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    David
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    Ls430
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
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    Surrey

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  1. Continentals have been excellent, ( only a weeks use) quieter than the original Bridgestone duellers they replaced. I can hear the radio at 2 at 30 mph immediate impression when driving away was more feel and precision. not sure if they aren't a bit stiffer than previous but ride is good. I like Continental for wet grip and when braking.
  2. If you bump the front radar out of alignment it will do this. check the mounting to see if it has moved. High bumpers of other cars bashing it when they are parking is common cause. mountings are designed to deform to avoid radar unit damage.
  3. I wouldn't mess with replacing the bearings , PiA job! The grindings from the worn bearings will have washed through the whole unit. find a replacement differential unit. Try Paul Frost they dont often go wrong , most breakers cant get rid of them and they go for scrap weight. hunt about ,especially the private sellers on ebay breaking their crashed car. Pay £100 or less https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEXUS-RX-400H-2007-SUV-3-3-RHD-HYBRID-REAR-DIFFERENTIAL-DIFF-OEM-/294060522101?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  4. I wouldn't mess with replacing the bearings , PiA job! The grindings from the worn bearings will have washed through the whole unit. find a replacement differential unit. Try Paul Frost they dont often go wrong , most breakers cant get rid of them and they go for scrap weight. hunt about ,especially the private sellers on ebay breaking their crashed car. Pay £100 or less
  5. This circuit board seems to dislike low voltage, possibly because of the high current drawn by the tailgate operation.The pcb seems to shut down if voltage is damagingly low to avoid burning out the motor? The newer Mercedes cars are also very sensitive to battery volts and automatically and progressively shuts down equipment as voltage falls. Bmw had a memory thing on their tailgate pcb where it started in the position it was, last time it shut off , so it could get out of sync with the actual tailgate.Maybe pulling the inside handle on yours had timed it back in sync.? on the Bmw I closed the striking latch with a screwdriver while it was open and then operated the handle. Never had this problem with my old landrover……..
  6. Today I was disappointed to learn that the ejector button in the centre of the cupholder in my RX 450h 2016 DOESNT work the passenger seat ,only the front cupholder. Push a tall cup or water bottle downwards in the front cupholder and it drops right down allowing access to wireless phone charger cubbyhole. Pushing the ejector button brings it back up to normal height
  7. Cool find ,thanks Barry! I just discovered how to slide rear seats forward and recline them, great for the grand kids car seats so they lie back and sleep!
  8. It is the design of these bushes that give the ride that we enjoy as a Lexus owner ! I prefer to source factory original parts but in the case of my LS430 they are now discontinued. febibest do a fluid filled replacement that is good . These are a good alternative as our cars repairs get cost prohibitive.
  9. Am I alone in thinking that Lexus customer service is not what it was? it used to create Raving Fans……I’m not hearing that now. Since my first Lexus experience in 1999 things have changed …. all this used to be green fields……
  10. Secret stash compartment on right hand rear corner of boot floor ! carpet piece lifts out.
  11. Does yours as a 2015 have the proximity badge on the tailgate?
  12. Had front Bridgstone duellers replaced today on RX450h 2016 26000 miler due to sidewall cracking .Still had 5mm. I chose Continental cross contact and very pleased with reduced noise and seemingly better fuel ,I will report again once run in. Maybe a bit stiffer and more precise feel.
  13. Have fun trolling through the menus! I was told by the sales people my 2016 didn't have the proximity sensing tailgate opening. It did but wasn't switched on in menu. HUD heads up display is nice with speed limit sign shown next to actual speed. It is a great car but my 2005 LS430 is smoother, quieter and cost 32000 pounds less!
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