Odysseus

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About Odysseus

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  • First Name
    Andrew
  • Lexus Model
    GS450h
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cambridgeshire

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  1. No idea what was up with the TPMS. I was regularly getting a ‘CHECK SYSTEM’ message and the Lexus fix was replace TPMS sensors. I have the strong impression there’s not much mechanical fault finding going on in main dealer land, they just hook it up to their scanners and replace parts/modules until faults go away. I was glad the shock was covered by the warranty, but in my view they should be. Shocks aren’t a wear and tear item like brake discs.
  2. And the rest mate! The shock absorber replacement cost alone is £445, getting on for half the cost of the warranty. With everything else that’s been done I’m definitely winning in terms of warranty cost vs stuff needing replacement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. A different generation of car but I have the warranty on my 2008 GS450H. I had a years Lexus approved used warranty and now I’m in the last few months of the two year purchased warranty. I’m that time I’ve had the following. New rear shock absorber New door switch Four new TPMS sensors New gearbox earth strap New water pump New driver’s mirror Two new washer jets New front passenger seatbelt New rear parking sensor New drain plug Would I buy the warranty? Definitely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 2005 to 2007 cars: no indicators in the wing mirrors. SE and SE-L models available. SE-L has everything, including ACC and sunroof. 2008 to 2009 cars: indicators in the wing mirrors. SE, Sport, and SE-L models available. SE is base spec (which is still pretty good by all accounts). Sport adds active body control and a (subtle) body kit. SE-L gives you a Mark Levinson stereo but sunroof and ACC are now optional, so not every SE-L will have them. 2010 to 2012 cars: indicators in the wing mirrors, horizontal slats on the grille and wheels of a different design. Same options as the earlier cars, but in all cases there’s an updated stereo/nav without a tape player and with Bluetooth audio streaming. I have a 2008 SE-L with all the options, including ACC, a sunroof and wood on the steering wheel. ACC is brilliant, well worth seeking out in my opinion. Good luck with your search. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Was your TPMS giving you issues that prompted you to do this? Every once in a while I get a ‘CHECK SYSTEM’ message for my TPMS, and over the past few years I’ve had every sensor replaced and I still infrequently get the message. It always clears itself after a few miles so not the end of the world. Was your TPMS faulty? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks buddy. Yes! The replacement mirror is also black, so it really was just plug and play/pray. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The part arrived having ordered on eBay on Friday. Very good service! I worked from home this afternoon so I could tackle the wing mirror. My first idea was to simply swap the glass over. That proved to be a non starter so I eventually replaced the entire wing mirror with the new (used) part, which involved taking the door card off and faffing about loosening trim pieces. All back together and fully functional now however and £140 is considerably better than the £500+ it would have been at a Lexus. My word my car is filthy... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks Rich, really helpful. [emoji106] Once I have a bit of time in daylight I’ll get into the guts of my current mirror, remove the glass and see what’s going on, with a view of ensuring an easy replacement using my new one. Worst case scenario is I presumably have to take the door card off and replace the whole wing mirror, but hey, worse things happen at sea! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Things have moved on. When I spoke with Lexus last night they promised to call me back this morning with potentially a better price. However even though that phone call came in promptly at 8:30, they couldn't move on price. I also have a feeling that I'm going to need a new bracket behind the glass too, which is another £140 ish. With all this in mind I've just bought a complete wing mirror including the glass from a 2008 GS450 on eBay for £140, delivered. Next question: Does anyone have any fitting instructions for replacing a wing mirror?
  10. The passenger mirror of my 2008 GS450H struck a sticking out wheelie bin as I dodged an oncoming car during a tight spot in a village on the way home from work. Smashed. Infuriated. The mirror housing looks fine, so I called Lexus and was quoted £330 for the glass. The glass!!! Has anyone replaced their glass for less than this? I was expecting north of £100 but £330 seems ridiculous. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. What’s the latest with this? A good outcome I hope. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Exactly as the title suggests... I was in slow moving traffic the other evening in the dark, and happened to notice that while all my other buttons and knobs (including steering wheel buttons) are illuminated, the four sunroof buttons on the roof console are not. My question is therefore is this normal, or do I have a problem?
  13. Got this sorted. Rear wheels needing balancing. £28.50 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. How infuriating that this happened and thankfully the other party was an honest sort. Let us know how you get on - it really doesn't take much to write cars off like ours off these days.