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  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 1
    Seat Belt Warning WE REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU − PLEASE BUCKLE UP Lexus has made a special effort to encourage use of seat belts. Lexus belts are:... Comfortable D Easy to use D Convenient We encourage you to use your belts every time you drive. 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U) GS4/300 (U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 2
    ... (100_F) Oil capacity: L (qt., lmp.qt.) Drain and refill GS430 GS300 with filter 5.2 (5.5, 4.6) 5.4 (5.7, 4.8) without filter 4.9 (5.2, 4.3) 5.1 (5.4, 4.5) See page 260 for detailed information. D Engine coolant:...: GS430 - 225/55R16 94V or 235/45ZR17 GS300 - P215/60R16 94V or 225/55R16 94V ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 3
    ... of proper maintenance of your new vehicle as the people who built it. The Lexus authorized Repair Manual tells you how to maintain ... the moment you drive it off the showroom floor. The Lexus authorized Repair Manual is packed with literally everything you need to know to perform your own maintenance...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 4
    ... the Repair Manual The repair manual for GS430, GS300, written in English, may be purchased as applicable from any Lexus dealer. Pub. Name: 2003 GS430, GS300 Repair Manual Pub. No.: Vol.1 974U1 Vol.2 974U2 Areas covered include such things as ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 5
    FOREWORD Congratulations on your selection of this Lexus. In Lexus vehicles we have invested all our ... assistance you may require. If there is not a Lexus dealer near you, or you need emergency ... not installed on your vehicle. 1-800-25-LEXUS (Toll-Free) (1-800-255-3987) i 2003 GS430/300 from May '03...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 6
    ... of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for Lexus vehicles are currently available in the market. You should know ... effect they may have on, your Lexus vehicle. Scrapping of your Lexus The SRS airbag and seat belt ... by your Lexus dealer before you scrap your vehicle. ii 2003 GS430/300 from May ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 7
    .... Regular and periodic inspection and maintenance of your Lexus will help to keep your vehicle in its best condition. SECTION 6 - SERVICE PROCEDURES AND...provided here for your reference should you wish to perform inspection and maintenance yourself. iii 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 8
    ... item and page you are searching for. Safety and vehicle damage warnings In this manual you will see CAUTION and NOTICE ... must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your Lexus and its equipment. Your Lexus Owner 's Manual provides you with a considerable amount of information. To ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 9
    PICTORIAL INDEX INSTRUMENT PANEL PG005g vi 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 10
    ... INDEX Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 15 16 17 18 Door lock switch and power window switches ......switch ...181 Automatic transmission selector lever ...181 Ignition switch ...178 Cruise control switch ...190...Parking brake ...179 Fuel filler door opener ...69 Power rear view mirror control switches ...82 19 ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 11
    PICTORIAL INDEX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS430 sold in U. S. A.) PG006b viii 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 12
    ... seat belt reminder light ...43 SRS warning light ...44 Open door warning light ...48 Vehicle stability control system OFF indicator light ...194 Anti-lock brake system warning light ...47 Vehicle stability control system warning light ...195 Snow mode ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 13
    PICTORIAL INDEX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS300 sold in U. S. A.) PG016e x 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 14
    ... ...26 Shift position indicator for manual control ...185 Odometer and trip meter ...40 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...... SRS warning light ...44 Open door warning light ...48 Vehicle stability control system OFF indicator light ...194 Anti-lock brake system warning light ...47 Vehicle stability ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 15
    PICTORIAL INDEX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS430 sold in Canada) PG007f xii 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 16
    ... seat belt reminder light ...43 SRS warning light ...44 Open door warning light ...48 Vehicle stability control system OFF indicator light ...194 Anti-lock brake system warning light ...47 Vehicle stability control system warning light ...195 Snow mode ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 17
    PICTORIAL INDEX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS300 sold in Canada) PG017g xiv 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 18
    ... ...26 Shift position indicator for manual control ...185 Odometer and trip meter ...40 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...... SRS warning light ...44 Open door warning light ...48 Vehicle stability control system OFF indicator light ...194 Anti-lock brake system warning light ...47 Vehicle stability ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 19
    ... and height control switch ...77, 78 Seatback angle control switch ...77 Lumbar support control switch . . 78 PG003b For detailed information, refer to the description given in each Section. xvi 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 20
    ...2 3 4 5 6 7 Rear window defogger ...31 Trunk lid ...67 Moon roof ...70 Wiper and washer ...28, 303 Fuel filler door ...69 Outside rear view mirror ...82 Door ...19 Tire and wheel ...282 Headlights ...24, 309 Hood ...66 PG020f 8 9 10 For...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 21
    PICTORIAL INDEX xviii 2003 GS430/300 from May '03 Prod. (OM30601U)
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 22
    BASIC OPERATION QUICK REFERENCE Driver's seat ...Steering wheel ...Automatic transmission (GS430) ...Automatic transmission (GS300) ...Headlight and turn signal switches ...Wiper switch ...2 2 3 4 5 6 1
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 23
    ... wheel up or down to the desired angle, push the control switch in the required direction and release the... Seat cushion height Seatback angle Lumbar support Head restraint height Head restraint ... move the steering wheel to the desired position, push the control switch away from you or pull it toward ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 24
    ... engine braking K Shift while pressing the brake pedal. (Ignition switch must be in the "ON" position.) *When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift from "D" to "4", engine braking will not be enabled because the cruise control is not ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 25
    QUICK REFERENCE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION(GS300) OPERATION OF SELECTOR LEVER BG023 SELECTOR LEVER POSITION P: Parking, engine starting and key removal R: Reverse N: Neutral D: Normal driving (with overdrive on) M: Manual shifting up or down shifting* 3, 2: Stronger engine ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 26
    .... Headlights also turn on. 00L013 Automatic light control Right or left turn High beam 00L014 ... SWITCH 00L015 Lane change (Right or left) With the engine started and parking brake released Parking,... panel lights turn on. 00L013 Headlights also turn on at full intensity. Automatic light control 5...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 27
    QUICK REFERENCE 5. WIPER SWITCH Mist wiper operation Intermittent operation Low speed operation 00L016 High speed operation Washer on 6
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 28
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Keys and doors 1-1 Keys ...8 Engine immobiliser system ...11 Wireless remote control ...13 Doors ...19 7
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 29
    ... and trunk lid can be locked without a key, you should always carry... keys, duplicates can be made by a Lexus dealer using the key number. We recommend...) - These keys work in every lock. For your Lexus dealer to make a new key... switch and the glove box. For your Lexus dealer to make a new key with built...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 30
    KEYS AND DOORS Flat key Starting the engine using a flat key 11g039c 11g036c As ... The flat key works in every lock. A transponder chip for the engine immobiliser system has been placed in... you always carry this with you for emergency use. Do not leave it in your vehicle. 1. Remove the key plate ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 31
    ... become bent also. D The flat key is designed for emergency use only. So do not use ... chip, observe the following precautions: D When starting the engine, do not use the key with a key ring ... keys of other vehicles) from the ring or while gripping or covering them with your hand to start the engine. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 32
    KEYS AND DOORS ENGINE IMMOBILISER SYSTEM 11G035c w11L016 D Do not bend the key... D Do not use the key or flat key with electromagnetic materials. The engine immobiliser system is a theft prevention system...its key case. You can cancel the engine immobiliser system using the flat key. (For details, see...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 33
    KEYS AND DOORS For your Lexus dealer to make you a new key with built-in transponder chip, your dealer will need your key number and ... key or the flat key. However, there is a limit to the number of additional keys your Lexus dealer can make for you. If you make your own duplicate key, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 34
    ... use up to 4 wireless remote control keys for the same vehicle. Contact your Lexus dealer for detailed information. The wireless remote control key is an electronic component. ... in case of the loss of the wireless remote control key. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. When you operate ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 35
    .... ***The turn signal lights can be set not to flash. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. NOTE: *The emergency flashers can be set not to ... be changed. ***The time before automatic re-locking can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. NOTICE Do not push the "LOCK" button any longer than 2 to ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 36
    KEYS AND DOORS Unlocking the trunk lid Sounding an alarm* 11G013d 11G002b When you keep the ...to 3 seconds, an alarm sounds to deter any person trying to break into or damage your vehicle. If you... *The operation method can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. NOTE: *The alarm can be set...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 37
    ...moon roof can be operated using a wireless key from outside the vehicle.* For vehicles sold in U.S.A. This device ...and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference..., tilt up or deactivated. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 11G048a Push the "UNLOCK...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 38
    ... for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. For vehicles sold in Canada Operation is subject to the following two conditions: ... D Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by a Lexus dealer. D Dispose of used batteries according to the local laws. 11L028...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 39
    KEYS AND DOORS NOTICE D Make sure the positive side and negative side of the battery are faced correctly. 11L029-1 ... proper operation. D Be careful not to bend the electrode of the battery insertion and that dust or oils do not adhere to the inside of the module. D Take care not to lose the screws...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 40
    ...inside handle of the front doors while driving. The doors will open and an accident may occur. Lexus strongly recommends that all children be placed in the rear seat of the vehicle. NOTE: *The 2-step unlocking function can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. If a...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 41
    ... are closed and locked, especially when small children are in the vehicle. Along with the proper use of seat belts, locking the doors helps prevent the driver and passengers ...the "ON" position. NOTE: * This auto door locking function can be disabled or changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 20
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 42
    KEYS AND DOORS Locking with rear door child-protector 11G006d " 1 Unlock 2 Lock Whenever small children are in the vehicle, lock the rear door so that it does not open from the inside. To do this, turn the knob to the "LOCK" position as shown and then close the door. 21
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 43
    KEYS AND DOORS 22
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 44
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Switches 1-2 24 26 27 28 30 31 32 35 35 Headlight switch ...Headlight dimmer and turn signal switches ...Fog light switch ...Windshield wiper and washer switches ...Headlight cleaner switch ...Rear window and outside rear view mirror defogger switch ...Power window...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 45
    ... slightly unless the instrument panel light control knob is turned fully on. NOTE: *The operating ... or sensitivity can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 12L001 To turn the lights on... indicator lights up in the instrument cluster. Manually twist the knob to the second clickstop to turn ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 46
    ... sure the headlight switch is off. When the headlight switch is on with all the doors locked, pushing the "LOCK" button on the wireless remote control key turns off the headlights....: *The time before turning off the lights can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 25
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 47
