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  • Robert
    Robert - 2004 Lexus LS430 - Body & Interior - 1/29/2013
    How do you change a high brake light bulb on a 2004 LS 430
     
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  • 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
      Bradslexus
      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
  • Judy
    Judy - 1993 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    What part do I need to get the dashboard display to stop blinking on and off?
    The dashboard on my Lexus only work sometimes. It will blink on for a few seconds and stay off mostly. Sometimes it stays on and blinks off for a few seconds. I was told I need a "dash cluster". But that part does not look like its the right one. I think it acts ...
     
    • David
      12/20/2012 David
      Judy, I have had exactly this kind of trouble with the instrument panel in my 1993 LS400 (I still have it and love it). First DO NOT take this problem to any dealer or other garage, even a Lexus specialty garage. Enormous waste of huge amount of $$$. You would be shocked by what the dealer will do to you.
      Now, 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 around the country, not to mention ruling out the dealer. 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 panel sections, starting with the one around your car key insert, then unscrew 3 screws on the TOP of the panel itself, You can't see these except with a mirror but your fingers will find then easily. Use a Phillips head, short screwdriver. The one in the trunk repair kit, left side, will probably work. When these are out, slide out the plastic front, disconnect it from a couple of connectors and put it aside (in a protective box or something) - the connectors are fussy but each has a place where a small tool will release a locking clip and then you can gently slide them apart with your fingers or wiggle something between them to pry them apart. Next start sliding the panel out and wiggle your hand behind it to unplug three, much longer connector sectiions from 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 unlocking the clip, usually in the center of the connector, with a small pry tool, all three will eventually 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 on the steering column & 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 it 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 their first fix (by BBA, I don't want to think about the three earlier (one of them10 times more expensive), stupid, wasted efforts), so I called them. They sent me a free shipping label, I shipped it to them and it was returned completely fixed in ten days WITHOUT ANY charges to me - not even for shipping. Please let me know if this works for you. David
  • Dan
    Dan - 1990 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    The tachometer and the temperature guages do not work, how can I fix them?
     
    • David
      12/20/2012 David
      Dan, my name is David W Rynders and I have had various 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 other garage, even a Lexus specialty garage. Enormous waste of $$$.
      Other people may have their favorites, but the series of problems I experienced did allow me to weed out some of the bad "instrument panel" repair shops around the country. My experience: 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. Basicall, you will remove a couple of small paned sections, unscrew 3 or 4 screws along the top of the panel itself, slide out the front and put it aside (in a protective box or something), then unplug a couple of small connectors - 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. Next you will probably have to start sliding the panel out and wiggle your hand behind it to unplug several larger connector sectiions from 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 panel then 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, stupid, wasted efforts), & I called them and they sent me a shipping label, I shipped 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
  • David
    David - 1993 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    Window washer motor stopped working and washer fluid container leaks directly onto floor. How do I replace with new?
    Vehicle milage: 148,000. I've replaced catylic converters, oil pan, trans oil pan, alternator, antennas and tried to repair - from the outside - a tiny leak in the gas tank. About a year ago, window washer operation stopped. Filling washer fluid container just ...
     
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  • lbirvin
    lbirvin - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/4/2012
    My 2002 Lexus RX300 SUV's radio and CD player appear to be functioning but no sound?
    I have been having trouble with my radio in my 2002 Lexus RX300 SUV. I had a whole new stereo system put in about a year ago. Over the past few months, the stereo and CD player would come on and appear to be functional, but at times, the sound would just go out. ...
     
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  • dbogart
    dbogart - 2003 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/1/2012
    Remove and replace headlight assembly
     
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  • dbogart
    dbogart - 2003 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/1/2012
    How do I remove and replace headlight assembly?
     
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  • meto34
    meto34 - 2007 Lexus ES350 - Body & Interior - 11/24/2012
    I want change the Headlight assembly only cause mine look old my bulb & xenon system work good so is this Headlight ass
    the new item part no :Manufacturer Part Number6221-0026LR OEM Part Number8113033670, 8117033670 ABPA Partslink NumberLX2503134, LX2502134
     
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  • delmari
    delmari - 1996 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 11/10/2012
    How to replace the driver door lock on a 1996 ls400 lexus ?
     
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  • burrell.lori
    burrell.lori - 1993 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/3/2012
    License plate lights
    just bought this car and cannot find access to replace bulbs.
     
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  • elong
    elong - 1997 Lexus LX450 - Body & Interior - 10/31/2012
    Front power seats will not travel backward.
    They will go forward, move up and down, etc, but not backward
     
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  • elong
    elong - 1997 Lexus LX450 - Body & Interior - 10/31/2012
    Front power seats will not travel backward.
    They will go forward, move up and down, etc, but not backward
     
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