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Lexus SC 430, Convertible
#1181 of 1200 Adding phone numbers to phonebook
Sep 19, 2008 (6:04 am)
I have a 2007 SC430 with navigation. I can't transfer my phone book from my cell phone because my phone is too old. Is there a way I can manually add numbers to the phone book? thanks!
#1182 of 1200 sc430 radio quit working
Sep 20, 2008 (12:26 pm)
Both fuses checked out fine but the radio still doesnt work. Any thoughts would be helpful.
#1183 of 1200 Change cabin filter 2002 SC430
Oct 14, 2008 (8:18 pm)
Does anyone know how to change the cabin filter on a 2002 SC430? I know it's behind the glove box; I just don't know how to get to it. There are two twist knobs, one on each side of the inside of the glove box. They only turn about 1/4 turn, but nothing happens.
#1184 of 1200 Re: Change cabin filter 2002 SC430 [eljuez]
Dec 19, 2008 (9:23 pm)
To change cabin flter, turn the knobs 1/4 turn in the glove compartment in the direction opposite to a "click" position. Then pull both knobs out if you have strong fingers.
I actually found it difficult to pull them out so I pushed the glove compartment walls one at a time for the pins to slip out of their grooves without any problems.
After you get the glove compartment door fully open, use a flashlight to look at the filter door and push it up as the arrow on it shows to open. Pull out the cabin filter, taking care not to spill any leaves etc. off the filter top. Replace and close back in reverse order.
#1185 of 1200 Re: Change cabin filter 2002 SC430 [tmakogon]
Dec 20, 2008 (7:27 am)
Taras: Thanks for your reply. Actually, I finally figured out that the instructions that came with the filter were wrong. You are correct about needing strong fingers. Once you get the knobs to come loose, it's a breeze. Thanks again. eljuez
#1186 of 1200 Re: Long trips in the SC [pathdoc]
Jan 13, 2009 (1:06 pm)
Actually, I went on a 370 mile roundtrip recently, and still had 5 gallons remaining in the tank when I returned. The ride was very comfortable.
To see if SC would be good for grand touring, I checked how much luggage would fit in with the top up. I got a standard set of three suitcases (large, medium and small) fit in the trunk. The middle one goes in first to the bottom with the floormat removed, then the large and the small one. Here's a link to the photo:
Yes, the cover does close.
#1187 of 1200 buying sc430 help
Jun 01, 2009 (4:53 am)
I am looking at buying an sc430 with 70,000 miles. It has been dealer service and has all records. Excellent condition. He is asking 18000.00 for the car and is not real flexible. The car runs great and looks great the positive is all the records are there and I talked to the Lexus dealer who knew this owner and said he took great care of the car. Is it worth the money. This will be for my wife who only drives about 4000 miles per year. Thanks jimbo
#1188 of 1200 Re: buying sc430 help [jimbo409]
Jun 07, 2009 (6:06 am)
My wife loves this model car. She had a 2006 SC that we bought new and when Lexus came out with a hardtop convertible IS, I took her to the Lexus dealer to try to interest her in that car - since it has an actual backseat. Well, as luck would have it, sitting next to the IS I was attempting to interest her in, sat a 2009 Pebble Beach SC430 (sigh), we drove the '09 PB home that evening. Bottom line, women love this car. Ours have never needed ANYTHING but normal service. I would be concerned with potential repairs on older cars. All mechanical things break and wear out, even if they are made of Lexonium . The SC430 is a complicated car and there are lots of opportunities for things to malfunction. If you go into this understanding that repair bills (if needed) will be high, and it's quite likely that only your Lexus dealer can do the work, then your wife will enjoy the car immensely.
#1189 of 1200 the inside of my car stinks and smells like castor oil
Jun 20, 2009 (9:53 am)
Every time we use the air con or fan to get air, or even heat, my car smelled like rotten eggs. When I brought this to the dealer they said, oh yeah thats a problem with the water from the air con drips into a tank, forms mold and then it smells bad. We've seen it a lot. So they put some mist stuff in and cleaned the filters. Now the air coming out of the vents smells like castor oil. The dealer now says oh we've never seen this before well do a Mist treatment one more time but its your problem not ours.
I think its a design flaw. Anyone else else have this problem or a solution. Thanks