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About Sybaris

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    NX200t F Sport
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    Greater London

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  1. Thanks that worked. Somehow the brake was put in to manual mode. I didn't even know it could do that.
  2. How can I put it back in to auto mode?
  3. Ok so I had my NX serviced in Jan by Lexus and back then they said I needed new front and rear brake pads and discs..... for £850 (yes £200 was parts and the rest labour). Not happy with that I waited until recently and had my independent trusted mechanic check what was required and the car just needed pads all round and front discs, and I had him do the work using OEM parts not copies. Now before I had the brakes done, when I started the car, the parking brake switch never illuminated the red LED and the dashboard didn't display the handbrake light., you could just shift in to D and drive. When you parked and put it in to D and shut down, the parking brake light would display. Since I had the brakes done, when I start up, the parking brake switch now displays the red LED and the dashboard shows the parking brake light. I am now confused. Was it wrong before and right now or right before and wrong now? Any ideas? What does your car do?
  4. umm no, just thought if I was going to the trouble of replacing everything then it may be an opportunity to upgrade
  5. Its time to replace my discs and pads on my 200t Now my local dealer quoted £850. I asked for a breakdown and about £240 is parts and the rest is labour. I figured an independent mechanic is going to be cheaper and may give me some room to update the brakes. When I spoke to parts they sai for motorway driving it is a good idea but wouldn't comment further. Lexus HQ told me that they use textar pads (I think that's what they are called) and from reading reviews they seem good. Question is should I stay with stock or upgrade rotors to slots and pads to ceramics? Or will there be issues with legality and insurance? Or simply a waste of time for mixed driving, town, motorway l, a and b roads. Thanks
  6. Its annoying me why it suddenly stopped. I had both connected with no problem with performance. Has anyone else had the same issue?
  7. Hi I have an issue that is not at the point where I want to fix it. For ages I had my mobile phones connected to bluetooth and wifi. Then I got a Samsung S8 and it has been a pain in the neck. Initially I did get everything connected. Then after some update to the phone, wifi stopped connecting. Bluetooth still works and I use that but I still want to get the wifi side working. OK so I enable wifi tethering. The car can see the phone/wifi ID It trys to connect and eventually fails. I have tried many times to delete the connection, rename the wifi ID, change the password for tethering on the phone and get the car to re-scan for devices. Every time I can get the two talking but the car just won't connect. ( I do think its the phone and not the car). Has anyone else had this issue and fixed it?
  8. I wouldn't put unsafe parts on the car or anything that would void the warranty but I thought it may be an opportunity to put something better on. Does anyone know what Lexus in the UK charges for labour? Im estimating about £170 for parts (front) and about £280 for labour. Also how long to change discs and pads?
  9. The fronts were 15mm and the rears at 12mm. I have seen some other brands online and are about £170 for fronts and £150 for rear, both sets are 15mm. Its not that much but I wondered if its worth getting slotted ones or upgraded ones at this price?
  10. So would I be better off going to an independent and saving on labour costs?
  11. Took NX in for its service and was told that front and rear pads and discs are down to 5mm and will need changing in 6 months. Was quoted £450 for front and £400 for rear (rounded up). My question is this seems a bit pricey. On the other hand its an 200t, weighs 2 tonnes and does shift in sports mode. Stopping this thing is important and not something I want to skimp on. Does the price sound right? Should I go 3rd party? Do Lexus make their own pads and discs or buy them in? I know nothing about parts though from googling, there are a lot of different quality brake parts which makes it a minefield. What I do want is to be able to stop safely and confidently. Thanks
  12. I put Michellin Latitude Sport 3 on for the summer and my Hankook icept evo2's are still going strong and have done ok in the winter so far, though I do like the look of the new Continentals.
  13. Does anyone know if Lexus removed the active sound control (ASC) from UK models of the 200t (F Sport)? I have been looking for this for ages and then stopped as I couldn't figure it out.
  14. If it had its own speaker I would disconnect it but I don't even know where to look
  15. Does anyone know if you can turn off the annoying beep every time you open and close the tailgate (powered version)?