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Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Try Ebay

I have sold several of my cars on Ebay some antiques that had to be hauled away and some that guys drove home across the U.S. However, it is not a cheap as it used to be, Ebay has a real money...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By rcpeters
Got to troubleshoot the problem

And that takes care and time. I had the same problem with the front passenger window on an older model ES, (92 ES300) but in my case the drivers switch did work. I had the window finger switch...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By rcpeters
Similar Question but for a 1992 ES300

I noticed a suspension kit for sale on Ebay for US$60 ES300 1992-1996, that includes all the rods, knuckles and rubber parts. That would be a lot of weight for me to carry in my suitcase to South...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By rcpeters
Got door lock cylinders re-keyed today

For US$35. each, a local locksmith who does work for the Lexus dealer, re-keyed the two used door locks to match my master key. When doing this I get some new tumblers and everything cleaned and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,851
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Only Lexus in Peru

I was having a vacation beach house built in Peru and needed transportation. As I had two Lexus vehicles in California and was having good experience with Toyota products, I looked on the internet...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,459
Posted By rcpeters
My Overheating Experience

I went through an expensive drawn out process to solve overheating that usually occurred on highway trips with long grades. In summary here is what I had to do, but not all at once (in between...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Good Information

Very interesting solution and thanks. My comments are:
1. Swaping the old key with circuit board into the other remote is something that I have always had in mind, but I would prefer to have a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-19-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By rcpeters
Question Remote Door Locking 92 ES300

I have not been able to re-program a remote from another ES300 but my original remote is still working even with a cracked case. (The door opening/closing routines don't do anything.) The used...
Forum: ES300 / 330 / 350 / 300h Classifieds 07-15-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By rcpeters
I got lucky and got a set on Ebay

Thanks for the offer, but just yesterday I bought the locks from one seller and the theft module from another on Ebay.
Forum: ES300 / 330 / 350 / 300h Classifieds 07-11-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By rcpeters
WTB Front Door Lock Cylinders 1992 ES300

I need to replace both front door locks (the cylinders with key) and the Theft Deterrent Module that you find under the passenger side dash. (My alarm sounds for no reason occasionally) If you...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-01-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Blank Remote Keys

I have come to the conclusion that no blank key is available for the remotes of the earlier ES300 models because the key is molded to the circuit module. They sell the 3 button remote shells with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-30-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 50,120
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Overheating Problem - Thermostat needed?

I am surprised that overheating was not listed as a common problem. I bought a 1992 ES300 with 173K miles, poorly maintained. Besides transmission noise & faulty shifting, dim headlights,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-21-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By rcpeters
Remote Key Problem: Things to check first

Although I am in the process of trying to get second remote, I have learned a few things:
1. Check the remote lock on or off switch on the dash to the right of the driver. If it is turned off, your...
Forum: Maintenance 01-13-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,122
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Counting Blinks

Yep, I know, I have done that before on an old Chevy until I bought an OBD1 scan tool. The service manual section on Engines has all of the codes and trouble shooting charts. Also, the service...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-13-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By rcpeters
Any solution for the Remote Key Issue?

I opened my remote on a 1992 ES300 and the key appears well attached to the remote circuit board. Does anyone know how to swap out a cut key for a new blank in an old remote? Web link...
Forum: General Classifieds 01-13-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,282
Posted By rcpeters
I am looking for one also, other than at the...

I am looking for one also, other than at the Lexus dealers, where can you get these blank keys that will fit into the remote?
Forum: Maintenance 01-13-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,122
Posted By rcpeters
Code Reader or wiring info for 92 ES300 Data Link

Anyone found something other than a human to count the light blinks? I have an AutoXray XP240 ODB1 scan tool with cables for GM and Chrysler but none are available that I know of for Toyota which...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-08-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By rcpeters
My recent story will be depressive. The car...

My recent story will be depressive. The car overheated on a trip with long uphill grade and it had a new radiator. The story continues: repaired heads, replaced coolant, new OEM gaskets, new hoses,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-08-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By rcpeters
Good Info - Thanks to all

Very helpful info on HID lamps. So I guess I should get 4500K bulb color for my low beam and leave the stock bulb in for the high beam. Also, I guess 35 watt is adequate. Now I need to look up the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-06-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By rcpeters
Need Brighter Lights 1992 ES300

I am restoring this ES300 and both the high and low beams are not as bright as newer cars. It is sometimes difficult to clearly distinguish objects on the city streets and I have no problem with my...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-04-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By rcpeters
Dead or Weak Battery

Yep, the same happened to me last month in my ES300. New battery and it started right up.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-04-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By rcpeters
Trunk Lock Cylinder - Used Parts Sources

I am restoring a 1992 ES300 and the trunk lock cylinder is broken. A locksmith showed me the broken part inside. As the key hole is destroyed, I don't know if the door/ignition key normally is used...
Forum: LS430 03-12-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By rcpeters
Smile I bought a Lexus SC430 on Ebay - no inspection

Maybe I am more trusting than most people, but I bought a 2002 SC430 on Ebay, buy it now, best offer, after offering $2000. less from a wholesale dealer in PA. I live in California. The auction had...
Forum: LS430 03-10-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By rcpeters
Maybe the speedo cluster was swapped out for one...

Maybe the speedo cluster was swapped out for one from a wrecked car with lesser mileage. I don't know if the VIN number and mileage is recorded by one of the car's computers. Maybe someone else...
Forum: LS430 03-10-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,030
Posted By rcpeters
Smile Do it if you are not in a hurry

A couple of years ago, I bought a 2002 SC430 near Philadelphia, registered it in DE and drove it by myself on the route you are taking except I turned west at Oklahoma City, destination west coast. ...
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