Lexus 2007 ES350 Sirius Satellite Tuner Installation Instructions
* Part #PTS31-00052 (Sirius Receiver Kit – Lexus ES330 2006)
* Part #PTS31-33051 (Sirius Satellite Radio Fit Kit – Lexus ES330 2006)
* Recommended online retailer is: http://www.lexus-parts.com
* Direct link to order area is http://www.lexus-parts.com/partlist....99&ModelID=153
* Extra Sirius Antenna - smaller than included version (optional, but recommended)
* Such as http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/DEI-M...oductDetail.do
* The above linked unit is readily available, is tiny and gets great reception
* The included antenna (Sigma antenna) is about 5 times as big, designed to be stuck to the windshield (yuck) and reportedly does not get good reception
* Ratchet or wrench to remove stereo bolts
* Strong fingers to pry off dash/trim pieces (or dash trim tool)
* Credit card or ID card to help run the antenna wire
* Towels to protect dash, wood and radio from scratches during install
* Reasonably handy
* Not afraid to take apart your dashboard and radio
* Patience helps
* Total install time should be less than 1 hour
* Otherwise, take to your dealer / favorite car stereo installer
* This tuner has “the flaw” otherwise known as a 10 character display limitation. All songs, artists, channels, etc. are limited to 10 characters.
* However, the tuner does work perfectly and integrates with the factory stereo system (with navigation or not) perfectly, allowing for on screen controls and steering wheel controls
* IMPORTANT: Make note of the numbers on the back of the Sirius Tuner before you install it – you will need the numbers to register the radio and subscribe it at Sirius.com (there may be a small white sticker in your package with the key number on it as well)
* You should get at least 3 months free subscription when you activate the radio, this is based on it being a Lexus part.
1. Put car in Neutral and engage parking brake
2. Make sure car is turned off
3. Disconnect Battery for safety (optional, but recommended)
4. Remove Shift **** by unscrewing **** at top of handle --- just unscrew it counter clock-wise.
5. Remove Center Console Assembly With Ash Tray --- this was a little tricky – open the cup holder and pull (gently) the wood trim panel up until the clips start to pop out. You actually can’t break these from what I can tell, but it may feel like you are. You need to pull this panel up and back at the same time to get it separated fully. It should just lift over the shift ****, but leave it connected (the lighter is connected to power) – just let it hang to the side.
6. Remove Lower Panel (LEFT) --- you are looking for the triangular piece of plastic on the driver side, by where your right knee would be with your foot on the gas. Just work your fingers behind it and pop it out, it is connected by three clips, one at each corner.
7. Remove Lower Dash Panel (RIGHT) --- this is the part between the glove box and the center console, again triangular in shape, but a little larger than the left version. Again, this just pops out when pulled, there are clips at the three corners of the panel and one in the center.
8. Remove AC Vent panel from above the radio --- this one was tough as well, and you may need to use a small screw driver or similar to stick in the vent to pry it out if your fingers don’t fit. Be careful to not break the vent directors. Once it pops out you will know it. This on is also connected, so again just let it hang.
9. Remove the 4 bolts holding the radio (or navigation system + radio) chassis in. There are two bolts behind the AC Vent panel you just removed and one in each lower dash panel. Be careful to not drop the bolts when you unscrew them. I would suggest keeping them in the cup holder when you remove them, you will need them to re-install the radio later. I used a towel on which to position the removed radio (while not disconnecting any other plugs) so as to not scratch anything.
10. In the Sirius Kit, you will notice the one end of the cable has two smaller connectors, one male and one female. This is the end you will be connecting to the back of the radio. See the pictures for where on the radio (indicated by the yellow circles) you connect the cable. You can’t mess this up, it is the only connect that is the same as the cable you have. Unplug the connector, plug in the cable and plug the connector that you unplugged into the female end of the cable (it is a Y connector).
11. The Sirius cable is quite long, so loop it as best you can and tuck it behind where the radio will be, see the picture below.
12. Now let’s run the Sirius antenna. Note: if you have metallic window tint, my location (back window deck) may not work for you as the tint will interfere with the signal. If this is the case, you will have to run the antenna outside to the trunk lid. Since I didn’t do that, I can’t give instructions for that.
13. To start, place the antenna on the back window deck in the driver’s side corner of the window and tuck the antenna cable into the seam with a credit card. See pictures below.