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Old 10-20-12, 04:27 AM   #76
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Had it towed :/

Was driving it along just fine, then the battery light came on, the radio turned off, the dash lights dimmed, power steering slowly became heavy, then the car sputtered to a stop and wouldn't shift to park. Luckily I had managed to make it to a Wal-Mart right outside it's tire/lube/express department, and had the guy check the battery, which he said tested good (was purchased 11/11) but was barely drawing a charge. Let the car sit for a few minutes, fired it back up, everything worked again - guy tested it again, showed it was getting full power and charging fine - put it in drive, the battery light came back on, and the lights all dimmed until the car idled itself to a halt. Figure it's got to be the alternator, so there's money I didn't want to spend, seeing as the 180k interval is approaching in about 6,000 miles...
check grounds and battery terminals for corrosion. also that the drive belt and it's tensioner are in good shape.

then test the alternator itself.
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Old 10-20-12, 12:09 PM   #77
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Replaced one of the license plate lights. The 5K LED had begin to turn into a greenie.
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Just put in a set of 6000k hids for the lowbeams, cant wait till the morning so I can test them out on my ride to work
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So today I installed an integrated garage door opener. Here's the link http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls40...ml#post7556804
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last few days has been interesting, steering rack is unbolts and ready to be pulled, high pressure line is out and ready for a rebuild, and realized my IAC valve is leaking so that's either getting replaced or plugged+cleaned up once i confirm the pump is still good.

While i'm at it i'm rebuilding my front calipers as they're a little sticky, and having the front rotors turned (or end up replacing them).

moral of the story: don't let life get too far in the way of maintenance, or you end up doing a ton of it at once.
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It's a no brainer that if you take good care of your cars then they will take good care of you.

Sacrifice is a big factor too if you know what I mean.
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Replaced one of the license plate lights. The 5K LED had begin to turn into a greenie.
what brand? reason i ask is i just finished converting my whole interior to LED via VLED.com using 5k temp as well and they look great. however i am unsure if the color will stay that way. so far so good though!

best part was converting the trunk light into LED using a 48-LED array. so much better lighting over stock (what was toyota they thinking with a single 194 in there?).
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what brand? reason i ask is i just finished converting my whole interior to LED via VLED.com using 5k temp as well and they look great. however i am unsure if the color will stay that way. so far so good though!

best part was converting the trunk light into LED using a 48-LED array. so much better lighting over stock (what was toyota they thinking with a single 194 in there?).
i had sets from VLEDs and the color stayed.
I used 5k and 6k
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Tested my wiring skills and fitted it place to see how it looked.
I like it alot. =]
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that looks so familar, did you buy the headlight alread retro'd?
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I painted the brake calipers red. It makes it brake more fasterer.


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what brand? reason i ask is i just finished converting my whole interior to LED via VLED.com using 5k temp as well and they look great. however i am unsure if the color will stay that way. so far so good though!

best part was converting the trunk light into LED using a 48-LED array. so much better lighting over stock (what was toyota they thinking with a single 194 in there?).
This was a V-LED's forward throw. It had started out a light tinge different but as it aged, the color shift became more pronounced. On any other color car it may be imperceptible but on white, it was more obvious. This happens and I've seen it with emitters used in flashlight as well. BIN's vary so not all will be matching.
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that looks so familar, did you buy the headlight alread retro'd?
yea they came retro'd. i changed the connector to fit my 9006 and ran a relay harness.

first time doing any kind of wiring.
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