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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#9481 of 9498 Front seat compatibility
Jun 14, 2012 (10:42 am)
Does anyone know if front seats from a 2008 RX330 compatible to 2000 RX300? Will it fit onto the rail mounts and are the harness connectors for power compatible, as well?
#9482 of 9498 RX 300 Antenna won't retract
Jun 30, 2012 (4:25 pm)
Hi, the power antenna on my 2002 RX 300 with 55K miles on it has quit retracting when the radio is turned off. I regularly clean and lube it.
In trying to troubleshoot it, I noticed that with the ignition on, when I turn the radio off and on I don't hear the antenna motor that can usually be heard. That lead me to think that maybe it was a fuse but I looked in the manual at the three pages identifying fuses and there is not one for the power antenna.
Any help is appreciated. Stay cool, 105 degrees here today!! Thanks.
#9483 of 9498 Re: RX 300 Antenna won't retract [irishcasey]
Jun 30, 2012 (5:02 pm)
That was a problematic feature which was discontinued on later models in favor of a fixed rooftop version. Short of leaving the antenna extended at all times, replacement of the entire power antenna unit is likely the only, and certainly pricey, solution. My 2¢.
#9484 of 9498 Door Ajar...Then....
Aug 04, 2012 (6:14 pm)
Left the door ajar while the RX sat in the garage for weeks. Recharged the battery, started, battery being charged, no problem, or so I thought.
Battery would be discharged after a day or so of just setting.
About 500 milliamp load on the battery with everything off. 200 milliamps through the ECU-B fuse and 300 milliamps through the dome light fuse.
Dome lamp driver circuit inside ECU-B, body ECU, over-heated...?
Anyone else experience this and have a fix other than body ECU replacemment...?
I expect I'll open the ECU just for a looksee....
#9485 of 9498 Re: Door Ajar...Then.... [wwest]
Aug 30, 2012 (7:29 pm)
I have the same problem in my 2005 RX330 just today. Did you ever figure it out. Same two fuses.
#9486 of 9498 Re: Door Ajar...Then.... [billh18]
Aug 31, 2012 (7:46 am)
Not yet. To may honeydoes ahead of it.....
#9488 of 9498 2003 rx300 vibration
Sep 04, 2012 (8:23 am)
at the top of first gear there is a loud vibration/ thumping sound. i have been replacing parts for weeks now and it is still there i have replaced front struts. sway bar links center support bearings (rear drive shaft)yet it remains. strange thing is if i jack up either tire on the front and leave in the air for a little bit the vibration goes away for a few miles then just when i get excited thinking i figured it out it come back. just throwing new parts at this is getting expensive. does anyone have any ideas?
#9489 of 9498 Re: 2003 rx300 vibration [kdsmm2001]
Sep 06, 2012 (6:45 am)
I have a very strong banging noise when I accelerate from First to Second gear then after that the car runs fine, the car (RX300 2002) it sounds as it is coming from the muffler that bangs on the car's body however the dealer says the muffler is fine. I wonder if this is same what you have.
Some suggested that the cause is from the Transmission fixture that holds the transmission to the car body and it must be replaced, any ideas?
#9490 of 9498 Re: My 2000 RX300 2WD [jiamin]
Dec 12, 2012 (6:44 pm)
If the transmission is running fine, you shouldn't worried about it. If you really want to protect your transmission from failure, I recommend servicing it every 30,000 miles. It is best to use Toyota Type 4 transmission fluid. This fluid is O.E. Also replace the pan gasket and filter. Of course, the pan must be free of grease, grim, dirt etc, in order to keep it running in peak condition.
You have the same theory as I do about keeping this Lexus RX 300 forever. If you want the best protection use full synthetic motor oil. I am doing it to my 2001 right now. Don't forget the oil filter. Maybe you can get beyond 300,000 miles with the care that you give this trunk.
Don't go cheap on the transmission fluid because it can cause a failure if you use anything other than Toyota Type 4 .