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Old 01-05-07, 07:08 AM   #31
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How to remove and install brake pads and rotors (all years ES)
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Was wondering if anyone might know how to take apart the entire centre console of a 2002 es300. The reason being is that i use my ash-tray as a change box and often it over flows and my change falls into the little crack behind the ash-tray and it falls down there somewhere... and over time i probably have close to $100 in change which fell. haha. Can anyone help me through this, to open it up?
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Was wondering if anyone might know how to take apart the entire centre console of a 2002 es300. The reason being is that i use my ash-tray as a change box and often it over flows and my change falls into the little crack behind the ash-tray and it falls down there somewhere... and over time i probably have close to $100 in change which fell. haha. Can anyone help me through this, to open it up?
Follow this link for ashtray removal instructions (actually an instructional for installing XM radio in a '02-'04 ES):

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/show...hreadid=131951
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It suggests to just pull the panels and ash-tray off... i'm not too fond of that idea. Won't they crack or break?
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Old 03-20-07, 06:34 AM   #36
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Dropped my keys behind the little cup left of the steering wheel of my ES330. Can anyone tell me how to remove the cup in order to get the keys out. Thanks for the help.
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Thanks to Lexucan for writing this up:

How to replace the instrument cluster lights in a '92-'96 ES
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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 was mine after using Novus by hand. Nevermind the front bumper
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Can anyone help...How can I fix my driver's side door lock every other door works with and without the key except the driver's side of my 93 es300
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Default DIY: Seat Belt Replacement 97 ES300

Anybody have a step by step and tool selection list for replacing the driver's seat belt with automatic tensioner? I bought the belt (Lexus) and have read some posts that indicate a torx socket or two is involved. I don't want to open it up to find out that I need to go buy another tool. Anybody ever do one of these? Please advise, thanks!
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Anybody have a step by step and tool selection list for replacing the driver's seat belt with automatic tensioner? I bought the belt (Lexus) and have read some posts that indicate a torx socket or two is involved. I don't want to open it up to find out that I need to go buy another tool. Anybody ever do one of these? Please advise, thanks!
Oh well, I started to replace the seat belt and there's a tiny snag...you need a special T-40 torx socket with a female center. Can't say that I've ever seen one. Went to Sears, Advance Auto Parts, and Lowe's. Must be a Snap-On or something. Any ideas where I could find one of these whizbang gadgets??
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Can anyone help...How can I fix my driver's side door lock every other door works with and without the key except the driver's side of my 93 es300
check out the es 300 classifieds YaYAReAGs3 has a lock actuator for the driver side $25 shipped
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Default 92 thru 96 ES 300 Door Handle DIY Repair

My outer drivers door handle broke where the linkage conects to the handle... It's made of pot metal and after years of use mine cracked at the hole where the plastic clip locks the rod to the handle... This fix consists of this simple procedure;
Remove the door panel, and unplug all electrical conections to the door panel... Also remove the window switch from the door panel so you can still move the window for bolt acess... Peel back the clear plastic from the rear of the door and remove the black metal acess panel... Remove the rubber end seal at the rear of window and remove the inner window rubber... Remove the three window bolts... Lift and remove the window by sliding it out the door in the direction of the rubber end seal... Remove the clips to the lock cylinder and the door handle rods... unplug the wiring looms from the handle and lock cylinder...Remove the single bolt from the lock cylinder before you unbolt the handle... Unbolt the handle and you are ready for the simple repair...
1; The first thing I did was to make a mental note of the aproximate hole location and then remove the washer like area (indicated in white) by grinding it away with a dremel and a small chop saw blade... Then I slotted the handle where the washer area was to a depth indicated by the black dotted line
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2; Then I found a washer with a 5/16 hole and reamed it to fit the plastic clip
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3; Last but not least mix a batch of JB WELD and fill the slot with the mixture... Then coat the washer on the edge that will go into the slot and insert it... Let it set for about 2 hrs before removing excess with an exacto knife...
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does anyone have a good write up with pics hopefully on how to hardwire a radar detector. i have a 97 es300 with sunroof and my radar is a valentine v1
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Smitty's ES coilover project (specifically on the '97-'01 gen but should work in all pre-'07 ES):

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/297161-es300-coilover-install-worklog.html
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