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Lexus ES 300/ES 330



  • sean300sean300 Posts: 41
    Hi. I have posted in this forum many times before but I need help with another issue. I have a 98 es300, 199,400 miles on the odometer. Just replaced the alternator with a rebuilt one. The abs and traction control light have flickered on and off for a few minutes 2-3 days in the last week. The lights go on simultaneously and blink for a couple of minutes then go off. Can anyone tell me what is going on and how do I correct this? I know that I will have normal breaking even if the system is off. Thanks for your input.
  • dmac50dmac50 Posts: 1
    Let me if your search is a successful one. I am looking for the same thing.
  • firbirdfirbird Posts: 9
    I need tire recommendations for Lexus ES330 2005 in Charlottesville VA.

  • Go with the Michelin Primacy MXV4. I put them on my wife's 02 Lexus ES300 and my 09 Camry. They have 60K warranty and are the top rated tire in the November 2009 Consumer Reports tests of 29 H & V rated tires. They are also best in class on road tests and consumer reviews.

    Really upgraded the Handling significantly in from the OEM Camry Bridgestone Turanzas which wore out prematurely.
  • Hello all and Merry Christmas!

    Just purchased a 2003 Lexus ES300 with 57K miles. Paid 13K for it in Houston, Texas at Westside Lexus. Rudy Hall was my salesman and did a good job I felt. If you need a good friendly salesman give him a call. Car is in pretty awesome shape. New Michelin tires and all the services are documented through the dealership and even the 60K and 65K miles services have been completed. Car was bought and traded in at this dealership. They would have certified it for $2900 more, but I decided against it for the money.

    Moving from a Volvo S80 into this machine. The volvo has been an awesome car except for the electrical repairs that are starting to add up.

    Looking forward to learning more about this car from you guys! Thanks

  • I just purchased a 2006 Lexus ES330..i was offered by the dealership to purchase an alarm system. I was wondering if i am being offered an item that is already built in the car. I need your help ASAP because i still have the option to cancel the installation of an alarm system. I was also offered to purchase a warranty, 4 years/50,000 miles for $2,100. Is it worth it to buy the warranty? My new car's mileage is 45,700. Thanks. Pinaynars
  • My driver's side low beam just went out on my 2002 Lexus ES300. Can I just replace a bulb or do I have to buy the whole headlight assembly. The manual doesn't say.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    The bulb can be replaced.
  • I've just purchased a 99 Lexus and I hope someone can help me with some CD player questions.

    I currently have no player in my lexus but would like to install one. I understand that there were two types used. Trunk mount and glovebox mount. Which one was used in the 99 es300?

    What cables would be needed (if required) and would it be a plug and play situation?
  • toyolla2toyolla2 Posts: 158
    regarding the '99 ES300
    The Pioneer 6-disc CD autochanger (Multi-CD Play) is located in the glovebox. The car is pre-wired for this option which was dealer installed.

    The magazine holds six trays with the CD's loaded label face down - Pioneer Style. Although the magazine appears similar to that which Pioneer uses on their home machines it is not compatible.
    The Lexus trays slide out for loading, the domestic Pioneer has the trays pivot out from one corner.

    The player was always included in Package 1 cars which had the moonroof as well. That may not be too helpful because the last time I was in a breaker's yard I don't recall seeing any Lexus at all.

    I would at least try your local dealer. I remember at the time, while outside, deciding on the color scheme, the salesman drew my attention to a totalled Lexus just brought in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the much trumpeted "crumple zones" on this car. The owner was able to walk away, he said. Which got me to thinking it's possible they remove any goodies like the CD player and put them up on EBAY.
  • baseballmom97baseballmom97 Posts: 101
    edited May 2010
    Would it be silly to pass up the chance to buy a 2003 ES 300 with only 23,000 miles for $12,000 for a 16 year old driver?
  • gowangowan Posts: 1
    I'm used to the occasional "shift shock" in my otherwise excellent 2005 ES330.

    This new LATimes article explains it...


    The automaker struggled to diagnose performance problems with the 2002-06 ES models and limited the scope of repairs...

    Internal Toyota records reviewed by The Times provide an inside look at how the world's largest automaker struggled for years to identify the causes of nagging performance issues... late 2003, when Toyota instructed dealers on how to reprogram the onboard computer and advised more than 100,000 ES owners to bring their cars in for a "product enhancement."

    ...Toyota engineers had been trying to solve the performance problems on the ES since at least 1999, documents show. But by 2004, some at the company thought that no amount of software tinkering would remedy the problem.

    In a July 21, 2004, internal report, Toyota's vehicle engineering division suggested that the performance woes were the result of the car using only three motor mounts to secure the engine, one fewer than in previous ES models... The redesigned 2007 ES, released less than a year later, had four engine mounts...,0,3565181.story

    Oct. 1999: Four engineers identify "shift shock" and "weak feeling" in the transmission of the early prototype...

    Feb. 2001: A driveability test notes that "some customers may equate delayed [gear] engagement with engine acceleration hesitation." ...

    Oct. 2004: Toyota engineers determine that the seventh upgrade of software for the ES is "not acceptable" for either the ES 300 or ES 330.

    April 2005: Toyota issues another technical service information bulletin providing software upgrades for the ES 300 and ES 330...,0,5717682.story
  • jacob14jacob14 Posts: 1
    can some one tell me where to find the thermostat on a 92 es300?
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 857
    Can someone tell me the oil filter size(mm) for the 2006 Lexus ES330?
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