Lexus LS Electrical Problems
I have a Lexus LS400 from 1991. The problem is that every time i drive it somewhere and park it the battery dies. So i replaced the battery, i've done this multiple times, ive brought it to my dealer and they said there is an electrical drain from somewhere in the car. So im pretty much unable to drive this car, the only way i can make sure it doesn't die is to open up the hood when im done driving and take out CHIP #10. Then when i want to drive again i open up my hood and put chip#10 back into the engine and then it works. How can i fix this problem? its not the starter and its not the battery. many dealers have confirmed this. Please help!!
How many miles in your car? Did you buy it new? Impressive, lexus are so reliable.
miles,19-22 city 25-28 hwy. Thx in advance for any advice/help
Time to remove, clean and burnish the battery terminals/connections, and reinstall them TIGHTLY..
P.S. also if anyone knows if the seats from a 1995 lexus ls 400 can be put into a 1994 along with the dashboard from the 95 it will be greatly appreciated.
Also the electricals on the driver side door do not work such as driver side controls for other door locks, other door glass up/down, side view mirror controls and the alarm. This happened since the battery went down the first time and I had to jump start the car. Dealer says these are unrelated. In any case they feel that there is an electrical drain somewhere and it will cost $ 1500 to diagnose. Not sure if it is worth it, because if I start the car once a day, then it is fine the next day.
Regarding the electrical issue in the door, last week, suddently all of these electrical issues were gone, and I thought it was well and good. Again it seemed to not work. This has happened 4-5 times and I have just given up. Can anone make any suggestions. Thanks very much !
It never happened again.
1. The Headlight Leveling warning comes on (but not all the time).
2. The passenger side seat belt will not come out (but not all the time, or even most of the time).
3. The Tail Light Malfunction light will come on (but usually will go out if I rearrange the trunk)
4. The Low Windshield Washer Fluid light generally stays on now.
5. The driver side rear window will go up and then right back down, unless finessed up.
Any thoughts on these would be appreciated.
Also I would run a quick check on alternator output and battery condition if it shows any inclination toward weakness. If the battery is over 5 years old, you might consider replacing it.
but again, these are all guesses.
If the car gets very little use or is used for very short trips, and infrequently, it may be necessary to hook up a battery tender to keep the battery charged up sufficiently.