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  1. How do you remove the clips from the engine under cover?

    Lexus CT200h Appearance and Body
    Hi all, I was trying to replace the fog lights on my CT today and was following the instructions on page 576 of the manual. There are supposedly two screws, one bolt and one clip to remove on each side. I couldn't remove the clip, which looks bigger than the clips in the hood, for some reason. I...
  2. Lexus "Idea" Engine

    Off Topic Discussion
    Projected to open in April is what Lexus calls the "Idea" Machine. A website in which customers will be able to give their opinion on what they want from Lexus. As Lexus strives to appeal to customers and enthusiasts, they will be taking these considerations into account for new/updated Lexus...
  3. Remote engine starter

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I see remote engine starters available from Lexus and on Ebay. I have a premium, but otherwise basic Ct. IS the receiver that takes the signal already installed onaboard? (ie, what else do I need to buy in addition to the remote key?)
  4. Hybrid Engine Cold Start (Temperature Gauge Missing)

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    Hello fellow CT lovers/owners I live in Canada and now that winter has struck, I start my car after it's been sitting out in the cold for several hours, sometimes overnight before I drive it again. With traditional engines, there was a temperature gauge that would show you when the engine had...
  5. Can we use another engine oil besides 0W-20?

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    My local walmart sells Mobil 1 0w-30, can we use that oil instead of what the manufacture states?
  6. Engine Rattle

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    Hello all, I've had my new CT for just 2 months and this morning the engine rattled and clanked to life like a fifty year old Chevy would. I turned it off and tried again and the same awful rattle, I mean it's loud and almost sounds like the engine wants to fall out of my car! What the heck...
  7. Engine and fuel treatment

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but this is my first hybrid and I really dont know much about it. Anyway I used to always add engine and fuel treatment whenever I do an oil change to maintain my car. Is it recommened for hybrids too? Thank you.
  8. Remote engine starter kit (pics)

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    Hello, guys! Just received the RES kit today. Here is the images: The box Content: owner manual, ECU, instruction, mounting kit, wiring harness ECU: Gonna install it on this weekend... :)
  9. "B" tranmission mode and engine noise

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    My wife and I over the weekend drove from Whidbey Island, Wash, to Yakima and back, over the Cascade Mountains. (With some care, even in Sport mode sometimes we got 50.3 MPG overall, indicated by ScanGauage and the in-car AVG gauge, which made me happy.) On the way down some of the steep...
  10. Small horn in engine bay

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    I know the main horn for the CT is located in front of the radiator and they are LOUD. But I'm curious what looks like a small horn next to the engine is use for. I could not find a description or reference in the manual (unless I miss reading it). Here's a picture of the small horn I'm...
  11. is the engine noise an issue

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    I'm think about buying the ct200h but when I took it for a test drive yesterday, I could really hear the engine roar when accelerating, especially going uphill. Is this something you get used to or does it bother you guys?
  12. Revving engine whilst parked.

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    Noticed that if car is in "park" and you select sport mode you can rev the engine a little bit and the rev counter moves up. Previous autos I've had didnt allow you to do this. I know you can rev it in neutral but find it strange you can do it in park. Anyone else found this or know why this...
  13. Smart Key, Ignition, Engine Immobilizer (Security)

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    I'm new to Lexus and this push button ignition stuff, so please understand... (and I'm also debating with another Lexus owner at the work place) The way I understand it, one can start the vehicle as long as the Smart Key is close enough in range, then drive away from the key forever until the...
  14. Changing your own engine oil

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    I plan on changing my own oil. However, I've never had experience with an oil filter like the one in our CT's. Is how it looks? Unscrew the filter casing(?), get rid of the filter inside and replace it with a new one, screw the case back on?
  15. Remote engine start

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    Hey. Thinking about getting the CT here. But, my question is if I should get the remote start. It gets hot here I the California valley - 110 or so in the summer. Would be great to get the AC going as I walk to the car from the office. Does anyone know the range on the remote start? My...
  16. First CT200h ENGINE photo !!

    Lexus CT200h Pictures
  17. Press Info from Lexus about CT200H Engine

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    From here: The newly developed high-rigidity body, along with enhanced suspension and a package with a low center of gravity, ensures superior handling and cruising stability as well as a comfortable ride. Also, carefully positioned, low-hip-point seats and other features augment driving...