Well .. it's still in progress ... There's a bit of work to be done. I gotta make a video about this when I have some time.
I will say that the Lexus wiring is a PAIN IN THE ***. For more reasons than one can count. Majority of the wasted time here is because of the wiring. I tried for 2 days to avoid cutting any factory wires. I tried combinations of resistors, harnesses with empty promises, you name it. I had to cut the wires. At the very least I soldered all my connections now. (some of these factory harnesses have connections that go into the old CD changer circuit board AND into the PAC harness for the amp turn-on). After so much retarded tracing.... the damn thing works lol. As my last post stated, I'm still looking for somebody with the same OEM Lexus IS audio system that will let me set my amp so I can get volume back. Also the trim pieces, don't fit. Not his fault, he didn't have the car, so I gotta "trim" the trim pieces (nyuk nyuk nyuk)
I gotta figure out why the airbag lights are on in the gauge cluster, and why the passenger seat belt light seems to be behaving backwards
It's either the ribbon cable which connects the hazard button to the car has an issue, or there is something in this dash that's "different".
Also, you will notice the gap. The front of the radio pokes out slightly if you mount it flush (it fits), but you can't slide the iPad in if you push the single DIN radio all the way back. Me and a friend of mine are coming up with a solution so that it stays out just that amount (these pictures don't do any justice to how cool it actually looks, even though it isn't finished). If I pull the bottom out a bit (as you see in the pics), everything works perfectly. The bottom of the fiberglass frame of the iPad isn't bolted to the frame which gives it room to be manuevered (thank God). Rafa did the best he could as he didn't have the car...... BUT .... I gotta call him about the dock cable he used. THAT sucked ... that's all I'll say about that lol.... and his painter, while he has a great eye, uses TERRIBLE paint (it chips way too easily ... it's a ****-off)
I have to say that while the Sony App is cool, there are some funny *** glitches. Like if you have songs on your iPad (which you would...) the deck will load the iPad immediately when the car starts and choose a song at complete random and will just start playing LOL. It also does this when certain apps stop playing audio momentarily .. which at first was hilarious, but grew QUICKLY annoying. To remedy this, I'm using nPlayer to manage all my media (I despise iTunes anyway), and I only synced one song to my iTunes library. It's a 30 second silent MP3. This stops me from being scared to death when I stop a YouTube video or start my car.
Again, this project is very beta. A video is coming soon, promise lol