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Lexus RX L (2022 year). Manual in english - page 24

 

 

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6-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance

Check the wattage of the light bulb to 
be replaced. (

P.590)

P.130

Front

Front turn signal light (vehicles with 
single-beam headlights)

Light bulbs

You may replace the following bulbs 
by yourself. The difficulty level of 
replacement varies depending on 
the bulb. As there is a danger that 
components may be damaged, we 
recommend that replacement is 
carried out by any authorized Lexus 
retailer or Lexus authorized 
repairer, or any reliable repairer.

Preparing for light bulb replace-
ment

Canceling the power back door 
system

Bulb locations

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Back-up light (bulb type)
Rear turn signal light (bulb type)

Replacing the following bulbs

If any of the lights listed below has 
burnt out, have it replaced by any 
authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 
authorized repairer, or any reliable 
repairer.

Headlight

Front position lights and daytime 
running lights

Front turn signal lights (vehicles 
without single-beam headlights)

Front fog lights (if equipped)

Cornering lights (if equipped)

Side turn signal lights

Stop/tail lights

Back-up lights (LED type)

Rear turn signal light (LED type)

Rear fog lights

Rear side marker lights

High mounted stoplight

License plate lights

Outer foot lights

LED Lights

The lights other than the front turn signal 

lights (vehicles with single-beam head-

lights), rear turn signal lights (bulb type) and 

back-up lights (bulb type) each consist of a 

number of LEDs. If any of the LEDs has 

burned out, take your vehicle to any author-

ized Lexus retailer or Lexus authorized 

repairer, or any reliable repairer to have the 

light replaced.

Condensation build-up on the inside of 

the lens

Temporary condensation build-up on the 

inside of the headlight lens does not indi-

cate a malfunction. Contact any authorized 

Lexus retailer or Lexus authorized repairer, 

or any reliable repairer for more informa-

tion in the following situations:

Large drops of water have built up on the 

inside of the lens.

Water has built up inside the headlight.

When replacing light bulbs

P.507

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B

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6-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance

Front turn signal lights (vehicles 
with single-beam headlights)

1

Removing the engine compartment 
cover.

1

Push the center of the clip.

2

Remove the clip.

2

For the right side only: Remove the 
bolt, and move the washer fluid 
inlet.

3

Turn the bulb base 
counterclockwise and remove it.

Replacing light bulbs

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Remove the light bulb.

5

Install a new light bulb and then 
install the bulb base to the light unit 
by inserting it and turning it clock-
wise.

After installing the bulb base, wiggle it 

lightly to make sure it is securely installed 

and turn the lights on to visually check that 

there is no light leaking from between the 

bulb base and light unit.

6

For the right side only: Fix the 
washer fluid inlet.

1

Align the tab position and install 
washer fluid inlet.

2

Fasten the bolt.

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7

Install the engine compartment 
cover.

1

Push up center portion

2

Insert

3

Press

Rear turn signal lights (bulb type)

1

Open the back door and apply pro-
tective tape to the vehicle body 
around the taillight.

Use masking tape, etc. Do not use duct 

tape, as it may leave residue or damage the 

paint when removed.

2

Using a flathead screwdriver, 
remove the cover.

To prevent scratching the vehicle, wrap the 

tip of the flathead screwdriver with a cloth, 

etc.

3

Remove the 2 screws.

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Remove the taillight unit.

1

Attach 2 long pieces of masking 
tape to the taillight unit and fold the 
excess in half.

2

Hold the folded portion and pull it 
toward the rear of the vehicle to 
remove the light unit.

5

Turn the bulb base 
counterclockwise and remove it.

6

Remove the light bulb.

7

Install a new light bulb and then 
install the bulb base to the light unit 
by inserting it and turning it clock-
wise.

After installing the bulb base, wiggle it 

lightly to make sure it is securely installed 

and turn on the rear turn signal lights to vis-

ually check that there is no light leaking 

from between the bulb base and light unit.

