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Old 10-09-12, 07:23 PM   #46
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awesome ramp! never thought of anything like that

today i installed my Bellezza curtains and kin tsuna.
Thank you.

It makes a world of difference. Now I don't have to struggle so much when I'm under the car, and plus, I know I'm safe under there.

Post pictures when you're done with the curtains.
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Old 10-09-12, 09:16 PM   #47
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nice ramp, too bad it wouldnt put me high enough to do an oil change
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Old 10-09-12, 09:31 PM   #48
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nice ramp, too bad it wouldnt put me high enough to do an oil change
Hey thanks.

It's 8" high. Is your car very low? It's tight under there for my three BMW's because they are all lowered. I can easily add another 6" w/o compromising safety but, It's good for now.
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Old 10-09-12, 09:43 PM   #49
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Take it from my friend Nishiro Tanaka, who is an engineer for Aisin (who made your transmission), Lexinky is correct - you want to introduce new tranny fluid in small amounts and very gingerly over a period of time.

Older transmissions (like ours), especially those that have not been drained and filled every 20,000 since they were new, don't like the shock of all new modern detergent fluid all at once, after being left alone typically for over a decade and over 100K which is often the case - that's just asking for transmission problems you didn't need!

This is why Toyota/Lexus specify drain & fill only, because you only change 3 qts. or so at most that way - after a few cycles of this, pulling the pan and cleaning it and servicing the screen or filter would be OK, but never a complete flush at once!
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Old 10-13-12, 11:48 AM   #50
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Well, I was under the impression that I had a radio antenna installed on my windshield but that isn't the case. I went ahead and connected my radio antenna cable to the factory telephone antenna cable. It took me 30 minutes to do the entire work.

Tools and materials needed:
  • Wire cutter/splicer
    Electrical tape

Cable with yellow tape = Telephone wire
Cable with red tape = Radio antenna wire

Splice both wires. It is best to label which wire is which.


Cut the center wire from the telephone cable.



Cut the center wire from the radio antenna cable.


Connect both cables together.



Attach a cap (I don't know what its called) and tape it.



There you have it. You're done! Now put everything back.
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Old 10-13-12, 01:28 PM   #51
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where is that phone antenna wire?
The only one I have ever found is a thin grey wire that looks like it could screw into a tv's cable jack.
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where is that phone antenna wire?
The only one I have ever found is a thin grey wire that looks like it could screw into a tv's cable jack.
The cable is located in the trunk, driver side, behind the tool box kit.

Remove paneling and tool box kit. After you remove the tool box kit, you should find a black box (looks like a small amplifier) and the telephone cable should be attached to it. It is a black cable. The same size as the radio antenna cable.
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Old 10-13-12, 02:01 PM   #53
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hmm you have a first gen dont you?
I think it might be different for 95+
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hmm you have a first gen dont you?
I think it might be different for 95+
I don't know the difference, if there's any, but yes I have the first gen.
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I could tell because the tool box is on the opposite side for 95+
my wire looks nothing like your though. thanks anyways though
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Well, I was under the impression that I had a radio antenna installed on my windshield but that isn't the case. I went ahead and connected my radio antenna cable to the factory telephone antenna cable. It took me 30 minutes to do the entire work.

Tools and materials needed:
  • Wire cutter/splicer
    Electrical tape

Cable with yellow tape = Telephone wire
Cable with red tape = Radio antenna wire

Splice both wires. It is best to label which wire is which.


Cut the center wire from the telephone cable.



Cut the center wire from the radio antenna cable.


Connect both cables together.



Attach a cap (I don't know what its called) and tape it.



There you have it. You're done! Now put everything back.
I like the idea and all, but you REALLY need to learn to wire stuff properly in cars, that's such a mickey mouse job.....

you need to either crimp or solder+shrink that connection.
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Old 10-13-12, 05:28 PM   #57
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I have to agree with PD... If you're doing wiring in a car and you don't have the skills to solder and heat-shrink... At lease use these types of connectors.

http://picocanada.com/en/product/pro...ectors+-+Nylon

http://picocanada.com/en/product/pro...mp-Solder-Seal

http://picocanada.com/en/product/pro...+Solder-Shrink


I have found the crimpless solder connectors to be the best connection and easiest to use... Just need a small propane torch or flameless lighter a couple inches away and your soldered heat shrunk all in one step!
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I will go to radio shack. Thanks.
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Just painted my stock grille black today (95 LS400). My car's two tone black/gray and didn't like the grayish colored looking grille. Sprayed it with some cheap 'ol walmart paint lol . Later grabbing another grille or repainting to match the onyx black on my car. IMO it came out pretty sweet! I like it
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Just painted my stock grille black today (95 LS400). My car's two tone black/gray and didn't like the grayish colored looking grille. Sprayed it with some cheap 'ol walmart paint lol . Later grabbing another grille or repainting to match the onyx black on my car. IMO it came out pretty sweet! I like it

pics!!

heres a pic of my curtains
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