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  1. Doh, you have beaten me! I have 58k on the clock, my car is older though so does that count, haha.
  2. Lexus only do a warranty on cars under 10 years old 😞
  3. Not as soft a ride as the Dunlops on the 16" wheels but they hold the road better. Plus looking at the tread pattern I think they'll be a better all year round tyre.
  4. Changed the air filter and cabin filter in my lunch break today. Getting that metal clip back in place round the air filter housings a bit of a pita? Got it back together in the end but was fiddly. Old one wasn't in too bad a condition which was nice to see. The cabin filter was a different matter! Yuck. To be fair I usually wouldn't think of changing this filter but it was peanuts so I thought I might as well. Glad I did, packed with debris. Took me a moment to realize that once you've put the filter in the plastic housing that it has to be pushed up into place after being slid back in. Otherwise the white cover won't clip in place. Another job has reared its head. Or hit me on the head! Bonnet struts, slowly going down (bonnet fell on me). How easy are they to change?
  5. They are quite fiddly. Plus you can't touch them, I wore some rubber gloves so I didn't damage them. I seem to remember having to move the windscreen washer pipe out of the way too, one bolt not hard.
  6. Fitted some DHP wheels that I bought off eBay last week. They have the correct size Pirellis fitted too! I think they look great
  7. Woohoo! Just won some DHP wheels on Ebay. Hopefully get the picked up later this week. I know the wheel nuts used on these are a conical type and different to the standard LS400 wheels. Could someone confirm that these nuts will work .... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M12-x-1-5-19mm-Hex-Alloy-Wheel-Nuts-Set-of-20/181594136854?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  8. quick fix for the bulbs, swap them over as it makes a connection in a different place and sometimes this is the problem.
  9. I've order the set of Ebay so I'll see what works. Hopefully they will work as I have done some research and a cone type end keeps coming up.
  10. Swapped the radio over at the weekend for a second hand one with a working display. The old one had no lighting and the display had mostly disappeared. Centre console was easy to get out but the top vents are stubborn. Plastic trim tools are a must. Also the connectors are really tight so require a firm pull. Thought the HVAC controls hadnt been connected back properly when I started the car but after 10 seconds or so they came on. Must be a system check after being disconnected.
  11. Clear side repeaters fitted today along with chrome bulbs for them and the front indicators.
  12. Got this delivered today. Been waiting ages for it to come (post office lost it first time round). The current one in the car has no backlight and half the display isn't working. Hopefully get round to fitting it at the weekend.
  13. What about the hybrid battery? How long does that take to drain? I'd be more worried about that than the normal 12V battery.
  14. Can anyone tell me how to remove the side repeaters off the wings? I've got some clear ones to replace them with.
  15. I'll have a look in the manual, I should have thought of that! Need to order some chrome bulbs first. Yours looks smart, infact I was chatting to you on FB yesterday about spigot rings! The 350 wheels might be a future upgrade!
  16. Lucky enough to get them for free with some clear indicators I bought second hand.
  17. I think I've found it, slightly different to that one Steve https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/162901790746?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=aud-295856145004%3Apla-142413579186&abcId=&adtype=pla&merchantid=6995734&poi=&googleloc=9074305&device=c&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0
  18. Could someone tell me the bulb type for the front indicators and side repeaters? I've fitted/fitting clear lenses and want to change the bulbs to the silver type that flash orange. Also can anyone identify the type of fitment in the picture of the back of the lense? Its American spec so we don't have the wiring for it as its a running light but I'd like to have it wired up but will need to find out what type of connector it is.
  19. Managed to get them from someone who was selling a car with them fitted and I cheekily asked if he'd sell them. I don't think anyone will sell them into the UK so they are hard to get hold of.
  20. Brill, yep they are the same. Just need to figure out what the connector on the back of the side light part of the clear lenses is now
  21. Fitted some clear indicator lenses, think they look really good.
  22. Yep, I love the colour and the wheels are my first choice if I can find some at a reasonable price. Still more miles on it than my MK3 though :)
  23. As John and Mark have said a hybrid warranty check is a must, even if you pay for it yourself.
  24. I had a similar problem and it turned out to be my wifes key playing up. I took it to Timpsons to get the battery changed a year previous and all was well but last summer it started playing up and she couldn't open/start the car. Had to borrow my key. I thought it might be the battery failing so I took the fob to Timpsons to be changed but they tested it and said it was sending a strong signal. Couldn't work it out until I looked at the battery and realised that what Timpsons had done was to fit two thinner batterys instead of the correct type! So I bought the correct type and fitted it, all working no problems again. So my advice before doing anymore investigation, change the fob battery.