automatic steering wheel movement at shutdown

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Service rep at the dealership tells me there is no way to shut this function off on a 2004 LX470? I don't need it moving in and up everytime I turn the LX off. Does anyone know how to shut this off? Is the service rep correct?
 

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For 2003+, search "Lexus Personalized Settings" and then print out the form and show it to your dealer.

98-02' years are also selectable but using a different method. For all years, the dealer has to do it. I had them disable mine.
 
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There is a fuse for the auto steering column. I would just say pull that fuse and see what happens??

Down by the drivers feet on the left side. I encountered it when I was looking for a place to tap into for +12V a while back.
 
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DON'T pull the fuse. Go and see the dealer and have it disabled. The power steering and power seats have power all the time so that in the event of an accident the steering wheel and seats can be moved to help get the victim out of the car. It is a safety feature and if you pull the fuse you diasble it. This then of course affects you, your wife or anybody else who drives the car (dealer, oil change shop) and is unfortunate enough to have an accident. Then if they are injured and can't move the wheel/seat, I expect you may be personally sued/ be liable for injuries/death. My thoughts only, please seek professional advice.
 
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I had the dealer disable the retracting steering wheel on mine at the time of delivery. Another thing I had done was to not automatically unlock the doors when you put the tranny in park. The day I bought the car (went home in my old 4runner), I stopped by a grocery store on the way home (already dark). Right when I shut off the engine, some guy (this area is know for crack addicts) appears out of nowhere and puts his hands on the hood (probably hoping to beg for $$). I immediately started the engine and took off. In scenarios like this, having the doors unlock automatically can be fatal.
 
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does yours do any of the listed features? If so I would assume you can disable/change the settings on the features it has.


I just got back from the dealership, one of the techs disabled the auto-retract for me in a few minutes. Much nicer...and simpler. I donno why i didnt get it done earlier, I guess I forgot about it.
 

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