8

Install the light unit.

Align the tabs and push the light unitto-

ward the front of the vehicle to install it.

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9

Install the 2 screws.

10

Install the cover.

11

Remove the protective tape.

Back-up lights (bulb type)

1

Open the back door and remove 
the cover.

Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the 

cover.
To prevent scratching to the vehicle, wrap 

the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a 

cloth, etc.

2

Turn the bulb base 
counterclockwise and remove it.

3

Remove the light bulb.

4

Install a new light bulb and then 
install the bulb base to the light unit 
by inserting it and turning it clock-
wise.

After installing the bulb base, wiggle it 

lightly to make sure it is securely installed 

and turn on the back-up lights to visually 

check that there is no light leaking from 

between the bulb base and light unit.

5

Install the cover.

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Align the tabs of the cover with the grooves 

and install the cover.

WARNING

To prevent injury

Before performing any light bulb 

replacement procedure, be sure to turn 

the engine switch off. Failure to do so 

may result in burns from hot components 

or a part of your body may get caught on 

an operating component, possibly caus-

ing serious injury.

Replacing light bulbs

Turn off the lights. Do not attempt to 

replace the bulb immediately after 

turning off the lights.

The bulbs become very hot and may 

cause burns.

Do not touch the glass portion of the 

light bulb with bare hands. When it is 

unavoidable to hold the glass portion, 

use and hold with a clean dry cloth to 

avoid getting moisture and oils on the 

bulb.

Also, if the bulb is scratched or 

dropped, it may blow out or crack.

Fully install light bulbs and any parts 

used to secure them. Failure to do so 

may result in heat damage, fire, or 

water entering the headlight unit. This 

may damage the headlights or cause 

condensation to build up on the lens.

Do not attempt to repair or disassem-

ble the light bulbs, connectors, electric 

circuits or component parts.

Doing so may result in death or serious 

injury due to electric shock.

To prevent damage or fire

Make sure bulbs are fully seated and 

locked.

Check the wattage of the bulb before 

installing to prevent heat damage.

7

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When trouble

 ar

ises

When trouble arises

.

7-1. Essential information

Emergency flashers ..................

518

If your vehicle has to be stopped in 

an emergency...........................

518

If the vehicle is trapped in rising 

water.............................................

519

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

If your vehicle needs to be towed

.........................................................

521

If you think something is wrong

........................................................

525

Fuel pump shut off system .....

526

If a warning light turns on or a 

warning buzzer sounds .......

527

If a warning message is displayed

........................................................

536

If you have a flat tire (vehicles 

without a spare tire) ..............

540

If you have a flat tire (vehicles with 

a spare tire)................................

551

If the engine will not start .......

567

If you lose your keys.................

568

If the fuel filler door cannot be 

opened .......................................

569

If the electronic key does not 

operate properly ....................

570

If the vehicle battery is discharged

........................................................

572

If your vehicle overheats........

577

If the vehicle becomes stuck

........................................................

579

518

7-1. Essential information

7-1.Essential information

Press the switch.

All the turn signal lights will flash. To turn 
them off, press the switch once again.

Emergency flashers

If the emergency flashers are used for a 

long time while the engine is not operat-

ing, the battery may discharge.

If any of the SRS airbags deploy (inflate) 

or in the event of a strong rear impact, the 

emergency flashers will turn on automati-

cally. 

The emergency flashers will turn off auto-

matically after operating for approxi-

mately 20 minutes. To manually turn the 

emergency flashers off, press the switch 

twice. 

(The emergency flashers may not turn on 

automatically depending on the force of 

the impact and conditions of the colli-

sion.)

1

Steadily step on the brake pedal 
with both feet and firmly depress it.

Do not pump the brake pedal repeatedly 

as this will increase the effort required to 

slow the vehicle.

2

Shift the shift lever to N.

