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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-28-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By jmcraney
The condition that causes the headlights to...

The condition that causes the headlights to remain on is kind of subtle. Even if the driver's doorjamb switch is defective, as long as there is a passenger who exits the car, or the driver opens and...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-28-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By jmcraney
Sir, The "auto switch" has nothing to do with...

Sir,
The "auto switch" has nothing to do with extinguishing the headlights after the ignition is off.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-27-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By jmcraney
The most likely cause is a defective "doorjamb...

The most likely cause is a defective "doorjamb switch" on the driver's door. We have discussed that condition extensively in our forum. If you are unable to find the threads, let us know and we...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-26-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By jmcraney
I suspect that your car is connecting to another...

I suspect that your car is connecting to another phone that is in use in your house. You should clear all of the Bluetooth registrations from your car, then register the phone that you carry. The...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-22-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,812
Posted By jmcraney
Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I have said...

Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I have said that I suspect that the vortex generators at the window corners main effect, if they have any effect, keeps dirt from collecting on the taillight...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-17-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By jmcraney
The kind of answers that would be useful in...

The kind of answers that would be useful in developing a response to your concerns are:

You say, "sounds like a wind tunnel." Does that mean that the person you are talking to, from your car,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 06-09-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 57,979
Posted By jmcraney
I was hoping someone else would respond to your...

I was hoping someone else would respond to your question. I've already said too much about this.

When this problem emerged with many of the '07 LS460s and LS460Ls, Lexus was all over it. They put...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By jmcraney
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We...

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We frequently see reports like yours telling about a "failing" water pump being discovered during other services but I don't recall ever seeing a report...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
I try not to take risk in which the risk/reward...

I try not to take risk in which the risk/reward ratio does not support the risk. Insurances underwriters have deductibles that shift that ratio to be in their favor.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
I think the point you are making, perhaps...

I think the point you are making, perhaps inadvertently, is that it is a risk worth taking, in the case of the bilge pumps.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
I am not trying to be a wise guy and this is not...

I am not trying to be a wise guy and this is not sarcasm.

How many and what sort of problems do you think you would have had if you did not use a battery tender, other than extending your...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
I am not sure what comparison you are making. ...

I am not sure what comparison you are making. Unless this is a submarine you are talking about, I would think that the batteries are for starting the engines, (not running the engines) and providing...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
You guys in the "Far North" use heater blankets...

You guys in the "Far North" use heater blankets on your batteries? You have much different considerations than us folks way down here. Using a battery heater seems like a low risk approach if your...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-30-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By jmcraney
I think you have provided some very good advice. ...

I think you have provided some very good advice. Although leaving a "battery tender" connected is pretty low risk stuff, it is a risk not worth taking. New batteries are commodities and a good one...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-25-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By jmcraney
There are lots of good choices out there and I am...

There are lots of good choices out there and I am sure you will get lots of different recommendations.

I replaced my EL42s with Michelin Pilot MXM4s. The price was reasonable and the tires were...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-25-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By jmcraney
My 2007 LS460, that I bought new, came with the...

My 2007 LS460, that I bought new, came with the Turanza EL42s. I had 29K when I replaced them and I think they would have easily lasted past 35K. I was anxious for the original tires to wear out...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By jmcraney
Welcome, we are glad to have you. Well, I...

Welcome, we are glad to have you.

Well, I was going to tell you how you might fix it but now I will just have to save my stuff for someone who isn't forewarned.:p
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
Thank you for sharing your wisdom. That was my...

Thank you for sharing your wisdom. That was my experience too - the only place to get a Panasonic battery for a Lexus is in Japan. When I was looking for a Panasonic battery my quest was driven,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
I have no reason to question your opinion of...

I have no reason to question your opinion of Panasonic batteries. I live in a very large metropolitan area and I recall trying to find a replacement Panasonic battery for one my Lexus'. I was...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
Please steer us to the posts about bad...

Please steer us to the posts about bad alternators. I've followed this and other LS460 forums for about 8 years and I don't recall a single report of a bad alternator.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
Leaving the dome light on will not discharge the...

Leaving the dome light on will not discharge the car's battery.

I've used Interstate Batteries as replacements for many years without problems. The Interstate Batteries are rated near the top of...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
It is not true that these cars eat batteries. ...

It is not true that these cars eat batteries. Many of these cars have defective doorjamb switches.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By jmcraney
If the battery has failed prematurely, then it is...

If the battery has failed prematurely, then it is very unlikely related to the car. If the battery is just discharged, then the most common cause in these cars is the doorjamb switch. It is very...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-16-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By jmcraney
Seems to me that the sensor for the Auto-Dim...

Seems to me that the sensor for the Auto-Dim feature is on the front side (the windshield side) of the internal rearview mirror assembly. Check to see if you have placed something, like a toll-tag,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 04-26-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By jmcraney
Some owners have had problems understanding the...

Some owners have had problems understanding the operation of the LS460 windshield wipers when the car is new to them. I had some trouble when I first got my car. We don't see many windshield wiper...
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