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  2. Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I need some help. I have an RX450H manufactured in 2012 (so the "2013 model") and want to update the maps. I have the disk from Navigation Systems Australia but I can't find the DVD drive. It's not in the centre console as per the image in Helnandez's post above - there's just a DVD-drive sized void. Not in the boot (there is a DVD-drive sized box but there are no slots or anything). In desperation I tried inserting the disk in the entertainment system but it didn't like that. When clicking to update maps on the system screen the message is insert a DVD or USB. Could it be that there is no navigation drive and the maps are on a USB somewhere? If so, where? Can I copy the DVD to a USB stick and stick that in the USB socket? So many questions... thanks for any answers.
  3. Na they were brand new out of the box, just not sure why they would be knocking even if they are lower quality, maybe I’ve just wasted $900
  4. Did you get these free from a fellow member who was giving them away or purchased from brand new? I wouldn't install anything below BCs for coilovers. In the end you get what you pay for.
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  6. Hey guys, recently installed k shock coilovers in my 2011 is350, since day 1 they have been knocking like crazy, everything is tight and the springs have preload, is there anything else I need to change or replace to make them not knock? It’s doing my head in, please help me
  7. Toyota part number 87139-07010 for the cabin filter for a 2009. Assuming it's the same for a 2011.
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  9. Thoughts on Tein EnduraPro Plus Shock Absorbers? Can get them for around $400 a pair plus installation.
  10. As the others have said, most likely the cabin filter. Got mine replaced and it fixed the problem. Dealer charged me and a leg from memory =( Try to source the part number and part and do it yourself if you can. From a quick look previously, didn't look too hard to take out to clean/replace.
  11. Ah, quite a few things have happened. First thing is a good thing (to come out of a bad thing that transpired). I've had a Wald carbon ducktail spoiler stored away for ages, and now it's on the car. The ISF has a big flat ass, so even though it sticks out quite a bit, it is still a little subtle. It's a little bit like the moulded-in spoiler on the BMW E92 M3 and is rounded across the top instead of flat like the stock boot lip. It's actually carbon, which I bought slightly scratched years ago, and as is common with JDM carbon, it had slightly faded to grey. Getting it restored by Sydney Composites was an option, but I figured it would be quite a big, upright cliff of contrasting carbon against the blue, when you're looking at the car from the back, so body colour was the go. The first step is to remove the stock bootlip, whicjh is bolted in at the ends, but has clip-in bayonet fittings in the middle. The plastic bungs for the bayonet fittings aren't in the way, but the holes were filled with sealant. The front lip of the Wald spoiler goes across the 2 boltholes, so I'll sort that anon. The spoiler was beautifully high-filled and painted by Chatswood Lexus, which has its own bodyshop behind the regular service area. It's a shared facility that looks after their Ferrari/Maserati dealership, so the ISF rubbed shoulders with an F12 Superfast right next to it as it was being fettled. I'd asked them to hi-fill the carbon, to make the carbon weave less obvious once it was painted. Then you apply the body mounting tape to the underside of the spoiler, but to fit it, I unpeel a little section of tape at each corner. Then I secure the little tail of backing tape on the other side. The idea is that the little square of unpeeled tape at each corner is sufficient to lightly hold it in place, but isn't so sticky that you can't unstick it for fine tuning the position. I figure the critical dimension is to have it centred from side to side, and flush with the bottom edge of the bootlid. The Wald doesn't quite match the shape of the corner of the bootlid, so you secure the bottom edge, then get a second person to push the spoiler hard against the boot to make it flex to the right shape. Once it's held in place by your mate and the tape at each corner, you unpeel the backing tape like so. First do the critical spot, which is the bottom edge; then the sides.... ...then the front edge. Once that's unpeeled, it's stuck for good! The end result is that it still has a bit too much of a gap on the sides, so I mask it up and spam a bead of Body Sealant into the gap. And then use a selection of improvised tools, like the rounded butt of a paintbrush and toothpicks to smush the sealant into the gap and leave a nice rounded edge. There is a huge space under the spoiler, so quite a lot of water can be sloshing around in there. The main potential point of water ingress is at the front corners, where there is a slight gap between the tape, so I keep the bead of sealant going from the sides to around the front. Then daub some sealant on the underside of the 2 boltholes inside the boot. And I think it looks pretty good! Now the reason why I suddenly had an opportunity to go to a panel shop was because of this poorly-placed speedbump at Sydney's Queen Victoria Building. It's right at the base of a ramp, and as I had passengers in the back the tail was riding low. The metal scoop