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Old 03-21-09, 11:34 AM   #76
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Just got done with removing the rear portion of the center console on my 03 ES300 so I could fix the front cupholder.

1. Remove the trim from around the gear shift ****. I used my fingers to pry up the rear section first, then pull up and to the rear of the car. Helps to have the trans in neutral. It has wires so don't drag it too far away.
2. You will see 2 phillips screws that join the front and rear sections of console. Remove those 2.
3. At the rear, remove the upper plastic piece with the air vents. With your fingers, pull straight back.
4. At the rear, remove the lower trim piece, pull straight back.
5. With the lower trim piece off, you will see 2 bolts attached to the floor, a few inches in (under the storage box). I used a swivel, socket, and extension. They are kinda hard to get to when putting back in.
6. The whole console assembly should lift straight up. But first, there are 2 places on the sides where the carpet hooks over 2 plastic tabs on the air ducts. They are about mid-way betwen front and back of the console. Find them with your finger tips and just slip them off. There is wiring attached so take care.
7. I had to replace the cupholder which was pretty easy, it's just 4 screws.
8. Installation is just the reverse.
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Old 06-20-09, 07:23 PM   #77
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This is an awesome post. I have a noise comming from my right rear over bumps and I was going to purchase a complete srut/spring assembly. Now I know how to access it.
Thanks. If anybody has any more advice on my clunk over bumps. Plz contact me newsk@attg.net
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Old 06-24-09, 12:46 PM   #78
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hey your thread was very helpful but I was trying to get into the one were you remove
the stock sterio off an 97 es300, but some advertisement or something like pops up?
was wondering if you could help me or any one els with info.oh and does the car have an
factory amp that I have to disconect?

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Old 07-10-09, 07:49 AM   #79
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The link for stereo removal for 97 ES is not working.. I may need to do this.. Thanks
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Old 07-10-09, 05:31 PM   #80
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I'm going to be replacing my air intake hose on my 92 ES300. Has anyone done this before and have any tips? It looks straight-forward but just thought I'd ask just in case.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks very much
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Old 07-13-09, 04:57 PM   #81
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hi. i need DIY for my 92 es 300 rear vale cover gasket change. any body know or did it before. thank
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Old 08-19-09, 03:39 PM   #82
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any one know where to get a wood trim kit for a 1994 lexus es300? and a woodtrim double din faceplate
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Old 11-21-09, 02:41 PM   #83
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Just got done with removing the rear portion of the center console on my 03 ES300 so I could fix the front cupholder.

1. Remove the trim from around the gear shift ****. I used my fingers to pry up the rear section first, then pull up and to the rear of the car. Helps to have the trans in neutral. It has wires so don't drag it too far away.
2. You will see 2 phillips screws that join the front and rear sections of console. Remove those 2.
3. At the rear, remove the upper plastic piece with the air vents. With your fingers, pull straight back.
4. At the rear, remove the lower trim piece, pull straight back.
5. With the lower trim piece off, you will see 2 bolts attached to the floor, a few inches in (under the storage box). I used a swivel, socket, and extension. They are kinda hard to get to when putting back in.
6. The whole console assembly should lift straight up. But first, there are 2 places on the sides where the carpet hooks over 2 plastic tabs on the air ducts. They are about mid-way betwen front and back of the console. Find them with your finger tips and just slip them off. There is wiring attached so take care.
7. I had to replace the cupholder which was pretty easy, it's just 4 screws.
8. Installation is just the reverse.
Hi all,

Just to save someone the hassle that I just went through. I've got a 2004 ES330 and had to replace the cupholder. The above instructions did *NOT* work for me. Instead skip #5 and #6 above...you do not need to remove the two bolts at the bottom to get the center console up. Do this instead:

1. Inside the bottom large area in the center console is carpet. Pry up the carpet and you'll see two bolts. Remove these two bolts.
2. Remove the 4 screws on the outside of the center console.
3. Lift up the unit and proceed with #7 from the previous post.

Hopefully that helps someone out there!

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Hey can someone PM me on how to remove the rear bumper cover off a 94 es300? Thanks!
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Hey Guys I am trying to replace the Valve Cover Gasket on my wife's 97 ES300 both front and back. Any guide on that. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 12-01-09, 08:36 PM   #86
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you remove [upper] intake manifold, remove valve cover
[use autozone for guide, or one you find on here, or one you find on toyota forum or the FREE DOWNLOADABLE FSM [factory service manual] that is all over, you can't miss it if you SEARCH for it]
clean everything that will come into contact with seal and rtv with acetone [nail polish remover].

clamp it down with washers and to a higher torque spec [14 ftlb] or using a ton of rtv in the groove and blabla bla like they say here:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...64#post2994764

and my thread:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/421061-gotta-leaky-valve-cover-gasket-solution-new.html
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So i found all the clips and removed everything i could find for the bumper. But its stuck! Right under the license plate it WONT BUDGE
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You will need to remove the front head light assembly to gain access to that side marker/flasher. No worries it will not put it out of alignment, just a hassle because you have to remove the bonnet and those plasitic push clips tend to break due to age. Go to auto zone and pick some up, you will need them
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On the 98, no need to remove the headlight, the 3rd gen lights are different from the 2nd gen. 97-2001 is considered 3rd gen. To remove the front turn signal lamp, open up the hood and and on top of the headlight near the corner lamp you want to remove is a phillips screw, underneath that youll notice a plastic tab that connects to the corner light. Remove the screw and then with fingers, grab the tab and with your other fingers grab the corner light at the farthest edge from you and wiggle and pull the light towards you, you should be facing the the headlight/corner light. It might be hard at first if it has never been removed before, it should pop straight forward, then you'll have access to the bulb and wiring. To replace is just opposite, but make sure the side tab on the corner light slides into the side recieving end on the headlight. Once properly in, replace screw on top and your done.
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