GS300h2014

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About GS300h2014

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  • First Name
    John
  • Lexus Model
    GS300h
  • Year of Lexus
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Buckinghamshire
  1. Further info from Yarso in today's Toyota Yaris forum: 'If you haven't already done so, it would be worth disconnecting the battery, leaving it for a few minutes and then reconnecting - if the voltage has been brought up slowly from dead flat you may find that some control modules activate before others and things then may not work properly. Unfortunately it's not unknown for control modules to fail completely during battery discharge and recharging - but hopefully that's not the case here.'
  2. Herbie argues that 'Even if there was some form of voltage spike, the battery itself would act as a huge smoothing capacitor and stop that' I agree with this; but I think it would only apply if the charger was directly attached to the battery terminals in the boot. This would not be the case if one connected the charger via the terminal connection in the fuse box under the bonnet. This because of possible inductance in the cabling to the battery in the boot. However it would be ok to follow Lexus' advice to use the connection in the fuse box to jump start the Lexus as the donor car's battery (supplying the power) would prevent a voltage spike.
  3. A very useful tip ... I checked mine & found it wasn't activated.
  4. I had this same problem of losing coolant on a 2004 Corolla diesel just this week. There were no obvious signs of leakage, the exhaust was clear & the dipstick showed the oil as a normal black colour. The expansion tank cap seemed ok but I thought I would replace as a first measure. I bought a genuine Toyota replacement on ebay for £14 …. problem solved! I've had the car from new & I know the cap had never been replaced; I guess your situation could be different.
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