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Old 03-06-14, 03:13 PM   #1
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HI All,
I've been a Club Lexus member for a while now, much more of a reader than poster though. I currently own an IS250 X-Package but on Valentine's day fell in love with a new mistress, so I purchased a 2008 IS-F with 61K kms - I'm pretty stoked but still waiting to pick it up, which brings me to my first question:

When I test drove the car, the airbag light was on which the dealer was upfront about and acknowledged they would fix. Apparently the problem is a harness needs to be replaced and the delay in picking up the car is waiting for the harness to come from Japan. So my question is this: Does anyone know where the harness is located? The service manager "thought" it was in the roof panel over the driver side - I trust dealerships just about as far as I can throw them and normally do all my own work; I just want to make sure I know the location so I can check it over when I pick it up to make sure everything is put back together properly. I realize the harness and location details are a little vague, but it's all I got.

Second question is a bit easier (I think):
Will the 18" X-package rims fit on an IS-F? I would like to use them as my winter rims for next year

Thanks to everyone in advance, I've included some pics of old and new
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Old 03-06-14, 03:28 PM   #2
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First off, congrats on the IS F. I'm not sure about the airbag harness, but there are a few tech guys who will cone in about that. The 18s you have with your 2IS will fit and I know many F owners who utilize that size even beyond winter use. The Canadian spec/ Neiman Marcus wheels have always looked great with the F body style Enjoy the F!
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Congrats and the new car. Best of luck with it. I don't even want to guess where the harness us but there are plenty if members on here that are very knowledgeable.
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welcome and congrats yes it will fit
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Old 03-06-14, 04:46 PM   #5
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Congrats, where did you buy your car?
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Congrats and welcome to the club, I am also from Ontario we share a similarity. I had an is250 X package and replaced it with an ISF. I use my 18" staggered set (oem) from the is250 with no problems with my winter setup.
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welcome to the crew. I just got mine 3 weeks ago, Loving the car. The only thing I miss about my LS is the stereo and the seat comfort.

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That would worry me. Anytime I see an airbag light on it usually means at some point the bag was deployed. Be carefully and make sure you still have a good airbag.
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Old 03-06-14, 08:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Great to see some fellow Ontarian's on here.

@Cobra1 - I bought it from Lexus of Richmond Hill

@Jkru2000 - that's interesting (and a little worrisome), is there any way to tell if the airbag has been deployed? Would the dealer have to disclose such a thing (I assume when they hooked it up to the computer it would indicate a deployed airbag?)

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