LEXUS RX 300

1998-2003 of release

Repair and car operation



Лексус RX 300
+ Cars Lexus RX-300
- Controls and operation receptions
   + Access, protection
   + Elements of systems of safety
   - The car equipment, arrangement of devices and controls
      The panel of devices and the central console
      Комбиниция devices, measuring instruments, control lamps and indicators
      Controls and the salon equipment
   + Devices of maintenance of comfort
   + Receptions of operation and auxiliary systems
+ Options and car routine maintenance
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling of the engine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
+ The power supply system and release of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of an electric equipment of the engine
+ Automatic transmission and interaxal differential
+ Трансмиссионная a line
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Basic schemes of electric connections


Controls and the salon equipment

Switches and the controls located on a steering column

Left подрулевой the switch

 Switching of operating modes of external lighting devices
Left подрулевой the switch is intended for switching of modes of functioning of headlights, the alarm system by a headlight and managements of indexes of turns.

Switching of modes of headlights and lay light, and also deenergizing of headlights is made by means of handle rotation on the switch end:

  • At combination risks on the rotary handle with an inscription «OFF» on the lever external lighting devices are switched off;
  • For inclusion of lay light, illumination of licence plate, dimensional fires and illumination of the panel of devices combine to risk on the rotary handle with horizontal line on the switch (it corresponds to the first fixed position of the handle at its turn from itself from position «OFF»);
  • For inclusion in addition to the lighting devices listed in the previous paragraph, near or a headlight of headlights combine an arrow on the rotary handle with the pictogramme on the switch (it corresponds to the second fixed position of the handle at its turn from itself from position «OFF»);
  • For automatic control inclusion by external lighting devices combine an arrow on the rotary handle with an inscription «AUTO» on the switch (it corresponds to the third fixed position of the handle at its turn from itself from position «OFF»).

At a complete set of the car headlights for movement in the daytime (DRL), headlights will be included with low intensity even at established in position «OFF» the switch if the lay brake is released and the engine is started.


The automatic mode means inclusion and deenergizing of external lighting devices depending on light exposure of the gauge located at the top of the left part of the panel of devices. For недёжной work of automatics do not close this gauge.

Sites of the gauge of light exposure (a kind outside through a windscreen)

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. For inclusion of a headlight of headlights remove the lever from itself. Thus will light up К/Л a headlight of headlights. Pull the lever on itself for switching back in a mode of a passing light of headlights.

For prevention of a discharge of the battery do not leave for a long time included headlights at the switched off engine.

  1. For giving of a signal by a headlight of headlights pull left подрулевой the switch on itself, irrespective of position of the rotary handle on the switch end. The lever comes back in initial position after it отпускания.
  2. For inclusion of the index of the left or right turn at the included ignition pull the lever подрулевого the switch accordingly downwards or upwards. In a flashing mode the indicator of inclusion of the index of corresponding turn in a combination of devices Thus lights up. After end of turn the switch automatically comes back in neutral position, however, if it for any reason has not occurred, switch off the turn index manually, having moved it in average position.
  3. At evolution it is possible to use evolution indexes for which inclusion it is necessary to pull slightly the switch upwards or downwards, not leading up against the stop and to keep it in this position. After отпускания the switch will automatically come back in initial (average) position.
  4. For inclusion/deenergizing of antifog headlights move a ring with the pictogramme on the switch so that risk on a ring it was levelled with an inscription accordingly «ON» or «OFF» on the lever.

Right подрулевой the switch

In order to avoid damage of the mechanism of screen wipers it is not necessary to include them if cleared glass dry, and also to move their hands. In order to avoid damage of brushes of screen wipers do not suppose their contact to gasoline and other solvents. In order to avoid pump damage стеклоомывателя do not use it at the empty tank of a washing liquid.

Right подрулевой the switch is intended for management of cleaners and washers of the glasses which functioning is possible only at the included ignition.

Right подрулевой the switch

1 — an interval Regulator
2 — washer Inclusion
INT — the Interval mode
LO — Normal speed
HI — the Raised speed

