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  1. Even better is to do six mix CDs and then play on Random so you really never know what's coming up next.
  2. Does it run correctly on petrol only or does it put the EML light on? If you've never had LPG before you may not know how it works. The car's ECU still sends signals to the petrol injectors and the car still thinks it's running on petrol, but in reality, the gas ECU intercepts those signals, modifies them and sends them to the gas injectors instead, so it has to be running perfectly on petrol first before you can even begin to look at the gas system. If you've got an MOT to pass soon, I would suggest that now, when the EML is already on, is perhaps not the best time to start learning something new. Take it to a professional with a good reputation to get this immediate problem sorted and then you can learn at your leisure when it's not critical and you have more time. One thing you perhaps could do is that when it goes for MOT you can choose to present it on petrol or gas, so if you took the fuse out of the gas system and presented it on petrol alone (as long as the EML doesn't come on on petrol) you may get it through.
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 are truly excellent in all conditions. Sent from my D6633 using Tapatalk
  4. Absolutely not normal. I've driven more than 200,000 trouble-free miles in LPG cars and none of them had the EML on - there's a problem somewhere that needs to be fixed.
  5. Well you can't. That's why you take it to an aircon specialist - for them to run a full diagnostic test on it. The one thing that you can do yourself to give you an indication of gas level, is that they have a sight glass in the system. Here's a guide on using the sight glass but there are also plenty of videos around too - just Google "check car aircon refrigerant level" (without the quotes) to see how to do it.
  6. No, it doesn't have a dual function, it doesn't work like that. Ignoring the air 'conditioning' side (drying, pollen removal etc) for the moment, the aircon makes the air cool (cold) - that's all it does. A motorised flap somewhere in the vent system directs the airflow onto the windscreen or otherwise. The flap itself is not part of the aircon system and does nothing to the temperature of the air that passes over it, it's purely for direction of airflow. Your screen will clear at a higher temperature (for the sake of argument let's say 17C) than what the aircon will be set at when you want to cool down on a hot day (say, 13C) hence why you think your aircon is 'working' on your screen but 'not working' to cool the cabin down. Like I said above, you should be able to get the cabin down to uncomfortably low temperatures. If it's not doing that then it isn't working.
  7. It's to cool the traction battery. On my car there are vents under the seats that MUST NOT be blocked, I'm assuming your car is the same, so don't put shopping bags or coats on the floor in front of them.. EDIT: Just found a photo and I'm assuming that this is one of the traction battery fan vents on yours:
  8. Well it's obviously not working then. Demisting the windscreen is almost a secondary use of AC, the primary goal being to provide cool (cold) air when the weather is hot and also to condition the air. If it was working properly you should be able to get the cabin very cold, in fact, too cold for comfort really - I seem to remember reading that it should go down to about 5C. My old Granada used to form frost on the AC pipes in the engine bay but I've never looked to see if this car is the same.
  9. Sorry, I've not done that move so I can't offer an answer, but I'm just curious as to what you expect? They're both Lexus hybrids so you'll be familiar with that aspect. One is a 'car', the other is an 'SUV' so there's an obvious size difference, but other than that, what can be said?
  10. That's actually the RX450h not the 400h, but even that has an "if equipped" caveat - seems it's only on the cars with rear entertainment systems:
  11. I had a similar experience but a bit of experimentation showed that I hadn't closed the pouch properly and I'm sure yours will be the same. Unless the mesh has been physically torn or damaged then it's impossible for it to just 'give up' working. Although you can't see them, radio waves at this wavelength act like physical things and as long as the mesh bag isn't damaged then it still physically keeps the radio waves trapped in there.
  12. Really great diagnostic skills in evidence there. Take it to a proper aircon specialist such as or for example.
  13. Oh right, fair enough, I didn't know that - seems very counter-intuitive. I know they can be colour-matched to your car but I thought you bought them that way, rather than painting later. As me old Granny used to say, "You learn something new every day"
  14. I would think you'll need to replace them - I can't think of anything you could use to get the new paint off without also removing the original colour. Plus, if you didn't get rid of every last drop of paint you may get incorrect and inconsistent range-finding, possibly resulting in dings. They work by emitting ultrasonic sound waves and measuring the time for the wave to be reflected back, so a clear surface, not blocked with paint, is an absolute must. Who paints over ultrasonic transducers? Bloody numpties!
  15. Try this guy on eBay. That's a link to an RX300 key that I got from him but he'll most likely do the IS300 as well.