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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-31-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By takeshi74
That sounds like normal operation. Not sure why...

That sounds like normal operation. Not sure why it would have changed for you. See pages 36 & 37 from the 2006 RX 400h manual:
http://drivers.lexus.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM48651U/pdf/1-1.pdf
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-24-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By takeshi74
It's very handy down here -- especially at this...

It's very handy down here -- especially at this time of the year. The feature didn't allow them to break in. They would have gotten in with or without all down.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-12-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By takeshi74
All depends one the specific condition of the...

All depends one the specific condition of the vehicle. You can use generation, year and miles as a starting point but the final decision needs to be based on a proper inspection. An inspection can...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-07-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By takeshi74
This. See also page 294. ...

This. See also page 294.
http://drivers.lexus.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM48761U/pdf/sec_03_06.pdf
As stated above, the "knobs" are on both sides.

If it's opening at other times then there's...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-25-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By takeshi74
Be careful assuming that they're warped. That's...

Be careful assuming that they're warped. That's a common diagnosis but it's not usually the problem. Make sure you're correctly addressing whatever the issue is in your case. If it's not heat...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-22-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 152,647
Posted By takeshi74
There are vendors out there with less bulky flip...

There are vendors out there with less bulky flip key options than 1010key. No experience with any of these so buyer beware. Just pointing out options.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-08-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By takeshi74
The dash isn't leather. Get Lexus to replace it....

The dash isn't leather. Get Lexus to replace it. See:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/767253-melting-dash-or-door-panels-on-your-rx-no-problem-lexus-is-replacing-it.html
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-28-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By takeshi74
Generally speaking, highway miles are preferable....

Generally speaking, highway miles are preferable. That said, miles aren't anywhere near as important as the care and maintenance of the vehicle.


Your call to make. Status doesn't come from a...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-27-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By takeshi74
I know it's not us. We're just over 51K.

I know it's not us. We're just over 51K.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-14-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By takeshi74
Neither of these things justifies a price...

Neither of these things justifies a price reduction.


From the other site:



Should be the same but here's the one for the 400h:
http://www.lexus.com/pdf/service/RX400h_LPS.pdf
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-12-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By takeshi74
There shouldn't be such a noise even on...

There shouldn't be such a noise even on crossovers (these are not SUV's).
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-04-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By takeshi74
I prefer PIAA as well but there are plenty of...

I prefer PIAA as well but there are plenty of good options out there.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-24-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By takeshi74
No telling. Previous owner may have perceived a...

No telling. Previous owner may have perceived a benefit to the aftermarket wipers for various reasons or could have been unaware that the OEM's had refills. Your dealership may have not had the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-23-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By takeshi74
FYI: ...

FYI:
http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/content/us/en/products/power-solutions/battery-brands.html
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-23-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By takeshi74
Should be secure. Mine doesn't move. I didn't...

Should be secure. Mine doesn't move. I didn't even know it was removable.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-17-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By takeshi74
What people are paying is a matter of supply and...

What people are paying is a matter of supply and demand so don't assume that lower pricing = problems.

We haven't had any trouble with our 2008 RX 400h aside from a leaky steering rack and...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-13-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By takeshi74
Nope. Bluetooth is for phone calls only on 2008...

Nope. Bluetooth is for phone calls only on 2008 models. You'd need an aftermarket interface if you want bluetooth audio with the factory audio system.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-13-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By takeshi74
2 is probably due to pad material transfer and/or...

2 is probably due to pad material transfer and/or brake rotor run out and isn't a quality issue. It can happen with a number of vehicles.

It's really your call to make if you find these issues...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-13-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,727
Posted By takeshi74
There are a number of companies that make...

There are a number of companies that make aftermarket interfaces for factory audio systems and some of them include bluetooth audio streaming. USA Spec is just one example. I can't list every...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-08-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By takeshi74
As other have said a Lexus is basically a Toyota....

As other have said a Lexus is basically a Toyota.


If that's the case then the stuff you work on can definitely be reasonable. Just don't rely on a Lexus dealership for parts and use the other...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-29-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By takeshi74
You always have to be careful attempting to...

You always have to be careful attempting to assess failure rates using forum posts. The nature of forums presents a very skewed take regardless of the topic at hand.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-24-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By takeshi74
How are the tires wearing? Is the wear even? At...

How are the tires wearing? Is the wear even? At what tread depth are you considering them worn out?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-24-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By takeshi74
Your call to make. I usually seem to like...

Your call to make. I usually seem to like Michelin but I didn't care for the OE tires so I didn't use them as a benchmark. I have no experience with the tires in your OP. We had the originals and...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-20-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By takeshi74
IMO an inspection is always worth it on any used...

IMO an inspection is always worth it on any used vehicle. I can't tell you if that particular dealer is good or not at inspecting or if inspections are worth it to you. The quality of the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-02-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By takeshi74
You can't compare sports car (summer) tires with...

You can't compare sports car (summer) tires with all seasons for vehicles like the RX. I'm lucky to get 20K on any tire with either of our sports cars. The rubber on summer tires wears faster and...
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