    SWITCHES Automatic headlight leveling system (Vehicles with discharge headlight only) HEADLIGHT DIMMER AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCHES ... the instrument cluster comes on. If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by Lexus dealer. For high beam, push the lever forward. Pull it back for low beam. For the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 48
    SWITCHES FOG LIGHT SWITCH 12L004 12L005 For signaling turns, move the lever up or down in the conventional manner. The ignition key must be in the "ON" position. The turn signal is self-cancelling after a turn, but after a lane change, you may have to cancel it by hand. You can also signal a lane...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 49
    ... low. For information on adding washer fluid, see "Adding washer fluid" on page 303. In cold weather, warm the windshield with the defroster before using the washer. This will help prevent icing, which could block your vision. 12L006-1 NOTICE " 1 Interval adjuster 2 Washer on To turn the wipers on...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 50
    SWITCHES Shifting the windshield wiper position 12G007c 12G006 K More than 10 cm (3.9 in.) " 1 Rest position 2 Retracted position To shift the windshield wipers from retracted to rest position, hold the connection of the wiper arm and wiper blade and pull it upward along the windshield glass with...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 51
    SWITCHES HEADLIGHT CLEANER SWITCH (CANADA ONLY) 12G008b 12G009 To return the windshield wipers to retracted position, push the connection of the wiper arm and wiper blade downward. NOTICE To prevent the wiper blades from being deformed, be sure to hold the connection of the wiper arm and wiper ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 52
    ... switch once again to turn the defogger off. Continuous use may cause the battery to discharge, especially during stop-and-go driving. The defogger is not designed to dry rain water or to melt snow. If ... rear view mirrors are heavily coated with ice, use a spray de-icer before operating the switch. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 53
    ...the opposite direction and then release it. To raise or lower the windows, use the switch on each door. The passengers' windows can also be controlled by the switches on the driver's door. The power windows work when the ignition key is in the "ON" ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 54
    ... key.* NOTE: *This feature can be deactivated. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 12G004a 12L043-1 "Indicator light With the window lock switch pressed in, ...in the locking direction and hold it. After the door is locked, the windows begin to close. To stop in the middle, return the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 55
    ...the window lock switch pressed in. D Be sure to remove the ignition key when you leave your vehicle. ... your vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted. Otherwise, he/she could use the... windows safely. D When small children are in the vehicle, never let them use the power window switches ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 56
    ... signal lights will flash. The emergency flashers will work with the engine running or off and with or without the ignition key. ... drivers if you must stop your vehicle where it might be a traffic hazard. Always pull your vehicle as far off the road as possible. The turn signal light switch will not ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 57
    ... experience minor burns even at low temperatures. Use extra caution for; D Babies, small children,...etc.). To prevent the seat from overheating, do not use the seat heater with a blanket, cushion, or other ...into the seat. D When cleaning the seats, do not use organic substances (paint thinner, benzine,...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 58
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Gauges, meters and service reminder indicators 1-3 38 38 39 40 40 50 Fuel gauge ...Engine coolant temperature gauge ...Tachometer ...Odometer and trip meter ...Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers ...Instrument panel light control ... 37
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 59
    ... goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. See the inner back cover for fuel capacity and recommended fuel selection. 38 "Normal range The gauge indicates ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 60
    ...NOTICE D Do not remove the thermostat in the engine cooling system as this may cause the engine to overheat. The thermostat is designed to control the flow of coolant to keep the temperature of the engine within the specified operating range. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 61
    ... brake is off, stop immediately and contact Lexus dealer. 13G004 (a) or (Indicator and buzzer) This... independently. For example, you can use one meter to calculate the fuel economy and the other to... belt. (c) Fasten front passenger's seat belt. (d) Take vehicle to Lexus dealer immediately. 40
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 62
    ...(g) Add engine oil. (l) Add washer fluid. (h) or Take vehicle to Lexus dealer. Take vehicle to Lexus dealer. If brake system warning light is also on, stop immediately and contact Lexus dealer. (m) Fill up tank. (n) Take vehicle to Lexus dealer. (i) or 41
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 63
    ... the brake fluid level is low ...DO THIS. CAUTION (o) and Take vehicle to Lexus dealer. It is dangerous to continue driving normally when the ... on and buzzer sounds continuously. Have your vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer in the following cases: D The light does not come on even if the parking ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 64
    ...conditions occurs, immediately stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Lexus dealer. D The light does not turn off even after... the brake pedal is depressed repeatedly. This is a pump pulsating sound of the brake system, and it is not a malfunction. (b) Driver's Seat Belt...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 65
    ... monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D When the ignition key is turned to the "ON"..., blower, radio, etc., and drive directly to the nearest Lexus dealer or repair shop. NOTICE Do not continue driving if...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 66
    ... off the road to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call a Lexus dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance.... Light This light warns that the engine oil level is too low. Add oil as soon as possible. (For instructions, see "Checking the engine oil level" on page 260.) While driving on ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 67
    ... your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Even if the abnormality of the electronic throttle control system ... key is turned to "ACC" or "LOCK" position. GS300 If this lamp comes on and the engine speed ... Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Even if the abnormality of the electronic throttle control system ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 68
    ... if the malfunction indicator lamp remains on. Contact your Lexus dealer to check your vehicle's emission control system and OBD (On-Board ... by the warning light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D The light does not come ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 69
    ... there is a problem somewhere in the automatic headlight leveling system. If it comes on, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer. (k) Rear Light Failure Warning Light If this light comes on when the headlight switch is turned on...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 70
    ... INDICATORS (o) Vehicle Stability Control System Warning Lights These lights warn that there is a problem somewhere in the ... "VSC OFF" indicator light come on, have your vehicle checked by Lexus dealer as soon as possible. The lights will come on when the ignition key is turned to "ON", and will go ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 71
    ... service reminder indicators go off after a few seconds. or INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT CONTROL The following service reminder indicator goes off after about ... not function as described above, have it checked by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. The brightness of the instrument panel lights ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 72
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Interior equipment 1-4 52 53 53 54 54 55 56 57 57 58 61 ...lighter and ashtray ...Power outlet ...Rear console box ...Glove box ...Garage door opener ...Cup holders ...Coin box ...Tie-down hooks ...Floor mat ...First-aid kit holder ...Luggage stowage precautions ... 51
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 73
    INTERIOR EQUIPMENT VANITY MIRRORS Sun visors 14G001 14G002 To use the vanity mirrors, swing the sun visor down and open the cover. The vanity light comes on when you open the cover. 1 2 3 To block out glare from the front , swing the sun visor down. To block out glare from the side, remove ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 74
    ... position. 2. The ignition key is turned to "ACC" or "ON" when the light is still on. 3. All the doors are locked when the light is still on. 4. One door is closed with the lock button pushed in while the other doors are locked. To turn on the personal light, push the switch. To turn it off...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 75
    ... switch, the ignition switch light comes on when any of the doors are opened. The light remains on for about 15 seconds and goes out after all the doors are closed. However, the light goes out immediately when all the doors are locked or the ignition key is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 76
    ... pops out ready for use. Do not hold the cigarette lighter pressed in. If the engine is not running, the ignition key must be in the "ACC" position to use the lighter. When ...in completely. To remove the ashtray, just pull it up. Use a Lexus genuine cigarette lighter or equivalent for ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 77
    ... outlet to be used. NOTICE D To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the electricity over the total vehicle capacity of 12V 3.5A. D To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not use the power outlet longer than necessary when the engine ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 78
    ... BOX GLOVE BOX 14g029a 14G010 " 1 For upper box 2 For lower box " 1 Unlock 2 Open 3 Lock To use the rear console box, open as shown in the illustration. To open the glove box door, pull the lever. To lock the glove box door, insert the master key and turn it...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 79
    ... HomeLinkR and can be programmed to operate garage doors, gates, entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems, and security systems,...release both buttons. 5. Test the operation of the HomeLinkR by pressing the newly programmed button. If programming a garage door opener, check...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 80
    ... HomeLinkR button to program another device. Programming other devices To program other devices such as home security systems, home door locks or lighting, contact your authorized Lexus dealer for assistance. 59
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 81
    ... is pressed. D Do not use this HomeLinkR Universal Transceiver with any garage door opener that lacks the ... safety standards. (This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982.) A...not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 82
    ... may be thrown about in the compartment and possibly injure people in the vehicle during sudden braking or in an accident. D To reduce the chance of ... may be thrown about in the compartment and possibly injure people in the vehicle during sudden braking or in an accident. D To reduce the chance of ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 83
    ... BOX (U.S.A.ONLY) TIE-DOWN HOOKS 14g030 14G049a To use the coin box, push against the coin box cover. To secure your luggage, use the tie-down hooks as shown above. See "... luggage. CAUTION Keep the coin box closed when not in use. CAUTION To avoid personal injury, keep the tie-...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 84
    INTERIOR EQUIPMENT FLOOR MAT 14G013-1 14G025a CAUTION Use a floor mat of the correct size. If the floor carpet and floor mat have 2 holes, then they are designed for use with locking clips. Fix the floor mat with locking clips into the holes in...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 85
    ...the weight as far forward as possible helps maintain vehicle balance. D For better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.... turning, and impair the driver's control of the vehicle. In an accident they may injure the vehicle occupants. This belt is designed to hold the first-aid kit. To loosen...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 86
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Exterior equipment 1-5 66 67 69 70 Hood ...Trunk lid ...Fuel tank cap ...Moon roof ... 65
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 87
    ...lever and lift the hood. 1. To open the hood, pull the hood lock release lever under the instrument panel. The ...etc. Then lower the hood and make sure it locks. CAUTION Before driving, be sure that the hood is closed and securely locked. Otherwise, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving and an...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 88
    ...the vehicle. Un supervised children may lock themselves in the vehicles or trunk and suffer serious injuries... closed. The trunk lid can be unlocked using the wireless remote control key. For details, see page... exhaust gases from entering the vehicle. D Always lock the trunk lid and all doors, and keep...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 89
