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Old 02-17-11, 02:53 PM   #166
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I've found lots of hidden dirt in the lower door seals on the car (not the door). Actually, b/c my car is black, I didn't even really notice the trim there cause it blends in so seamlessly. I've probably washed the car about 20 times since I got it in Apr '10 and have never hit under there (with the doors closed, the water spray can't get in there). It was gross. now I have a spray bottle with some car soap and one with fresh water so I can shoot soap and water in there while I hold it open with my other hand... tried to remove it altogether (looks like it stretches onto a hook at either end) but didn't want to rip anything...
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Old 02-17-11, 02:56 PM   #167
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Who's the guy throwing the basbeall?
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Old 02-17-11, 02:58 PM   #168
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This is not really a feature but more of something that I realized my car did that is cool... The window jam protection... I rolled the window all the way up to my hand, when the window touched my hand it rolled down by itself... And I read the manual and its in there.
I think there's a certain height before it retracts back down; because I put antlers on my car during xmas and they clip on to the window. So it might protect the hand but maybe it'll break your finger.
Can anyone test their finger and verify please?
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Old 02-17-11, 03:01 PM   #169
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I think there's a certain height before it retracts back down; because I put antlers on my car during xmas and they clip on to the window. So it might protect the hand but maybe it'll break your finger.
Can anyone test their finger and verify please?
yes and if you dont report back, we'll conclude that it does not work because all your fingers have been broken and you can't type a response
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Old 02-17-11, 05:21 PM   #170
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i wish someone could edit these and fit them in 1 post!
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Old 02-17-11, 05:25 PM   #171
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I think there's a certain height before it retracts back down; because I put antlers on my car during xmas and they clip on to the window. So it might protect the hand but maybe it'll break your finger.
Can anyone test their finger and verify please?
It will stop and go back down at any height as far as I know, but it does need to feel sufficient resistance before it stops and goes back down. It is NOT enough to break any fingers, not even close.

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Old 02-17-11, 05:38 PM   #172
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He was talking about the safety feature when rolling up the window, so I posted that guy cuz he has one arm haha

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Old 02-18-11, 01:14 PM   #173
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Is it a noticeable change when turning? I am still trying to find out if mine does it.

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I know for sure the sport pkg because I have the sport pkg and I have them. They're the AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System). I think you can also buy it separately as an option.

And yea, I agree, they're pretty cool because you can see the cut off along the wall when you're turning.

*edit: the Lux pkg has it too.
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Old 02-18-11, 01:19 PM   #174
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I have a coin holder on the left side of the steering wheel. I think they should just eliminate the ashtray entirely

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Old 02-18-11, 01:23 PM   #175
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I have a coin holder on the left side of the steering wheel. I think they should just eliminate the ashtray entirely
Ya there's that little thingy next to steering wheel, I think it can hold like 8 quarters, maybe for the parking meter? But if it's not full, you'll get a slight annoying coin rattle.
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Ya there's that little thingy next to steering wheel, I think it can hold like 8 quarters, maybe for the parking meter? But if it's not full, you'll get a slight annoying coin rattle.
Which is why i stopped using it. Anyone figure out a better use for it?
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Nah, keep the ashtry... it's my iphone/ipod mount.
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Anyone know how to roll down the windows with the key fob? I hold unlock button and nothing happens.
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I think it works only when the car is switched off, not too sure though.
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Anyone know how to roll down the windows with the key fob? I hold unlock button and nothing happens.
I think you have to get that enabled via the Lexus features at the dealership.
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