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Old 06-04-08, 04:04 PM   #61
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Bookmarked these and thought it was finally time to post them. Thanks to the original creators of these threads

EIY replace tail light bulb 92-96 ES300

DIY gold emblems to Chrome in about 3 hours (not ES specific but still serves a good purpose )

Tutorial: DIY "Black Pearl" style Emblems (same as above haha)

More JDM. Chrome Trim

How to: Seafoam

FogLight & ParkingLight Mod. 2nd Gen ES300

XenonDepot 4300K HID Kit In 1993 ES300


I'll be making the kit thread for those who bought it soon so that'll be added as well

Hope you like what I found
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Old 06-07-08, 09:21 PM   #62
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thinking of putting fogs on my es...
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Old 06-15-08, 01:59 AM   #63
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I just tried to debadge my 92 toyota windom only to find holes under the badges 4 under the windom 2 under the 30 g badge .
I will fill the holes from the underside of the boot lid.
are there any other windom quirks i need to know about ?
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Old 06-17-08, 02:10 PM   #64
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but 20s will fit at least on an 01 es300 check out my avatar
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Old 06-23-08, 12:34 PM   #65
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Default How to by pass 92 - 96 ES300 amplifier

Here's the wiring diagram for the amplifier on the 92 - 96 ES300.

What you'll need to do is run speaker wires from your head unit to the corresponding speaker cable of the amplifier. Cut the speaker cable and connect it to the end that's not connected to the amplifier harness.
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Old 07-15-08, 06:21 AM   #66
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how about the automatic window feature?? i had my ES broken into and the body shop never adjusted the window to stop in position at the when the window closes it senses that theres something stopping it and it goes down as the obvious safety feature. thanks for the help
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Old 07-19-08, 01:24 AM   #67
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Thumbs up 96 ES300 P0401 Trouble Code Reset & Fix DIY

Hello Everyone!

Newbie here working on my lady's 96 ES300. I'm a Modest Experienced DIY 911 Guy and decide to DIY hers.

I read a bunch of threads about the P0401 issue " EGR Flow Insufficient" and Cold Start Issue.

Tested the VMV (Vacuum Modulator Valve or Solenoid or Assembly) it would not hold a vacuum so I went to my local Toyota Dealer and bought the VMV for a 92 Camry Toyota Part #25870-62020 $105.48 (Parts Guy hooked me up and sold it for $80) Autozone had it for $78.99 shipped in 2 days. Other places sell them for $64 or $45 but you have to wait for it be shipped and not OEM.

Prior to this I took off the VMV and cleaned it out. Still had cold start issue but when warm it started right away. I reset the CEL but the CEL came back on after 10-15 miles.

Literally 5 mintues in the Dealer's parking lot (they were not too happy about that, but no one complained) and popped in the new VMV with a 10MM socket wrench, disconnected the battery. Bingo Trouble Code Gone, Started Right Up and running 100+ miles no issues.

Hope this helps someone with like issues.



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Old 08-09-08, 04:54 PM   #68
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Default 96 ES Power Antenna

Hello, I recently purchased a 96 ES 300 and the power antenna is broken. I bought an aftermarket assembly with red, green and black wires. Could someone provide some insight into getting it installed?
Thanks so much!
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Old 08-30-08, 11:55 PM   #69
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How to get headlights clean

people who have older cars have dirty headlights and they tried to wash it so many times but can never get it to be clear and shiny.

This product is garbage. They didn't reply to 2-3 email inquiries so I figured, "what the heck, this headlight restoration kit is only $14.95, I'll give it a shot." I'll say 1% cleaner, but all in all a worthless product.

just my $0.02
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AC in my '96 ES300 kicks in but shuts off in few minutes, and in humid weather windshield and windows fog too much. What could be the problem?Does it need major AC work?
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adjust windows in es300:
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Old 12-15-08, 08:48 AM   #72
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I'm having trouble accessing the write-up for removal of the radio from the first page.

Anyone have any suggestions on a good write-up w/ pics for this? I'm embarking on an FM-Modulator install in my brother-in-law's '98 ES300.

Also, I'm looking to put the connections in his arm-wrest center console. Anyone done this type of install and/or have feedback or suggestions?


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Default lsr perfomance chip for 2005 es330

hi, just purchased an lsr performance chip, they claim to improve throttle response,gas mileage,shift quality,etc...the directions say to disconnect 2 wire iat or mat sensor and install this into connector..i dont have a iat or mat, just a air flow meter with a five wire connector..did you ever install one these? if so, do you know which wires need to be jumped, if at all possible? thank you..
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Default 1994 ES300 Tranny problem

Hi, my ES300 is a 94 model. It runs fine but the other day the od light began flashing and it will go into OD then kick out. Also sometimes 3rd will "slip" then kick back in. it was doing fine until the other day. I have been reading about the self diagnostic check by jumping the plug. How is this done on the 94 es300 I found a plug next to the fuse box. The speedometer still reads out fine so I didnt know if the speed sensor would act like this.

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The complete headlight HOW TO clean DIY + projector refinishing
Taken from SC's but same principle people. Just use something other than wax to clear up the housing thats all. A polish would work just fine
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