    ... in the main switch. To activate the system, insert the master key and turn it counterclockwise. If a person is locked in the trunk, he/she can pull down the phosphorescent .... To protect things put in the trunk, when you have your vehicle parked, push in the main switch. 68
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 90
    ... lamp goes off after driving several times. If the indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. 1. To open the fuel filler door, pull the lever under the instrument panel. When refueling, turn off ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 91
    ... installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of an accident. D Use only a genuine Lexus fuel tank cap for replacement. It is designed to...sun shade will be opened with the moon roof. Pull the manual lever toward the back. This is used in case the fuel filler door cannot be opened due to ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 92
    ... the moon roof from outside the vehicle The moon roof can be closed or opened using an ignition key.* 15G012-1... the locking direction and hold it. After the door is locked, the moon roof begins to close. To stop in ...or sliding open or tilting up can be selected. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 71
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 93
    ... anyone (particularly a small child) alone in your vehicle, especially with the ignition key still inserted or ... switch in a position other than "LOCK". Otherwise, he/she could use the moon roof switches ... ignition key or turn the ignition switch to the "LOCK" position when you leave your vehicle. 72
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 94
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Comfort adjustment 1-6 Seats ...74 Head restraints ...79 Tilt and telescopic steering wheell ...80 Outside rear view mirrors ...82 Inside rear view mirror ...83 Seat belts ...88 SRS airbags ...97 Child restraint ...111 Driving position memory system ...130 73
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 95
    ... reaching the pedals comfortably. D Slightly recline the back of the seat. Although vehicle designs vary, many drivers can achieve the 250 mm (... see the road, raise yourself by using a firm, non-slippery cushion, or raise the seat if your vehicle has that feature. CAUTION D Do not drive the vehicle ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 96
    ... as recommended by NHTSA above, while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view of the instrument panel controls. Front passenger seat Front seats CAUTION The ...D Do not lean against the front door when the vehicle is in use, since the side airbag inflates with ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 97
    ... front seats NOTICE Do not operate the control switch in more than one dimension at a time. It may cause electrical overload. 16G001-1 " 1 Seat position control switch, seat cushion angle and height control switch 2 Seatback angle control switch 3 Lumbar support control switch 76
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 98
    ... seat position Adjusting seatback angle 16G002 16G003 Move the control switch in the desired direction. Releasing the switch will stop the seat ... under the seat, as this might interfere with the seat movement. Move the control switch in the desired direction. Releasing the switch will stop the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 99
    ... ADJUSTMENT Adjusting seat cushion angle and height Adjusting lumbar support 16G004-2 16G005 Move the control switch in the desired direction. Releasing ... seat cushion in that position. Push the control switch on either side. The amount of lumbar support will change while the switch ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 100
    ...After adjusting the head restraint, make sure it is locked in position. D Do not drive with the head ... restraint, pull it up. To lower it, press the lock release button and push the head ... effective when it is close to your head. Therefore, using a cushion on the seatback is not recommended. 16G007 ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 101
    ... to the lock position. The head restraint is most effective when it is close to your head. Therefore, using ... To adjust the tilt of the steering wheel, push the control switch upward or downward to set it to the desired ...Do not adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is moving. Doing so may cause...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 102
    ... 16G012b To adjust the steering column length, push the control switch forward or backward to set the steering wheel ... Do not adjust the steering column while the vehicle is moving. Doing so may cause ... serious injuries. NOTE: *This feature can be deactivated. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 81
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 103
    ... defogger switch is on. Power rear view mirror control Adjust the mirror so that you can ... switch" on page 31.) 16L017-1 " 1 Master switch 2 Control switch To adjust the power rear view ... master switch at "L" (left) or "R" (right), and push the control switch on the desired side. The power rear ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 104
    ... ADJUSTMENT NOTICE If ice should jam the mirror, do not operate the control or scrape the mirror face. Use a spray de-icer to free the mirror. ... "AUTO" mode: If the mirror detects light from the headlights of the vehicle behind you, the mirror surface darkens slightly to reduce...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 105
    ... the outside air temperature is low, it may take a little longer for the mirror to darken in response to the detection of headlights. Compass (Vehicles without Navigation System sold in U.S. mainland and Canada) CAUTION Do not adjust the mirror while ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 106
    ... compass may not show the correct direction in the following conditions: D The vehicle is stopped immediately after turning. The compass does not adjust... has been disconnected. D Any door is open. The compass works to calibrate the direction automatically while the vehicle in in motion, if deviation ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 107
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT CAUTION Do not adjust the display while the vehicle is moving. Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is stopped. CALIBRATING THE COMPASS (circling calibration) 16g221 16g223 "C" appears on the display in case the circling calibration is ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 108
    ... of the vehicle is magnetized, take your vehicle to a Lexus dealer. D Do not perform circling calibration of the compass in a place where the earth's magnetic field is ...a crossing, near a large vehicle, etc.). D During calibration, do not operate electric systems (moon roof, power ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 109
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT SEAT BELTS Seat belt precautions Lexus strongly urges that the driver and passengers in the vehicle be properly restrained at all times ... hips and not on the waist. 88 Injured person. Lexus recommends the use of a seat belt. Depending on the injury, first check ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 110
    ...on page 318 for instructions.) D Replace the belt assembly (including bolts) if it has been used in... belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system securely... belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 111
    ...To raise the anchor position, push the anchor up. To lower the anchor position, support the anchor while you push the lock release button then slide the anchor down. After adjustment, make sure the anchor is locked in position. CAUTION D Both high-positioned lap belts and loose-...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 112
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT Seat belt comfort guides 16G019 16g316 To release the belt, press the...remains untwisted as it retracts. The seat belt comfort guides are installed on the outside rear seats to relieve ...little forward. Slide the seat belt comfort guide forward to adjust the shoulder belt. The seat ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 113
    ... a personalized seat belt extender is available from your Lexus dealer free of charge. Please contact your local Lexus dealer to order the proper required length for the extender. Bring the heaviest ... ordering information is available at your Lexus dealer. CAUTION When using the seat belt extender, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 114
    ... ADJUSTMENT D Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system on the front or ...seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use ... helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and extender itself. When not in use, remove the extender and...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 115
    ....) The driver and front passenger's seat belt pretensioners are designed to be activated in response to a severe frontal impact. When the airbag sensor detects the shock of a severe frontal impact, the front seat belts are quickly drawn back by ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 116
    ...instructions can result in death or serious injury. Consult your Lexus dealer about any repairs and modifications. " 1 2 3 4 5 6 16G134a Front airbag sensor Front seat ... perform any of the following changes without consulting your Lexus dealer. Such changes can interfere with proper...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 117
    ... console. 16G136 16G022 In the following cases, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. This front seat belt pretensioner system has a service ... a malfunction of the pretensioners. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D When the ignition key is ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 118
    ... wheel or dashboard during airbag deployment can be killed or seriously injured. Lexus strongly recommends that: D The driver sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel while still maintaining control of the vehicle. D The front passenger sit as far back as possible from the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 119
    ... of the presence of the occupant in the seat. Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which will record the use of the seat belt restraint system by the driver when the side airbags are inflated. Be sure to wear your seat...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 120
    ... Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which will record the use of... and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceeds the designed threshold level. The front airbags ...30 km (18 mph) collision in Canada when the vehicle has the impact straight into a fixed ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 121
    ....). It is possible that in some collisions where the forward deceleration of the vehicle is very close to the designed threshold level, the SRS airbags and the ...Collision from the rear The front airbags are generally not designed to inflate if the vehicle is involved in a side or rear collision, if ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 122
    ...and curtain shield airbags may not inflate if the vehicle is subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a... 2 Collision from the rear 3 Vehicle rollover The side and curtain shield airbags are generally not designed to inflate if the vehicle is involved in a front or rear collision, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 123
    ...or jumping over a deep hole 3 Landing hard or vehicle falling The SRS airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration. " 1 Side airbag ... Occupant detection sensor 10 Seat belt buckle switch The SRS airbag system mainly ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 124
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT The front airbag sensors constantly monitor the forward deceleration of the vehicle. If an impact results in a forward deceleration beyond the designed threshold level, the system triggers the airbag inflators. In a ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 125
    ... serious injury or being thrown out of the vehicle. For instructions and precautions concerning the seat belt system, see "Seat ... seat belt should be properly secured using a child restraint system. Lexus strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in the rear seat of the vehicle and ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 126
    ... or serious injury to the child. For instructions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see "Child... on the edge of the seat or lean against the dashboard when the vehicle is in use, since the front passenger airbag... well back in the seat, and always use your seat belt properly. 105...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 127
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT 16G030-1 16g253 D Do not lean against the front door when the vehicle is in use, since the side airbag and curtain shield airbag inflate with considerable speed and force. Otherwise, you may be killed or seriously injured. Special care ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 128
    ..., the child may be killed or seriously injured. D Do not hold a child on your lap or in your arms. Use a child restraint system in the rear seat. For instructions concerning the installation of a child restraint system, see "Child restraint" on page 111. D Do not put...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 129
    ...D Do not attach a cup holder or any other device or object on or around the door. When the side airbag inflates, the cup holder or any other device or ... part where the curtain shield airbag activates such as on the windshield glass, side door glass and front and side pillar. When the curtain shield ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 130
    ...these instructions can result in death or serious injury. Consult your Lexus dealer about any repairs and modifications. NOTICE Do not perform any of the following changes without consulting your Lexus dealer. Such changes can interfere with proper operation of the SRS airbag system in some cases....
