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Old 04-07-15, 10:10 AM   #1
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Is there a DIY for this fix? I can tilt the steering wheel, but it wont move in and out. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 04-07-15, 04:12 PM   #2
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I do not know the answer to your question but I do know that you need to provide more details if you want to get help. First and foremost is your titl/telescope feature power or manual.
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I do not know the answer to your question but I do know that you need to provide more details if you want to get help. First and foremost is your titl/telescope feature power or manual.
Sorry about that, the telescopic function is automatic. The motor sounds like its struggling and I have manually pull the steering wheel while holding the telescopic button. Sometimes its as if the motor dosnt have any juice to move the steering wheel, so its stuck in place. What really sucks about this situation is every time i shut off my car, my steering wheel moves forward and out of the way, so I have to deal with this every time i get back in my car.

I'm going to call the dealership to see if they can disable the automatic retracting steering wheel function when the car shuts off. Hopefully that will buy me some time from replacing the telescopic motor.
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OKAY now we are making some headway .......... yes the dealer can program the tilt/telescoping wheel function at ignition on/off to off so that the tilt/telescoping function does not automatically occur at ignition on/off. Some older models had a switch that you could toggle on/of to defeat/enable this function but it appears the newer models have to be programed at the dealer
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Some older models had a switch that you could toggle on/of to defeat/enable this function but it appears the newer models have to be programed at the dealer
No switch on any 2nd gen IS model, even the original 2006 model year. It's one of the LPS (Lexus Personalized Settings) options that the dealer sets for free when the car is delivered or during the first service visit.

To DIY, as the OP requests, requires a laptop with Techstream and a VCI cable.
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I'll clear up the ambiguity, maybe I should have typed "some older Lexus models"


I hope that this part of my message was clearer :"but it appears the newer models have to be programed at the dealer" or maybe I should say "newer Lexus models"

I was not referring to the IS models in particular, I was speaking in general, I thought it was implied that the switch was applicable to the Lexus models that were fitted with the switch but I guess that would be too much to expect that the general public understand ......................

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