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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#5043 of 8465 owners manual ,shop manual and additional remote for 2000 lexus ls400
Nov 21, 2003 (7:55 pm)
I just bought a 2000 Lexus ls 400 and I need an owners manual,a remote for the doors and,if possible,a service/shop manual.Car is equipped with the touch screen navigation system and I am trying to figure out how it all works.I do not intend to work on the car myself,but want to familiarize myself with where things are located on the car...So far,love the car.Had a 1995 Cadillac before buying this car,and it is a world of difference...
Any helpful or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I am on Long Island in NY ,and would also appreciate any comments on dealers in the area...Thanks.
Nov 21, 2003 (8:48 pm)
I own a '99 which is pretty much same as yours. An owner's manual can be obtained form the dealership or buy one from ebay for $10 or so. Operating the touch screen Nav is real easy. Just fiddle around with it. If you have any specific question(s), I'm sure there'll be plenty of help out here for you.
Congrats on the purchase.
Nov 21, 2003 (8:53 pm)
What is the space for instead of an ash tray? How to remove it for 2004 LS, Thanks in advance. swiftm
#5046 of 8465 free owners manual
Nov 22, 2003 (4:52 am)
Just call 800-usa-lexus and they mail you an owners manual...I just did this for my 2000 LX.
#5047 of 8465 EuroSport
Nov 22, 2003 (10:15 am)
Ready to go with the 04 LS, BUT while I think the EuroSport is for me, the dealer (Catena) has none available to test drive. Has no idea when there will be one to test drive.
I've been driving the 98 GS400 for 5 years and hope the EuroSport LS would give me the firmness I like with less harshness over the broken streets and railroad crossings. Test drove the standard LS and I could be happy with it, but it seems crazy to decide without testing the EuroSport with which I might be happier.
Please, somemore input from those of you who own or have driven the 04 EuroSport knowing where I'm coming from. Seems to be a lot of tests and opinion on the 03 and earlier, but the 18 inch wheels and the lower profile tires may change all that.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
#5048 of 8465 EuroSport....Puzzling.
Nov 22, 2003 (12:00 pm)
I would think EuroSport would basically be a suspension tuning for the high speeds allowed there. Lack of "softness" in steering and handling, quick and responsive manuerverablity, at 80MPH and above.
Speeds not generally achieveable in the US.
It seems to me that the result of having EuroSport suspensions available in the US would result in most of the punishment (harsher ride)without any of the joy.
Might it be better to have the air suspension and set it on "hard(??)" if and when you want responsiveness?
#5049 of 8465 Lehigh Lexus
Nov 22, 2003 (3:02 pm)
Can you put 18" wheels on any new LS or is it limited to the sport suspension models. Also are the GX470's with camera coming over in December?
#5050 of 8465 flint350 -- thanks
Nov 23, 2003 (2:35 pm)
Just wanted to add my thanks to you for posting the instructions on how to change the Nav DVD in the LS430. It gave me the courage to order the DVD from lexus-parts.com and install it myself.
For those who may have missed it, it was Message 4769.
#5051 of 8465 Wheel Locks on 2000 Lexus LS400
Nov 23, 2003 (5:37 pm)
I recently bought the above car and would like to get some opinions on the keys for the wheel locks,as the dealer did not have them to give me when I picked up the car.Most wheel locks are made by McGard,but since I dont have a key for the present locks,what is the best procedure to get the current locks off?Car is the Platinum edition with the special Lexus wheels.Ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
As an aside,I used to be a loyal Cadillac owner,but got worn out with the unreliability of the brand.I felt as if I was in an abusive relationship with an inanimate object....that damned Cadillac...!!After driving the Lexus for a few days,I wont be going back to Cadillac...ever again .
Nov 23, 2003 (6:30 pm)
I don't know if this applies to you but on the new models the wheel lock key is located on the lug wrench next to the spare tire. Check that out.