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 131
    ... indicates a malfunction of the airbags. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D When the ignition key is turned ...side and curtain shield airbags have a problem. In the following cases, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible: D Any of the SRS airbags have been ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 132
    ...CHILD RESTRAINT Child restraint precautions Lexus strongly urges the use of child restraint systems for children small enough to ...against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle's interior if you are unrestrained. D Lexus strongly urges use of a proper child restraint system which conforms to ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 133
    ... belt. You must carefully consult the manufacturer 's instructions which accompany the child restraint system. To provide proper restraint, use a child restraint system following the manufacturer 's instructions about the appropriate age and size of the child ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 134
    .... D Do not allow the child to lean against the front door or around the front door even if the child is seated in a ... stop or accident. Your vehicle has anchor brackets for securing the top strap of a child restraint system. For instructions about how to use the anchor bracket, see "Using a top strap...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 135
    .... (A) Infant seat (B) Convertible seat (C) Booster seat Install the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. Child restraint lower anchorages approved for your vehicle may also be used. See "Installation with ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 136
    ... 3-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT (A) Infant seat installation 16G057a 16G066a CAUTION An infant seat is used in rear-facing position only. D Never put a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat because the force of the rapid inflation of the front ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 137
    ... D After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of the belt are ... D If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use the child restraint system until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect your...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 138
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT 16G068 16G069 2. Fully extend the shoulder belt to put it in the lock mode. When the belt is then retracted even slightly, it cannot be extended. To hold the infant seat securely, make sure the belt is in the lock mode before letting the belt retract. 3. While pressing the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 139
    ... 16G042 CAUTION Push and pull the child restraint system in different directions to be sure it is secure. Follow all the installation instructions provided by its manufacturer. 4. To remove the infant seat, press the buckle-release button and ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 140
    ... ADJUSTMENT (B) Convertible seat installation 16G035 16G058-2 A convertible seat is used in forward-facing or rear-facing position depending on the age and size of the child. When installing, follow the manufacturer's instructions about the appropriate age and size of the child as well as ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 141
    ... "Move seat fully back D A forward-facing child restraint system should be allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only when it...D Do not allow the child to lean against the front door or around the front door even if the child is seated in a child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 142
    ... D After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of the belt are ... D If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use the child restraint system until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect your...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 143
    ... go to hold the convertible seat securely. CAUTION Push and pull the child restraint system in different directions to be sure it is secure. Follow all the installation instructions provided by its manufacturer. 122
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 144
    ... seat installation 16G050 16G037 4. To remove the convertible seat, press the buckle-release button and allow the belt to retract completely. The belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or older child passenger. A booster seat is used in forward-facing position only. 123
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 145
    ... D Do not allow the child to lean against the front door or around the front door even if the child is seated in a child restraint system. It is dangerous if the ... the booster seat and across the child following the instructions provided by its manufacturer and insert the tab into the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 146
    ... D After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of the belt are ... D If the seat belt does not function normally, immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use the child restraint system until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect your...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 147
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT Using a top strap 16G099b 16G060a "Anchor brackets Follow the procedure below for a child restraint system that requires the use of a top strap. Use the anchor bracket on the package tray behind the rear seat to attach the top strap. Anchor ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 148
    ...onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top strap. For instructions to install the child restraint system, see "Type of child restraint system" on ... that the child restraint system is secure by pushing and pulling it in different directions. D Follow all the installation instructions provided by its ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 149
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT 16g230g 16g317 Canada only Canada only "Type A "Type B 128
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 150
    ... the buckles onto the anchorages If your child restraint system has a top strap, it should be anchored. (For ... top strap, see "Using a top strap" on page 126.) For the installation details, refer to the instruction manual equipped with each product. CAUTION D When using the lower anchorages for the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 151
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM A microcomputer will memorize the position of the driver's seat, and the positions ... the "ON" position and the selector lever is in the "P" position. The beep sound means that the positions are recorded in the computer's memory. By repeating these ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 152
    ... stop. To activate the system, push the desired button ("1" or "2") again. The driving position memory control system cannot be operated while the vehicle is moving. If the vehicle's battery is disconnected, the computer's memory will be erased and the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 153
    COMFORT ADJUSTMENT 132
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 154
    SECTION INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS Theft deterrent 1-7 Theft deterrent system ...134 Theft prevention labels ...136 133
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 155
    ... 17G001a 17g005 "Security indicator light To deter theft of the vehicle, this system is designed to sound an alarm if any of the doors, trunk or hood is ...2. Close and lock all the doors, trunk and hood using an ignition key or wireless remote control. The flashing indicator...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 156
    ...When you unlock any door or trunk using an ignition key or wireless remote control, the system is cancelled. Testing the system 1. ... and then reconnected. If the system does not work properly, have it checked by your Lexus dealer. Activating the system The alarm sounds for 60 seconds if any of the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 157
    ...in.) by 16 mm (0.63 in.). The purpose of these labels is to reduce the incidence of vehicle thefts by facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts from stolen vehicles. The label is designed so that once it is applied to a surface, any attempt to remove it...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 158
    SECTION AIR CONDITIONING AND AUDIO Air conditioning 2-1 Automatic air conditioning controls ...138 For vehicles equipped with Navigation System, please refer to the separate "Navigation System Owner's Manual". 137
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 159
    AIR CONDITIONING AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS 20G001b "The automatic air conditioning automatically maintains the set temperature. In the automatic ... To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the air conditioning on longer than necessary when the engine is not running. 138
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 160
    AIR CONDITIONING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Driver side temperature control button Driver side temperature display (in... display (in degrees Fahrenheit or Centigrade) Air intake control button Air flow display Air ... on-off button Passenger side temperature control button Passenger side temperature display (...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 161
    AIR CONDITIONING 20G002a "Air flow selection 140 See "Lower vent" on page 149.
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 162
    AIR CONDITIONING (a) Climate control SETTING OPERATION - automatic control 20G003-1 21L003-3 2. Use the "TEMP" or "PASSENGER TEMP" ...are automatically adjusted. The operation status is shown by each indicator. When one of the manual control buttons is depressed while operating in automatic mode, the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 163
    AIR CONDITIONING SETTING OPERATION - manual control When one of the manual control buttons is depressed while operating in automatic mode, the mode relevant to the depressed button is set.... panel vents. Bi-level - Air flows from both the floor vents and the instrument panel vents. Floor ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 164
    ...minimum figure appears on the display. If manual fan speed control is desired - 20G006 20G005 Each time you push the air intake control button, the mode changes in order from the RECIRCULATED ...speed by pushing the appropriate side of fan speed control button. The higher the fan speed is, the more ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 165
    ... EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode will operate. For normal use, it is best to keep the air intake control button set to OUTSIDE AIR mode. If recirculated air is used during heating,... OUTSIDE AIR in the AUTOMATIC mode, push the air intake control button until the "AUTO" indicator light flashes. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 166
    ... fuel economy. The air conditioning can be used for year-round automatic temperature control ..., have the compressor checked by your nearest Lexus dealer. Displaying the outside temperature - The temperature... WINDSHIELD" button. 3. Push the fan speed control button on the right side to obtain a maximum...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 167
    ...the mode then returns to the last mode used. (c) Air conditioning filter CAUTION Do not use ...has been installed. The air conditioning filter prevents dust from entering the vehicle through the air conditioning vent... glove box. The air conditioning filter may clog after long use which will reduce the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 168
    ... air conditioning efficiency, replace the filter according to the maintenance schedule. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the "Owner 's Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance".) 20G009b NOTICE 2. Take out the filter. When setting the filter to the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 169
    ..., close all windows. If dust thrown up by the vehicle is still drawn into... closing the windows, it is recommended that the air intake control button be left to the OUTSIDE AIR mode... dusty conditions, it is recommended that the air intake control button be temporarily pressed in to the RECIRCULATED AIR...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 170
    ... or closed as shown. For removing frost or fog, it is recommended that you close the lower vent when you push the "FRONT WINDSHIELD" button or use the"Floor" or the "Floor/Windshield" mode. The rear vents may be opened or closed as shown. 149
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 171
    AIR CONDITIONING 150
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 172
    SECTION AIR CONDITIONING AND AUDIO Audio 2-2 Audio system ...152 For vehicles equipped with Navigation System, please refer to the separate "Navigation System Owner's Manual". 151
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 173
    ...the brightness of the display. See "Instrument panel light control" on page 50 for details. The "DISC" button works only when your Lexus is equipped with an automatic changer. If a Mark Levinson brand audio system is installed, the "Mark Levinson" logo is...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 174
    AUDIO Turning the system on and adjusting the volume (See page 154 for details.) 2 Stopping and ejecting a cassette tape (See page 161 ...167 for details.) 5 AUDIO-TUNE knob (See page 155 for details.) 6 Radio data system/Traffic announcement/ Program type (See page 159 and 160 for details.) 7 Cassette...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 175
    ... section describes some of the basic features of the Lexus audio system. Some information may not pertain... audio on longer than necessary when the engine is not running. (a) Turning the system on and off Push ...and off. Turn this knob to adjust the volume. The system turns on in the last mode used. 154
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 176
    ... balance will increase the volume of one group of sounds while decreasing the volume of another. Each ... and balance or turn on or off the automatic sound levelizer, turn the knob. BAS: Adjusts ... according to the noise level. While the automatic sound levelizer is on, "ASL" appears on the display. 155...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 177
    .... For the installation of the window tint, consult with your Lexus dealer. (d) Your cassette player When you ... tape should be to the right. If your Lexus is equipped with a changer, it can play selected ... discs into the magazine. The player is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7 in.) discs only. 156
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 178
    AUDIO Radio operation (a) Listening to the radio 21G111a 21G082b Turn this knob to the right to step up the station band or to the left to step down. Push these buttons to choose either an AM or FM station. "AM", "FM1", "FM2" or "FM TYPE" appear on the display. Your radio automatically changes to...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 179
    AUDIO (b) Presetting a station (c) Selecting a station Tune in the desired station using one of the following methods. 21G113a 21G115a 1. Tune in the desired... want. The button number ( 1-6 ) and station frequency appear on the display. Manual tuning: Turn the "AUDIO-TUNE" knob. The radio will step...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 180
