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Your vehicle speed sensor is mounted in the transaxle housing which is also subject to heating and cooling. The wiring harness to and from the speed sensor is also subjected to engine heating and cooling. Anybody that knows anything about electrical circuits can tell you that an electrical circuit's worst enemy is heat. You need to diagnose the vehicle speed sensor circuits like the code is TELLING you to do.
1. With your car OFF, place your key in the ignition and turn to "On". Do not start the car. 2. Find the odometer button and press until it reads the total odometer setting, (not the Trip A or Trip B setting). 3. Turn the key to OFF. 4. Place your finger back on the odometer button, press and hold. At the same time, turn the key back to "On". 5. Hold the odometer button in until the MAINT REQD light goes out...should take about 8-10 seconds.
page 77 of the 2004 Lexus rx330 handbook... (you will find the answer you are looking for in resetting your maintenance light.) with
the odometer reading visible, (not trip A or trip B..) turn off engine.
While keeping Odo/trip button depressed, turn ignition back on (not
starting the engine) You will see dashes (instead of numbers) on your
odometer disappearing one at a time. it will be replaced by 0's
(zeros).. Release the Odo/trip button and your original mileage will
come up.... And your done..... until the next oil change.
SET THE ODOMETER. GET IT OUT OF THE TRIP MODE TO THE ODOMETER BY PRESSING IN ON THE BUTTON CLOSEST TO THE ODOMETER. ONCE THE ACTUAL ODOMETER SHOWS, THEN PRESS AND HOLD THE SAME BUTTON WHILE TURNING THE ENGINE IGNITION ON. CONTINUE TO HOLD THE BUTTON IN FOR APPROX TEN SECONDS. THE CHECK ENGINE OR OIL LIGHT WILL FLASH AND GO OUT FOR UNTIL 5,000 MILES HAVE ACCUMULATED ON THE ODOMETER TO LET YOU KNOW IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER OIL CHANGE.
One way that always works is to disconnect the battery for at least ten minutes. If the cause of the check engine light turning on in the first place is not fixed, then the light will come on again pretty quickly after starting the car. To reset your service light here are the steps.
1. Get in your car and shut the door. 2. Put your key in the ignition 3. Turn your ignition key to position 1 4. Push in your Odometer reset button and hold it in while holding it move the ignition key to position 2 while holding down the odometer reset button. 5. After couple of seconds of holding the button down and the key in position 2 your service light will start to blink once that happens let go of the reset button and start the car.
I know you have the solution by now by Im submitting this post anyway.
To reset the oil maintence:
Have the car in a secure location with the engine off
1. Press the ingition button once, do not have your foot on the break pedal 2. Make sure you have the instrument cluster (panel on left hand side below gauges) open 3. The button marked "reset" depress it for 30 seconds and the "oil maintenance," should be reset.
Well it absolutely sounds like an alternator issue. But i noticed you said "in the rain" correct? See this is where it gets tricky for most folks. But ill tell ya how to resolve this, if you arent having problems now things are gonna be just fine. I mean if you got up the next morning and th ecar did normal, then evidentally an electrical component had some moisture in it but has dried out now,so if it was the alternator the problem would only worsen, and within a few days your battery would fail. So I think you will be just fine
You have to press the trip button until you come to the actual odometer and not the trip A and Trip B. Once your on the actual odometer screen press and hold the trip button down while at the same time turning off the engine. Then wait for a few seconds to clear. Then while still holding the trip button down turn on the ignition. The odometer will reset to all zeros and flash a few times then the maintenance light will go away.