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Old 03-12-13, 04:11 PM   #1
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The drivers manual for my new 2013 es350 with the nav package (page 859) says you can go into main menu then select "service" then "vehicle" then "vehicle customization" and change the number of times you can change the turn singal flashing from 3 (factory default) to 5 or 7 flashes when just changing lanes. Turns out being able to change the number of flashes can only be controled by the dealer rather than by the owner even though the book says you can do it. Why would that be a dealer controled option?? Dealer didn't know why the book says you can make change but they were able to hook up their computer and make the required change...perhaps drivers manual is wrong or some Lexus software download was made after I bought the car..can they do that??

Odd thing is when I first bought bought the car and was scrolling through all the menu screens I was able to access the flasher signal change screen and when I went back a few days later to make a change the option to do so was gone.

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Old 03-12-13, 04:22 PM   #2
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The drivers manual for my new 2013 es350 with the nav package (page 859) says you can go into main menu then select "service" then "vehicle" then "vehicle customization" and change the number of times you change the turn singal flashing from 3 (factory default) to 5 or 7 when just changing lanes. Turns out being able to change the number of flashes can only be controled by the dealer rather than by the owner even though the book says you can do it. Why would that be a dealer controled option?? Dealer didn't know why the book says you can make change but they were able to hook up their computer and make the required change...perhaps drivers manual is wrong or some Lexus software download was made after I bought the car..can they do that??

Odd thing is when I first bought bought the car and was scrolling through all the menu screens I was able to access the flasher signal change screen and when I went back a few days later to make a change the option to do so was gone.

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There was talk early about this and the 5 or 7 option.
However,it's not listed in the GS owners manual vehicle customization by consumer or dealer service either.
Probably not adjustable but though I'd prefer a 5 count,I'm still happy with the 3 blinks.
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Old 03-12-13, 06:24 PM   #3
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I too am seeking a modification to the "5" flash lane change feature as well as the keyfob controlled window/sunroof retraction. Stopped by the dealership late in the day to request assistance; they confirmed it is a technician function that requires a brief hookup in the shop. Unfortunately they could not accomodate me that day but suggested anytime before noon would be satisfactory without an appointment.

Eagleguy, I too believe the lane change feature was present in the menu shortly after delivery!
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Eagleguy, I too believe the lane change feature was present in the menu shortly after delivery!
Maybe Lexus changed it. I wonder if Lexus has the ability to send out software updates to our cars like cell phones?
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Maybe Lexus changed it. I wonder if Lexus has the ability to send out software updates to our cars like cell phones?
If it worked like updating your "eDestination" changes by using the Download button in the car anytime then ya they could do it in theory.

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Thought if you had NAV, you can change this. If you have Display Audio, you cannot change, must go to dealer.
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Thought if you had NAV, you can change this. If you have Display Audio, you cannot change, must go to dealer.
Seems you're right about changing the to 5 or 7.Looks like the dealer can do it even with NAV..At least here in the online GS owners manual.Probably the same for the ES.


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Seems you're right about changing the to 5 or 7.Looks like the dealer can do it even with NAV..At least here in the online GS owners manual.Probably the same for the ES.


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http://drivers.lexus.com/t3Portal/do.../sec_08-02.pdf
So on page 783, only the dealer can make this change, and not by the owner. It is the same with the ES.
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This option is not listed in the ES manual or the customize list that was delivered with the vehicle. It will be interesting to see if it can really be changed.

FWIW, this option can be easily modified by the owner in a LS through the setup menu.
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The drivers manual for my new 2013 es350 with the nav package (page 859) says you can go into main menu then select "service" then "vehicle" then "vehicle customization" and change the number of times you can change the turn singal flashing from 3 (factory default) to 5 or 7 flashes when just changing lanes. Turns out being able to change the number of flashes can only be controled by the dealer rather than by the owner even though the book says you can do it. Why would that be a dealer controled option?? Dealer didn't know why the book says you can make change but they were able to hook up their computer and make the required change...perhaps drivers manual is wrong or some Lexus software download was made after I bought the car..can they do that??

Odd thing is when I first bought bought the car and was scrolling through all the menu screens I was able to access the flasher signal change screen and when I went back a few days later to make a change the option to do so was gone.

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My '13 GS was unable to do it, but my LS and LX is able to do this easily.
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I just had this done during my 5000 mile service. I had it set at 5. It's much better in my opinion. 3 was barely enough.
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I just had this done during my 5000 mile service. I had it set at 5. It's much better in my opinion. 3 was barely enough.
I'll be doing the same. With it set to 3, I tend to change lanes quicker than I normally would.
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I just had this done during my 5000 mile service. I had it set at 5. It's much better in my opinion. 3 was barely enough.
Agreed. I changed it to 5 at the 5k service and find it just right.
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It is possible to do this from inside your car it doesn't matter if you have navigation or not.the only car you can do it in as of right now is the 2013 GS because you have to use the windshield wiper stock and headlight stock to change it . Email me if you would like to know how tunderwood@brumos.com and I will email you the instructions.
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It is possible to do this from inside your car it doesn't matter if you have navigation or not.the only car you can do it in as of right now is the 2013 GS because you have to use the windshield wiper stock and headlight stock to change it . Email me if you would like to know how tunderwood@brumos.com and I will email you the instructions.
This is confusing. I saw the procedure in the 4GS forum, but wasn't sure it could be applied to our ES's. Your statement claims it is both possible and not possible on the ES.
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