    AUDIO (d) RDS (Radio Data System) 21G012c 21g127 To scan all the frequencies: Push the "SCAN" button. "SCAN" appears on the display. The radio will find the next station up the band, stay there for a few seconds, and then scan again. To select a station, push the "SCAN" button a second time. To ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 181
    .... After the text message goes off from the display, pushing the "MSG" button during message reception shows the text message again on the display. The RDS audio system can store three messages consisting of 64 characters in memory. To store a message in memory, push the "MSG" button until you hear a...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 182
    ...indicate that the Dolby noise reduction system is on. The Dolby NR mode reduces tape noise by about 10 dB. For best sound reproduction, play your tapes with the Dolby NR on or off according to the mode used for recording the tape. To play a tape recorded without Dolby NR, push ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 183
    AUDIO (b) Manual program selection (c) Automatic program selection 21G119 20G121a "Program" button: Push the " A " " ...feature allows you to fast forward past long stretches of blank tape. This is especially useful at the end of cassettes. Push the "SKIP" button. The player will automatically skip ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 184
    AUDIO Push this button on the lower side to skip backward. Push the button until "REW" and the number you want to skip appear on the display. 21G123 D If you set "REW 1", the player will rewind to the beginning of the current program. D When counting the number of programs you want to rewind, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 185
    ... disc player is an optional accessory that your vehicle is pre-wired to accept. Although your audio system has a DISC button, your vehicle may or may not be equipped with a... the lever and open the glove box door. 3. Pull out the tray while pushing the lock release button. 164
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 186
    ...a "Load" cycle for approximately 10 seconds while the system searches for discs in the magazine. Upon completion of ... a sudden stop, always keep the glove box door closed while driving. 21G003a 5. Insert the ...as indicated by the arrow head on the magazine, and close the cover and glove box door. 165
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 187
    AUDIO (b) Playing a compact disc (c) Selecting a desired disc 21G084b 21G020a Push the "DISC" button if the magazine is already loaded in the player. "CD" appears on the display. The discs set in the magazine are played continuously, starting with disc number 1. The disc number of the disc ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 188
    AUDIO (d) Selecting a desired track (e) Searching for a desired track or disc 21G023a 21G021c "TRACK" button: Use for direct access to a desired track. Push either side of the "TRACK" button several times until the desired track number appears on the display. As you release the button, the player...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 189
    ..., audio signals of the disc cannot be read or the system has trouble. Push the "DISC" button once again..... If the player still does not operate, take it to your Lexus dealer. "RPT" button: ... again. "RAND" button: Use it for automatic track or disc selection and play by the system. When the button is ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 190
    ... switch briefly to select a station that you assigned to a switch on the audio system. 21g137a D Push this switch and hold it until you hear...mode. Each push changes the mode sequentially if the desired mode is ready to use. When you push the switch with the audio system turned off, the audio system...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 191
    ...tape slot or CD changer. D The use of a cellular phone inside or near the vehicle may cause ...mean there is a problem with your radio - it is just the normal result of conditions outside the vehicle. For example... constantly as your vehicle moves. Here are some common reception problems that probably do...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 192
    ... with those received directly from the radio station, causing the radio station to sound alternately strong and weak. Station interference - When a....) Use high-quality cassettes: D Low-quality cassette tapes can cause many problems, including poor sound, inconsistent playing speed, and constant auto-...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 193
    ...disc player and discs D Your compact disc player is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7 in.) discs only. D Extremely high temperature can ...your compact disc player from working. On hot days, use air conditioning to cool the vehicle interior before you listen to a disc. D Bumpy roads or other vibrations ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 194
    AUDIO 20e424 20e423 "Special shaped discs "Labeled discs NOTICE 20e425 To prevent damage to the player or changer, do not use special shaped, low quality or labeled discs such as those shown in the illustrations. "Low quality discs 173
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 195
    ...To see a pin hole, hold the disc up to the light.) To clean a compact disc: Wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth that has been dampened with water. Wipe in a straight line from the center to the edge of the disc (not in a circle). Do not use a conventional record cleaner or anti-static device. 174
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 196
    ... caution ...Before starting the engine ...Ignition switch with steering lock ...Parking brake ...How to start the engine ...Automatic transmission ...Electronic throttle control system ...Cruise control ...Traction control system ...Vehicle ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 197
    ... catalytic converters are emission control devices installed in the exhaust system. The purpose is to reduce pollutants ... combustible materials away from the exhaust pipe while the engine is running. The exhaust gas is very ... allow the engine to run at idle speed for more than 20 minutes. "GS300 176...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 198
    ... check-up as soon as possible. Remember, your Lexus dealer knows your vehicle and its three-way catalytic converter system best. D ... entire emission control system operate properly, your vehicle must receive the periodic inspections required by the Lexus Maintenance Schedule. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 199
    ... corrected. IGNITION SWITCH WITH STEERING LOCK BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Check the area around the vehicle before entering it. 2. Adjust seat position, ... rear view mirrors. 4. Lock all doors. 5. Fasten seat belts. Remember to check that the service reminder indicators function...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 200
    ... BRAKE NOTE: *The volume or interval of beep sound can be changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details. 31G003c 31G002 1 2 "LOCK" - Engine is off and the steering ... must put the transmission selector lever in the "P" position. Once you remove the key, the engine immobiliser system is ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 201
    ... Before starting the engine, be sure to follow the instructions in "Before cranking". Normal starting procedure The multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system in your engine automatically controls the proper air-fuel mixture for starting. You can start a...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 202
    ...key removal R: Reverse N: Neutral D: Normal driving (with overdrive on) 4: Engine braking When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift from "D" to "4", engine braking will not be enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled. For the operation to decrease...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 203
    STARTING AND DRIVING GS300: P: Parking, engine starting and key removal R: Reverse... be enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled. For the operation to decrease the vehicle speed, see... driving (b) Driving in M mode (GS300 only) (c) Using engine braking (d) Using the "3", "2" and "L" positions...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 204
    ...Snow" mode to suit your driving condition. For ordinary driving, Lexus recommends that you use the "Normal" position to improve fuel economy. 3. For more powerful ... than in the "Normal" position. For "Snow" mode, see "Electronic Throttle Control System" on page 189. 183
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 205
    ...acceleration by automatically downshifting the transmission to the next lower gear or beyond, depending on the vehicle speed. If engine braking is needed, such as in ... is low, the transmission will not shift into the overdrive gear even in the "D" position. (See "(c) Using engine braking" ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 206
    ...AND DRIVING (b) Driving in M mode (GS300 only) 2 warning tones sound in the following case: D You ... wheel. Consult with your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. The transmission works exactly in the same ... on a slippery surface. The abrupt change in engine speed could cause the vehicle to spin or skid...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 207
    ... km/h (mph) "3" "2" "L" 153 (95) 100 (62) 39 (24) GS300 km/h (mph) 128 (80) 85 (53) 16 (10) 4 31G032c ...: 1 Shift into the "4" position. The transmission will downshift to fourth gear and engine braking will be enabled. When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift from "D" to "4", ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 208
    ...used for strong engine braking as described previously. With the selector lever in "3", "2" or "L", you can start the vehicle ...position is given below for your reference: GS430 GS300 km/h (mph) km/h (mph) " 1 Brake ... Never shift into reverse while the vehicle is moving. "3" "2" "L" 156 (97) 102 (63...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 209
    ... to hold the vehicle on an upgrade. Do not attempt to hold the vehicle using the accelerator pedal, as this can cause the transmission to overheat. CAUTION Never attempt to move ... while the vehicle is moving. Serious mechanical damage and loss of vehicle control may result. 188
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 210
    ... ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM The electronic throttle control system always maintains appropriate engine output in relation to the accelerator opening in all ... and Snow modes. Normal mode: For ordinary driving, Lexus recommends that you use the normal mode to improve fuel economy. Power mode: ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 211
    ...maximum control of your vehicle, do not use the cruise control when driving in heavy or varying traffic, or on slippery (rainy, icy or snow-covered... too fast in relation to the cruise control set speed, cancel the cruise control then downshift the transmission to use engine braking to slow down. 190
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 212
    ...switch is also automatically turned off. To use the cruise control again, push the main switch ...Setting at a desired speed. The transmission must be in "D" or "4" before you set the cruise control speed. Bring ... accidental cruise control engagement, keep the main switch off when not using the cruise ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 213
    ... for other than these reasons, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer at the earliest opportunity. 3 Resetting to a faster speed Press the control lever upward in ... the brake pedal. If you use the brake pedal, cruise control is cancelled. 5 Resuming the preset speed If ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 214
    ... cluster flashes five times and then goes out when using the cruise control, it means that there is trouble in the cruise control system. Contact your Lexus dealer. TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM The traction control system automatically helps control the spinning of...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 215
    STARTING AND DRIVING When getting the vehicle out of mud or new snow, etc. the traction control system will ... such as an anti-lock brake system, traction control, engine control, etc. This system automatically controls the output of the brakes or engine to help prevent the vehicle from skidding when ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 216
    ... OFF" indicator light come on, have your vehicle checked by Lexus dealer as soon as possible. The lights will come on when the ignition key is turned to "ON", and will go ..., the vehicle stability control system does not activate, however, it is no problem to continue your driving. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 217
    ... the brake pedal firmly. If the brake system warning light comes on, immediately stop your vehicle and contact your Lexus dealer. The brake system warning light may stay on for about 60 seconds after the ignition key is turned to the "ON" ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 218
    ... tends to activate the anti-lock brake system. You may hear a click or motor sound ... few seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This means that the anti-lock ... in the engine compartment even after the vehicle is stopped. D At the end of the anti-lock brake system ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 219
    ...brake system: Although the anti-lock brake system assists in providing vehicle control, it is still important to... does not provide vehicle control. Anti-lock brake system is not designed to shorten the... pressure: The anti-lock brake system detects vehicle speeds using the speed sensors for respective ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 220
    ... monitored by the warning light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle. D The light does not come on when the ...a safe place and contact your Lexus dealer. In this case, not only the anti-lock brake system will fail but also the vehicle ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 221
    ... shoes and/or drums are replaced. Have your Lexus dealer perform the bedding-down. BRAKE PAD ... may not work for about 60 seconds after the engine is started. For an explanation of this system's warning light, ... brake pads checked and replaced by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Expensive rotor ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 222
    ... D Do not mix summer and all season tires on your vehicle as this can cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control. D Do not use tires other than the manufacturer's designated tires, and never mix tires or wheels of the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 223
    STARTING AND DRIVING 202
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 224
    SECTION STARTING AND DRIVING Driving tips 3-2 204 204 204 206 207 207 208 Break-in period ...Operation in foreign countries ...Tips for driving in various conditionss ...Winter driving tips ...Dinghy towing ...Trailer towing ...How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer ... 203
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 225
    ... not follow a break-in schedule with your new Lexus. But following a few simple tips for... safely, pull to the side of the road and call a Lexus dealer for assistance. OPERATION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES If...you plan to drive your Lexus in another country ...First, comply with the vehicle registration laws....