If the shift lever is shifted to N

3

After slowing down, stop the vehi-
cle in a safe place by the road.

4

Stop the engine.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted to 
N

3

Keep depressing the brake pedal 
with both feet to reduce vehicle 
speed as much as possible.

4

To stop the engine, press and hold 
the engine switch for 2 consecutive 

Emergency flashers

The emergency flashers are used to 
warn other drivers when the vehicle 
has to be stopped on the road due 
to a breakdown, etc.

Operating instructions

If your vehicle has to be 
stopped in an emergency

Only in an emergency, such as if it 
becomes impossible to stop the 
vehicle in the normal way, stop the 
vehicle using the following proce-
dure:

Stopping the vehicle

519

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7-1. Essential information

When trouble

 ar

ises

seconds or more, or press it briefly 
3 times or more in succession.

5

Stop the vehicle in a safe place by 
the road.

Remove the seat belt first.

If the door can be opened, open the 
door and exit the vehicle.

If the door can not be opened, open 
the window using the power window 
switch and exit the vehicle through 
the window.

If the window can not be opened 
using the power window switch, 
remain calm, wait until the water 
level inside the vehicle rises to the 
point that the water pressure inside 
of the vehicle equals the water pres-
sure outside of the vehicle, and then 
open the door and exit the vehicle.

WARNING

If the engine has to be turned off while 

driving

Power assist for the brakes and steering 

wheel will be lost, making the brake 

pedal harder to depress and the steering 

wheel heavier to turn. Decelerate as 

much as possible before turning off the 

engine.

If the vehicle is trapped in 
rising water

In the event the vehicle is sub-
merged in water, remain calm and 
perform the following.

WARNING

Using an emergency hammer

*

 for 

emergency escape

The rear side windows and rear window 

of this vehicle can be shattered by an 
emergency hammer

*

 used for emer-

gency escape, however, since the wind-

shield and front side windows are 

laminated glass they can not be shattered 
by an emergency hammer

*

.

*

: Contact your Lexus dealer or 

aftermarket accessory manufacturer 
for further information about an emer-
gency hammer.

520

7-1. Essential information

WARNING

Escaping the vehicle from the window

There are cases where escaping the 

vehicle from the window is not possible 

due to seating position, passenger body 

type, etc.

When using an emergency hammer, 

consider your seat location and the size 

of the window opening to ensure that the 

opening is accessible and large enough 

to escape.

521

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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

When trouble

 ar

ises

7-2.Steps to take in an emergency

If your vehicle needs to be 
towed

If towing is necessary, we recom-
mend having your vehicle towed by 
any authorized Lexus retailer or 
Lexus authorized repairer, or any 
reliable repairer or commercial 
towing service, using a wheel-lift 
type truck or flatbed truck.

Use a safety chain system for all 
towing, and abide by all state/pro-
vincial and local laws.

2WD models: If towing your vehicle 
with a wheel-lift type truck from the 
front, the vehicle's rear wheels and 
axles must be in good conditions. 
(

P.522, 521)

If they are damaged, use a towing 
dolly or flatbed truck.

AWD models: If towing your vehi-
cle with a wheel-lift type truck, use 
a towing dolly. (

P.522, 521)

WARNING

Observe the following precautions.Fail-

ure to do so may result in death or seri-

ous injury.

When towing the vehicle

2WD models

Be sure to transport the vehicle with the 

front wheels raised or with all four wheels 

raised off the ground. If the vehicle is 

towed with the front wheels contacting 

the ground, the drivetrain and related 

parts may be damaged.

AWD models

Be sure to transport the vehicle with all 

four wheels raised off the ground. If the 

vehicle is towed with the tires contacting 

the ground, the drivetrain or related 

parts may be damaged, the vehicle may 

fly off the truck.

While towing

When towing using cables or chains, 

avoid sudden starts, etc. which place 

excessive stress on the towing eyelets, 

cables or chains. The towing eyelets, 

cables or chains may become dam-

aged, broken debris may hit people, 

and cause serious damage.

