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Lexus RX 330
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#1827 of 1867 Re: Check Engine and VSC Lights On, why???? [lexus330vroom]
Jan 05, 2012 (8:01 pm)
Check Engine and VSC solutions
After multiply research, I found the problem with CEL and VSC lights. Lexus RX330 consists of 5 Oxygen Sensors. Most likely 80% of the time it's the sensors that connect before the Catalyst converter and After (2 sensors) I think Bank 1 and Bank2.
Costs for these sensor is roughly $150 each, however, you will need the car to be lifted neck high to reach it. Once, these sensor are replaced, you can erase the code or disconnect the negative battery. It's will reset and problem solved.
#1829 of 1867 Electrical Problem: VSC light on, remote key doesn't lock/unlock etc.
Jan 30, 2012 (7:33 am)
VSC light on, remote key doesn't lock/unlock etc.
Clock and gas mileage rest each time after restarting, power window auto does not function, power back door only functions when the engine is working, power telescopic steering does not move while removing the key, Home link does not work.
All these items working separately and it seems that all are symptoms of one problem. my guess is a blown fuse or problem with ECU programing
This happened after I did a crazy job! I was trying to instal a hook on the plastic wall of the trunk and I drived my screw right into a bundle wires. It has definitely caused a short circuit. I opened the plastic panels and isolated all wires again but the problem didn't solve.
Any advice/solution is appreciated
Feb 10, 2012 (3:43 pm)
2005 RX330, 75,000 miles
There is a "clunking" noise coming from underneath the rear of the vehicle whenever it passes over a bump or other discontinuity in the road like a gutter or driveway entrance. I have removed all of the tools and other items stored under the deck but the noise continues. I have lowered the spare tire and then cranked it back up tight agains two foam rubber pads between the tire and the underside of the vehicle - noise continues. A recent visit to a Toyota dealer (no Lexus dealer within 150 miles) did not find the source of the noise. The mechanic suggested that I schedule a longer visit so that he could use "clamp-on" microphones to try and isolate the noise. Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be something internal to a strut? i don't know anywhere else to look.
#1831 of 1867 Re: Electrical Problem: VSC light on, remote key doesn't lock/unlock etc. [rvalaman]
Feb 10, 2012 (5:21 pm)
We have a 2004 AWD with 76k miles that has been doing the same thing for a long tome. The only time it makes the noise, is when drivong up our driveway. It does not make the noise any other time over any toad bump. My guess is that there is somthing in the rear struts or its mounts that when compressed makes that noise.
I am sure the dealer would say we need rear struts.
#1832 of 1867 2004 Lexus RX330.. Second defective RH headlight with condensation
Mar 31, 2012 (5:12 pm)
When we bought our 2004 RX330 in Nov 2008, it had condensation in RH headlight. The RX was outside the warranty, but Lexus replaced the headlight and I paid $500 toward the cost. It seemed fair to me and I was satisfied with their help.
I thought we were done with defective $1600 headlight. The same side headlight started having the same issue. I am very ticked off that I keep having defective headlights.
If the headlight cost $200-300, I would have replaced it myself and won't be complaining. I know the bumper facia needs to come off and it is involved, but at $1600, you think they figured how to fix the crappy seal after the first batch of these showed up defective.
Has anyone had any luck to force Lexus to replace the second defective headlight?
#1833 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330.. Second defective RH headlight with condensation [jodar96]
Apr 01, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Had the same issue when I bought mine in 05. Went thru two sets of lights and they refused to acknowledge that they had a systemic problem and did nothing further. Solved the problem by placing a bead of clear silicone sealer along the top edge f the intersection of the light and the light housing. No leak over the past three years now.
try it bunt wait until condensation has dried out you may also want to use a hie blower over the top of the light lenses/housing intersection to accelerate the drying process. Then apply the bead. Goioid luck.
#1834 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330.. Second defective RH headlight with condensation [rvm1]
Apr 02, 2012 (8:18 pm)
Thank you for your suggestion. I will remove the high beam bulb and let the car sit in the drive way on a sunny warm day and try your fix.
#1835 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330.. Second defective RH headlight with condensation [jodar96]
Apr 03, 2012 (5:29 am)
No No -- you misunderstood.
You do not have to remove the bulb. What I meant was that you should lay a bead along the top of the light housing and the frame of the fender were the housing attaches to the frame. The leak is there at the intersection of the light housing and the frame and it seeps into the inside of the housing thus causing the condensation. You do not have to unscrew or unbolt anything.
#1836 of 1867 Re: 2004 Lexus RX330.. Second defective RH headlight with condensation [rvm1]
Apr 03, 2012 (7:29 pm)
Thanks for your quick reply to help out. I understood your suggested fix.
The reason I mentioned taking the high beam bulb out, was to speed up the drying process of interioir of headlight assembly. Unless, I drive to high heat Arizona, it will take forever for it to dry in Indiana. When I tried the air dryer on the last headlight, it yellowed the interior.