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  1. Thanks Dave, That is good news to hear. The car only has 42,000 miles on it, so am hoping that it will be good for a few more years yet. I love having the roof down in the summer....and Autumn and Spring...and sometimes the winter!!!!
  2. I try not to think about that Glyn, as I think the price could be the stuff of nightmares!!!!!!!!!
  3. Hi Paul, Hopefully the photos speak for themselves? I found the plastic in the section above the windscreen. No rattles yet, but haven’t driven the car much. I have taped over all the connecting parts of the roof to the car to stop rattles in the past. EDIT Just looked at the photos and they don't speak for themselves! One spike has a plastic cover, the other one doesn’t. I will seek to glue it back on in the next few days.
  4. Good news is that my roof is fixed and up before all the rain that’s forecast came. A piece of plastic had come off and stayed in one of the holes the roof goes into above the windscreen, so the car thought the roof was already up and closed. I removed the piece of plastic, and the roof went up with no fuss, and my Lexus IS back to its normal reliable self. Thank goodness!
  5. Hi Paul, it’s a 2010. I have had it two years never been any trouble until today!!!
  6. Having read the pdf, I think that the car can stay with a cover over it tonight, as taking the boot lid off and bits of the roof seem beyond me tonight. Thanks Glyn for your help.
  7. Hi All, I wonder if anyone could help me. I went to put my roof up and it won't move. I get a warning that says 'check retractable hardtop system'. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know hope to manually close the roof? Thank you in advance for any help. Philip
  8. Hi all IS250C owners, Since buying my 250 convertible, there have been an annoying rattle coming from the back of the car, sending me crazy. This weekend I had had enough of the rattle and set about tracking it down. The rattle was described brilliantly by Eame64, in a post when he said: is it coming from the roof or from the back where the pull out is or parcel shelf? My mrs IS250c has a rattle from the the rear parcel shelf on rough roads but is fine on motorways and dual carriageways. I have tried some small wedges and even some bungee cords but can't seem to stop it. I don't drive it very often but when I do it drives me nuts but the mrs said it doesn't bother her. It is a common problem and people have had the roofs replaced under warranty but still didn't cure it. I think its one of the down sides to a hard top convertible even our previous Merc SLK rattled away on rough roads. In fairness we did know about the rattle issues on these when we bought it but the mrs wanted it and it doesn't seem to bother her. A great car otherwise though. I did a bit of research and came across this video on You Tube - see below I followed the instructions for the back two hooks and I now have a rattle free convertible. Which has made me fall in love with the car, all over again. I hope it helps any other convertible owners who have the same Rattle. Now to phone Lexus Hedge End and cancel my appointment for them to look at fixing my roof, as I have done it in Ten minutes with 4 strips of gaffer tape.
  9. Hi Nick, Thank you for the info, maybe I should try the youtube gaffer tape fix, and see how I get on? If it ever stops raining!!
  10. Hi Eamonn, You have described my rattle perfectly, I was going to start a new thread on it. I did do a lot of research about the rattle and thought I had read somewhere that Lexus had come up with a fix, which was adding some washers, after they had taken the roof to pieces. I have also see on YouTube a fix using gaffa tape on the hooks within the roof sections! Maybe I should try the gaffa tape first? The car is still under warranty, so am hoping the garage I got it from will pay for it all?
  11. Hi All, i need to get my convertible roof looked at, as it is making a lot of noise when on rough roads. The closest dealers to me are Southampton or Guildford. Does anyone have good or bad experiences of either? Thank you
  12. I will have to investigate....I am still try to read through all the manuals that it came with....