Steering Column - RX 330
1. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR STEERING SYSTEM
a. Care must be taken when replacing parts. Incorrect replacement could affect the performance of the
steering system and result in a driving hazard.
2. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM
a. The RX 330 is equipped with SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) such as the driver airbag and
front passenger airbag. Failure to carry out service operations in the correct sequence could cause
the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious accident. Before
servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the
precautionary notice for the supplemental restraint system (See SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE
Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbered suspect are as indicate the priority
of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in the order shown. If necessary, repair or replace these
When disconnecting the negative (-) battery terminal, initialize the following
systems after the terminal is reconnected.
Lighting System (Adaptive Front-Lighting System)
Power Window Control System
Power Back Door System
Sliding Roof System
2005 Lexus RX 330
2005 STEERING Steering Column - RX 330
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Fig. 1: Problem Symptom Table
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.
When the problem occurs in the power tilt and telescopic steering system, refer to HOW TO PROCEED
WITH TROUBLESHOOTING .
1. CHECK STEERING WHEEL FREEPLAY
a. Stop the vehicle and face the tires straight ahead.
b. Turn the steering wheel gently right and left by hand, and check the steering wheel freeplay.
Maximum freeplay: 30 mm (1.18 in.)