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    IS250 SE-L
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  1. When my Airbag recall was booked they offered a collect and return from home or work service or a Courtesy car for the day. They also told me not to fill it as they would put £20 worth of fuel in and a wash & valet.
  2. I was driving along the M25 this week, early evening, heavy traffic with a HGV behind me. His lights were dazzling in my mirror and in these cases, I find the rear sunshade helps to diffuse the headlights. I looked down for the button to raise the sunshade but couldn't see it. I may be going mad, it is a sunshade after all but is that button supposed to be illuminated? i have used it like this many times before but I can't remember. If it is supposed to be illuminated, any idea how to change the lamp?
  3. Have a read of this
  4. My boot light was out for Months until I finally got around to taking it out to see what replacement bulb I needed. Once I removed it I realised there was an On/Off switch on it, whcih was switched to off. Doh!
  5. Mine doesn't have a door lock as such in that place so I assume you mean keyhole in the drivers door. You can see at the 3.00 mark the clip being fitted around the keyhole (but worth watching it from the start just for fun)
  6. Probably better off looking at this option on the odb port than juggling the ciggy socket about
  7. I've changed plugs but reused the same gaskets. Had no problems.
  8. Car is a 2008 IS250 SE_L on a 58 plate. 101,500 Miles. Never perviously failed an MOT and never had a single advisory. Gutted to find out it failed.....on a stupid WIPER BLADE I could understand if it were torn or split but nope, just says: Offside wiper doesn't clear screen adequately - MAJOR failure, MUST BE REPAIRED IMMEDIATELY Don't get me wrong, if you have to fail an MOT, you would take a £15 wiper blade any day but I'm just gutted the 100% perfect record of the car is destroyed due to this. I had been using the car in the rain and didn't seem bad enough for me to even notice, let alone think about needing new blades.
  9. Great write up thanks. My drivers outside handle is loose, it slides back and forth, only a few mm but if it is in the wrong place it makes a weird noise when pulling the handle to open the door. I will need to go in like the above but try to see what holds the outer handle from the inside.
  10. That Ebay photo is like one of those optical illusions. If you look long enough, you can make the vents point either way lol.
  11. I've got new rear pads and disks in the garage, hoping to do it today but rain stopped play. No idea about headlight leveller but I'll have a poke about. Water pump is a job for the summer, looks a good days work
  12. I'm about 6 miles from the dealer. I had the option of having a loaner or collection. I chose collection, I got 25 quid of fuel, wash / valet and a condition report. They mentioned stuck caliper, auto headlight leveller and loose drivers door handle and play in the water pump to sort out.
  13. Airbag recall done today, car just delivered back to me. refitted the Dashcam (wires would have been in the way so I removed it). A few items have been advised: 1. Water Pump slight play £132.10 plus coolant £35.01 I'm assuming that is the part alone, not fitted. A new pump costs £135 from Eurocarparts (not including the made up discount). 2. Rear caliper siezed, disc corroded - I know I know, it's been on my list to do once the weather picks up. I'll change the rear discs and pads whilst I am greasing the slider pins. Halfords seem cheaper than Eurocarparts for Pagid kit. Oddly, it looks like Halfords sell the discs as single items, not in pairs. 3. NSF Headlight Level Sensor siezed - £329.56 Not familiar with this but I have just seen some youtube guides, although not for the IS250 specifically but probably the same. It seems reasonably simple to strip and clean. 4. OSF Door handle loose I have no idea how to sort that out, I assume you need to go in though the door card. Any top tips for the above?
  14. How are they going to test for Brake fluid contamination? A lot of cars these days need more than simply undoing a screw cap as the reserviours are hidden under plastic covers. I guess another round of advisories like the under body ones which often get mentioned.