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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,073
Posted By JohnnyCake
It's an interesting mod, but make sure you know...

It's an interesting mod, but make sure you know what you are getting into. A forum search will reveal some considerations such as possible seal damage if you do the windows in the wrong order. But I...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-14-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By JohnnyCake
You sure pegged that one! I also think your...

You sure pegged that one! I also think your diagnosis make sense.

Less likely, but somewhat consistent with the symptoms, is that he had no oil. There are some "fun" YouTube videos where the oil...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-12-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By JohnnyCake
Agreed. I was going to say that, but my dad...

Agreed. I was going to say that, but my dad always yelled at me to just answer the question asked! :)

Since the OP has not posted again, my guess is that everything is fine and, like you said,,...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-11-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By JohnnyCake
Disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it...

Disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it will clear any codes.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-06-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By JohnnyCake
The dealers love the "glove box" method since...

The dealers love the "glove box" method since they are paid for the full dashboard removal but it takes a fraction of the time.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-05-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,344
Posted By JohnnyCake
Brilliant! You need to post more often!

Brilliant! You need to post more often!
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-05-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,344
Posted By JohnnyCake
Agreed. Either the switch really is open for the...

Agreed. Either the switch really is open for the right reason (i.e. top isn't in position) or its the switch is faulty for the reasons you indicate.

I would watch exactly how the top is fitting...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-05-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,344
Posted By JohnnyCake
This part you probably know: the ECU is basically...

This part you probably know: the ECU is basically a task master and it sequentially triggers the various steps involved in opening/closing the top. While doing its job, it uses sensors to determine...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-04-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,344
Posted By JohnnyCake
Where is VVTiBob when you need him. This forum...

Where is VVTiBob when you need him. This forum misses that guy. He'd know for sure.

I have a thought, but let me make sure I understand exactly where the problem begins.

Press OPEN...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-02-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By JohnnyCake
Welcome! Car looks awesome (and probably the...

Welcome! Car looks awesome (and probably the best looking driveway I've seen also)!

I think you are spot on with what you have done so far and what you intend to do (I agree on the wheels!).
...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-01-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By JohnnyCake
I purchased my SC from a dealer and the CarFax...

I purchased my SC from a dealer and the CarFax indicated that it had been in a prior accident. With a little detective work, I was able to find a police report that described the accident. It also...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-30-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By JohnnyCake
Bravo! This really is an awesome forum.

Bravo!

This really is an awesome forum.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-28-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By JohnnyCake
I would like to know this also. If you have no...

I would like to know this also. If you have no working key, can you still teach the immobilizer to accept a new key.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-26-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By JohnnyCake
On the switch that controls the mirrors, there is...

On the switch that controls the mirrors, there is LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER. If you leave the control in CENTER, it will not tilt the mirrors during reverse.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-26-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By JohnnyCake
This is a common problem. The plastic gears get...

This is a common problem. The plastic gears get stripped. I once had a Lexus mechanic tell me that it is the worst designed unit on the entire car.

It is for this reason that I have the "tilt...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-25-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By JohnnyCake
Or maybe climbing Mount Washington. Agree with...

Or maybe climbing Mount Washington. Agree with ShawnOk, something odd is going on with the fuel pickup or the low fuel sensor. If you are not the original owner, maybe something happened before you...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-22-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,211
Posted By JohnnyCake
Permits you to "one press" remotely open/close...

Permits you to "one press" remotely open/close the top via the OEM key fob. Also, permits open/close top using the OEM interior switch without holding it down. Finally, has remote start using the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-20-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By JohnnyCake
That's actually a great point that I hadn't...

That's actually a great point that I hadn't thought of. Even if you get a key cut its not going to work unless you have a good key to use to teach the immobilizer. I guess that's why its $650.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-20-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By JohnnyCake
Call Sewell Lexus (former sponsor of this forum)....

Call Sewell Lexus (former sponsor of this forum). I just wanted OEM replacement keys and their price was pretty fair. I had to send the VIN and proof of ownership.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-20-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By JohnnyCake
Ah, the dreaded CD jam error! Especially...

Ah, the dreaded CD jam error!

Especially since you radio is already out of the car, you might want to do a Google search as some of the solutions are not that difficult.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-19-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By JohnnyCake
If you tell us what year, we can tell you where...

If you tell us what year, we can tell you where to look on the dash for the light. It moved in 2006.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-19-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By JohnnyCake
Without knowing the symptoms, it is hard to...

Without knowing the symptoms, it is hard to diagnose. Not switching to CD mode? Not loading discs? Loading discs but not playing them? etc. It may be that the buyer didn't know how to load the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-19-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By JohnnyCake
Given the price, the question needs to be are...

Given the price, the question needs to be are they five times better than a traditional battery.

That's probably a question each person has to determine for themselves: are the advantages worth...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-19-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By JohnnyCake
Check out this thread from last May: How...

Check out this thread from last May:

How often do you use the top (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc430-2nd-gen-2001-2010/780028-how-often-do-you-use-the-top.html)
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-16-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By JohnnyCake
That decade old article gets brought up every few...

That decade old article gets brought up every few years. Here's the thing. The SC is not a sports car, although with proper mods it can be changed into one, more or less. The SC is a small...
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