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  • GeorgeO
    GeorgeO - 2006 Lexus ES330 - Body & Interior - 12/15/2014
    Paint Chip Questions
    I have a large paint chip, let's say it's roughly an area 4'' x 2''. If I were to seek professional repair, about how much would I expect to pay? On the other hand, if I was to repair the area myself, where is a reputable place to buy the paint my car needs? Also, ...
     
    • Teddy B
      12/15/2014 Teddy B
      You can work outdoors, but only in 60 to 70 degrees or more

      4" x 2" is a professional body shop job

      Too large for spray cans

      Have to ask at a shop

      I would guess they will have to blend the entire
      panel,maybe $800.00 don't know

      Paint goes over a hundred dollars a quart & wholesale
      could be many hundreds just for the shops materials
  • Mayukh B
    Mayukh B - 2010 Lexus RX350 - Body & Interior - 12/13/2014
    Does insurance usually cover windshield replacements?
    The front windshield of my Lexus has a large crack. The wipers are not rain sensing.
     
    • Nancy Long
      12/13/2014 Nancy Long
      if your current insurance policy includes comprehensive coverage, then the answer is 'yes'.
  • Richardson
    Richardson - 2003 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/16/2014
    Why does the dashboard light go on and off?
    The dashboard lights go on and off when driving. I just noticed that this is more frequent when I turn on the blinkers, air condition, or any feature that utilizes electricity. This is annoying especially during the night as it makes visibility very poor.
     
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  • AutoGator
    AutoGator - 2005 Lexus RX330 - Body & Interior - 8/25/2014
    Why did the light on my speedometer dial pointer stop working.
    The car has around $50k miles and last week the light on the speedometer stopped working even though the numbers are still lit. This means I can only see how fast I am going when the dial passes in front of one of the numbers. The dimmer knob works but there is no ...
     
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  • lou
    lou - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 8/19/2014
    How to replace low beam
    lowbeam headlight burned out
     
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  • lou
    lou - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 8/19/2014
    How to replace headlight low beam bulb
    low beam headlight burned
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Lexus GS300 - Body & Interior - 7/20/2014
    Just replaced the window motor for my driver window, however the wiring harness does not match my door. How do I fix?
    Everything about the new motor is the same as the old motor besides the wiring harness. The plastic head/connector (male) is different than the old motor's connector, therefore does not fit into the door's head/connector( female).
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Lexus RX330 - Body & Interior - 6/14/2014
    Door to gas tank will not spring open
    the release button works, but it seems that the spring mechanism has failed/ It takes two people to activate the small door to the gas tank.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 5/3/2014
    My electronic key is acting erratically. Sometimes it works, sometimes it won't and sometimes the wimdows go down
    Instead of the doors opening. Was the a recall on this?
     
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  • Onry Tata
    Onry Tata - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 3/15/2014
    How do I repair the rear hatch lock on 2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic?
    Rear door hatch lock doesn't open when I use the keyless entry. You can hear the latch try to unlock.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Lexus SC430 - Body & Interior - 2/22/2014
    Replace antenna motor?
    goes up in short bursts short distance by tapping radio on and off several times. Part cost? Labor cost?
     
    • Jimm
      2/22/2014 Jimm
      To replace the antenna motor and mast;
      First you will need to remove the right side carpet/trim pieces in the trunk to gain access to it. In between the hinges you will see the antenna motor, disconnect and unbolt it. You will have to remove the antenna nut on the exterior of the vehicle as well. This can been done carefully with two flat tip screwdrivers held side by side or you can use one and tap it with a hammer, may want to put a rag on the body to prevent scratches if you slip. You should now be able to slide the motor out. There are three or four bolts holding the motor together. Remove these and separate it, pull out all the old mast pieces and put it all back together. Turn the radio on and feed the new mast down into the motor. While holding it have someone else turn the radio off and this will pull the new mast down. The teeth of the mast should face the rear of the vehicle.

      The antenna motor is readily available; www.partstrain.com list the replacement antenna motor from around $61.00 for your vehicle.
  • Paul
    Paul - 2000 Lexus GS300 - Body & Interior - 2/5/2014
    How do I fix instrument panel lights that are out.
    Car battery was jumped and the key was in the off position and the car was in neutral.
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2013 Jimm
      The instrment panel lights not working - may be related to; blown fuse, faulty relay or blown panel bulbs / wiring common to the instrument panel.
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      7.5 amp fuse labeled PANEL might be open.
    • AutoMD Member
      2/5/2014 AutoMD Member
      At the expense of sounding dumb, try: 1. turning the light switch to auto. 2. turn the instrument panel button clockwise. 3. check if gear position lights are on.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Lexus RX330 - Body & Interior - 2/1/2014
    Cd player error 4 displayed
    cds not reading
     
    • Jimm
      2/1/2014 Jimm
      If a simple cleaning of the CD does not work, then the CD player / stereo will have to be removed for service or replacement. Keep in mind the CD player service cost may be more expensive than replacing the entire unit.
  • Paul
    Paul - 2000 Lexus GS300 - Body & Interior - 12/26/2013
    Instrument panel lights are out and what is the fix?
    Battery was jumped while the car was in neutral & the key was in the off position.
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2013 Jimm
      The instrment panel lights not working - may be related to; blown fuse, faulty relay or blown panel bulbs / wiring common to the instrument panel.
  • Brandon
    Brandon - 2010 Lexus ES350 - Body & Interior - 12/17/2013
    I recently crashed my car into a mailbox. Rear end, small crack and bumper seems to have moved forward.
    Car is new, and the bumper to the base of the frame has been dislodged. Still works. Speed of collision was about 10-15 mph.
     
    • Jimm
      12/16/2013 Jimm
      Is there a question in this information?
      Jimm
      12/16/2013 Brandon
      Ah yes, it should be what would the cost be to repair my bumper on my car.
    • Jimm
      12/17/2013 Jimm
      No way to tell via the internet (for obvious reasons) how much to repair any body work. The only reliable method for an auto body repair estimate is go to a local auto body shop in your area for a thorough (and hands-on) inspection.