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Old 09-26-05, 02:45 PM   #16
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How to get headlights clean

people who have older cars have dirty headlights and they tried to wash it so many times but can never get it to be clear and shiny.
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Old 10-09-05, 02:48 PM   #17
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Default Reset Maintenance code on '98 ES-300

Does anyone know how to reset the maintenance interval code on a 1998 ES-300?

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Old 10-09-05, 02:51 PM   #18
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Try Maguires Clear Plastic lense cleaner and polish. I've had really good results from their product.

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people who have older cars have dirty headlights and they tried to wash it so many times but can never get it to be clear and shiny.
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Old 10-09-05, 02:59 PM   #19
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Does anyone know how to reset the maintenance interval code on a 1998 ES-300?

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To my understanding, I have never heard of such a maintenance interval code on a '98 ES. I believe that feature was implemented, starting with the 2002 ES300.

Just taking a wild guess, but do you really mean the Check Engine light (i.e. the yellow warning light with an engine icon and the word 'CHECK' underneath it)?
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Default Rear strut install

I came across a very informative write-up on a DIY rear strut assembly install for the '97-'01 ES. Looks like this can easily be done in your driveway with just a floor jack and a set of socket wrenches

http://michalscheck.com/lexus/struts/struts.html
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Thanks to Woogie for his recent DIY write-up

How to replace the radio LCD on a '92-'96, '97-'99 ES
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Old 03-02-06, 09:28 AM   #22
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Default Does anyone have a diagram for a 1993 ES300 power steering hoses?

You guys are right regarding using a 97-01Toyota Camry repair maunual from Haynes or Chilton, they are completely usless. After looking at my ES300 P/S pump, I'm scratching my head because the Camry P/S pump and hoses look a look more simple.

I converted from Honda guru to now Lexus newby. Whew, there's not much space to work on the P/S hose from underneath.

Does anyone have any pictures or a diagram showing how all the lines fit together? There should be 3-4 hoses.

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Old 05-14-06, 10:38 PM   #23
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A couple annoying things from my car that i haven't been able to figure out.
1. An annoying tap when the turn signals are on for a long time.
2. Vibration somewhere under the hood when I close the doors (not the license plates)
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Old 05-19-06, 10:46 AM   #24
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Default Thank Lexucan for this DIY

Low-budget solution to fixing the gauge needles on '92-'96 ES
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How Do You Change The Lexus Es300 Brake Pads? Step By Step? Thx If Anyone Can Help Me?
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I spent somethin like 5 bucks on this via eBay but i figured I'd post it on here for free in hopes you guys might be able to return the favor with my GPS installation!


Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure
(Customer Program Method)


1. Sit in the driver's seat and lock all the doors.
2. Unlock and open the driver's door.
3. Insert the key into the ignition and remove it (don't turn it...just remove it).
4. Using the MANUAL lock switch on the driver's door, lock and unlock the door 5 times.
5. Close the door.
6. Open the door.
7. Lock and unlock the driver's door 5 times (with the power switch).
8. Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the "ON" position.
9. Remove the key.
10.The driver's door will now lock and unlock itself one time.
11.Press and hold the "LOCK" button on the key fob for at least 1 second.
12.Close the driver's door.
13.Open the driver's door.
14.Press and hold the "LOCK" button on the key fob for at least one second.
15.Close the driver's door.
16.Press and hold the "LOCK" button on the key fob. The door will lock.
17.Press and hold the "LOCK" button on the key fob again. The door will unlock.
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Old 07-09-06, 06:40 PM   #27
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Default Trans drain and fill on 98?

Anyone have a trans drain and fill DIY they would like to post? I'm asking since the only other one in this thread is for '02 and up and that every person I ask locally has a different answer on how much fluid this takes. There are two drain plugs also.

I'll bet Phoenix has some info.
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Old 07-13-06, 07:38 PM   #28
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Default How to install an auto-dimming rear view mirror in a '97-'99 ES

Courtesy of miltonlin:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/227026-1999-es300-diy-autodimming-mirror-donnelly-illustrated.html
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Old 09-28-06, 11:05 PM   #29
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Default spark plug change 2nd gen ES300

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/96186-successful-1992-es300-spark-plug-change.html

Use this helpful link if you have questions about a spark plug change on the 2nd gen ES. Nice Write up and PICS!!!
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Old 10-14-06, 03:50 PM   #30
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Default How to repair ES300 power antenna

I found the following link extremely useful

http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...S300PwrAnt.htm

since it provides detailed instructions and great pictures of how to install a new antenna mast or repairing the power antenna unit inside the trunk. I just went thru replacing the old mast with a new on my '94 ES300. Didn't even have to open the trunk and everything was done on the outside of the car. The most important tool to have is a pair of small angled (bent) needle-nose pliers to remove the slotted nut.

The above site also contains tips on how to remove/install stereo on just about any makes including all the Lexus models.
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