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yes it is a common problem no real easy fix but you can try a trans additive that i have used lucus trans additive auto zone sells it i might buy you some time

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012

yes a new lock cylinder is needed

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011

you did not post the year so i will give you the most common way to raise the car with the most common system.

1st, find the DLC1 test conector under the hood on the right inner finder it will look like this.

using a jumper wire jump termanals Ts and E1

then push the "DOWN" button on the height select switch 5 times or more within 5 seconds after starting the engine.

if you have done every thing right up to this point the height control OFF light will start flashing at a .25 second interval.

now with the light flashing and the engine runing and the car in park turn the damping mode select switch to "COMFORT" mode ----- push "UP" and the front will come up and if you push and hold the height control switch and the "UP" button the rear will come up.

make sure you do not raise the vehicle height higer then the "HI" position when raising it with this test.

good luck

let me know if there is any thing else you need.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011

Hello and welcome to FixYa!
Can you please give me your location so I can provide you a dealer for the carrier.
Thank you. I'll be waiting.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

Variable Gear Ratio Steering (Makes it easier to turn when stationary or moving slow)

Not knowing your model or year, I can't investigate any further with what you have provided.

Looking in other forums, the most useful comment that I can see says that a guy had this same problem after installing a Sat TV system, somehow that process fried the VGRS computer He called Lexus of Honolulu, who informed him that the car was both safe and driveable in the current state. A local dealer fixed the problem for him. The only effect of the light was that the steering did not become more sensitive for parking maneuvers. the job discussed was fixed under warranty, It is not a cheap fix.

The Lexus LS has a recall on it for VGRS issues. You can read more at:

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011

the spiral cable or also called the clock spring will break and cause this problem and it is also part of the air bag system.......i hope advice will help you and if there is anything else i can help with let me know......let me and fixya know if i was able to help in any way and a thumbs up would be appreciated..........thanks and have a good day..........

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011

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