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Old 03-16-16, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Auto-Tilt Steering Wheel for entry/exit

Does anyone know how to turn this off? I managed to turn off the driver's side auto-slider but can't figure out how to turn off the steering wheel portion.

I'm not a big fan of the entry/exit assist. I kind of feel that all that movement will wear out the motor over time. Perhaps I'm just being paranoid.
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Old 03-17-16, 05:26 AM   #2
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I did not like the feature also due to my long legs. Didn't like the steering not only moving away from the seat but down. It is one of those personal settings that can only be done at the dealer. Another setting that can only be done by dealer is changing the key fob to when you hold down the unlock button for three seconds all the windows roll down. Another I had changed is the blinker lane change going from three blinks to five or seven. I thought the default of three was to short. My wife's RX450h I was able to change myself in the settings.
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Didn't like the steering not only moving away from the seat but down.
Confused by this statement. My wheel moves away and up. My seat doesn't move, because it's already all the way back.

To the OP. I wouldn't worry about the motor wearing out, due to this. It's been around a long time and I haven't heard of any issues regarding that.
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Confused by this statement. My wheel moves away and up. My seat doesn't move, because it's already all the way back.

To the OP. I wouldn't worry about the motor wearing out, due to this. It's been around a long time and I haven't heard of any issues regarding that.
On my 2013 ES when I turned off the engine the steering wheel would move toward the dash and by doing so would also lower my about three inches. This made it tough for me to get my long legs out of the drivers seat.
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Old 03-17-16, 07:54 AM   #5
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On my 2013 ES when I turned off the engine the steering wheel would move toward the dash and by doing so would also lower my about three inches. This made it tough for me to get my long legs out of the drivers seat.
On both of my ES the steering wheel retracts (goes in towards the dash)) and goes up out of the way when I turn the vehicle off. All of the Lexus vehicles we have owned over the years did the same. I do not believe your wheel should go in and down, perhaps you should have it looked at.
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I do have the CARISTA app which allows you to make all of the dealer adjustments through your smart phone. You will need the OBDII donkey for $30 and pay $20 to register to app to make the changes. Total one time expense of $50.

Here's the list for all of the customizable options. Unfortunately, the steering-wheel changes is not an option. I guess you can't turn it off.

Doors / Windows / Remote

Blink turn signals when locking/unlocking with remote
*YES* / NO

Beep when locking/unlocking with remote
*YES* / NO

Volume of beep when locking/unocking with remote
OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / *5* / 6 / MAX

Beep when opening/closing windows with remote
*YES* / NO

Warn when door can't be locked with remote because it's open
*YES* / NO

Warn when a window is still open when locking doors
*YES* / NO

Warn when sunroof is still open when locking doors
*YES* / NO

Panic function on remote
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Open trunk lid with remote
SINGLE CLICK / DOUBLE CLICK / *LONG PRESS* / VERY LONG PRESS / DISABLED

Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door
*YES* / NO

Re-lock doors automatically if you unlock, but don't open a door withinů
30 SECONDS / *60 SECONDS* / 120 SECONDS

Unlock doors via remote
*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Unlock doors via physical key
*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Unlock doors via smart key (door handle button)
*DRIVER'S DOOR ON 1ST PRESS, ALL ON 2ND* / ALL DOORS ON 1ST PRESS

Auto-lock doors when moving
ON / *OFF*

Lock doors when shifting into gear
*ON* / OFF

Unlock doors when shifting into park (P)
*ON* / OFF

Unlock all doors when driver's door is opened
ON / *OFF*

After locking with smart key, allow re-opening withinů
0.5 SECONDS / 1.5 SECONDS / *2.5 SECONDS* / 5 SECONDS

