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  1. My RX300 was a 2005 model (05-plate) so no, yours is definitely not too old and he's just talking cobblers. I could adjust timings of interior lights, sensitivity of rain sensor, bleep when opening/closing tailgate and other stuff like that. The car didn't autolock, didn't beep when locking/unlocking and didn't beep when in reverse - but now that I think about it, I don't remember seeing a customisation menu for any of those three parameters, but it has been a while so I may be wrong. I've not tried it yet on my RX450h as we've only had the car about six weeks and we've just been so busy, but I'm confident that it should work perfectly well. Your problem could be something to do with the drivers for the miniVCI cable; I remember it took quite a bit of messing to get it to work properly, but I was trying to get it on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. I managed it in the end and it now works well, but most people say that an old laptop running Windows XP is the easiest to setup.
  2. You do know that you could have scratched the 4x4 and automatic itch with a Lexus RX don't you? At least promise us that the BMW you've got has indicators Good luck and best wishes for the future, happy motoring.
  3. Anyone had a puncture?

    Like I said above, I've done almost 15 years without a spare tyre due to running on LPG. What I didn't say above is that that also includes our summer holidays when we've driven to, and toured around, Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia (averaging about 4,000 mile round trip) with nothing but a can of goo and a breakdown telephone number. I know you were talking about work but really, the chances of punctures these days are relatively slim.
  4. This is the one I bought and I know it works because I've used it a few times.
  5. Remember that even with Techstream, these parameters may not be adjustable (may be illegal to not have these things in the Japanese market). Not everything is adjustable, although I do think that auto-locking probably will be, even if the others aren't. Beeps on lock/unlock are not illegal - many cars do this. Have you tried looking on Youtube? There are loads of videos on how to use Techstream, at least on a general level, but I don't know if any will cover your specific needs.
  6. No idea to be honest. I would imagine that the beeping when (un)locking may be some setting in the Body ECU and the reversing beep may be to do with the ATM ECU. Just go through each ECU and each setting within the ECU and you should eventually find it - if it's adjustable, that is. It's worth spending some time just going through every setting you can find anyway, just to see what you can do with Techstream. Just be sure to only look, and don't click on anything actionable unless you know what you're doing or it's something obvious and/or something trivial like adjusting how long the cabin lights stay on after locking the door or similar stuff - otherwise you may end up bricking the car!
  7. That sounds very worrying! Professional auto electricians should not be swapping light clusters around as a method of diagnosis. One leg of a multimeter on the positive wire and the other on an earth would show the presence (or otherwise) and value of a voltage. Also, to just be told "one isn't working" isn't very good either - why isn't it working and can it not be repaired rather than replaced? Who is this "well renowned auto electrical garage"?
  8. This guy on eBay will supply an empty key case (so that you can put your own electronics into it) and will also cut the key blade to the key code if you have it or to a photo of your existing key, all for under £15 including delivery. A lot of the blanks on eBay are made from very 'hard' metal and can damage key cutting machinery, which is why a lot of shops won't cut one, or as you've found out, even if they manage to cut it, it doesn't really work well.
  9. Yes, aaand.... sort of It's meant to be a sort of manual change in that you nudge the lever up to change up and down to change down. However, once or twice, not being used to it and getting myself a little flustered, the box does change automatically anyway if you somehow mess things up. On one occasion I put it into S to do a quick overtake but, being used to it changing automatically, I forgot to change up and when it got to somewhere around 4500-5000 revs the box did it for me anyway.
  10. Anyone had a puncture?

    And I'll go the exact opposite of Richard For the best part of about 15 years I've never carried a spare wheel due to the fact that every car I've had in that time ran on LPG and the LPG tank was in the spare wheel well. I carried a can of goo for small punctures and would have called out the breakdown people if it was too big a puncture for the goo to handle. I'm happy to say that in all that time we never had a single puncture so I've never had to use either method, but there are many instances over on the LPG Forum where members have used the goo and no one has ever had a problem getting a tyre repaired after being 'gooed'. Some tyre fitters are lazy and don't like cleaning out the goo, but there's no practical chemical or physical reason other than that why a gooed tyre can't be repaired.
  11. New member saying 'Hi'

    Hello David and welcome to the forum. I've never had an LS460 so I'm afraid that I can't help but I'm sure someone will be along soon who can. I've never quite understood why the board has a 'New Members' area when most folk become members to ask about specific models, so my advice would be to also post your question in the LS-specific (LS400, 430, 460 and 600h) area, where you'll probably get the best answers. Cheers, John
  12. I am indeed my friend, it's absolutely brilliant
  13. All it would need is an inspection by a "UKLPG Approved Installer" and, providing that it complies with UK rules and regs, they will issue a certificate that is acceptable to all insurance companies and other interested parties. UKLPG are a trade body. In other words, you pay a membership fee and they let you into their club. It isn't government run or funded and it has no legal standing, but they've done a good job in convincing the authorities that they know best.
  14. Each to their own, being different is what makes the world go round, but to be honest I prefer the 'natural' look. Anything like that, to me, looks just exactly like what it is - bolted on bits that shouldn't be there. Good luck in your respective searches though chaps.
  15. Sorry, too late to edit the above post now but just spotted a mistake I made earlier. That last line reads "to make the front flashers work normally, otherwise they hyperflashed" but the word front shouldn't be in there.