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  • larrykbernhard
    larrykbernhard - 2002 Lexus SC430 - Body & Interior - 9/16/2013
    Buzzing noise behind dashboard
    94,000 miles. Happens on startup or key in on positon but not running. happens with AC on or off. It is fairly loud and only last for 10-15 seconds. It does it every time ignition is turned on, AC and heat and modes works fine. What is it? Maybe servo?
    0 answer
  • yeahmon
    yeahmon - 1993 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 8/15/2013
    My dash lights do not come on gas gauge does not work needle light flash when first started
    problem has been going on for a while some times the dash lights would come on when the car seem to be hot or parked in the sun for a while but latly they just flash when first turn on by the key
    • XDealerTechs
      8/15/2013 XDealerTechs
      Your circuit board could be bad. Sometimes it is a connection issue, but likely a board problem. Easiest to order a reman cluster online and replace it.
  • tantran1959usa
    tantran1959usa - 2002 Lexus GS430 - Body & Interior - 8/15/2013
    Heater air vent control does not work when switching to front or floor
    Air flow motor is in working order, when turning the heater the hot air does not flow to front or floor, it is only the cool air present flowing to front and floor, heater core presents really hot, it seems to be the ventilation control issue, need help.
    • XDealerTechs
      8/15/2013 XDealerTechs
      Is it not changing modes? Floor to front to defrost? Or is it not switching from hot to cold? Either way it is likely that your servomotors are sticking, listen for ticking noises from behind the dash.
  • jjohnson109
    jjohnson109 - 2001 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 8/15/2013
    No fm. radio reception am reception is fine
    • XDealerTechs
      8/15/2013 XDealerTechs
      Have someone inspect the antenna cable, if that's ok you may need a radio assembly. Good luck
  • airlady
    airlady - 1995 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 7/1/2013
    Need to replace the map light lightbulb; do you have this item?
    • Jimm
      7/1/2013 Jimm
      There are no auto parts sold directly from the AutoMD website. Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the courtesy lamp bulb from around $0.59 and the dome light bulb from around $0.16 for your vehicle. Be sure to remove the old bulb and compare the specific bulb type numbers for an exact match.
  • kappajake
    kappajake - 2002 Lexus SC430 - Body & Interior - 5/26/2013
    My convertible top will not come up to close.
    When I press the close button, the trunk opens and the top does not come up and out to close. This has happened only once.
    0 answer
  • eblazeboy
    eblazeboy - 1996 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 5/6/2013
    Why is it that when i hit the lock button the doors will not lock. I have to manually lock each door
    can't lock the car remotely
    • serhatbuyruk
      5/6/2013 serhatbuyruk
      at first your car is getting older and older however the electronic system is also,the electric system box have to be cleaned by an expert or the fuses have to be renew,it would have some powder or dust in it .it would have prevented flowing the electric to cables.. by the way the oxidation on the connectios also come out this kind of problem..
  • fred.medrano
    fred.medrano - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 4/2/2013
    Antenna not working
    I hear the antenna motor when I turn the radio on but antenna does not go up. I also hear a noise in the dash like the cd changer is stuck...not sure if these are related.
    0 answer
  • lmmendoza
    lmmendoza - 2010 Lexus RX350 - Body & Interior - 3/19/2013
    How much will it cost to replace the front bumper on a 2010 Lexus X350?
    I have a cosmetic scratch on front bumper and would like to know the price to replace it It has 32,000 miles
    0 answer
  • bill_tembeling
    bill_tembeling - 2006 Lexus GS300 - Body & Interior - 3/3/2013
    My speedometer is not moving now. Please advise
    • Joe Boulay
      3/3/2013 Joe Boulay
      Connect a scan tool to see if mph is registering in data.if it is not registering on scan tool it is likely an issue at trans speed sensor or wiring to PCM. If you do see MPH data on scan tool it is likely a speedometer head issue or wiring issue between PCM and speedometer head. hope this helps.
      Joe Boulay
      Automotive Technician & Author
  • littlebev
    littlebev - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 2/26/2013
    Headlight assemblies - how difficult are they to replace? The old lens are really foggy!
