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Forum: RX - Third Generation Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
Three ya go: ...

Three ya go:
http://parts.autonationtoyotasouthaustin.com/lexus/rx350/8879022131/2013-year/base-trim/3-5l-v6-gas-engine/body-cat/bumper-and-components-front-scat/?part_name=temp-sensor

No need...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
Makes sense. AC will not run below 32F.

Makes sense. AC will not run below 32F.
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By vlad_a
Frivolous lawsuits have a cost for all of us, one...

Frivolous lawsuits have a cost for all of us, one way or another.
Toyota had to settle a Billion dollar lawsuit for non-affected unintended acceleration vehicles to avoid bad publicity. Guess...
Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
Usually the sensor is under the front bumper...

Usually the sensor is under the front bumper cover. Not 100% certain where it is in the RX.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-26-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
The AC should be ON all the time, especially in...

The AC should be ON all the time, especially in Auto. It is a pain to turn it off.
This must be related to your outside temp readings. Tech must have messed up the temp sensor.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-26-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By vlad_a
Does the trailer need to be enclosed? Something...

Does the trailer need to be enclosed?
Something like this (http://theusatrailerstore.com/alpha-sport-single-motorcycle-trailer/)will keep the overall weight around 2K LBS.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-26-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By vlad_a
It will be covered under warranty if you are in...

It will be covered under warranty if you are in the 6-year, 72K mile period.
If you purchased an extended warranty, it will be liable until it expires.
Anything over it is your responsibility,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-22-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By vlad_a
I do not have a tow prep package (didn't want...

I do not have a tow prep package (didn't want it!), and will not hesitate to tow. I own a mini trailer for the trips to Home Depot and such.

I would take 2,000lbs as a recommendation. The only...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-21-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,034
Posted By vlad_a
That makes sense. If your calipers have a...

That makes sense. If your calipers have a mechanical issue, all bets are off.

On of sliding pins on both original calipers in my IS300 had seized-up at the age of 10.
I had one instance when I...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-20-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By vlad_a
There's nothing different about your hybrid than...

There's nothing different about your hybrid than any other vehicle. Dealer is just full of it.
The 12V battery happens to be in the trunk. Very easy to hook up for your purpose. The trailer...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-19-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By vlad_a
This feature was created for Europeans who are...

This feature was created for Europeans who are used to less [personal] space than Americans.
The question still stands, in the land of big parking spaces and no pedestrians, is it really that...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-18-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By vlad_a
Anything is possible with the right amount of...

Anything is possible with the right amount of money and time.
Is there any particular reason you would want this feature?
Mine fold automatically, but we them to see if the RX is locked or not....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-15-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,699
Posted By vlad_a
One of these ...

One of these (http://www.flashlogic.com/search/search?vehicle_make_id=24&vehicle_year_id=2015&vehicle_model_id=599&vehicle_id=18669)ought to do the trick. :cool:
I got two sitting in the basement...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-15-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By vlad_a
It's one of those silly things that just don't...

It's one of those silly things that just don't make sense. Whatever. I do the same thing with scrolling as well.
The display area sure could use a better implementation. My STi has a vertical...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-15-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,699
Posted By vlad_a
You have to pay a subscription fee only if you...

You have to pay a subscription fee only if you want to use your smartphone to start the car. This overcomes the 30FT limitation of the key fob. Plus gives mfg a way to upsell you on services for...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-14-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By vlad_a
Cool. I've been meaning to subscribe myself to...

Cool. I've been meaning to subscribe myself to get the RX manuals, but haven't gotten to it yet. I just don't have a lot of plans for mods for it.
STi, on the other hand, will get an aftermarket...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By vlad_a
No part numbers. You can find those easy enough...

No part numbers. You can find those easy enough when you're trying to buy a unit.
But it does have a diagram of the whole car with each ECU, even connector mapped.
Took 30 seconds for me to figure...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By vlad_a
The wiring diagrams I have for my IS300 have all...

The wiring diagrams I have for my IS300 have all of ECU locations.
With all the problems you have with this rebuild, tech manuals will be of great help.
Someone here may know where it is, but this...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By vlad_a
You may want to subscribe to TIS (Toyota...

You may want to subscribe to TIS (Toyota Technical Information System) (https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/appmanager/t3/ti) for a couple days and get as many manuals as you can. It will be...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
Did you get any warranty by the body shop that...

Did you get any warranty by the body shop that did the rebuild? They probably screwed-up somewhere.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By vlad_a
Nope. :p It's that time of the year again. It...

Nope. :p It's that time of the year again. It was 64F outside yesterday and the RX was running the AC. :thumbdn:
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-13-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By vlad_a
What mileage is your RX? How far over 50K miles...

What mileage is your RX? How far over 50K miles are you? Is your Lexus salvaged or has it been in an accident?
The reason I ask is that if you are slightly past the warranty period, Lexus could...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-12-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By vlad_a
Not to my knowledge. They shoehorned this...

Not to my knowledge. They shoehorned this feature into the former intermittent wiper section.
Silly, but what do you expect from a company that did away with the AC button?
It might be possible to...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-08-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By vlad_a
There are actually 2 electric motors up front...

There are actually 2 electric motors up front working in tandem with the engine.
This demonstration will show why it is not possible:
http://eahart.com/prius/psd/
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-08-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By vlad_a
Hybrid offers more benefits than just the gas...

Hybrid offers more benefits than just the gas mileage. It is a better drivetrain that also happens to deliver a V8-like performance. Hence why it is marketed as the 450h, even though the gas engine...
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