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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By SLH
Look closely at the page of the instructions...

Look closely at the page of the instructions titled "Wire Harness Outline", page 3 of the instructions. The connectors (M) and (N) are part of the wire harness that comes with the kit. You connect...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-24-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By SLH
It probably is because those vehicles _were_...

It probably is because those vehicles _were_ washed and detailed, just before they captured the images for the video-animation software. The snow in the commercial isn't real, either. It just...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-22-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By SLH
I'll second that. Look at your wiper arms,...

I'll second that.

Look at your wiper arms, and the clearance from the hood, while they are in their normal "summer" stowed position. There is at least an inch of clearance. But, as you lift the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-18-14, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By SLH
It is very easy to lose traction from a standing...

It is very easy to lose traction from a standing start in these cars, even on dry pavement. Electric motors have extremely high torque at zero RPM. Excessive torque is what causes the loss of...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-09-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By SLH
My BSM indicators seem to be sensitive to a...

My BSM indicators seem to be sensitive to a slightly larger area than I would expect. But, so far, there is always something present. Sometimes is is only a wet bush, a little farther away than I...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-08-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,982
Posted By SLH
In my Camry Hybrid, when it got to 100k miles,...

In my Camry Hybrid, when it got to 100k miles, the brake pads still looked new. I didn't bother measuring the wear, since there was obviously still lots of material remaining in the pads... It...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-05-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By SLH
Remember that product vendors are in the business...

Remember that product vendors are in the business of selling products. And, service vendors are in the business of selling services. If you let them decide the schedule and the process, they will...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-01-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,737
Posted By SLH
The navigation sucks in multiple ways -- Not only...

The navigation sucks in multiple ways -- Not only does it not mute the stereo, and does not respect the phone conversation, but it also does not find the best routes.

There are a couple of places...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-31-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,049
Posted By SLH
I have read that some manufacturers now use the...

I have read that some manufacturers now use the stereo system to make fake engine noise. Apparently, they have made the engine so quiet and the cabin so soundproof that the engine sounds were not...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-30-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,458
Posted By SLH
Reports of studies or scientific results, made...

Reports of studies or scientific results, made without citation or attribution, are often just not true. One "study" that I read a few years ago proved that 87% of all statistics on the internet...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-30-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By SLH
If you can figure out where a trim-rattle is...

If you can figure out where a trim-rattle is coming from, a piece of foam tape applied behind that piece usually solves it. The foam tape (weather strip) sells for just a few bucks a roll at...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 11:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,458
Posted By SLH
There are valid reasons for using nitrogen in...

There are valid reasons for using nitrogen in tires for specialized applications, but none of those reasons apply to passenger automobiles.

Nitrogen is used in airplane tires, because they need...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-18-14, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By SLH
One of my pet peeves is that car seats seem to be...

One of my pet peeves is that car seats seem to be made for extremely short people, to the point that they are unsuitable for people of normal height. I am 5'10", a "normal" height for an American. ...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-16-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By SLH
Toyota has used essentially the same scheme in...

Toyota has used essentially the same scheme in several generations of hybrid systems. Like the previous hybrid models, the 300h never actually idles.

The computer decides when it needs the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-14-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By SLH
My favorite was the time I was walking into a...

My favorite was the time I was walking into a home depot, after parking at the far end of the lot. A late-model Rolls Royce arrived, and parked sideways across FOUR handicapped parking spots. A...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-04-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By SLH
It might be reasonable to re-seat those threads,...

It might be reasonable to re-seat those threads, occasionally. Some new thread-sealant or gasket might be needed, of course. But then, for the price of these plugs, there really isn't much sense in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By SLH
I would like to have a button on the fob to: Turn...

I would like to have a button on the fob to: Turn the car off; close the trunk; and lock the doors. About twice a week, I have to park the car, get a wheelchair out of the trunk, assemble the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,711
Posted By SLH
Seems like you have the makings of a good...

Seems like you have the makings of a good experiment. Twice in one week is often enough, that parking outside for a week or two might be enough to confirm the theory.

Was the tapping noise at a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 02:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,711
Posted By SLH
Been reading about this... The Toyota/Lexus...

Been reading about this... The Toyota/Lexus smart key system operates on the 315 Mhz frequency band. That band is used for RFID devices. Technically, the smart key is an active RFID device.

The...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-19-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,711
Posted By SLH
Where do you keep the key fob? And, the spare...

Where do you keep the key fob? And, the spare one?

These cars turn things on when the key fob is nearby. A number of owners have reported dead batteries on cars when the key fob is kept in the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-18-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By SLH
I'll second the air-conditioner theory. I live...

I'll second the air-conditioner theory. I live in south Florida, so I use the AC almost year round. I get about a 10 percent bonus (increased mpg) during the months each year when my AC doesn't...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-17-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 60,235
Posted By SLH
Slow speeds do take less energy than higher...

Slow speeds do take less energy than higher speeds, because of the aerodynamic drag.

In city driving, you spend most of your fuel during acceleration. If you learn to accelerate at the right...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By SLH
Here is the list of part numbers, as given by...

Here is the list of part numbers, as given by rustytank in post # 12 of that thread:

ES 350

FRONT STRUTS
4851080582 - ABSORBER ASSY, SHOCK, FRONT (RIGHT, PASSENGER SIDE) MARK 48510-33680...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By SLH
No. There are actually two suspension options in...

No. There are actually two suspension options in the es350. The es300h comes with the parts that are part of the "sport" package in the 350. Read this thread: ...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By SLH
I'm not sure I would consider an es350 a...

I'm not sure I would consider an es350 a "downgrade" from a bmw 535. I haven't personally owned a bmw since the 1980's, but my partner has one now... They have always impressed me as rather spartan...
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