JeffL

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  • First Name
    Jeff
  • Lexus Model
    GS300
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cheshire

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  1. Happy New Year to all and many thanks for the help and advice I've received!
  2. Thank you to both Johns and Norman. I've watched some youtube videos on how to replace them so I'll get the bulbs ordered.
  3. John thanks for your reply. I will go and swap the bulbs over after lunch. But in the meantime, I've just remembered that when I had the bonnet and the front wings resprayed in mid September they said they would have to remove the indicator lights on the wings and also loosen (I think they said?) the headlights so as to get a better paint finish. I'm just wondering if there might be a connection fault due to the lights being disturbed in September as I've no idea how long the headlight has not been working. OR with the symptoms I described do you still think it more likely to be a faulty bulb? Thanks.
  4. This morning I went to the car to check if the bulb was still not working and low and behold it WAS working. I drove the car for about 5 minutes with the low beam on, got out of the car to check, still working. Drove home, another 5 minutes, got out of the car, STOPPED working. Switched on/off a few times and the faulty one was lit but dim but within say 1 minute it was bright again. Any ideas what the problem might be, i.e. bulb, earth connection, fuse faulty/loose, switch?
  5. I need to replace a Low Beam Headlight Bulb. I think it might be best to buy two so that they both match? Never had to do this before as never had a car this old. 12 years old and 74K miles, wonderful car! I'm a bit green (a lot green actually) about the techs so could someone please help me to choose the right bulbs? The handbook states D4S Discharge Bulb 35W Headlight (Low Beam). I've found some on amazon but the prices vary a lot and there are choices of e.g 4300K and 6000K etc. Prices for the following are £20 ish for a pack of 2 and £37 for pack of 1. Eurocarparts don't appear to have stock in local branch (Stockport) and Halfords don't appear to have what I need. What would you replace with and where from? Car is GS300 year 2007. Thank you. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07TVKHF35/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AZH2GF8Z5J95G&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016DDZDSG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A3S1O3V0Q4FDD0&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068M10PI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 Also found some on eBay example below https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HID-Xenon-Headlight-Bulb-4300k-White-D4S-Fits-Lexus-GS-IS-LS-RX-RTD4SDB43x1US/162856881425?fits=Car+Make%3ALexus|Model%3AGS|Cars+Year%3A2007&hash=item25eb06cd11:g:UagAAOSwDkpaX3Y6
  6. Thanks for the reply John. Still no problems with mine at 73K miles. I do garage it, don't know if that makes a difference.
  7. Very smart 460, looks beautiful! Same age and colour combination as my GS300 at 73K miles. How many miles has your 460 done?
  8. John, yes I think a regular update is in order!
  9. I continue to be amazed by the knowledge, ingenuity and determination by members on these forums to keep their cars in good working order and of course extending the lives of their vehicles. Also for all the help you all give to us less knowledgeable and able. THANKS!
  10. Just posted the following in the RX section on another thread about the same topic. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/167053-turn-signal-indicators-too-quiet/ See above link. It's from 2015 so some of the eBay links don't work. From what I understand, gazza1286 on the Toyota forum fitted an ADDITIONAL( ?) relay? which activates in parallel with the original one in the car? If I'm understanding this correctly it will have increased the sound volume 100%. What do anyone of you think about this solution? Personally I wouldn't attempt to do anything like this myself, I'd have to get an auto electrician or my local indy to do it for me, but in principle do you think this might resolve the problem?
  11. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/167053-turn-signal-indicators-too-quiet/ See above link. It's from 2015 so some of the eBay links don't work. From what I understand, gazza1286 on the Toyota forum fitted an ADDITIONAL( ?) relay? which activates in parallel with the original one in the car? If I'm understanding this correctly it will have increased the sound volume 100%. What do anyone of you think about this solution? Personally I wouldn't attempt to do anything like this myself, I'd have to get an auto electrician or my local indy to do it for me, but in principle do you think this might resolve the problem?
  12. Another Plus for Toyota/Lexus (From this weeks Honest John). Reader writes I had my Prius serviced this week, and the service manager told me a woman had bought a new Yaris with a manual gearbox. Around 6 months later the clutch went, so she took it in for a replacement under warranty, was given a courtesy car and was told they would ring her the next day. They did, she was told they had checked for driver errors and there were none, but Toyota GB were apoplectic because the car had been fitted with an obviously faulty part, so would she mind continuing to use the courtesy car while Toyota sorted it out. Toyota then sent an engineer and translator from Japan to inspect the faulty part and oversee the fitting of the new one. Can you believe that? I thought it worth telling you because you have often commented on some manufacturers only warranting their clutches for 6 months. It would appear when it comes to Toyota there is some degree of integrity. HJ's reply That's a nice story. But it indicates to me that Toyota must have had several reports of failed clutches so that's why they wanted to get to the bottom of the reason why this one had failed. Your friend simply presented them with a live opportunity to find out what was wrong with it. But that's Toyota for you. I'm currently driving the new Camry hybrid. Excellent, sensible, big car, for sensible money, and 50+ mpg.
  13. David and Herbs Definitely don't smoke! Thanks I'll have a look at both those ones.