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  • roy
    roy - 2001 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 12/5/2011
    Cruse control doesn,t work
    I have a 1994 nissan pick-up and when I turn on the cruse control, the speed is not setting, acts like it is still in off mode. What might be the problem? The fuse is good...
     
    • theo
      10/23/2011 theo
      check vacuum line and wires to cruise does the light come on indicating cruise is engage
    • roy
      12/5/2011 roy
      On the brake pedal up, by the brake light switch, there are two plastic stops, one turns on the brake lihgts
      the other turns off the cruse control when the brakes are pressed. Change those stops. I used the same
      sized plastic screw and nut combo to replace those stops or you can run to the dealership and grab a set of them. Also do not rule out that the cruse stop may just be missing all together. This will stop the cruse conrol
      from working at all.
  • buckeye
    buckeye - 1992 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/30/2011
    WHY DOES IT SHELL BAD WHEN I TURN FRESH AIR BLOWER?
    IF I TURN FRESH AIR FAN IT SMELLS BAD, BUT WHEN I SWITCH IT TO RECIRCULATE AIR IT GOES AWAY
     
    • anjp
      11/30/2011 anjp
      What does it smell like and have you ever changed your cabin air filter? I'm not sure if the the 1992 is the same as the 97 ES300, but these links may help.

      http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php
      http://www.partsource.ca/.../...in-Air-Filter.asp
      anjp
      12/1/2011 Spoon Sports
      Great links
    • Jay Giron
      11/30/2011 Jay Giron
      Instructions

      Things You'll Need
      Bleach
      Soap
      Foaming coil cleaner
      Garden hose
      1
      Locate your air conditioner's condensation drain line.

      2
      Remove this line and flush it with bleach water to kill mold and mildew. Allow this to dry thoroughly before you replace it.

      3
      Find the drip pan located near the heat exchange on your furnace. Remove this tray and clean it thoroughly with hot, soapy water. Allow it to dry and then put it back.

      4
      Lift the top of your air conditioning unit to expose the inside.

      5
      Use a flashlight and visually inspect every area of the inside of your unit. Look for anything that would cause odor or smells such as rotting vegetation or dead animals. Remove all debris.

      6
      Spray foaming coil cleaner and allow it to sit for five to ten minutes. This will soften and loosen dirt, grime and oil.

      7
      Hose out the unit. Continue to run the water through the unit until the water runs clear.
    • Spoon Sports
      11/30/2011 Spoon Sports
      This is a common problem for all air conditioners (in a car or not), and is caused by mildew growth. In cars it often happens when people run their A/C on the recirculation all of the time, or the drain gets clogged. The system doesn't dry out completely and mildew starts to grow.

      You should be concerned about your health, especially if you have allergies. Just imagine all that mildew and god knows what else growing in there and being spewed in your face every time you turn the A/C on... Here's a link to US EPA page describing how mold may affect health, if you are still not convinced.

      The things you should do to remove the cause of your problem and prevent it from happening again:

      *

      Run it on recirculation only when something stinks outside, or you want it to cool down quickly. Fresh air from outside will help it dry out better.
      *

      Make sure that your A/C drain isn't clogged and there is no water building up.

      And this is what you could do to remove the unpleasant effects:

      *

      Run the heater on full for a while, that will dry out the system and might 'cook' the mildew.
      *

      Change your cabin air filter (if you have one).
      *

      There are special sprays sold to remove the mildew from the A/C system (read the instructions carefully before using them). Just using Lysol or some other stuff like that will work too, but the smell will be more unpleasant.

      I suggest that you do all of this, and in the specified order.
  • Jim Stephens
    Jim Stephens - 2007 Lexus RX350 - Body & Interior - 11/30/2011
    Water leaks on to floor
    water is collecting under the floor mats in the front and rear
     
    • Jay Giron
      11/30/2011 Jay Giron
      The heater core maybe leaking coolant or the evaporator condensation drain line is plugged.
      make sure to check your coolant level it needs to top off
      .
  • James McMnus
    James McMnus - 1991 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 11/30/2011
    Moon roof is leaking in left forward corner. Rubber seal is good, left forward drain is open.
    This leak appears after extended downpour of rain. The water soaks the headliner panel above left door and offers slow-forming drop once a minute. Drain appears to be open.
     
