Sure enough the tilt worked but not the telescope function. Do you think that it might be worth me taking it apart again to examin the E clip? It gets gritty, insude the motor and because the motor is a flat disc type rather than your atypical motor they need the surfaces ckeaning and lubricating Hope it helps Hey Guys, So I stripped the plastics around the steering wheel today which was a headache but got it done eventually. This is what it looks like attached to the column retained by a plate and two screws : This is the screw covered by the rubber collar. It looks like some sort of vibration dampening device. .
Rick, Thanks much for your post! When trying the switch, I can hear a faint chirp noise. You helped me get my '01 fixed. Bad news never comes cheap sadly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us below: Got Questions? I had considered that a replacement might go the same way too but then a number of owners have said to me that bizarrely they've not had issues once it's replaced. Part will be delivered next week will update if it sorts it.
Therefore, whether you are restoring your ride back to factory new or customizing it to the max, Craft Customs is here to help make it happen. I could hear a soft chirp when pushing the control but the wheel did not move. Before you try disassembling the assembly why not try disconnecting the battery as it appears it resets the auto tilt feature? Neither the tilt nor telescope function would work. First of all, you send in your steering wheel, dash pieces, interior trim and accessories. I assume you would have noticed if other electrical devices were not working. The boot actually rides on the shaft. You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb.
This will allow the motor to be free to be manually spun and manipulated by hand to free up. I tried the switch again and, giving the steering wheel a good pull, got the motor to push out the column. I read about the motor binding when not properly aligned so I wanted to avoid that. This will allow the motor to be free to be manually spun and manipulated by hand to free up. Just in time for my rig.
The telescoping feature of my tilt column starting slowing down and making lots of noise soon after I purchased a 2004 Land Cruiser. I re-installed the electrical connector at the column, and put the column covers back in place. Best Rick Rick, I have an 03 with the same problem. I manually adjusted the column telescope all the way out, plugged in the new motor and used the switch to make the motor rotate to full telescope before putting it in place. Your repair cost for heavens sake is the value or more of many of our Ls400 cars!!! It's splines are the same and it fits on fine, but the airbag and horn will not work without fabbing some brackets. The motor spun freely as soon as I disconnected the allen bolts. The Ls400s rarely suffered the same problems and if they did the repair was a small fraction of the Ls430 repair cost.
Once that's done, reassemble and enjoy. Sorry to post on as two year old thread as my first contribution. It is simply held on by two screws and can be removed if desired. Once you know what you need to do, job should take appx 30 mins or less, assuming you have the correct tools and are mechanically inclined. Same thing on my 01 after new battery and not 1 service manager at 3 dealers had an answer.
And just like magic the tilt works again. Send us a Message Below. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I should have checked this before I bought the car and I didn't! I'm used to working on the 40 series but figured I'd try to tackle as much as possible on my own with this one too. Tilt was inoperable and on lowest and most inconvenient setting. Black hex head screw in middle of photo is the right captive screw on the motor. I know this is an old post, but I do have one question. Remove the gold colored hex head bolt which releases the harness.
I have found a site that will send it from japan but will take around a month to get to me and then I have got to pay customs and handling fee's there must be an easier way!!!! I have searched the forum for possible solutions. The motors sieze due to lack of grease. I have to turn the wheel over and over and over to try to move it an inch so it will start. I began by removing the nut that is secured to the column that the telescoping rod connects too thus moving the column in and out. Obviously this motor is probably on it's last leg but I figured I'd clean it out with some low psi compressed air put it back together to see how it performed. My local garage have said that the motor does work partially but it graunches quite a bit and that this is probably the part which needs replacing. Email or message me with questions.
Studying it and determining the cause took about 1 hour. Remove the gold colored hex head bolt which releases the harness. I took off the covers after finding the hidden screws! No problem turning but it was a bit noisy. Once the motor is spun to free it's movement, you can disconnect the harness, spin the motor to get it free gear may need to be lubricated , the motor can be repositioned in a manner to have the column tilted to the level desired. Once the motor is spun to free it's movement, you can disconnect the harness, spin the motor to get it free gear may need to be lubricated , the motor can be repositioned in a manner to have the column tilted to the level desired.
For High Beams if separate from low beams : Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall. Did you every resolve this? So I pulled the column as far out as I could and used some synthetic brake caliper grease and smeared it all around the shaft. I first removed the electrical connector bolt allen head : I then bent the four tabs back and opened the motor to take the cover off. On 02, the motor assembly is parallel and below the steering column shaft. The Toyota Land Cruiser does however use the same motor which is considerably cheaper than the Lexus part. The noise is gone and the wheel telescopes in and out as before with no issues.