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Moving the switch lever upwards and downwards, it is possible to choose operating modes of cleaners of a windscreen and to switch off them:
    • In position «OFF» (uppermost) screen wipers are switched off;
    • In position «INT» (the second from above) screen wipers are included in an interval mode (at a corresponding complete set);
    • In position «LO» (the second from below) screen wipers are included in a constant operating mode with normal speed;
    • In position «HI» (lowermost) screen wipers are included in a constant operating mode with the raised speed.
  2. For a choice of duration of intervals of work of a screen wiper (at the chosen interval mode) turn a ring on the switch from itself or to itself accordingly for increase or interval reduction.
  3. For management of a cleaner and a washer of glass of a door of a back use the rotary switch on the lever end, combining risk on the rotary switch with pictogrammes on the lever:
    • In extreme top position the cleaner will work together with a washer;
    • In the position corresponding to an inscription «ON» on the lever, the cleaner will work in a normal mode;
    • In the position corresponding to an inscription «INT» on the lever, the cleaner will work in an interval mode;
    • In the position corresponding to an inscription «OFF» on the lever, the cleaner is switched off.
  4. In extreme bottom position the washer of glass of a door of a back joins;
  5. If glasses are polluted, use стеклоомыватели. For inclusion of a washer of a windscreen pull the lever being in position «OFF» подрулевого the switch on itself and release it, - the washing liquid will arrive on glass and a screen wiper will work 2-3 times.

Controls functioning темпостата

Use темпостата at intense movement (for example, in a city), on slippery and twisting roads, and also in other road situations which can compel to change speed, can lead to control loss over a driving. In order to avoid casual activation темпостата do not leave its included if it is not used.

Темпостат it is intended for maintenance of constant speed of the car (not below 40 km/h) needlessly to hold a foot on a gas pedal.

The switch of management of functioning темпостата settles down on a steering wheel on the right (the Arrangement and appointment of switches of management as position of forward seats see an illustration).

1 — Installation of constant speed
2 — Cancellation of installation of constant speed
3 — Increase in constant speed
4 — Reduction of constant speed
5 — Return to the established speed

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. For activation темпостата press a switch end face. At activation темпостата lights up corresponding К/Л in a combination of devices. For deactivation press a switch end face once again.
  2. For installation of constant speed of movement activate темпостат, disperse the car till demanded speed (not less than 40 km/h) and pull the switch on itself. Release at demanded speed the switch and a gas pedal.

Function of installation of constant speed cannot be activated earlier, than after two seconds from the moment of pressing the main switch темпостата. On abrupt liftings/descents at use темпостата the car can reduce/increase speed. For time increase in speed (for example, at overtaking) press a gas pedal; after отпускания gas pedals earlier chosen constant speed will automatically be established.

  1. For cancellation of the established constant of speed pull the switch upwards, or press a brake pedal. Cancellation of the established speed occurs automatically if speed of the car falls below 40 km/h, or becomes on 16 km/h below the established constant of speed.

If cancellation of the established speed occurs automatically under the conditions which have been not listed above, address on HUNDRED for elimination of this malfunction.

  1. For increase/reduction in the current established speed execute one of following sequences of actions:
    • Pull the switch from itself (for acceleration) or to itself (for delay) and keep it. After achievement of necessary speed release the switch.
    • Quickly pull the switch from itself to itself and release it. Speed accordingly will increase or will decrease approximately for 1.6 km/h and will be brought in memory темпостата, as new constant speed.
  2. Disperse/brake the car till demanded speed and quickly pull the switch from itself to itself.

If difference of current speed from the speed established in ways again described above makes less than 5 km/h, changes are not accepted.

  1. For return to established before constant speed after its cancellation pull the switch from itself.

The horn switch

The button of inclusion of a horn is built in in ступичную a steering wheel part.

Clamp of a corner of an inclination of a steering column

The steering column should be adjusted so that the steering wheel was opposite to a thorax of the driver. Position at which the steering wheel is opposite to the person of the driver, is wrong as reduces protective functions of a forward pillow of safety of the driver.

It is not necessary to regulate an inclination of a steering column during driving since the control over a driving can be thus lost.


For change of a corner of an inclination of a steering column pull upwards the clamp located under it, establish a steering column in demanded position and release a clamp to fix it. Check up reliability of fixing of a steering column, having pulled a steering wheel upwards-downwards.

The controls located under a combination of devices

Controls under a combination of devices are located at the left and to the right of a steering column.

To the right of a steering column the switch of ignition and steering wheel blocking settles down; at the left the switch of adjustment of external rear-view mirrors, a regulator of intensity of illumination of devices, the indicator of anticreeping system and the control panel are placed by memory of options of position of a driver's seat (the Scheme of an arrangement of elements of management see the panel of devices an illustration).

The indicator of anticreeping system and the control panel are considered by memory of options of position of a driver's seat above (Sections Anticreeping system and Adjustment of seats and headrests see accordingly); functioning of a regulator of intensity of illumination of devices clearly from its name, only the switch of ignition and a regulator of external rear-view mirrors therefore are more low described.

The switch of ignition and steering wheel blocking

At car movement it is not necessary to operate with the ignition switch, подрулевыми switches and the switches located under a combination of devices, pushing hands between steering wheel spokes since it can lead to control loss over the car.

