST map as it covers all i need except the Germany part. Once at the Dutch/German border I believe I can find my own way as i swerved in Germany for a total of 17 years
  5. My thanks.i will use that information asap. I do like my Lexus SatNac generally and have, as said.updated to the latest maps. Annoyed that although the original map included Germany none of the WEST Europe maps do do.
  6. Anyone know how to actually put in a full 5 digit postcode? It seems Lexus Sat Navs only accept 4 digits, suppose that is for USA market? I have purchased a 2005 Rx300 and for £26 bought a DVD and updated the maps tp 2017/18 with no problem ( disconnected battery method as advised ).
  7. Thanks indeed. Had car almost 12 months and just found it. It does indeed click, so i will give it a try tomorrow, it was 'switched' off so i never heard anything. Amazing what Lexus has fitted?
  8. I have 'found' a rotary switch, ( very similar to a on/off volume switch for a radio ) under the drivers favia; roughly above where my right knee is when driving. No idea what it does so advice please. Also anyone got a instruction manual for a Ls400 and/or Ls430 please, willing to pay reasonable amount. NOT repair manual and not SatNav manual, but vehicle manual.
  9. http://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehiclefeeds.php?carcode=1316123&m=wc&l=en&html=true Received this from USA, however some good low price parts on offer. Worth a look a recon.
  10. No its neither, was bought by a company boss, ( as his retirement present to himself ) new in the U.K. who had it for nearly 18 years; then lost hos ability to drive properly. Scraped 3 corners and i 'found' it with the boot full of water, the car full of rubbish and a flat battery. Got it started an all seemed to work ok, so had scrapes fixed and now spent two years doing it up, imported chrome grill from USA and wheel arches from China, the bonnet emblem is genuine Toyota and for a 4x4 i believe but as it fold down on impact is perfectly legal. Bst but us imported wood kit for facia and trim from Bulgaria, Been a long and somewhat difficult search but well worth it as i love i t to bits now.
  11. Hi, hope you are as fortunate as i was, a neglected one owner Ls400, boor full of water, car full of rubbish; but got it started and everythingi checked worked. So bought it and two years later, it's a dream. See pics.
  12. Hi, hope you are as fortunate as i was, a neglected one owner Ls400, boor full of water, car full of rubbish; but got it started and everythingi checked worked. So bought it and two years later, it's a dream. See pics.
  13. Hurrah Sunshine, getting ready for outing   Recon must be one of the the best 20 yr old Ls400 in the midlands?  Please send pics of your to compare. Fitted with wood facia etc, Bonnet Emblem, chrome grill and detailed wheel centres, chrome wheel arch trims, drives great no known problems.

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  14. Had the same problem, but good advice from this forum solved it, Removed seal. cleaned it thoroughly and refitted with silicon seal, let it dry two days then smeared silicon grease along all parts of seal and boot lip. Did it for me. Hope you get sorted, lovely cars.