for the exhaust tips caught on the speedbump and.... ...pulled off the bumper. I was crawling at a super slow speed and the suspension had rebounded to full height, but the angle and position of the speedbump effortlessly removed the bumper in slowmotion. Two of my friends had their rear bumpers torn off at the same spot, and while I was commiserating over my ruined bumper, every second car coming down the ramp (even SUVs) grounded noisily over the speedbump, so this isn't its first rodeo by long shot. So the ISF (and carbon spoiler) was dropped off at Chatswood Lexus for a brand new rear bumper and they did a magnificent job on the paint finish. I can't fault it; it's not that common for bodyshops nowadays to want to touch aftermarket stuff, so it's nice to discover this one stop shop at Chatswood Lexus. Bumper misadvantures aside, the ISF also scored a few treats recently in a fit of internet impulse purchasing. The stock steering wheel had gone a little shiny, and no matter how much I scrubbed it, the matte finish would last all of 5mins since the leather was mechanically polished smooth by a decade of hands on the rim. Lexusboutique.net has a sale on new steering wheels, and at US$600 it seemed like a good deal. And the new leather is far softer and squishier than the old one. To remove the old wheel, first you unplug the battery. Then you pop off these 2 covers on the side of the steering wheel and remove the 2 torx bolts as shown. This allows you to slide out the Claymore By Takata(TM), and you prise out those yellow retaining clips on the 2 main wires going into it. Then undo the main nut, but leave it on a few turns loose...then give the wheel a big yank. Leaving the nut on means the wheel doesn't come flying off with all your strength and you have permanent indentations in your face from this job. The new wheel comes with the paddles but not the controls for stereo etc, but that just unscrews and transfers across. Putting it back is the reverse of taking it off, one of the easier jobs you can do on the car. Oh and we can't forget the most important mod....a Lexus Japan dealer option coathanger, which attaches to the headrest legs. It can stow away when you're not using it, although it seems like it's somewhat more lethal to a passenger's forehead when it's in this mode. I guess maybe that's why they don't sell it here 🙂
  12. This week we find ourselves in California with the LC 500h to meet with Vincent Serritella, an artist and visual effects supervisor at Pixar who has pioneered his ...
  13. What’s the tp link audio device?
  14. Hi, I have had my RCF for one month, I am having trouble with the infotainment system “media” for playing music. For example: When using system with music “on” selected on USB/Bluetooth shutting down the car, you would expect the system to resume the selected setting as when the system was shut down. The system is in “off” position and upon switching on the system will automatically be on disc. I had have tried to download Club Lexus forums latest update for 2015 RCF but isn’t recognized by AUD RCF. Can anyone help, here is my system
  15. I disagree. You will gain a few kw from cat back exhaust if increase diameter of pipe. The biggest gains are from headers and high flow cats. For a start I would go cat back and remove secondary cats. This will yield a small kw gain. I use to drive a FBO 350 that was dynometered before and after so it does help with more kw.
  16. Hi! I know it's old topic but there is a possibility to program the used smart key. I just bought used smart key for my 2004 Celsior. I took it to Toyota and they got it working half way. I can start my car with it but I can't open the door locks with remote. And also the smart function doesn't work... Doors won't unlock when touching handles or lock when pressing that small button next to door handle. Also I need to put it in ignition switch to start the car. It might be that it needs that new smart card from Lexus. That remote function is programmed by opening and closing doors. I can do that for my master key but the used key I bought causes error message when pressing buttons on the remote when programming. I was using Techstream but I can't find menu for smart key programming. Toyota IT2 would work as that's what they used (or something similar) at Toyota.
  17. Looking for advice if anyone has gotten any nice exhaust mods on is350 Looking for nicer sound and bit more power ? Cheers in advance
  18. Have you checked for spark, any codes? welcome to the forum.
  19. Thanks for the replies everyone. To answer your questions: . The smell only comes when the a/c is on, no smell when just running the fan/heater. . Have felt around the footwell area for the carpet being damp, its all dry, so doesnt seem to be leaking directly into the cabin carpet . Culprit is most likely the cabin filter, not sure when this was cleaned/changed last, at least a few years now. Thanks for the heads up about setting the heater controls beforehand as well! . Ensure the drain hose is clear: where abouts do i find this? Thank you!
  20. Replaced fuel pump, fuel controller, all related fuses. Motor turns over , has fuel in exhaust, have replaced batteries in key and immobilizer yet it won't come to life. Has anyone an idea as to what the problem could be? It's a beautiful car , and deserves to be on the road
  21. The Lexus 8 Day Event is on now. Receive a $5000 contribution towards select Lexus models across our SUV, sedan, coupe and hatch range. Ends January ...