The switch of ignition and steering wheel blocking

The ignition switch (the ignition lock) is located to the right of a steering column and has following four positions:

LOCK — the Given position of the switch of ignition is used for blocking of a steering wheel and ignition key extraction. To turn the ignition key in position «LOCK», translate the sector lever in position «P», press on a key in position «ACC» and turn on itself (counter-clockwise).

Steering wheel blocking cannot replace a lay brake. At оставлении the car on a parking move selector AT lever to position «P», completely cock a lay brake and switch off the engine.

ACC — In the given position the steering wheel is unblocked and the car electric equipment can be used.

At оставлении the ignition key in position «ACC» at opening of a door of the driver the sound signal, warning that the key is in the ignition lock joins.

ON — Normal position of the ignition key after engine start. Before engine start at key turn in the given position it is necessary to check up short-term operation of the control lamps which have been built in a combination of devices.

Do not leave the ignition key in position «ACC» at the switched off engine since thus there is a fast discharge of the battery.

START It is used for engine start. At ignition key keeping in the given position the starter will scroll the engine. After отпускания the key comes back in position «ON».

Do not turn the ignition key in position LOCK or ACC at car movement since it can lead to loss of controllability by the car and infringement of functioning of brakes.

Regulator of external rear-view mirrors

The regulator of external rear-view mirrors allows to change position of external mirrors and works at positions «ACC» and «ON» the ignition key. For switching between adjustment of the right or left mirror move the lever located over the switch, accordingly aside, designated «R» or «L». For change of position of a mirror press the arrows of a corresponding direction put on a 4-item regulator.

1 — the Main switch
2 — the Switch of a choice of a mirror

External rear-view mirrors can be put (manually), for example, for a parking at the limited space.

Controls and the salon equipment on the central console

On the central console of the car there is the greatest number of bodies of its management and the salon equipment.

It is possible to carry the switches located on forward section of the console, and also the lever of the selector of modes АТ to controls. The description only switches is more low resulted, - the description of an audiosystem and systems of heating and К/В is resulted in Devices of maintenance of comfort; the description of the lever of the selector is resulted in Receptions of operation and auxiliary systems. The multipurpose display, ware boxes, coasters, an ashtray concern the salon equipment, прикуриватель and nests of selection of capacity.

The alarm system switch

The alarm system switch (the Scheme of an arrangement of elements of management on the panel of devices see №5 an illustration) is located at the left on the central console and (triangle) is designated by a sign on the alarm system. The switch works in any position of the lock of ignition. For alarm system inclusion press the switch button; for deenergizing – press the button once again.

The switch of heating of glass of a door of a back

The switch of heating of glass of a door of a back and external rear-view mirrors (Controls and the control of systems of heating see № 12 an illustration and К/В) is located on the control panel by a heater and К/В the block of management of a heater and К/В. The heater is intended for condensate and hoarfrost removal. If at a window the thick snow layer was formed before to include heating, clear snow. Inclusion and heater deenergizing is made by pressing the specified switch. For inclusion of a heater the ignition key should be in position «ON». At heating inclusion works corresponding К/Л, located over the switch. The heater is automatically switched off after 15 minutes of work, and also at ignition deenergizing.

In order to avoid damage of threads накаливания a heater it is not necessary to apply sharp subjects, and also abrasive washing-up liquids to clearing of glass of a door of a back. For prevention of a fast discharge of the battery it is not necessary to include a heater at the switched off engine.

Switches of heating of seats

Switches (the Scheme of an arrangement of elements of management on the panel of devices see №11 an illustration) heating of seats are intended for inclusion and deenergizing of heating of a seat of the driver (the left switch) and the forward passenger (the right switch). For inclusion of a heater the ignition key should be in position «ON». At heating inclusion works К/Л, built in the switch.

The switch of modes АТ

The switch of modes АТ (the Scheme of an arrangement of elements of management on the panel of devices see №13 an illustration) has three positions which appointment is resulted more low:

«PWR» — This mode is used for sports style of driving at which fast acceleration is required. АТ it is switched to raising transfers at higher speed of the car.

«ECT» is The normal operating mode АТ recommended for usual driving.

«SNOW» — This mode is intended for трогания from a place in sand or a dirt, in snow or on ice. АТ starts to work with 2nd transfer.

Confirming to mode inclusion «PWR» or «SNOW» lights up corresponding К/Л in a combination of devices (Section Комбиниция of devices, measuring instruments, control lamps and indicators see).