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  • Rene
    Rene - 2005 Lexus RX330 - Body & Interior - 11/30/2011
    How do you convert a regular headlamp to a high voltage headlamp?
     
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  • Chris rx350
    Chris rx350 - 2007 Lexus RX350 - Body & Interior - 11/23/2011
    Is there a mechanic that specializes on Lexus in NYC who is not a dealer ship?
    My car is taking in water whenever it rains, on the passenger floor. I need to stop the leak and possibly replace the carpet, not to mention removing water that is probably underneath the carpet.
     
    • Jimm
      11/23/2011 Jimm
      Try the 'Find-A-Shop' feature on this website to locate a mechanic and repair shops in your area. The water leaking maybe related to; faulty wnidshield or window gasket / weatherstripping.
  • Chuck Willis
    Chuck Willis - 2000 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 11/22/2011
    Right rear window will automatically go down without hitting down button from drivers seat. Can't raise or lower from
    drivers button panel. Can raise window from the right rear button. Have to push lock window button to prevent from arbritrarily going down for no reason. Have unhooked battery for 30 minutes to try and reset system and still no luck.
     
    0 answer
  • bill scott
    bill scott - 2003 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 11/18/2011
    How do i pull headlight assembly
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/18/2011 Spoon Sports

      Turn the lug nuts on the front wheel counterclockwise 1/4 turn using a tire wrench.

      Raise the 2003 Lexus RX 300 onto jack stands. Jack up on the front jack point behind the radiator. Place jack stands under the pinch welds and lower the vehicle onto the stands.

      Finish removing the lug nuts and pull the wheel off the wheel hub assembly.

      Unscrew the plastic screws that hold the wheel liner in place using a screwdriver and pull the wheel liner down.

      Remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the headlight housing assembly in place.

      Pull the headlight housing assembly forward from the front of the RX300 and unplug the power connector running to the headlight to remove the housing assembly.
  • Jim
    Jim - 1999 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 11/17/2011
    Warning lamp for " headlight leveling "
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/17/2011 Spoon Sports
      Most likely your headlight aim sensor is corroded. The voltage into the sensors is a 5 volt reference(4.5v roughly). The ECU wants to see a 4.5 v signal when the car is high and .5v when sitting low with 2.5v as normal level height. This is the only information the manual gives. More than likely with this being an intermittent issue the resistance meter has a bad spot in it causing the light to come on. They should be good except fore that one intermittent spot. This is located on your driver side front and rear. 4 and 4 pins








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  • Ted
    Ted - 1998 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/10/2011
    How do I replace hood lift strut?
     
  • Cal Morrison
    Cal Morrison - 2002 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/10/2011
    6 way CD player showing Error Code 3 - appartently system is fried. Is there a recall to replace this CD CD player?
    The CD Player (6 way) is showing Error Code 3 - apparently it is fried. Is there a recall to replace this item, if not, what would it cost me? Used very seldomly.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/10/2011 Spoon Sports
      This is a common issue on all Lexus platforms, you have to replace it and costs around $800 in the stealership. No TSBs, Lexus refuses to acknowledge its a known issue.
  • alvin
    alvin - 1994 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 11/1/2011
    Instrument panal flashes on and off when car is started in cool weather. some time will not come on till car is hot
    car has 120000mi no work on instrument panal yet. Happens when car is cold. will come on when weather outside is warm or when car is suffeciently heated . then some time it will not come on at all , just flash on and off.
     
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  • robert
    robert - 1993 Lexus SC300 - Body & Interior - 10/31/2011
    Interior window molding lower part crack , how to remove it and is there a replacement part for it .
    driver side and passenger side crack as well ( this part are on and a round the interior window one peace ) ty
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/31/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Dealer parts only - may be discontinued. You have to go down there and ask.