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 226
    ... is off. D Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running. D Do not rest your ...speed, such as sudden acceleration or engine braking, could cause the vehicle to spin or skid. D Even if the ...(85 mph) may result in tire failure, loss of control and possible injury. Be sure to consult a ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 227
    ...fluid containing an antifreeze solution. This product is available at your Lexus dealer and most auto parts stores.... extremely cold, we recommend to use 60% solution for your Lexus, to provide protection down to... you are not sure about which oil to use, call your Lexus dealer - they will be pleased to...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 228
    ..., flares, small shovel, jumper cables, etc. TRAILER TOWING DINGHY TOWING 32G001 32g006 Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. It is not designed for trailer towing. Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 229
    ...D Do not carry unneeded weight in your vehicle. Excess weight puts a heavier load on the engine, causing greater fuel consumption. D Avoid lengthy...but also puts an extra load on the engine, which, in turn, wastes fuel. D Keep the bottom of your vehicle free from mud, etc. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 230
    DRIVING TIPS CAUTION Never turn off the engine to coast down hills. Your power steering and brake booster will not function without the engine running. Also, the emission control system operates properly only when the engine is running. 209
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 231
    DRIVING TIPS 210
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 232
    ...emergency If your engine stalls while driving ...If your vehicle will not start ...If you cannot increase the engine speed ...If your vehicle overheats ...If you have a flat tire ...If your vehicle becomes stuck ...If your vehicle needs to be towed ...If you cannot shift automatic transmission selector...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 233
    ...key may be broken. Have the key checked at your Lexus dealer. If none of your keys work, there may be a malfunction in the immobiliser system. Call your Lexus dealer. See "Keys" on... still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer Service ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 234
    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY NOTICE Do not pull- or push-start the vehicle. It may damage ... still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer ... still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 235
    ... serious personal injury and damage to your vehicle which might result from battery explosion, ... electrical burns, or damaged electronic components, these instructions must be followed precisely. If you ... we strongly recommend that you seek help from your Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 236
    ... AN EMERGENCY 40G020-1 40G019 "GS430 5 Discharged battery 6 Booster battery "GS300 5 Discharged battery 6 Booster battery JUMP STARTING PROCEDURE 1. If the booster battery is installed in another vehicle, make sure the vehicles are not touching. Turn off all unnecessary ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 237
    ... not necessary to remove the vent plugs. 3. If the engine in the vehicle with the booster battery is not running, ...correct battery terminals or the ground. 5. Start your engine in the normal way. After starting, run ... (for example, lights left on), you should have it checked at your Lexus dealer. 216
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 238
    ...may be faulty. Move the vehicle to a safe place by means of creeping and call a Lexus dealer ...After arriving at a safe place, stop the vehicle and call a Lexus dealer for assistance. IF ...already. Call your Lexus dealer for assistance. CAUTION D The above method of moving the vehicle is for emergency...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 239
    ... is not in the acceptable range, turn off the engine and call your Lexus dealer. If both conditions are O.K., after the... does not cool down, or your vehicle overheats again, have it checked as soon as possible by your Lexus dealer. CAUTION When jacking, be sure to observe the following to reduce the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 240
    ... allow the vehicle to fall off the jack and cause personal injury. D Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is supported by the jack alone. D Use the jack only for lifting your vehicle during wheel changing. D Do not raise the vehicle with someone...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 241
    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY 40G001 40G002b " 1 Joint 2 When removing the jack, turn the joint by hand in the "contract" direction until the jack is free. 3 When storing, turn the joint by hand in the "expand" direction until the jack is firmly secured to prevent it from flying forward during a ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 242
    ...wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. When blocking the wheel... loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise to loosen... about one-half turn. CAUTION Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. The nuts...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 243
    ... tire than when removing the flat tire. To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle into the jack (it ... fit) and turn it clockwise. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, double-check ... positioned. CAUTION Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is supported by the jack alone. 222
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 244
    .... Press the tire back and see if you can tighten them more. 40G008a CAUTION Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. Doing so may lead to ... may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt or nut, clean it. Before putting on ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 245
    ..., drive slowly to the nearest service station and fill to the correct pressure. 8. Lower the vehicle completely and ... nuts. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Use only the wheel nut wrench to ... other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot. Make sure the wrench is...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 246
    ... forward and backward. Turn off the traction control system to become unstuck to allow the tires ... from the obstruction. (For details, see "Vehicle stability control system" on page 194.) NOTICE If ... rock your vehicle, observe the following precautions to prevent damage to the transmission and other ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 247
    ...have it done by your Lexus dealer or a commercial tow truck service. In consultation with them, have your vehicle towed using either (a)... a sling type truck Only when you cannot receive a towing service from a Lexus dealer or commercial tow truck service, tow your vehicle carefully in accordance with...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 248
    ... points NOTICE D Do not tow with the key removed or in the "LOCK" position, as the steering lock mechanism is not strong enough to hold the ... to ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at the opposite end of the raised vehicle. Otherwise, the bumper and/or underbody of the towed vehicle will be ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 249
    ...CASE OF AN EMERGENCY D Tie down angle 40G022 40G015-1 If your Lexus is transported by a flat bed, it should be tied down at locations A and B as shown above. If you use chains or wires to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded black must be at 45_. 40G023b "Rear emergency towing eyelets ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 250
    ... necessary, we recommend you to have it done by your Lexus dealer or a commercial tow truck service. If towing service is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed by... chain secured to the emergency towing eyelet. Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle. A driver must ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 251
    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CAUTION Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle. Avoid sudden starts or... only a cable or chain specifically intended for use in towing vehicles. Securely fasten the cable or chain ... you cannot shift the selector lever, use the shift lock override button as follows: 1 Turn ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 252
    ... "Keys" on page 8. You can use the wireless remote control system with the new key. Contact your Lexus dealer for detailed information. If your keys are locked in the vehicle and you cannot get a duplicate, many Lexus dealers can still open the door for you, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 253
    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY 232
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 254
    ... MAINTENANCE Maintenance Maintenance requirements ...General maintenance ...Does your vehicle need repairing? ...Emissions inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs ...5 234 235 238 239 For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the "Owner's Manual Supplement / Scheduled Maintenance". 233
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 255
    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS Your Lexus vehicle has been designed for fewer maintenance requirements with ... that only genuine Lexus parts be used for maintenance or for the repair of the emission control system. The owner may elect to use non-Lexus supplied parts for replacement purposes ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 256
    MAINTENANCE Where to go for service? Lexus technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to ... informed about the operation of all the systems on your vehicle. You can be confident that your Lexus dealer's .... If any problems should arise with your vehicle while under warranty, your Lexus ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 257
    ...leaks Check underneath for leaking fuel, oil, water or other fluid after the vehicle has been parked... checked regularly, e.g. while performing periodic services, cleaning the vehicle, etc. Lights Make sure the... noise. Seats Check that all front seat controls such as seat adjusters, seatback recliner, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 258
    ..., or insects. See page 266 for additional information. Battery Your Lexus has a maintenance free battery. You do not have to add ... page 278 for additional information. Engine oil level Check the level on the dipstick with the engine turned off and the vehicle parked on a level spot. See page 260 for ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 259
    ...temperature. See page 279 for additional information. GS300: Check the level on the dipstick. The level should ...pedal almost touches floors, vehicle pulls to one side when braking D Engine coolant temperature ...any of these clues, take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. It probably ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 260
    .... In this case, your vehicle may not pass the I/M test and need to be repaired. Contact your Lexus dealer to service the vehicle. Even if the malfunction ... the malfunction indicator lamp does not come on, contact your Lexus dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing. 239
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 261
    MAINTENANCE 240
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 262
    SECTION SERVICE PROCEDURES AND SPECIFICATIONS Introduction 6-1 242 243 244 245 246 247 Vehicle identification ...Engine compartment overview (GS430) ...Engine compartment overview (GS300) ...Do-it-yourself service precautions ...Positioning the jack ...Parts and tools ... 241
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 263
    ... be seen through the windshield from outside. This is the primary identification number for your Lexus. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle. 61G007c "GS430 "GS300 The engine number is stamped on the engine block as shown. 242
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 264
    INTRODUCTION ENGINE COMPARTMENT OVERVIEW (GS430) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Engine oil filler cap Engine oil level dipstick Brake fluid reservoir Fuse box Washer fluid tank Electric cooling fans Condenser Radiator Engine coolant reservoir Power steering fluid reservoir Fuse box Battery ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 265
    INTRODUCTION ENGINE COMPARTMENT OVERVIEW (GS300) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Engine oil filler cap Engine oil level dipstick Brake fluid reservoir Fuse box Washer fluid tank ... steering fluid reservoir Electric cooling fans Condenser Radiator Engine coolant reservoir Fuse box Battery 61G009e 8 9 ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 266
    ... the warranty period may affect your warranty coverage. Read the separate Lexus Warranty statement for details and suggestions. This Section gives .... Their fumes are flammable. D Do not get under your vehicle with just the body jack supporting it. Always use automotive jack stands or other solid ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 267
    ... not drive with the air cleaner removed, or excessive engine wear could result. Also backfiring could cause a fire in the engine compartment. D Do not overfill automatic transmission fluid, ... 61g016d "Rear When jacking up your vehicle with the jack, position the jack correctly as shown ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 268
    ...Follow jacking instructions. D Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by ...may occur. D Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack. D Stop the ...perform do-it-yourself maintenance. Remember all Lexus parts are designed in metric sizes, so your tools ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 269
    ... fuses Parts (if replacement is necessary): D Genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent with same amperage rating as...Water D Washer fluid containing antifreeze (for winter use) Tools: D Funnel Checking power steering fluid Parts (if level is low): D Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III Tools: D Rag ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 270
    ... Engine 6-2 250 253 256 258 258 260 260 264 266 267 Specifications (GS430) ...Specifications (GS300) ...Fuel ...Fuel pump shut off system ...Facts about engine oil consumption ...Used engine oil ...Checking the engine oil level ...Checking...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 271
    ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS (GS430) - GENERAL Model Type Bore and stroke Displacement Valve clearance (engine cold) Intake Exhaust Drive belt tension - FUEL Fuel type Octane rating Only UNLEADED 91 (Research octane number 96) or higher 3UZ-FE 8 cylinder V type, 4 cycle, ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 272
    ... anticipated before next oil change NOTE: "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" is filled in your Lexus vehicle. Use Lexus approved "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" or equivalent to satisfy the above grade and viscosity. Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details. 251
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 273
    ... alone. NOTE: "Toyota Genuine Long Life Coolant" is filled in your Lexus vehicle. In order to avoid technical problems, we strongly recommend using "Toyota ... Coolant" or equivalent. Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details. - IGNITION SYSTEM Spark plug - Make - ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 274
    ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS (GS300) - GENERAL Model Type Bore and stroke Displacement Valve clearance (engine cold) Intake Exhaust Drive belt tension - FUEL Fuel type Octane rating Only UNLEADED 91 (Research octane number 96) or higher 2JZ-GE 6 cylinder in line, 4 cycle, gasoline 86.0 X 86.0 mm (3....
