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  1. Time flew by yesterday - but today took off the negative left for at least 30 mins, then placed back on. Went out for a 30 min drive and no messages or errors and all the other electronics are all working (was scared it might cause some other issue) -- not going to celebrate just yet but so far so good. 🤞
  2. Oh gosh not worth thinking about, and I had moved on with my life too 😀 Thanks will try the battery when I get a minute today.
  3. Correct it won't go into EV mode. It actually showed up while I was still parked so came on before I even started driving.
  4. Hiya - so after not using the car for a couple of weeks, last night turned it on and got check hybrid system warning message. This is on rx450h 2011 with 115,000 miles if that makes any difference. The car drives but engine only mode, hybrid system does not engage. I’ve read as a first course of action worth a shot is to disconnect the negative terminal for 10 minutes or read the code with tech stream which I do not have. I’m tempted to try the battery terminal disconnect would anyone say that’s a bad idea? If not where is the battery in the 450?
  5. So is it true to say whether you get universal or the dedicated you are still splicing and even the dedicated is not just plugging into some hidden socket in the boot?
  6. Your write that is not going to help, its also not for my year of car. If that's the dedicated it still looks crazy. I done this install on my X5 and I am sure it was plug and play into one socket.
  7. Any chance you can post of a pic of the instructions? I don't use a trailer, its strictly for carrying bikes so the 12N 7 pin I think is more then adequate for my needs, after spending so much on the towbar already I would love to avoid spending more on the dedicated kit which I have already purchased if I can help it.
  8. Greetings - Today along with the help of my more technical buddy we installed a Westfalia detachable swan neck towbar (pfjones eBay) on my 2011 rx450h and that all seemed to have gone rather well. Problem I am left with is getting the electrics wired up, I have the the universal bypass relay, but it seems to want me to splice into the wiring for brakes, indicators etc and I really don't want to do that. I cannot find any instructions on the web so far either. I wanted to know or assume that there is a plug somewhere in the rx which is used when Lexus install the towbar and if anyone had any clue about the wiring diagram so I know which is which, to be honest any help would be great. If someone had the install done maybe they know where the electrics were plugged into. I assume if I am carrying bikes I would need to have a light board and plates plugged in?
  9. Found the option to stop the screen changing, its in General called something like Screen Change on/off. So this week I was doing a long trip and tried to use the Sat Nav but it forever was placing me in the wrong place, so I have a bad feeling the Sat Nav is suffering the same issues mentioned, sadly I am not on an extended warranty. I am going to look for this recalibration because it is working but the receiver is putting me in the wrong starting position, fingers and legs crossed.
  10. Compresser was taken out along with the receiver and expansion vessel. They had a dryer ordered from Lexus. The system was then flushed and the compressor was then cleaned up of any oil, they mentioned the windings looked good and seemed not to have been contaminated as yet. Then was all put back together a new receiver unit was put in. Then dye test, no leaks, followed by gas and oil that should go in the system. That's as detailed as my knowledge goes.
  11. UPDATE: So the car is back with me, work was all done and I feel a whole lot better. My latest email from Halfords said that our stores are aware not to recharge Hybrid vehicles. If any is passing a Halfords and happens to have a spare couple of minutes, it would be quite interesting to see if this is really true at the store level.
  12. Hey - So I am little bewildered by the screen display hoping folks could help. 1 - By default it seem to always display the map menu - however half the time it has be driving through fields in god only what place, occasionally it is correct. If I set a navigation course it work perfectly. Why does the default go nuts? 2 - It will never remain on say the Audio screen, is there any way for it to remain on another screen? 3 - Are there any cool tweaks to make the display any better and how do you get the maps updated as mine seem pretty old.
  13. Got it, however the email trail is easy to follow and the offer I accepted did not have full and final. Going to go with that to be honest I just feel relieved to know my family not going to get a shock on the motorway this summer or the car going to shutdown like a windows 7 machine, because its been bugging the hell out of me.
  14. So this part gets a little technical for me. How it played out was that they made the offer to pay the bill for the repair and asked for bank details, there was no full and final... The proceeding email they sent did say full and final... however I have not responded to that eMail for the same reason as you mention above. Now I'm thinking you can't say full and final after the fact and you have no correspondence from me agreeing. Surely that makes it not full and final or am I wrong and my accepting the funds and paying for the repair it becomes implied? Complicated 💩