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Forum: RX - Third Generation Today, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By vlad_a
You can put a switch on the speed sensor wire...

You can put a switch on the speed sensor wire that goes to the Nav. The parking brake wire can be grounded as well for DVD playback.
The Nav will not be tracking your location while the speed...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By vlad_a
Nanook, how does the aftermarket remote starter...

Nanook, how does the aftermarket remote starter work?
When you start the car, is the smart key still operational, in particular to relation to unlocking? When you open the door, does the car keep...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By vlad_a
My RX is set to fold its mirrors, so it is easy...

My RX is set to fold its mirrors, so it is easy to see from a distance when it is locked. Typically, I would use the door handle to lock the car, so not much of an issue.

Have you tried adjusting...
Forum: Hybrid Technology Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By vlad_a
I tried switching to '89 on our latest road trip....

I tried switching to '89 on our latest road trip. Half a tank of 89 and another half of 93 was just fine. When running purely on 89, the engine sounds rougher and the MPG drops by 2. I switched...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By vlad_a
I wouldn't waste money on the OEM one. You can...

I wouldn't waste money on the OEM one. You can buy the plug-in-play* module for about $230.
* may need key code programming.

I have been always wondering about the aftermarket implementation. ...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By vlad_a
The reason you had issues with your IS250 is...

The reason you had issues with your IS250 is probably because of direct injection. The ugly truth is that it causes carbon build-up. That's why 350 has both port and direct injection. Toyota is...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-18-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By vlad_a
Mine are in the basement. Lexusdrivers has PDF...

Mine are in the basement. Lexusdrivers has PDF version if anything is needed. Otherwise, it would just take up space in the car.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-18-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By vlad_a
I didn't get bolts either with the bracket. I...

I didn't get bolts either with the bracket. I guess dealer gets these in bulk. They are usually plastic and last a very long time in Northern states. I reused leftover metal bolts I had from my...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-15-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By vlad_a
Nah. They just keep the dust away from the...

Nah. They just keep the dust away from the engine.
I haven't put the plastic cover on the engine in my IS300 since I did the timing belt last year.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 08-15-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By vlad_a
Traction battery cannot go completely dead. It...

Traction battery cannot go completely dead. It has to maintain a specific charge rate, somewhere between 60% and 80%. If it does drop very low, a special device is needed to charge it up. I hear...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-14-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,899
Posted By vlad_a
The test drives are free. I have been...

The test drives are free. I have been recommended to absolutely take one.
Now, the next best alternative is the RX450h. :thumbup:
It has no hesitation or lag and about as electric as it gets....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-14-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By vlad_a
I have a set of polarized sunglasses, which also...

I have a set of polarized sunglasses, which also causes issues with some screens. No problem with the Lexus Nav. Now, the usability of the Nav is a completely different issue (ain't a secret how I...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-14-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,899
Posted By vlad_a
These would be electric - immediate torque!...

These would be electric - immediate torque! :woot:
Like a Tesla. :p
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-01-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By vlad_a
Sensor is probably glued to the windshield. You...

Sensor is probably glued to the windshield. You should be glad they are going an extra mile and replacing the whole thing instead of ripping it off.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-01-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By vlad_a
It is an insider. You get it in the car, not on...

It is an insider. You get it in the car, not on the car! :p
J/k.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-30-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By vlad_a
I second going with OEMs. I tried going the...

I second going with OEMs. I tried going the cheap(er) route for the rear rotors on my IS300 (Brembo blanks), and had to eat the cost of shipping them back when they didn't clear the backing plate. ...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-29-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By vlad_a
Ouch. Maybe remote start would have been a...

Ouch. Maybe remote start would have been a better option.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-29-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By vlad_a
Denso doesn't build these - they are Pioneer...

Denso doesn't build these - they are Pioneer units. Must be old stock leftovers. :cry:
As I have been saying about Lexus Nav - you get 90s tech at 90s prices.

They are not also easily...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-28-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By vlad_a
Ditto! I was looking into an Audi, and that's...

Ditto! I was looking into an Audi, and that's one of the features I would get rid off. Luckily, the turn signal "wink" can be easily turned off through a secret menu.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-28-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,506
Posted By vlad_a
I am not sure what you complaint is. Suspension...

I am not sure what you complaint is. Suspension on my RX450h is just fine. Perfect for the couch duty and worthy of a Lexus.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-28-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By vlad_a
First kid, huh? :D By the time you get to...

First kid, huh? :D
By the time you get to second, such things won't matter much, LOL. :eek2:

Have you considered getting an LCD mirror, which used to be OEM solution for backup camera with...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-22-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By vlad_a
I can confirm that 255 will clear suspension...

I can confirm that 255 will clear suspension components. I run 255s on an 18x8" wide rim as my winter set.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-22-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By vlad_a
As correctly stated above, in 2012 you can use a...

As correctly stated above, in 2012 you can use a smartphone and play whatever you want on it through car's speakers.
For 2013+, Lexus added apps, such as Pandora.
Pandora actually plays in the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By vlad_a
The very first drive my RX450h took was a road...

The very first drive my RX450h took was a road trip. :D
I picked it up in Philly and drove 400 miles home. I kept different speeds and let the engine RPMs go up and down.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,180
Posted By vlad_a
What exactly are you trying to get out of it? If...

What exactly are you trying to get out of it? If you end up with stiffer shocks, the suspension will follow every single bump on the road and so will the body of the vehicle. It will be...
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