Last post on Sep 10, 2007 at 5:20 PM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330
#88 of 97 Re: Hello... new to discussion [mrnorm1]
Dec 21, 2005 (11:49 pm)
My 01 RX300 were lazy low rpm at uphill. Lexus said, RX300 produces 1600 rpm 80% torque but really sicks! Shift to 2 gear, car diving front a lot! For sporty driving. Gas pedal were weird, reaction were dame stupid! Mainly, because 4 speed automatic sucks, that's old tranmisson borrow their 90s models!
#89 of 97 Re: Hi! Everyone [is350fast]
Dec 23, 2005 (7:44 am)
First, you can add 30mm wheel spacers all around and then 17x8 wheels and wider tires. More "contact patch" and wider stance adds stability. With 2" lowering springs add even more stability.
In case you should need, the extra rear wheelwell space will allow you to safely use traction chains, on the rear first and then also at the front should the need arise.
If you really want a RWD RX300 that can be done too!
Simply trade up to a pre-04 AWD RX300 and have a technician remove the direct mechanical drive to the front. Then the front will only be driven with the VC charactoristics if/when rear wheelspin develops.
The front driveline is somewhat beefier since it normally takes the majority of the engine drive torque but the rear driveline/system should still be able to hold up for a decent period unless you're really into SUV racing.
#90 of 97 99 RX300 Brake sensor light
Dec 25, 2005 (12:53 pm)
I have a 99 RX300. The brake sensor light came on so I checked the 5 bulbs, found nothing but replaced all 5. The sensor still comes on after the brake pedal is pressed. Is the sensor bad? I don't know what elso it could be.
#91 of 97 Re: 99 RX300 Brake sensor light [bluegrasslexus]
Dec 26, 2005 (5:10 am)
I also have a 99 rx and also thought I had a wiring problem after changing the top brake light bulb and the dash light still coming on after the brake was pressed, the problem is most likely the bulb not having the correct resistance. The bulb works fine in the car and the voltage is right but the computer sees the bulb as good or bad by how much resistance it sends back to it, The problem is usually in the 3rd brake light bulb. Search this forum and you'll find threads with the same issue including my own back when i had the problem. Good luck and Happy holidays!!
#92 of 97 Re: 99 RX300 Brake sensor light [bluegrasslexus]
May 03, 2006 (6:26 am)
Have you found a way to rememdy the brake light sensor coming on. THis has happended before to me but the light was actually burned out. As weel does the RX have a redundancy system built in to disguise a burned out light? Thanks Kevin
#93 of 97 Lexus RX 300 Interior Light Activator
May 08, 2006 (5:30 am)
Hi I have a 99 RX 300.Could anyone tell me how the interior light is activated when the door is opened? I don't see a button anywhere and sometimes mine doesn't work from the driver's door only. I appreciate any responses Thanks
#94 of 97 Re: Lexus RX 300 Interior Light Activator [lexusuv]
May 08, 2006 (8:48 am)
I don't have the body manual, but I think the switch is built into the door latch mechanism.
If the problem is intermittent, you might try some clean lube (not like WD-40) in the latch first. However, since the vehicle security system is affected, if that doesn't work, it's probably cheap enough to replace it if you are handy enough to work with the door panel yourself (if your car is out of warrantee).
#95 of 97 Cost of maintenance at dealership
Nov 17, 2006 (12:30 am)
I have the opportunity to purchase a used 2006 Lexus. The vehicle only has 15,000 miles on the clock. I make it a point to have all my routine service performed at the dealer, (such as oil and filter changes and transmission fluid changes). Can someone give me an idea as to what an Oil & Filter service would cost at a Lexus dealer, before I get TOO EXCITED about this vehicle! ----- Best regards. ---- Dwayne
#96 of 97 Re: Cost of maintenance at dealership [djm2]
Nov 18, 2006 (12:06 pm)
I'm a first-time Lexus owner also, djm2, but
what I did was I purchased my maintenance stuff
for the next 4 years, 48 months in advance
because they supposedly give you a discount when you do that. I don't recall right now what a single oil change/filter, tire rotation
runs( probably close to $100). But the
prepaid maintenance that I purchased will cover
my oil/filter changes and tire rotation every
5,000 miles. Check with Lexus as to what they
charge for the regular maintenance.
#97 of 97 Replace RX300 interior bulbs in panel above rear view mirro
Sep 10, 2007 (5:20 pm)
How many bulbs are in this light unit and how do you replace them? Thanks for your help