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Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 10-19-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Grumpa72
2014 Headrest assembly replacement?

My son-in-law was tightening a baby car seat in my wife's RX and managed to break both of the plastic "doohickeys" that the headrest chrome bars slide down into. According to Lexus, they are called...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-15-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,644
Posted By Grumpa72
Stop the problem? Yes. I was going to get my...

Stop the problem? Yes. I was going to get my car inspected and the OBD II threw this code. I checked everything, ran the car, deleted the code and it came back. I had the mechanic throw his more...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-15-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,644
Posted By Grumpa72
Well, I took the easy way out and had Lexus...

Well, I took the easy way out and had Lexus replace the Cat assembly. My bad back precludes some of the work I used to do and this was one I didn't need to. $830 out the door. I am happy with...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-09-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,644
Posted By Grumpa72
I just got the P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency...

I just got the P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency below threshold, bank 1 and the car has 110000. Have you done this yet and is your eBay part a real Toyota part? Advance Auto sells a generic,...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-03-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
I guess I wasn't clear. When I say brakes work...

I guess I wasn't clear. When I say brakes work fine I mean the entire system, lights and mechanical brakes. I'll read up on that switch
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-03-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
Brakes worked fine - just a switch/relay problem....

Brakes worked fine - just a switch/relay problem.

Yes, I did write asking about this but then the problem went away. That is until I gave the car to my daughter and she started driving it. The...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Grumpa72
Well, that educated response really answers the...

Well, that educated response really answers the question. Now, doesn't it? ;)
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,599
Posted By Grumpa72
Wow. That is one nice looking engine interior. ...

Wow. That is one nice looking engine interior. I would be happy with that and the report of engine oil usage.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
Would you mind sharing the cost of this? My bad...

Would you mind sharing the cost of this? My bad back means that lying on my back under the dash doesn't seem like a great way to spend an afternoon. If I can get this done in an affordable manner I...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-02-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
I have to laugh because I've done zip. I...

I have to laugh because I've done zip. I verified that brakes were working fine but then have been Ultra busy. I told my daughter that I would look at it this week .
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-29-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently,...

Got my "google foo" working here and, apparently, the two codes occur simultaneously because of the failure of the stop switch . Now I just need to see if my back will allow me to get under the dash...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-29-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Grumpa72
Photo of brake light switch?

My daughter's 2005 RX330 is throwing a code of C1223 & C1249 open circuit in stop light switch and malfunction in ABS system control. Before I order the stop light switch I want to pull it out, open...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-20-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Grumpa72
Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any...

Correct me if I am wrong but there isn't any reason to clear the code. The car is running poorly due to the (assumed) non-firing coil pack. Clearing the code won't fix the coil pack so I am off to...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Grumpa72
Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in...

Hmmm, that won't work since I have had surgery in the L5/S1 area and issues are still there. They want to do a fusion next. I will check locally and see.

So, from your write-up it is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By Grumpa72
Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the...

Fwiw, my daughter took her RX330 in and the counter person at Autozone read it for her and she took a screen shot of the reader. Pretty painless.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By Grumpa72
I have always changed my oil at 5000 mile...

I have always changed my oil at 5000 mile intervals using Mobil 1 synthetic. In harsher and/or dusty environments I might be inclined to go 3-4000 using conventional oils. My BMW diesel has an...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Grumpa72
I found the DIY about two hours after posting by...

I found the DIY about two hours after posting by looking up spark plugs instead of coil pack. Nice write-up. Btw, what was the time to complete this task? I have a local Toyota dealer who will...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By Grumpa72
Honestly, any engine oil that is rated at "API...

Honestly, any engine oil that is rated at "API Service SM" (written somewhere on the bottle) will work for your car. The oil cap specifies which grade and go from there. If I only had...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By Grumpa72
If you will got to AdvanceAuto/Autozone or other...

If you will got to AdvanceAuto/Autozone or other shops, they will loan you the scanner and pull the code. I haven't heard of gas caps failing unless it has been crossthreaded and the threads are...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-19-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Grumpa72
#3 cylinder code of P0303

I replaced a front bank coil a couple of years ago and now my daughter tells me that the Autozone scan shows P0303, or #3 cylinder misfire. I have searched here and apparently the rear bank is a...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-30-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Grumpa72
In the classic car world, guys swear by moth...

In the classic car world, guys swear by moth balls placed around a classic car that may be stored for weeks/months a time. Perhpas some moth balls placed on the top of the cosmetic cover?

Oth,...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-30-13, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,115
Posted By Grumpa72
Fwiw, my local Toyota dealer is happy to do Lexus...

Fwiw, my local Toyota dealer is happy to do Lexus work. He quoted a price of around $550 for timing belt and water pump using Toyota/Lexus branded parts.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-23-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,000
Posted By Grumpa72
I am relying on memory hre (always a bad thing)...

I am relying on memory hre (always a bad thing) but aren't the three warning lights that are associated with check engine and VSC and one other related to a failing/failed brake activation switch on...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-26-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Grumpa72
On this, and other, forums, this discussion comes...

On this, and other, forums, this discussion comes up often. Many of the folks who have switched claim better stopping. However, if you ever read the various car magazines and their driving reports,...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-13-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,721
Posted By Grumpa72
Using a multi-meter, check voltage at the socket...

Using a multi-meter, check voltage at the socket by having a helper press the brake pedal. Compare that to the other side and see if there is a difference. I suspect you may have a short.
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