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Lexus RX 400h Accessories and Modifications

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
edited March 12 in Lexus
Talk about RX 400h accessories here!

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  • chtimi59chtimi59 Posts: 3
    Could anybody tell me what brand of windshield sunshade fits the RX 400h the best ? Thanks in advance.
    :shades:
  • dmbfloridadmbflorida Posts: 38
    Where might I buy discounted accessories for the RX 400h such as front and rear floor mats? I prefer carpet not rubber mats.
    I need all contact info and estimated pricing. thanks.
  • maxhonda99maxhonda99 Posts: 1,289
    check out www.irontoad.com

    they sell OEM lexus accessories for much lower prices than the dealer.

    Also check out ebay.com
  • anabatanabat Posts: 3
    Dealer tells me that the car is out of the factory and on the dock or on the boat.

    I have the temp. VIN and would like to track it if possible.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Neil
  • maxhonda99maxhonda99 Posts: 1,289
    The only way you can track your vehicle is thru your dealer. That means you basically gotta believe what they tell you.
  • maxamigomaxamigo Posts: 72
    Lookng at rubber mats at autopart stores, I said the same thing until I ventured to buy Lexus rubber mats. They are made of far softer plastic. I am very pleased with them (on my 330).

    Stilll waiting for my 400h delivery. Dealer told me it's at the port... for over a week now.
  • I installed the Waag rear bumper guard on my 400h, and it fits, if you cut a slot in a plastic cover on the left underside of the car. The cover is removable, and I think it's function is actually more to fill a void for aerodynamic puposes than to cover anything. I just cut a slot with a hacksaw blade.

    I know that the Waag big brush guard won't fit, but wonder if the smaller frontrunner does. It is a more involved installation, involving the removal of the front facia and bumper. Waag doesn't know if it will fit, anyone heard of a front bumper guard, Waag or any other, that fits?
  • lexrexbluelexrexblue Posts: 38
    Anyone purchase and have the cargo net installed? I'm contemplating getting it. I loved it in my old RX and the little bins don't always fit my needs. With the extra carpet in the back they are awkward to leave open.
  • 400h4me400h4me Posts: 4
    You are lucky if you get a tracking number! I have been on a waiting list at my Lexus dealer since March 2004. We started out on a list at number 26 and now have moved up to number 6. The dealer thinks it my be sometime in August before we see the car we ordered so long ago. I find it very disappointing to hear about dealers having cars just waiting for someone to come in a buy without having to wait. It's funny that there are so many extra cars to be sold in other states and you can't find or even see one in California!!!! :mad:
  • 400h4me400h4me Posts: 4
    Does anyone know what blue tooth cell phones work best with the Lexus 400h? I know the web site Lexus recommends has only one service provider listed and if you know what phone works best it could help with my decision on picking the service provider. :confuse:
  • horns1976horns1976 Posts: 56
    Dylan...did Waag tell you that the "big brush guard" won't fit?? My brother wants to put the WAAG center guard on his 400h.
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,853
    My brother wants to put the WAAG center guard on his 400h

    Why? Lexus says not to take the 400h off the road.
  • horns1976horns1976 Posts: 56
    I called WAAG. The center guard, P/N 12965, will not fit on the 400h. "Too many changes to accomodate the hybrid system" per WAAG.
    No plans to off-road...strictly for looks.
  • oiseauxnooiseauxno Posts: 4
    We were ecstatic to learn, while we were still on a 400h waiting list, that Lexus had partnered with the XM satellite people. We had been using an XM radio in another car and were expecting to transfer it over or, better still, find that the car came with it already hard-wired. Of course neither was the case. The dealer here in N.O. first said they could install it, then that they couldn't. I called some Lexus 800 number, and the Customer Service person I spoke with had to ask other people in the room whether the radio could be installed in the car. She finally came back with the news that Lexus '"can't" recommend it. I'm not sure whether there's a definitional difference in "can't", as opposed to "doesn't"!

    I thought I remembered some thread way back about this issue - does anybody have any advice? I also maybe remember seeing somewhere that "some" dealers were installing them for people. Needless to say, rabid as we are for the radio, we don't want to do anything to void any part of the warranty.

    Other than that, we're ecstatic with the car...mileage in this hellishly hot climate pretty much as reported elsewhere. Also we haven't seen another one anywhere either, which seems odd, given the manifest swellness of the car.
  • horns1976horns1976 Posts: 56
    I have read elsewhere that Cingular bluetooth phones typically work with no problems. Other providers' phones will work in some cases but you may encounter problems with certain functions. That's the short answer.
    Disclaimer: I do not work for any of the cellular providers and am not promoting one over the other. I am simply providing information in an attempt to be helpful.
  • markrogomarkrogo Posts: 50
    Bluetooth is a mess in the car. You can't make any calls when moving unless they are 1-touch numbers (18 max). You can't dial out with the phone (at least not with the Moto Razr) because of a "dark period" where both the phone and car are silent and your called party will start saying, "Hello, hello...." until you finally can speak to them.

    You can receive calls very well, however.

    Lexus is looking into the problem.

    As for XM, I'm hoping the Coastaletech people's Prius mod works and allows for on-screen XM use. Otherwise, forget that too.

    The electronics are hugely disappointing on a $50,000 car.
  • queenbqueenb Posts: 1
    I bought a Motorola Razr for specifically for use with my new car. It works well as far as the interface goes, but I agree with the comment that bluetooth is a mess in this car! My callers can't hear me well and consistently complain that it sounds like I'm in a barrel. The speakers are voice activated, so you have to wait until you're sure the caller is finished speaking to say anything, or they can't hear you...much like a walkie talkie. Also, you're supposed to be able to pick up the handset and have the call transfer so your passengers can't hear the call, and that doesn't work either. I'm totally frustrated with the whole mess, and have disconnected the feature until I can go back to the dealership and have them make it better, if possible. :mad: :cry: :sick:
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,853
    The electronics are hugely disappointing on a $50,000 car.

    You have a right to be upset. I just bought a new GMC Sierra hybrid PU for $24k and it has both Onstar and XM. The Onstar I could care less about. I did not think I would want XM until having it. WOW, I like it and am hooked. For Lexus not to make that a standard option in a high end vehicle is a big mistake. Much more important than some goofy NAV system. Never been lost driving in 48 years. I hear the NAV is not as good as the one Honda uses anyway.
  • anabatanabat Posts: 3
    Has anybody put a simple receiver type trailer hitch on an RX-400h?
    what I want is only to use my bike rack that plugs into the receiver hitch. The sales mgr. at the dealer recommended that I use a 3rd. party hitch as the Lexus towing package is $800.

    Would a non-Lexus hitch bolted onto the car void the warranty?
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