Прикуриватель and an ashtray

Do not keep прикуриватель pressed after it is ready to use since it can lead to its overheat; for the same reason прикуриватель it is necessary to take from its nest if it automatically has not come back in a starting position in 30 seconds after inclusion.


To take advantage прикуривателем, press it and release. After прикуриватель will heat up to necessary temperature, it will automatically return to a starting position. For use прикуривателя the ignition key should be in position «ACC» or «ON».

It is not necessary to use an ashtray for storage of any things since at contact with them the lighted cigarettes or matches there can be a fire.

The ashtray is located in a forward part of the console between seats. For using an ashtray press its cover. To take an ashtray, pull it upwards.

Nests of selection of capacity


Nests of selection of capacity are intended for connection of the additional equipment (the compressor, a vacuum cleaner etc.) and function, if the ignition key an establishment in position «ON» or «ACC».

For prevention of failure of a safety lock, use the additional equipment calculated on pressure 12 In and consuming no more 120 Вт. If nests of selection of capacity are not used, close their covers to prevent short circuit at hit in them of extraneous subjects.

Ware box in the console between seats

The ware box located in the console between seats has two branches, opening independently from each other. For opening pull for the handle forward.

Access to a ware box

1 — the Top section
2 — the Bottom section

Coasters

It is not necessary to use a coaster during car movement since at failure or sharp braking the subjects established in coasters can be the reason of a trauma of the driver and passengers. Especially it is not necessary to put in coasters not closed capacities with hot liquids at car movement since at possible разбрызгивании liquids the driver can burn and run away the car.


Coasters with adjustment of diameter take places in the console between forward seats. Forward coasters can be established in any of sections of the ware box located in the console between seats, - for this purpose simply insert a coaster into grooves in a lateral wall of a ware box.
Back coasters are built in the top cover of the console between back seats.

The multipurpose display

The multipurpose display (the Scheme of an arrangement of elements of management on the panel of devices see №7 an illustration) is intended for display of the information of a various sort. The description of work of the display in only mode of display of time, temperature and data темпостата is more low resulted. Modes of display of data К/В and audiosystems are described in corresponding sections of the Device of maintenance of comfort.

The external temperature — Is displayed constantly at the included ignition under an inscription «OUTSIDE TEMP» on the display. The measurement range makes from-30 to +50 hailstones.

Time — Is displayed, when the ignition key is in position «ACC» or «ON». 4 modes of display of time are provided, switching between which is made by means of button "CLOCK" pressing.

Modes of display of time

1 — the 12-sentry a format
2 — the 24-sentry a format
3 — the Mode of installation of time (the indicator blinks)
4 — the Mode of installation of an alarm clock (the indicator blinks)

After a detachment of wires from the storage battery time 1:00 is established.

For time installation choose a corresponding mode (3), enter current value of hours and minutes, operating with the buttons located under inscriptions accordingly «H» and «M» in the bottom part of the display, and in summary press button "CLOCK". For time installation on a signal broadcasted, expose minute in value «00» and press button "CLOCK" during reception of a signal of time. For alarm clock installation choose a corresponding mode (4), enter current value of hours and minutes, operating with the buttons located under inscriptions accordingly «H» and «M», in the bottom part of the display, and in summary press the button under a bell symbol on the display, - about hours the bell symbol should light up. The alarm clock works every day during established time. For a stop of a signal of an alarm clock press button "CLOCK". For alarm clock cancellation press the button under a bell symbol on the display in a mode of installation of time of an alarm clock.

Data темпостата — Are displayed at activated темпостате under an inscription «CRUISE INFORMATION». Display of the given four types is provided, switching between which is made by means of button "INFO" pressing. The mode chosen before deenergizing of ignition, gets out at the subsequent activation темпостата.

Modes of display of given темпостата

1 — Time of movement from the moment of engine start (no more than 12 hours)
2 — Average speed
3 — the Average expense of fuel
4 — the Current expense of fuel

The mode of display of time of movement is accompanied by the signature «E/T».

The mode of display of average speed of movement is accompanied by inscriptions «AVG MPH» or «AVG km/h»; the information is updated each 10 seconds. Average speed pays off proceeding from the passed distance and time from the moment of engine start; for dump of counters keep button "INFO" within more than 1 second.

The mode of display of the average expense of fuel is accompanied by inscriptions «AVG MPG» or «AVG L/100km»; the information is updated each 10 seconds. The average expense of fuel pays off proceeding from the passed distance and quantity of the spent fuel from the moment of engine start; for dump of counters keep button "INFO" within more than 1 second.

The mode of display of the current expense of fuel is accompanied by inscriptions «MPG» or «L/100km»; the information is updated each 2 seconds. The current expense of fuel pays off proceeding from the passed distance and quantity of the spent fuel for 2 seconds.

