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Old 04-03-13, 03:06 PM   #16
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Default Tinting 2013 ES350 windows

I recently read in the ES350 owner's manual (you know the one that is 908 pages thick) that Lexus does not recommend tinting the windows. When going back to find that statement in the book I could not find it. I would like to get others opinion on tinting or not tinting the windows. Why would Lexus recommend against doing so.
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Old 04-03-13, 03:17 PM   #17
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^^^^No Idea But, when you live in the Valley of the Sun, tinting is a necessity, and most new car dealers tint the windows before the car goes into inventory. I, however, bought my two Lexus and Silverado without tint, and had them tinted myself. However, in the last year, I bought my wife's son a Toyota Corolla and his daughter a Kia Rio - both of those were tinted by the dealer the minute they hit the ground.

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Only reason I could think of is that metallic tint might interfere with GPS or radio signal. My car came tinted. I have no idea what type but it doesn't seem to affect anything.
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Old 04-03-13, 06:37 PM   #19
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Mine are tinted (300h) from the dealer with no issues.
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Old 04-03-13, 08:22 PM   #20
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hmmm it depends on a state regarding tints as i recall, personally on my es i had 5% tints all around except for front windshield, on my new RX i have 20% read side and read windshield windows and 20% front side windows, gonna go 5%all around except for windshield by summer, just need to get used to a car. and ive never heard anythin from anybody about not doing tints cuz lexus says so
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Old 04-04-13, 05:42 AM   #21
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I've never heard or read anything about not tinting windows on the ES. As mentioned above be sure to select a tint (non-metallic) that won't interfere with electronics inside the car. It's easy to do a search and find out what's legal on a state by state basis.
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It's easy to do a search and find out what's legal on a state by state basis.
Yeah, Illinois sucks! No tint allowed on anything except the rear and rear side windows.
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Yes correct your not supposed to use metallic tint, because of the GPS and the antenna in the rear glass. I don't recall that being in the manual though, I was told that.
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GPS antenna is on the trunk. Not sure why that would be affected by metallic tint. AM/FM radio is a different story, though.
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Yeah, Illinois sucks! No tint allowed on anything except the rear and rear side windows.
Same in California. Dumb law to me
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Old 04-06-13, 06:29 PM   #26
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I had my car tinted (to keep with my intended look). 20% on all except the front windscreen. the car comes with a factory tint that just wasnt dark enough for us.
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GPS antenna is on the trunk. Not sure why that would be affected by metallic tint. AM/FM radio is a different story, though.
You sure about that location?

Most are under the dash.

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You sure about that location?

Most are under the dash.

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Actually, no, now that I think about it, you're right. What is the antenna on the trunk for? I know the one on the roof is XM.
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Ceramic tint = amazing there is a few brands out there def worth it . Superb sun protection better than regular tint in the darkest 5% ,ceramic protect same lvl in the lightest 50% and no radio interference
I used dark matter 20% rear 3 and 40% driver and passenger!
Just looks clean
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Old 04-07-13, 06:27 AM   #30
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This is what North Carolina law says:
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/in...dowtinting.pdf
My ES 350 salesman said that the car has UV radiation protection on all windows but no tinting. I don't think I'll bother tinting. Aside from that mysterious look, I'm not sure that a car that has UV protection needs the windows tinted. Write back with references that show better protection from the sun if you tint.
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