  22. Lexus has been a pioneer in vehicle electrification technology since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, taking an industry lead in creating vehicles that deliver both performance and environmental efficiency. At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company unveiled its global electrification strategy, Lexus Electrified, targeting a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment In particular, Lexus Electrified technology enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension and brakes, realising the full potential of the motor control technology that has been nurtured in Lexus’s HVs (hybrid vehicles). With this technology, driving force can be controlled to provide the ideal vehicle posture in each driving situation. Lexus continues to strive to make vehicles that are safer and enjoyable to drive. As the first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been developed for excellent on-road performance. Lexus engineers preserved the distinctive design and convenience characteristics of the UX compact SUV, while focusing on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages that are unique to EVs. The UX 300e’s high-output motor provides natural yet brisk acceleration and its high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow for an optimal driving range for a compact urban vehicle (249 miles/400km in the correlated NEDC cycle, corresponding to a more than 186-mile/300km target range in the WLTP cycle). Making use of the latest connectivity technology, the UX 300e maximises the advantages of an EV while at the same time delivering driving performance and convenience – true to the Lexus “yet” philosophy. The UX 300e is scheduled to go on sale in selected European markets from the second half of 2020 and in the UK from January 2021. Principal features Lexus has always focused on providing distinctive driving performance and that remains true in its development of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Taking the signature refined driving performance of the UX as their starting point, engineers were able to leverage the qualities of the new electric drivetrain to further enhance the vehicle’s on-road performance. At the same time, the UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, building on Lexus’s excellent record of sound management. The Drive Mode Select function allows the driver to manage smooth acceleration and deceleration according the driving situation. They can feel the powerful acceleration and instant torque delivery of the EV powertrain as they press the throttle pedal and use the paddle shifts in a manner similar to engine braking, through four levels of deceleration regeneration – all the while experiencing a natural on-road feel. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity supports excellent dynamic performance, thanks to both the motor and battery being located beneath the vehicle body, and optimum front/rear weight distribution. The high performance of the GA-C platform is enhanced with additional bracing and optimisation of shock absorber damping force to the match the dynamic changes that come with electrification. While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e goes further by adding insulation beyond just that for the battery, suppressing external noises such as wind or gravel that would otherwise be noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission. This focus on sound management creates a comfortable and tranquil cabin environment. Lexus reliability and hybrid heritage In developing the UX 300e, Lexus made use of the knowledge it has gained in developing its industry-leading hybrid systems, applying the same level of quality and ease of operation it has achieved with all its vehicles in the past. The engineering team has delivered outstanding battery reliability and adopted the latest connectivity technology to maximise the car’s everyday usability and smartphone-based functionality. The efficiency of the motor, inverter, gears and high-capacity battery was maximised, again with the benefit of the experience Lexus gained in developing hybrid vehicles. The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system that operates at low and high ambient temperatures. Reliability is further increased through the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate charging and prevent issues such as overcharging. The UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone using the LexusLink app, drivers can check battery charge and driving range. Charging controls are included, such as a timer which indicates when a full charge will be reached, and a charging schedule according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven or when energy prices are low. The app also allows the owner to remotely control the climate of the car. Motor specifications Location Front Model 4KM Max. output (kW) 150 Max. torque (Nm) 300 Battery specifications Type Lithium-ion Capacity (kWh) 54.3 Driving range (miles/km) Correlated NEDC cycle: 249/400 WLTP cycle: ˃186/300 (target) Standard (AC) charge (KW) Max. 6.6 Quick (DC) charge* (kW) Max. 50 Distinctive design and high functionality Lexus carried over the distinctive styling and high functionality of the UX compact SUV to the new UX 300e, developing new aerodynamic wheel designs and an underbody cover. Locating the shift-by-wire system on the centre console contributes to the simplicity and functionality of the interior. True to Lexus’s prioritisation of new, advanced safety technologies and quickly making them available to customers, the UX 300e is equipped with Lexus Safety System+, helping in the prevention of accidents, injuries and fatalities. At the same time, the development of driver assistance systems helps reduce driver stress and promote a more natural and safe driving experience. UX 300e key technical specifications DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Overall length (mm) 4,495 Overall width (mm) 1,840 Overall height (mm) 1,545 Wheelbase (mm) 2,640 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to luggage cover, l) 367 Loadspace volume (rear seats upright, to roof, l) 486 PERFORMANCE Battery capacity (kWh) 54.3 Cruising range – NEDC correlated (miles/km) 249/400 Cruising range – WLTP (miles/km – target) 186/300 System output (kW) 150 System torque (Nm) 300 0-62mph acceleration (sec) 7.5 Max. speed (mph) 99.5 CHARGING Charging speed – AC (kW) 6.6 Charging speed – DC (kW) 50 Charging time – AC (hours) 7* (200V/30A, estimated value) Charging time – DC (0-80%, minutes) 50* (max. 125A, estimated value) * Dependent on battery temperature, usage history, charging stand (charger) and operating voltage.
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