Controls and the equipment of salon located on a ceiling

Противосолнечные peaks and cosmetic mirrors

Противосолнечные peaks are located over a windscreen, on a ceiling at the left and on the right and are intended for blinding prevention by direct solar beams. Peaks are equipped by cosmetic mirrors, access to which opens after откидывания upwards a protective cover.

For use противосолнечного a peak lower it, if necessary turn sideways, having liberated from a clamp, or put forward extending заслонку.

Internal rear-view mirror

Before a trip it is necessary to adjust an internal rear-view mirror, turning it so that in its centre the centre of a window of a door of a back was visible. Thus the mirror should be in a day mode.

For switching between night and day modes move the lever located behind a mirror, accordingly to itself or from itself.

On the models equipped with a rear-view mirror with possibility of automatic brightness control, for switching between day and automatic modes the button located on its forward panel serves. At inclusion of a night mode brightness of light of headlights of cars, moving behind, will be less, than in a day mode, however at the same time image sharpness decreases also.

On the models equipped with a rear-view mirror with possibility of automatic brightness control, at each inclusion of ignition the automatic mode is established.

Салонные fixtures

Салонные fixtures are located on a ceiling in the central and back part of salon and cope 3-pozitsionym (with positions «OFF», «DOOR» and «ON») the switch which has been built in the case of the fixture.

Appointment of position of the switch the following:

«OFF» — the Fixture remains included even in case of door opening;

«DOOR» — At opening of any door the fixture will join, and at closing – to be switched off approximately in 15 seconds (at the switched off ignition);

«ON» — the Fixture is included constantly irrespective of, doors are opened or closed.

The fixture will be switched off automatically, if:

  • All doors are closed, and the ignition key is in position «ACC» or «ON»;
  • The ignition key is in position «ACC» or «ON», and the fixture is included;
  • All doors are locked, and the fixture is included;
  • One of doors is closed and locked from within, and all other doors are locked.

The fixture for reading and a ware box in the ceiling console

The fixture for reading is located on the ceiling console in a forward part of salon and copes the switch located to the right of it (on models without the roof hatch - at the left).

The switch of the fixture for reading and a cover of a ware box

1 — the Switch of the fixture for reading
2 — the Cover of a ware box

The ware box in the ceiling console is intended for storage of subjects in gross weight no more than 60 гр.

Do not store in this ware box flammable subjects since in solar weather air in it strongly heats up.

The switches located on doors

Procedure of opening/closing of windows of doors outside by means of a key is described in Section of Glass of doors.


Do not allow children to play with switches стеклоподъёмников since it can lead to a trauma. Before to close a window, make sure that in a window aperture there are no subjects which can interfere with its closing.

Management switches are built in all doors стеклоподъёмником, and in a driver's door the main block management стеклоподъёмниками with which help it is possible to operate windows of all doors is established. For functioning стеклоподъёмников with the electric drive it is necessary, that ignition has been included.

The driver's block of management стеклоподъёмниками

1 — the Switch стеклоподъёмника a driver's door
2 — the Switch стеклоподъёмника a forward right door
3 — the Switch стеклоподъёмника a back left door
4 — the Switch стеклоподъёмника a back right door
5 — the blocking Switch

For prevention of damage of the mechanism стеклоподъёмников it is not necessary to open or close simultaneously more than two windows. It also will prolong service life of a safety lock of the electric drive стеклоподъёмников.

Стеклоподъёмники has the function preventing a jamming of subjects, being on a glass way at its closing – glass after sensation of an obstacle will start to fall. Nevertheless, do not put out a head and hands in a window since function of prevention of a jamming can not work, or not have time to work before trauma reception.

For window opening pull upwards a forward part of the corresponding switch on half of its course. For window closing press a forward part of the switch on half of its course. At full procrastination/pressing of the switch glass podnimetsja/will fall completely. For a stop of moving of glass slightly influence the switch in a direction, the return to a glass course, and release the switch.

Besides four switches of opening and closing of windows, in the block of a driver's door the blocking switch стеклоподъёмников passenger doors is established. At the included blocking it is possible to operate only стеклоподъёмниками a driver's door. The indicators which have been built in switches стеклоподъёмников inform the driver on possibility of opening/closing of a window of a corresponding door.

Ware boxes

Unlocking and lock-out of a ware box opposite to a place of the forward passenger

1 — to Unlock
2 — to Open
3 — to Lock

Besides the ware boxes located in the central and ceiling console, the car salon is equipped by the ware boxes located opposite to a seat of the forward passenger, in the bottom left part of the panel of devices, and also in the right back part of a luggage space.





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