    I just ordered a pair this morning - Order Number RL14658466
    • Bill
      2/26/2013 Bill
      Had you tried lens cleaner polish
  • Robert
    Robert - 2004 Lexus LS430 - Body & Interior - 1/29/2013
    How do you change a high brake light bulb on a 2004 LS 430
    0 answer
  • jane
    jane - 2000 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 1/16/2013
    Where is the inside cabin air filters at? How do I get to the spACE TO CHANGE THEM?
    I have looked under the glove box, and side walls inside, can't find a enterance to where they go, it has a 2 filter system! I've bought the parts but~~~
    • menehune22
      1/16/2013 menehune22
      Your cabin air filter should be behind the glove box. There is a phillips head screw on the lower right hand corner of the box (when open) that should be removed. Then remove the inside knurled knobs at the left and right hand upper corner of the box. You should be able to access the paper filter holder for one of the filters. I think the 2nd filter may be an air filter for your engine compartment.
  • Lwrighthome
    Lwrighthome - 2007 Lexus RX350 - Body & Interior - 12/29/2012
    Heater blowing cold air and does not clear windscreen
    • Jimm
      12/29/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; incorrect coolant mixture (not at 50/50 anti-freeze and water mixture), faulty heater control valve, faulty / clogged heater core, faulty / clogged heater hoses, faulty heater blower motor, faulty blower relay or fuse.
  • jr
    jr - 1994 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    Fuel gauge
    Fuel gauge wont work
    • Bradslexus
      5/6/2012 Bradslexus
      Check the sensor. I believe its near the gas tank behind the seat
      5/9/2012 jr
      Thanks, will check ASAP
    • David
      12/20/2012 David
      JR, I have had various, similar kinds of trouble with the instrument panel in my 1993 LS400 over the years (I still have it and love it). First, DO NOT take this problem to any dealer or another garage, even a Lexus specialty garage. Enormous waste of $$$. Around the country there are lots of businesses that specialize in repairing instrument panels and some of them actually know their stuff.
      Other people may have their favorites, but the series of problems I experienced over the years allowed me to weed out some of the bad "instrument panel" repair shops and find a reliable one. By far, the best, cheapest and most reliable outfit is BBA Remanufacturing Inc., 300 Miles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, Ph: 1-866-573-2740. You can pull out the instrument panel yourself with remarkably ease (granted, doing it five times increased my skill.) BBA will send, maybe email, you instructions if you need them. Basically, you will remove a couple of small paned sections, starting with the one around your car key insert, then unscrew 3 Phillips head screws you can feel (but not see) along the top of the panel itself, then unplug a couple of small connectors from the plastic front - these are fussy but each has a place where a small tool will release the locking clip and then you can gently slide them apart with your fingers or wiggle something between them to pry them apart and then slide out the front part and put it aside (in a protective box or something). Next you will probably have to start sliding the instrument panel itself out and wiggle your hand behind it to unplug three larger connector sections from the rear of the panel itself - this will be challenging but if you can commandeer a small child to reach behind and aid him or her by unlocling the clip, usually in the centerof the connector, with a small pry tool, they will eventuall come free and then the panel can be wiggled out - it helps to have set your steering column to its lowest point - I started out removing the cover to the steering column then later discovered it wasn't necessary. Once the panel is in your lap, BBA will send you a UPS address label for you to paste on a box in which you have carefully, with lots of cushioning, packed the panel. UPS will pick up the next day and in about 10 days or 2 weeks, your panel will be returned to you for re-installation in roughly the reverse order of actions described above. They will charge between $200 and $300 depending on how many problems you have to fix. Shipping costs - both ways - may total $50, probably less. And they give you a guarantee!!! A real one! Mine had more problems about a year after the first fix (by BBA, I don't want to think about the three earlier (one of them 10 times more expensive), stupid, wasted efforts), so I called them and they sent me a shipping label, I sent it to them and it was returned completely fixed in ten days WITHOUT ANY cost to me - not even for shipping! Please let me know if this works for you. David
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