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Old 07-31-13, 01:52 PM   #16
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Yes, I did and I posted it on the LX450 forum, :-) Moms loves it :-)
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Old 08-01-13, 05:37 AM   #17
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So did you just go to ebay and send them a message about the lx450 covers. I dont see them listed. Do you have any other contact information maybe Texas?
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Wow, really nice job with everything. Looks pro!
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Old 08-01-13, 07:33 AM   #19
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So did you just go to ebay and send them a message about the lx450 covers. I dont see them listed. Do you have any other contact information maybe Texas?
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The LX450 is a custom order, just contact them at seatsshop01@gmail.com and let them know Jim in Cali sent you and that you want the set for the LX450. I really suggest you get the sample swatches to be absolutely sure of the color you choose. $12 is just for shipping of the swatches

I think they just have a sales office there in Texas and Canada, the actually factory is in China.
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Wow, really nice job with everything. Looks pro!
LOL, thanks, My mechanic wants them for his car too. He did not believe me when I told him I did it myself.
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I love this. I have no skill whatsoever, but I'd love to do something like this for my 96 es300.
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Old 12-17-14, 10:04 AM   #22
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Update,

If you have a rough teenager or an moronic friend or family member that like to be rough on the seat these leathers are very delicate.

My son's friend decide to step on the seat and push off abruptly to get into the back seat area and put a tear in the leather. Oh the joy.

Just for the heck of it I asked the company how much for just the bottom. Amazingly they sent me a replacement for FREE including shipping, WOW

I do notice a bit of shrinkage so definitely use a Window Shade if you park in the sun.

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Thank you for the update and your honest observations. It's very rare that you get that kind of feedback on DIY posts. I will keep your work in mind.
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Old 12-27-14, 11:11 AM   #24
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Another thanks for your post efforts. I am considering reconditioning vs. recovering the fronts in ours this year (dirty and worn but no tears). This is valuable information in helping me decide.
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Default Heated Seats Install

Just to add to this thread, for anyone wanting to know how to install heated seats in your car (if your Lexus didn't come with that option or you want to install them in the rear), I made a short video on how I added them to my Solara:


Some more photos can be found in this thread:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...tallation.html
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Just to add to this thread, for anyone wanting to know how to install heated seats in your car (if your Lexus didn't come with that option or you want to install them in the rear), I made a short video on how I added them to my Solara:

Heated Seats Installation - YouTube

Some more photos can be found in this thread:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...tallation.html
What are your thoughts on the product after using it for a while? How does it compare to factory installed Heated Seats?
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What are your thoughts on the product after using it for a while? How does it compare to factory installed Heated Seats?
Well the heated seats have been in for over a week now and I can say they're awesome. They take a bit longer to warm up than the stock seat heaters in my ES330, but when they warm up, they're much warmer. The only thing I would have wished for is a larger pad that could better warm the thigh area towards the front edge of the seat cushion, and maybe even the side bolsters.
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Default ES300 seat disassembly

For anyone wondering how to disassemble a 3ES (1997-2001) seat, check out this video where I retrofitted an ES300 seat in my Solara:


And here is the full writeup:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...on-memory.html
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