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  1. Tried again Brian from my Mac and it loaded ok as you can see. The release clip end will correspond with the corresponding end of the fuse box so you know the orientation of which fuse is which. The cover has the amps and an abbreviated description e.g. 20A for the washers, 15A Radio etc. Copy the photo to your computer and you will be able to zoom in for the detail. Hope this helps. Try your dealer and see if the cover can be bought separately although knowing manufacturers it will probably only come with the fuse box. Cheers Steve
  2. Brian, I have the photo but for some reason it won't load into this post. I've posted numerous photos before so I tried posting a different photo and it loaded ok. I'll send you a private message so we can exchange e mail addresses and will try again as an e mail attachment. Steve
  3. Brian, yes when I fitted my hard wire kit for my Nextbase dash cam and piggy backed off the headlamp wash fuse it was not possible to refit the plastic cover. I just put it in the centre arm storage box if I ever remove the dash cam into another Lexus. I will photograph the lid and post it as part of this thread asap. Any chance that the dealer technician put the lid in the glove box or centre console storage box??.
  4. These are two official replies from Lexus Customer Relations Re: Apple Car Play and Android Auto after I asked what they are planning for ES owners without ACP and AA and are there any cost implications for ES owners. 1. Initial Question: Are we getting ACP and AA as a retro fit? Answer: I completely understand how this is what we would consider a hot-topic amongst our Lexus customer's and has been in the collective mindshare for sometime now. I am happy to inform you that a retrofit program is in place, and at this point in time all I can share is that we have a projected date for May 2020 - the important thing is that you're vehicle is eligible for this and closer to the time more information will be made available. I hope this sheds some light on this topic, and thank you for contacting Lexus. 2. Second question: Will it be a free upgrade? Answer: I wish I could clarify that for you, but there's still more to be determined and finalised before May and pricing is one of them I'm afraid. This will be known closer to the time and I'm sorry to tell you that we must wait until then. So has anyone who might have a booking for an upgrade been told it will be free??
  5. When you first activate the adaptive cruise control, whatever speed you were doing at the time of pressing the button will show as the actual speed. So if you happen to be travelling at 63mph then the cruise speed will show as 63mph. However as others have said once you press the + or - buttons it will default to 5mph increment adjustments.
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    Owners' manual

    I wanted a hard copy manual on principle. You'd be amazed at the old world manual sets that came with my LS460 and GS450h. 5 manuals each, main user book, service book, sat nav manual, quick start book and a general Lexus book with all details of dealerships across the UK, breakdown service information and contact numbers etc. My dealer got their hands on an ES300h manual for the UK market and slipped it in the glove box prior to collection. There was a service book for scheduled servicing and I bought the official ES300h sat nav manual for £38 from a local dealer. The service stamp book was in a faux leather wallet so I bought a Lexus owners manual wallet in leather off E Bay from a GS300h for a tenner. I have the pdf user manual and sat nav manual on my laptop but always feel having a book in my hand when I am in the car and want to check something is easier for me. You boys who are tech savvy and use i pads etc are more used to that world than me. Just while I have it in mind I experienced a complete automated braking incident without me pressing the brake pedal. The car has the rear cross traffic system for reversing and while reversing into a road from a drive way but knowing I had plenty of room to complete the manoeuvre the brakes came on full because a car, which was travelling on the opposite side of the road, was close by and it's proximitry must have triggered the brake sensors. I was under the impression the rear cross traffic system was an audible warning etc. Nice to found out something really does it's job. Big red warning light came on too as the car stopped.
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    ES Owners Meet?

    Thanks Dave, yes Newby Hall is a good shout, been there a few times. Is May a month that has a scheduled meet for another make of car??
  8. Whilst the number of ES owners would be considered small compared to some of the long standing Lexus model owners at least 3 forum members have discussed a possible meet if not this year then maybe early next year. It may be more practical for a Spring Time meet just to allow the winter to pass and for the weather to break. Only three I hear you say but from little acorns......... As with all enthusiastic owners of cars the venue is normally based on geographical access and facilities. Myself and two other Forum Members are based in Yorkshire, a truly huge county and although not advocating Yorkshire necessarily, the travelling issue for members has to be a consideration for everyone, hence suggesting somewhere that has the necessary amenities, refreshments, toilets, parking and anything else that makes a trip worthwhile. The most obvious type of location would be a country house, open to the public, where parking is usually available. The best locations often have access to large areas of grounds where vehicles congregate rather than parked up in car park areas. Harewood House near Harrogate would be a good example of this whereby you park on the grassed areas in front of the main house. It's hard to gauge if a meeting for like minded ES owners, or any Lexus owner for that matter, will be received as a good idea, hence throwing this open to members of the forum. For sure myself and the two other ES owners will meet going forward but maybe members reading this might have some ideas. Having owned other makes of cars over the years I was never disappointed at the turn out of long established clubs in terms of support and the general level of interest, indeed most attendees made a day of it splitting their time between the cars and the actual venue's amenities. Anyway this is just a toe in the water. Steve
  9. How much difference is there between a Gen 3 and Gen 4? I have a free genuine Gen 4 boot liner 2012 GS450h. I'm in Leeds
  10. Lovely shape those Tesla cars. From what I've seen on YouTube the acceleration is eye watering. Could anyone else other than a dealer service your car?. The technology would suggest it would be wise to stick with a dealer regardless of the cost and for the warranty to be honoured..
  11. My Richbrook Car Cover (£99) was originally bought for a 2.0 litre Jaguar XE AWD R saloon. Had that 6 weeks before I got rid of it and bought a GS450h. The cover is the largest size Richbrook do and was easily able to cover both the Jag and the GS. The ES at just under 5 metres is a little too long but the cover is made from a high quality elasticated cotton for indoor use and I can cover all the car apart from the lower lip of the front bumper. Black cars show everything even after a thorough wash and if the sun shines too the tiniest particles shimmer on the paintwork. My garage is clean and dry but air born micro dust settles on the car no matter what colour it is so I'm using the cover for extended garage time. If I know I won't be using the car for more than 48 hours I'll slip the cover on as long as the car is clean. I've had made to measure covers in the past but at a price, upwards of £250 so the Richbrook cover was only bought after a mate showed me his on his own car. Comes in a quality zip bag for storage. Highly recommended for indoor use.
  12. Wondered if your are using Lexus Newcastle for your new ES. A member called Habu I think used them and got a bundle of goodies off them, hamper, cleaning kit etc. Might be worth asking if they do this for all customers.
  13. If the child lock is in the off position what happens when you press the master electric switch on your arm rest to open all doors electrically before the internal rear door handle is pulled or are the locks not engaged when you drive the car?. My GS450h I owned before I got my ES could not be programmed to auto lock when I moved off so when I locked the doors electrically people in the back couldn't get out unless I unlocked the doors from my master switch.
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    What is the performance really like on your GSF F.A?, I can only imagine it's something of the charts and with a proper 8 speed auto box using the paddles would be hoot, yes?
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    I used Eco Pro Degreaser. This is a solution that is used immediately after machine polishing paintwork and will strip all the residues of the polish so that the panels are ultra clean before wax is applied. Go to Clean Your Car Huddersfield's website who are an internet company that sell everything for car detailing. I guess you could try an alcohol based product on a soft cloth such as methylated spirit (the purple stuff) which would do the same job. It would be cheaper too.