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 275
    ... anticipated before next oil change NOTE: "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" is filled in your Lexus vehicle. Use Lexus approved "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" or equivalent to satisfy the above grade and viscosity. Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details. 254
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 276
    ... alone. NOTE: "Toyota Genuine Long Life Coolant" is filled in your Lexus vehicle. In order to avoid technical problems, we strongly recommend using "Toyota ... Coolant" or equivalent. Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details. - IGNITION SYSTEM Spark plug - Make - ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 277
    ... gasoline. To help prevent gas station mixups, your Lexus has a smaller fuel tank opening. The special nozzle on pumps with ...to lose its effectiveness and the emission control system to function improperly. Also, this can increase maintenance costs. Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 278
    ... changing gasoline brands. If this does not rectify your problem, then consult your Lexus dealer. NOTICE D Do not use gasohol other than ... Indicator Lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your Lexus dealer for service. Fuel tank capacity 75 L (19.8 gal., 16.5 lmp.gal.)...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 279
    ...upon collision. To restart the engine after the fuel pump shut off system activates, turn ...ignition switch to "ACC" or "LOCK" once and start it. FACTS ABOUT ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION Functions... operation. The causes of oil consumption in a normal engine are as follows. D Oil is used to lubricate pistons...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 280
    ... check One of the most important points in proper vehicle maintenance is to keep the engine oil at the optimum level so that oil function will ... is essential that the oil level be checked regularly. Lexus recommends that the oil level be checked every time you refuel the vehicle. NOTICE Failure to ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 281
    ...dealer or a service station for information concerning recycling or disposal. CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL 62G005d "GS430 "GS300 With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level on the dipstick. 1. To get a ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 282
    ENGINE NOTICE Be careful not to drop the engine oil on the vehicle components. 62g031 "GS430 1 Add oil 2 O.K. 3 Too full 62g032 "GS300 1 Add oil 2 O.K. 3 Too full 4. Pull the dipstick out and look at the oil level while holding a rag under the end. If it is ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 283
    ENGINE NOTICE D Be careful not to spill the engine oil on the vehicle components. 62G007e D Avoid overfilling, or... once again after adding the oil. "GS430 "GS300 If the oil level is below or only slightly ... and add engine oil a little at a time, checking the dipstick. We recommend that you use a...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 284
    ENGINE Engine oil selection "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" is filled in your Lexus vehicle. Use Lexus approved "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" or equivalent to satisfy the following grade and viscosity. Oil grade: API grade SL "Energy-Conserving" or ILSAC multigrade ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 285
    ..." is available, which has been specifically tested and approved for all Lexus engines. Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details about "Toyota ..."GS430 1 Reservoir cap 2 Upper line 3 Lower line 62G004-1 "GS300 1 Reservoir cap 2 Upper line 3 Lower line 264
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 286
    ...can find no leak, have your Lexus dealer test the cap pressure and check for leaks in the cooling system. Coolant type selection Use ... components. We have used "Toyota Genuine Long Life Coolant" in your Lexus vehicle. In order to avoid technical problems, we strongly recommend using "Toyota Genuine ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 287
    ENGINE The engine cooling system is integral to maximizing performance of your Lexus vehicle. In line with this, it is strongly recommended that you use "... excellent corrosion protection properties that has been specifically formulated for use in Lexus vehicles. Please contact your Lexus dealer for ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 288
    ENGINE SPARK PLUGS 62g021a 62R031c "GS300 "GS430 Your engine is fitted with iridium-tipped spark plugs. Your engine is fitted with the designated iridium-tipped spark plugs. NOTICE NOTICE Use only ... adjust gaps for your engine performance and smooth drivability. Use the designated iridium-tipped ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 289
    ENGINE 268
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 290
    ... 288 289 290 Specifications (GS430) ...Specifications (GS300) ...Checking brake fluid ...Checking power ... fluid (GS430) ...Checking power steering fluid (GS300) ...Checking tire pressure ...Rotating tires ... and chains ...Replacing wheels ...Aluminum wheel precautions ...Suspension and chassis ... 269
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 291
    ... damage the differential gear of your vehicle and diminish fuel efficiency. For the reasons mentioned above, Lexus recommends use of "Toyota Genuine Differential Synthetic ... oil API GL-5 SAE 75W-90", contact your Lexus dealer for further details or another duly qualified and equipped ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 292
    ... as necessary. Generally, it is necessary to change automatic transmission fluid only if your vehicle is driven under one of the Special Operating Conditions listed in your "Owner 's Manual Supplement / Scheduled Maintenance". When changing the automatic transmission fluid, use only "Toyota ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 293
    ...fluid - TIRES AND WHEELS (Type A) Tire size Tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure 225/55R16 94V 225/55R16 94V Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.) Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III Front 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi) Rear 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi) For ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 294
    CHASSIS - TIRES AND WHEELS (Type B) Tire size Tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure 235/45ZR17 235/45ZR17 Front 230 kPa (2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar, 33 psi) Rear 230 kPa (2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar, 33 psi) For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in countries where such ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 295
    CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS (GS300) - DIFFERENTIAL Oil capacity Oil type and viscosity Vehicles without synthetic oil information ... damage the differential gear of your vehicle and diminish fuel efficiency. For the reasons mentioned above, Lexus recommends use of "Toyota Genuine Differential Synthetic ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 296
    ... as necessary. Generally, it is necessary to change automatic transmission fluid only if your vehicle is driven under one of the Special Operating Conditions listed in your "Owner 's Manual Supplement / Scheduled Maintenance". When changing the automatic transmission fluid, use only "Toyota ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 297
    ... tire pressure molded on the tire sidewall. 16 x 7 1/2 JJ 103 N·m (10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf.) Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.) Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III Wheel size Wheel nut torque NOTE: For complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels), see "Checking tire ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 298
    CHASSIS - TIRES AND WHEELS (Type B) Tire size Tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure 225/55R16 94V 225/55R16 94V Front 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi) Rear 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi) For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in countries where ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 299
    ... BRAKE FLUID If you do not follow the procedure above, the reservoir may overflow. Use only newly opened brake fluid. Once opened, brake fluid absorbs ... high. If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, it may indicate a serious mechanical problem. If the level is low, add FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 300
    ... the reservoir. If necessary, add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III. If the vehicle has been driven around 80 km/h (50 mph) for... is at the low side of the appropriate range, add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III to bring the level within the range. ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 301
    ... overfilling, or the power steering could be damaged. CHECKING POWER STEERING FLUID (GS300) 63G004-1 Check the fluid level on the dipstick. If necessary, add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III. If the vehicle has been driven around 80 km/h (50 mph) for 20 ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 302
    ..., if it is hot, the fluid level should be in the "HOT" range. If the level is at the low side of either range, add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONRII or III to bring the level within the range. 5. After replacing the reservoir cap, visually check the steering box case, vane pump and hose ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 303
    ... cold tire pressure, tire size and the vehicle capacity weight are given on the label. You should ... may waste fuel, reduce the comfort of driving, reduce tire life and make your vehicle less ... needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your Lexus dealer. D Wheel deformation and/or tire separation ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 304
    CHASSIS The following instructions for checking tire pressure should be observed: D The pressure should be checked ... pressure to be higher after driving. D Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight. The passengers and luggage ...wear and help extend tire life, Lexus recommends that you rotate your tires ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 305
    ...When to replace your tires 63G001d Vehicles equipped with 235/45ZR17 tires: Your Lexus has been fitted with specially developed tires which provide ... "∆" marks molded on the sidewall of each tire. The tires on your Lexus have built-in tread wear indicators to help you...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 306
    ... replaced. If you are not sure, consult with your Lexus dealer. If an air loss occurs while driving... of Transportation. It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of Lexus vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading. Your Lexus dealer will help answer any questions you may...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 307
    ...wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and ... and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory ... handling characteristics resulting in loss of control. D Do not use tires other than ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 308
    ... and rear tires which could cause loss of vehicle control. CAUTION D Do not drive with the...tires. Do not use tires other than stated above. Since your vehicle has radial tires... the manufacturer's recommended size, as this may cause dangerous handling characteristics resulting in loss of control. 287
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 309
    ...turns, which may cause the vehicle to bounce. D Avoid sharp turns or locked-wheel braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle handling. D When ...width, and offset. Correct replacement wheels are available at your Lexus dealer. A wheel of a different size or type may adversely ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 310
    ...cause dangerous handling characteristics resulting in loss of control. ALUMINUM WHEEL PRECAUTIONS D When installing aluminum ...careful not to damage the aluminum wheels. D Use only the Lexus wheel nuts and wrench ... wheels. D When balancing your wheels, use only Lexus balance weights or equivalent and ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 311
    CHASSIS SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS CAUTION Do not modify the suspension/chassis with lift kits, spacers, springs, etc. It can cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in loss of control. 290
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 312
    SECTION SERVICE PROCEDURES AND SPECIFICATIONS Electrical components 6-4 292 296 298 299 301 303 303 309 Specifications ...Checking battery condition ...Battery recharging precautions ...Checking and replacing the blade type fuses ...Checking the cartridge type fuses ...Adding washer fluid ......
