Last post on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM
You are in the Lexus ES
What is this discussion about?
Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 330, Sedan
#4968 of 5443 Re: xm radio [toyotabob]
Aug 09, 2005 (10:53 am)
I had the same concern about the SAT radio antenna when we purchased our 2005 ES330 with Nav system in April, 2005. That is one of the main reasons we did not purchase SAT radio. We thought the antenna location was unacceptable.
I wondered why many other manufacturers mount the SAT antenna at the rear of the middle of the car roof, but on the ES 330 Lexus does not. But then I read somewhere in the Lexus owner's manual (or in the Nav tutorial) that the GPS antenna is mounted just below the package shelf in front of the rear window. I don't know for sure where the FM/AM antenna is located.
I am not a wireless techie, but I suspect the SAT antenna is not mounted on the rear roof because the antennas would interfere with each other.
#4969 of 5443 ES 330 styling changes
Aug 09, 2005 (9:34 pm)
Has anyone heard when the ES 330 will undergo a change in body style? Photos, etc.
#4970 of 5443 Re: ES300/330 - Rattling Noise [toydriver]
Aug 10, 2005 (1:57 pm)
thanks, dealer fixed the problem. they said that there were screws loose...thats the second time the dealer fixed a "screw loose" problem. once for my drivers side seat, now the window. they said maybe when they tinted the window, it wasnt secured properly.
#4971 of 5443 ES330 Stalling
Aug 10, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I'm not sure what might be the problem, but the car had stalled twice (once at 300 and the other at 1K miles) when I changed gears from reverse to drive. The dealership hasn't figured it out, but the car drives fine otherwise. Any thoughts? Also, my car has adjustable pedals, do you think that may have something to do with it?
#4972 of 5443 Re: ES 330 styling changes [popeye7]
Aug 11, 2005 (12:46 pm)
There is a 2007 Lexus ES forum. It is expected the 2007 Lexus ES will appear by the middle of 2006.
Aug 11, 2005 (2:07 pm)
The key to my 2002 ES300 just broke. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to replace it? It is one of my two "electric" keys. The plastic part broke off from the metal key part. My other "electric" key still works. So does my valet key. Can I just call the dealer and get a replacement electric key; or does the "ecm" in my car need to be "reflashed" or replaced, too? Thanks.
#4974 of 5443 Re: ES 330 styling changes [maxhonda99]
Aug 12, 2005 (5:15 am)
Where is the 2007 Lexus ES forum? Thanks.
#4975 of 5443 Re: ES 330 styling changes [petl]
Aug 12, 2005 (9:51 am)
It is in Future Vehicles, or just put "2007 lexus es" in the Search Forums at the lower left.
#4976 of 5443 Sound when start driving
Aug 13, 2005 (3:03 am)
Do any one here a " Barqq" Sound, like something got slamed ... closed when you strart driving, with the AC on or off. My Lexus give this sound when I put it to "D" and start moving. it happens like 15 feet from the point of start.
#4977 of 5443 Re: broken key [alston28]
Aug 13, 2005 (8:45 am)
I know about this, because I just bought a used ES with only a valet key, and I can not get a master key!
You, however, do not need to get your Engine Control Module reflashed or replaced, because you can get another key made and use the other master key you still have to program the new key. Do not delay. If your second master key is broken, lost or stolen, then unfortunately it will cost $1,500 to replace the ECM and get new master keys at a Lexus dealer. That is no joke.
Even considering that you still have one master key, the price to get a second is going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $187 from Lexus! Again, no joke.
There is an alternative. Using your VIN, many locksmiths can get the key code and laser cut you a master key. Then you can program it yourself using the following instructions:
To duplicate a key:
1. Simultaneously depress and release brake and accelerator pedals 1 time.
2. Insert existing master key into ignition.(DO NOT TURN)
3. Within 15 seconds depress and release accelerator pedal 5 times, (not too rapidly).
4. Within 20 seconds depress and release the brake pedal 6 times and remove key.
5. Within 10 seconds insert new key into ignition.
6. Within 10 seconds depress and release the accelerator pedal 1 time. At this time the security light starts blinking.
7. After 45 to 60 seconds new key is registered and security light goes off (stops blinking).
8. Remove new key and try starting the car.
When Lexus dealers or locksmiths mention "programming" a key, they make it sound like a PHD in engineering is needed to complete the arduous task. Wrong, anybody can quickly do it if they have the information.