522

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

The following may indicate a problem 
with your transmission. Contact any 
authorized Lexus retailer or Lexus 
authorized repairer, or any reliable 
repairer or commercial towing service 
before towing.

The engine is running but the vehi-
cle does not move.

The vehicle makes an abnormal 
sound.

From the front (2WD models)

Release the parking brake.
Turn automatic mode off. (

P.270)

WARNING

Do not turn the engine switch off.

There is a possibility that the steering 

wheel is locked and cannot be oper-

ated.

Installing towing eyelets to the vehi-

cle

Make sure that towing eyelets are 

installed securely.If not securely installed, 

towing eyelets may come loose during 

towing.

NOTICE

To prevent damage to the vehicle 

when towing using a wheel-lift type 

truck

Do not tow the vehicle from the rear 

when the engine switch is off. The 

steering lock mechanism is not strong 

enough to hold the front wheels 

straight.

When raising the vehicle, ensure ade-

quate ground clearance for towing at 

the opposite end of the raised vehicle. 

Without adequate clearance, the vehi-

cle could be damaged while being 

towed.

To prevent damage to the vehicle 

when towing with a sling-type truck

Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either 

from the front or rear.

To prevent damage to the vehicle dur-

ing emergency towing

Do not secure cables or chains to the 

suspension components.

When towing a vehicle equipped with 

a Stop & Start system (if equipped)

If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with all 

4 wheels on the ground, perform the fol-

lowing procedure before towing the 

vehicle, in order to protect the system.

Turn the engine switch off and then start 

the engine or turn the engine switch to 

IGNITION ON mode.

Situations when it is necessary to 
contact dealers before towing

Towing with a wheel-lift type 
truck

523

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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

When trouble

 ar

ises

From the front (AWD models)

Use a towing dolly under the rear 
wheels.

From the rear

Use a towing dolly under the front 
wheels.

When using a flat-bed truck to trans-
port the vehicle, use tire strapping 
belts. Refer to the owner's manual of 
the flat-bed truck for the tire strapping 
method.
In order to suppress vehicle movement 
during transportation, set the parking 
brake and turn the engine switch off.

If a tow truck is not available in an 
emergency, your vehicle may be tem-
porarily towed using cables or chains 
secured to the emergency towing eye-
lets. This should only be attempted on 
hard surfaced roads for at most 80 km 
(50 miles) at under 30 km/h (18 mph).
A driver must be in the vehicle to steer 
and operate the brakes. The vehicle’s 
wheels, drive train, axles, steering and 
brakes must be in good condition.

To have your vehicle towed by another 
vehicle, the towing eyelet must be 
installed to your vehicle. Install the tow-

NOTICE

Towing with a sling-type truck

Do not tow with a sling-type truck to pre-

vent body damage.

2WD models

AWD models

Using a flatbed truck

Emergency towing

Emergency towing procedure

524

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

ing eyelet using the following proce-
dure.

1

Take out the towing eyelet. 
(

P.542, 552)

2

Remove the eyelet cover.

Except F SPORT models

F SPORT models

3

Insert the towing eyelet into the 
hole and tighten partially by hand.

4

Tighten down the towing eyelet 
securely using a wheel nut wrench 
or hard metal bar.

5

Securely attach cables or chains to 
the towing eyelet.

Take care not to damage the vehicle body.

6

Enter the vehicle being towed and 
start the engine.

If the engine does not start, turn the engine 

switch to ON.

7

Shift the shift lever to N and release 
the parking brake.

Turn automatic mode off. (

P.270)

When the shift lever cannot be shifted: 

P.264

While towing

If the engine is not running, the power assist 

for the brakes and steering will not function, 

making steering and braking more difficult.

Wheel nut wrench

Wheel nut wrench is installed in luggage 

compartment. (

P.542, 552)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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