2005 Lexus Lx 470 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


For your Lexus this may be the same as a Check Engine Light, which is telling you something needs attention.

Take the LX to an Auto Parts store and asked them to scan your car for codes stored in the engine's computer (ECM or PCM). They'll usually do this for free.
- Loose gas cap
- low brake fluid
- O2 Sensor(s)

Also, Your LX is very similar to the Toyota Sequoia which also had VSC issues. Search online and you may find your answer.


2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Dec 15, 2016 | 169 views

Hi I have exactly the same damage, have you fix it yourself and how? thanks.

2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011 | 135 views

see my RX and GX posts earlier today for same symptom

2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009 | 3,690 views

have you owned the car since new? it may have a alarm system installed that you may not know about (happens a LOT)

2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Oct 01, 2009 | 113 views

this light must be manuely reset so it does not continue to remind you of needed service. your service manuel should have a reset proceedure in it.
good luck chris

2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009 | 191 views

i need help to change the language in english of my lexus LX 2005 nivigation & computer system

2005 Lexus Lx... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009 | 296 views

There is a plastic tab that a screw goes through. Into the top corner of the headlight, closest to the front marker light. If the screw and or tab is missing, it was broken off at some point. There are three points on the backside of the marker light lens. That hold and secure the fixture. With firm pressure you must pull the marker light lens straight forward, out of its fixed position. Plastic trim removal tools make removal easier. You can pry on the rear edge of the lens without damaging the paint on the fender or the lens itself. I could not find a video for your specific model but I found a similar model with the same removal procedure.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Sep 18, 2018 | 99 views

the cable from the door handle to the door lock has either broke or the plastic retaining clip has snapped ,either way take the door panel off and have a look to verify exactly what is wrong

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Jan 04, 2016 | 271 views

check the owners hand book but I suspect that it may be the immobiliser light

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Sep 02, 2014 | 87 views

run the fault codes to check for sensor and wiring faults. The ABS and the stability system use the same sensors at the wheels so it could be an air gap problem at a sensor or a loose/ broken wire /connection. Check wheel bearings for condition and adjustment as that will affect the air gap on the front wheels ( especially on turns when the hub is allowed to move out of alignment from the side load of the turn)

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Feb 08, 2014 | 46 views

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 | 127 views

yes a new lock cylinder is needed

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011 | 21 views

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 | 6,939 views

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 | 19 views

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 | 998 views

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 | 226 views

You didn't mention YEAR or MODEL, but if it is like most Lexus vehicles, the spare tire winch has a square "nipple" on the end of it, not a "slot". You slide the jacking extension square-end first into the tube and onto the nipple. (This usually requires connecting two or more jacking extension pieces together) You then use the lug wrench (which has a square hole in it) to turn the jacking extension to lower the tire.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011 | 203 views

There is NO button to turn off. You need to have the codes scanned and reset, Something triggered a fault and lights came on. Lexus can do it and any good shop can read the codes and reset your lights.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011 | 606 views

This problem could be something major. But it could be something simple and safe to drive. But I would suggest towing it to be safe. Usually when the check engine light blinks it is something that is dangerous to drive. But not always. But I would suggest having the car towed to be on the safe side.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010 | 172 views

Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes. This will reset the computer. If the problem happens when you hook the battery back up then something is causing the security system to fault. Weather it is the security computer or a faulty switch. It is very hard to determine without disconnecting and troubleshooting switches etc. But hopefully disconnecting the battery will get you going again.

Lexus LX 470... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010 | 74 views

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