A few days ago after starting my 05' RX330 I noticed that the Nav screen was blank. No "I accept" screen, nothing. Pressing a few of the A/C buttons I found that some did nothing at all, and some functioned, although their functions were very different than they should be. No Menus, no trip info, no climate control screens, just stereo control / station info screens that I never used to have at all.
It seemed as though that only the stereo was linked to the display now, which it never used to be. Then, pressing the "A/C off" button brought back the GPS map.
Then, after pressing the Climate Control button, my wife's side went to full cold A/C, and mine to full high heat with no apparent way to change it.
Panel buttons still wrong after pulling the battery cable in an attempt to clear memory. I had to reprogram the windows and sunroof, but no change to the panel button function corruption.
I was able to determine that the passenger side temp up button now controls the master temp down. It appears as though some software or firmware corruption has occurred within whatever module controls those functions.
While searching the forums I found the procedure for accessing the diagnostic nav menu which unbelievably has a test process for the panel buttons. Each one now has been assigned a different function than what it should be, and many of my old functions are not assigned to any button, but there doesn't appear to be any way to change them back.
I've also located a Lexus factory service manual which outlines the above test, and is complete with diagnostic flow charts, which documents absolutely nothing about what to do if the button assignments are incorrect.
Question is, what needs to be done to fix this problem, a reprogramming, or a replacement of whatever module must be suffering from early onset dementia?
Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 3:00 PM