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Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-27-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By vlad_a
Are you holding it on the second click? Also,...

Are you holding it on the second click?
Also, try turning the key in the driver door lock. Turn it twice to unlock and then hold it in the unlock position.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-26-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By vlad_a
There's a reason you only get a 4-year warranty...

There's a reason you only get a 4-year warranty with major German brands.
Lexus is the best brand for long-term ownership. My last IS300 lasted me 11.5 years before I sold it.
It was pretty light...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-24-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By vlad_a
FYI, OP is not in US. ;) I changed my RX to...

FYI, OP is not in US. ;)

I changed my RX to turn the lights off without a delay.
So, when I turn the vehicle off and open the door, headlights turn off in the AUTO mode only.
If I have...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-17-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By vlad_a
My Lexus dealer had overtightened the oil filter...

My Lexus dealer had overtightened the oil filter cap as well. When my trusty old filter removal wrench failed, I went and grabbed an over-sized gas pipe wrench. That did the trick for me. I filed...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-06-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By vlad_a
800-25-LEXUS is the corp number. You can call...

800-25-LEXUS is the corp number. You can call them and voice your concerns. They have very good customer service.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-06-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By vlad_a
The difference is night and day. I would not...

The difference is night and day.
I would not buy a vehicle without HIDs or LEDs. At least I wouldn't keep it for long.
The HIDs in our RX are top notch.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-06-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By vlad_a
When you turn the car on, do the beams move up...

When you turn the car on, do the beams move up and down? HIDs and LEDs are self-leveling and will initialize upon startup, meanwhile halogens are not.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-03-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,213
Posted By vlad_a
I'm referring more to the ride quality than...

I'm referring more to the ride quality than cosmetics. There had been numerous complaints about rear suspension of the 350, meanwhile 450h is just perfect, most likely due to more weight in the back...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-02-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By vlad_a
Snow mode is relevant because the rears will get...

Snow mode is relevant because the rears will get more priority in the h.
Just put it in drive and go. I find electric torque to be better for going through the snow as it doesn't have the same...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-27-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By vlad_a
If you are shopping for a new vehicle, check out...

If you are shopping for a new vehicle, check out Edmunds.com
I used their information to get the RX as close to the invoice price as possible.
The STi I bought recently was dead-on invoice.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-26-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,213
Posted By vlad_a
You don't count, LOL. 2 digits on your model...

You don't count, LOL. 2 digits on your model don't match the one OP has. :p
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-25-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By vlad_a
I stay away from quick-oil-change places. Too...

I stay away from quick-oil-change places. Too many cars have fallen victim to unqualified personnel that works in such joints.
As already stated, go to the Toyota dealer. No free coffee, but half...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-25-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By vlad_a
I did. Didn't want a towing prep package. Just...

I did. Didn't want a towing prep package. Just another item for the dealer to make money on.
I was not going to pay for a heavy duty alternator in a vehicle that has no alternator. :uh:

Got the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-24-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By vlad_a
The purpose of this request is not to defeat the...

The purpose of this request is not to defeat the seatbelt system, but to disable the chime.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-24-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By vlad_a
Paging Carista...

Paging Carista (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/members/233906-carista.html). Carista, isle 1!

Got no grief from my dealer. No questions asked. Same happened to a Toyota we had before.
The...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-23-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By vlad_a
Or just enter the VIN here: ...

Or just enter the VIN here:
http://www.decodethis.com/
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-20-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By vlad_a
Woody, I'm glad you like my reasoning and a bit...

Woody, I'm glad you like my reasoning and a bit of technical knowledge of Toyota's hybrid implementation. :thumbup:
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By vlad_a
I am not sure what computer diagnostics have to...

I am not sure what computer diagnostics have to do with a radiator, water pump, timing belt and control arms. :uh:

Now, it is entirely plausible to use a computer to calculate exactly how much and...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By vlad_a
I got the e-mail just now. SewellParts is...

I got the e-mail just now. SewellParts is closing permanently.
The alternative is to fill out a parts request form at http://www.sewell.com/OrderParts
They will open more stores in 2016, so...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By vlad_a
Just keep in mind, [most] dealers have an...

Just keep in mind, [most] dealers have an interest when you have this set of mind. ;)
They get you on both fronts, first the labor labor and parts charges and second when you trade-in your car.

I...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By vlad_a
Radiator may rust through due to salt deposits. ...

Radiator may rust through due to salt deposits.
You are only 15K away from the timing belt job and the water pump.
Control arms (bushings) typically last about 75K miles. I replaced those on my...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By vlad_a
Two reasons. First - it is not fair to...

Two reasons.
First - it is not fair to compare the two. The RX will keep the beam length consistent while Mustang will not.
Second - you must be aware of the self-leveling feature if you are...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-19-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By vlad_a
Does the Mustang have self-leveling, though?

Does the Mustang have self-leveling, though?
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-19-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By vlad_a
Technically, the battery is never fully charged...

Technically, the battery is never fully charged or discharged. For longevity reasons, the battery is shallow-cycled. The actual working range may be somewhere between 38% and 82% (Gen II Prius). ...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-19-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By vlad_a
Technically speaking, forward is electric as...

Technically speaking, forward is electric as well. The only difference, if the ICE kicks in, MG1 has to work harder to compensate for the rotation of the ICE, making MG2 rotate in the opposite...
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