Smart key location to start car
FRONT SEATS / *ANYWHERE IN VEHICLE*

Unlock trunk when smart key in range
*YES* / NO

Open windows and sunroof by holding key in door lock
*ON* / OFF

Close windows and sunroof by holding key in door lock
*ON* / OFF

Open windows and sunroof via long-press on remote
*ON* / OFF

Auto fold side-view mirrors (req. power folding mirrors)
WITH IGNITION / *WITH DOOR LOCKS* / DISABLED

Lower passenger-side mirror when in reverse gear (req. memory seats)
DEFAULT / *USER-SPECIFIED*



Instruments / Display / Dings

Engine start indicator
*ON* / OFF

Display odometer after ignition is turned off forů
30 SECONDS / 1 MINUTE / *10 MINUTES* / OFF

Ding when headlights are left on
*YES* / NO

Seat belt warning ding (driver)
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Seat belt warning ding (front passenger)
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Turn signal click volume
LOW / *MEDIUM* / HIGH

Lane-change turn signal auto-flasher count
OFF / *3 FLASHES* / 5 FLASHES / 7 FLASHES

Remote low battery warning
*ON* / OFF



Lights

Daytime running lights
*ON* / OFF

Coming-home lights duration
*OFF* / 30 SECONDS / 60 SECONDS / 90 SECONDS

Auto headlights activation threshold
DARKEST / DARKER / NORMAL / *LIGHTER* / LIGHTEST

Turn on marker lights when vehicle is unlocked via remote
*ON* / OFF

Instrument lights dimming sensitivity
DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST

Instrument lights restoring sensitivity
DARKEST / DARKER / *NORMAL* / LIGHTER / LIGHTEST

Dim interior lights afterů
7 SECONDS / 15 SECONDS / *30 SECONDS*

Turn on interior lights when you shut off engine
*YES* / NO

Turn on interior lights when you unlock doors
*YES* / NO

Turn on interior lights when smart key in range
*YES* / NO

Interior footlight (bright when doors open, dim when driving)
*YES* / NO

Turn on interior door-handle & center console lights dimly (flood lights) when ignition is on and shifter is not in park (P)
*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when smart key in range
*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) when doors unlocked via remote
*YES* / NO

Turn on exterior footlight (on side mirror) forů
OFF / 7 SECONDS / 15 SECONDS / *30 SECONDS*

Interior lights linked to footlight
*YES* / NO

Interior light control
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Exterior light control
*ENABLED* / DISABLED



Heater & A/C

Temperature dial calibration
-2░C / -1░C / *NORMAL* / +1░C / +2░C

Ambient temperature calibration
-3░C / -2░C / -1░C / *NORMAL* / +1░C / +2░C / +3░C

A/C ECO mode
*ENABLED* / DISABLED

Auto-increase blower speed when front defroster is on
*YES* / NO

Auto-turn on A/C when AUTO button pressed (if needed)
YES / *NO*

Deactivate front defroster when AUTO button pressed
*YES* / NO

Fan speed reaches its targetů
SLOWLY / *NORMALLY* / FAST



Other

Roll down rear shade when in reverse gear
*YES* / NO

Delay for rolling down rear shade when in reverse gear
IMMEDIATE / *0.7 SECONDS* / 0.9 SECONDS / 1.2 SECONDS

Slide driver's seat back for easy exit
*OFF* / SHORT / STANDARD


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Old 05-09-16, 05:48 PM   #7
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You can turn off easy exit in settings, BUT its STANDARD for the steering wheel to retract, no matter what..

To keep the wheel from retracting there is a "dealer only" setting (2016) I believe its option #31 Tilt Away of Steering Wheel.. Currently its set for STANDARD, which retracts the steering wheel.
Dealer can turn OFF, and your steering wheel will remain in its position.

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Old 05-10-16, 03:24 PM   #8
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I think azipod is referring to when the steering wheel retracts, it tilts up, then goes back. But the going back is toward the dash in a slight downward motion. So I think he means that fully retracted is "down and close" to the dash and gets in the way of his legs. You can adjust the distance the drivers seat moves back, but I'm not aware of a way to affect the steering wheel movement.
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