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  1. Today I had a six hour test drive in an almost new RX450h. I loved all of the changes and extra toys that have been added since I got my 2012 version. The only thing that I didn't get on with was the infotainment system controlled by that awful touch pad. I found that controlling anything on it via the touch pad was near impossible while driving and even when my wife was driving I tried again from the passenger seat. This was better, obviously, but still not good. I tried adjusting the sensitivity, to no avail. I realise that it is a touch screen, but feel that defeats the object of having a touch pad in the first place. The main thing that made life difficult was the lack of mouse style controller as fitted to my 2012 RX. I am in the lucky position to be able to consider buying a next to new RX, but this has made me think that a 2019 one would be better because of this. This has had a lot of bad reviews in the motoring press, but I wanted to make up my own mind, so to be objective, can any of you tell me what I may have been doing wrong?
  2. I fitted one today to my Gen3 450h. Gave it a quick test drive afterwards and all seems to be fine. Although it is a tight fit their was enough space around the cat that it should never touch the Catloc. It was a bit of a pig to fit, mainly because I was working on the floor on ramps and I'm well upholstered and am the wrong side of 60.
  3. I'm currently looking to change my car (2012 RX450h) and have seen a few F Sport 2018/19 with active suspension and my question is how does this suspension work, is it air suspension or electronic dampers, and has anybody had any issues with this set up? Also coming from a non F Sport vehicle am I likely to find this a more harsh ride? Thanks in anticipation.
  4. I forgot all about this, thanks I have just set up a few bits and bobs.
  5. That will be why then, my one is a 2012............ Thanks though............... back to the cake tin!
  6. Press and hold lock button and press the unlock twice. Then tried opening the door while the fob was in my hand. Opened as usual...........??
  7. Just tried several times with my key fob, but unfortunately it still transmits. Must be doing something wrong?
  8. I was told that the OEM tow bars fitted to the RX450h Gen 3 was actually a Westfalia one. So they maybe in the process of making one for your car.
  9. If it needs replacing, it needs replacing. It will not get any better, and what if it lets go when you are miles away from home late at night? The dealer should replace as a preventative measure, and if the warranty claim is refused, it is down to them to fight Lexus, not for you to worry on every journey for the next six months. Take it back and insist it is changed under warranty. If they refuse, advise Lexus of your concerns that the dealer is trying to drum up unnecessary work, until they realised that you were covered by warranty, and Lexus would reject the claim. What will happen in six months? Self healing water pumps, if you have got one, I want one!
  10. Here we go the original post from last year! Posted August 14, 2018 Well I can't say this was easy, but today I replaced the spark plugs on my RX450h. It took me about six hours, having watched a You Tube video on the subject, I could have done it quicker but was having a good clean up as I reassembled it. I think it would be a four hour job if you just got stuck in. 3
  11. I managed to do the plug change on my RX450h. Its not easy, but its also not terrible. I used the video posted as a guide and took my time. No draining of coolant required. It feels like a lot of work when you start taking the wiper motor out, but that is easy and makes so much room, also it seems a bit much to take the inlet manifold off, but again makes the whole job so much easier. I did my one a while back, but I recon first time it will take about four hours total, it took me longer because I messed around cleaning all the inaccessible bits and bobs, like the tart I am! I did post some pictures before, so I will try and find them again. Go on give it a go, if I can manage it, anyone with a bit of spannering skill can!
  12. I read on the forum, somewhere, about a way of resetting the hybrid system that achieves better fuel economy but have searched and searched and now cannot find the post. Could somebody point me in the right direction and also confirm if it works on the RX450H as well as the older versions of the RX. Thanks in anticipation,
  13. I have had the Michelin Cross Climate fitted for about a year, and I was amazed at the way they cut the road noise. So much so, I have had a set fitted to my wife's Yaris with the same effect. Highly recommend!
  14. Could it be that the connector is just on the opposite side of the car, due to left and right hand drive? Obvious I know, but some times its the easy answers that are missed.
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