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 313
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS SPECIFICATIONS - FUSE LOCATION - FUSES 64G015b 64G004b "Driver's side kick panel 64G014b " 1 2 3 4 Engine compartment Passenger's side kick panel Driver's side kick panel Engine compartment "Passenger's side kick panel 292
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 314
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 64G013e "Engine compartment 64G026d "Engine compartment 293
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 315
    ..., Power outlet Power window, Door lock system, Wireless remote control, Theft deterrent system ...control system Power window system, Door lock system, Wireless remote control No circuit Outside rear view mirror Moon roof Power window system, Door lock system, Wireless remote control Power seat system,...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 316
    ... FUSE 4WS TV ECU-B2 P RR DOOR AMPERE 25 15 10 20 ... system Power window system, Door lock system, Wireless remote control Power window ...cleaner Power window system, Door lock system, Wireless remote control Power window system, Door lock system, Wireless remote control Horn Electronic throttle control ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 317
    .... D If you accidentally swallow electrolyte, drink a large quantity of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten raw egg or vegetable oil. Then go immediately for emergency help. D Warning: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 318
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS Checking battery exterior NOTICE D Make sure the engine and all accessories are turned off before performing maintenance. 64G001a D When checking the battery, remove the ground cable first and reinstall it last. D Be careful not to cause a short circuit with tools. D Take ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 319
    ... recharging: 1. If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable. 2. Make ... necessary. Have the battery checked by your Lexus dealer. RED - Have the battery checked by your Lexus dealer. CAUTION D Always charge the battery in an unconfined area. Do not ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 320
    ...AND REPLACING THE BLADE TYPE FUSES 64G005-2 64G006a "Engine compartment 1 Spare fuses 2 Pull-out tool "Driver's side kick panel 64G027 64G017 "Engine compartment 1. Turn the ignition switch off and ... panel Determine which fuse may be causing the problem. The lid of the fuse box shows the name of...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 321
    ...is good. b. Install only a fuse with the amperage rating designated on the fuse box lid. If you do... which may be dispensable for normal driving, and use it if its amperage rating is the same. If you... sure to get the correct fuse as soon as possible and return the substitute to its original clips. 300
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 322
    ...in your vehicle for emergencies. If the new fuse immediately blows out, there is a problem with the electrical system. Have your Lexus dealer correct it as soon as possible. CHECKING THE CARTRIDGE TYPE FUSES CAUTION Never use a fuse with a higher ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 323
    ...cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your Lexus dealer. 64g104 "Good "Blown If the headlights ...from the battery, the fuses are designed to blow before the entire wiring harness is damaged. CAUTION Always use a genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent for replacement. Never install an ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 324
    ... point, use washer fluid containing antifreeze. This product is available at your Lexus dealer and most auto parts stores. Follow the ... (with a full tank). 4. Bounce the vehicle several times. 303 NOTICE Do not use engine antifreeze or any other substitute because it may damage your vehicle's paint.
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 325
    ... bolt A 2 Adjusting bolt B 2 Acceptable range Vertical movement gauge: The bubble of the gauge should not deviate from the center of the gauge by more than 2 marks to either side of the gauge. If the bubble is out of the acceptable range of the beam angle gauge, adjust it using bolt A and B. 304
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 326
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 64G079a 64g078a 1. Turn the bolt A in either direction using a Phillips-head screwdriver. At this time, keep the turning direction and number of turns in.... 2. Turn the bolt B the same number of turns and in the same direction as step 1 using a Phillips-head screwdriver. 305
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 327
    ... acceptable range of the beam angle gauge, adjust it using bolt B. If the error is over the value specified above, take the vehicle to your Lexus dealer to adjust the headlight aim. After adjusting the headlight in the vertical direction, check that the light has been ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 328
    ... gauge: The bubble of the gauge should not deviate from the center of the gauge by more than 2 marks to either side of the gauge. If the bubble is out of the acceptable range of the beam angle gauge, adjust it using bolt A. Turn the bolt A in either direction using a Phillips-head screwdriver. 307
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 329
    ...line is out of the acceptable range of the beam angle gauge, adjust it using bolt B. Turn the bolt B in either direction using a Phillips-head screwdriver. If the error is over the value specified above, take the vehicle to your Lexus dealer to adjust the headlight aim. 308
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 330
    ...of light bulbs. If it is necessary to replace a bulb, take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Use bulbs with the bulb numbers and wattage ratings given in ... lens, or if there is water pooled inside the light, contact your Lexus dealer. NOTICE Only use a bulb of...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 331
    ... Halogen bulb Front turn signal light Headlight (High beam) Parking light Fog light Front side marker light Bulb No. D2R HB4 --- HB3 --- HB4 194 W 35 51 21 60 5 51 3.8 Type B C D A D C D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Trunk light 64G075a Bulb No. 194 921 --- --- W 3.8 5 5/21 5/21 21 16 5/21 5 Type D D D D D D...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 332
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 64G059 Light Bulbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Front personal lights Vanity lights Front interior lights Rear personal lights Door courtesy lights Foot lights Glove box light A: B: C: D: E: F: Bulb No 194 --- --- W 8 3 8 5 3.8 1.4 1.2 Type F E E F D D D HB3 halogen bulbs D2R discharge...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 333
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 312
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 334
    SECTION SERVICE PROCEDURES AND SPECIFICATIONS Body 6-5 314 315 316 318 Specifications ...Protecting your vehicle from corrosion ...Washing and waxing ...Cleaning the interior ... 313
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 335
    ... mm (189.2 in.) 1800 mm (70.9 in.) 1440 mm (56.7 in.)* 2800 mm (110.2 in.) 1535 mm (60.4 in.) 1510 mm (59.4 in.) 400 kg (880 lb.) Vehicle capacity weight (occupants + luggage) *Unladen vehicle - FUEL TANK Capacity 75 L (19.8 gal., 16.5 lmp.gal.) 314
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 336
    BODY PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE FROM CORROSION Proper care of your Lexus can help ensure long-term corrosion prevention. The... are exposed to high ambient temperature. To help prevent corrosion on your Lexus, follow these guidelines: Keep your vehicle clean by regular washing. In addition, observe the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 337
    ... is poor. WASHING AND WAXING Washing your Lexus Keep your vehicle clean by regular washing. The following cases ... dust and chemical substances D When the vehicle becomes remarkably dirty with dust and mud Hand-washing your Lexus Work in the shade and wait until the vehicle body is not hot to the ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 338
    ... marked safe for painted surfaces. Waxing your Lexus Polishing and waxing is recommended to maintain the...original beauty of your Lexus' finish. Apply wax once a month or if the vehicle surface ..., use a car-cleaning polish, followed by a separate wax. Carefully follow the manufacturer 's instructions ...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 339
    ... resulting in serious injury. D Do not wash the vehicle floor with water, or allow water to get onto the floor when cleaning the vehicle interior or exterior. Water may get into audio ... warm. Leather Interior The selected leather is used in your Lexus. Due to characteristics of leather products,...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 340
    ... obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible. Read the shampoo instructions and follow them closely. The seat belts may be ...procedure. Commercial foaming-type cleaners are also available which work well. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. NOTICE D Use a good foam-type shampoo to clean the...
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 341
    BODY Air Conditioning Control Panel, Car Audio, Instrument Panel, Console Panel, and Switches Use a soft damp cloth for cleaning. ... method mentioned above. If you have any questions about the cleaning of your Lexus, your local Lexus dealer will be pleased to answer them. 320
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 342
    SECTION REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS FOR U.S. OWNERS Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners 7 Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners ...322 321
  • 2003 Lexus GS 300 | Owners Manual - Page 343
    ... in addition to notifying Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Toll-free: 1-800-25-LEXUS). If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open ..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. To contact NHTSA,...



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