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Old 01-09-16, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Done! 2013 Fsport conversion on 2010

Well ladies and gentlemen it has been a task however, I have climbed the mountain of converting my 2010 into a 2013 F sport.

First it started with the part list which was provided by a member on the forum the list also includes tips on wiring.

Second step was to track down all the parts; eBay was my main source for the lights. Be mindful that the Xeon lights move quickly on eBay and I had to for the first time get alerts sent to me when item went up for sale.
Be sure to get a set of lights with no broken side tabs the top tabs can be replace, Lexus provides a part number. I paid $250 apiece for each light.

Third comes the hard part of finding the upper grill. I used car-parts.com and located a dismantler who would sell and ship the F sport upper grille to me for the price of $250.

Fourth the bumper- I decided to use a F sport bumper I found on eBay which was painted the same color as my truck. In hindsight I would have ordered a bumper off of eBay and had it painting for 150.

Fifth the bumper tow hook cover's will have to be painted and ordered more likely from eBay or a local Lexus dealer.
FYI I ordered all the other needed parts from my local Lexus dealer via online and I didn't have to pay for shipping because I picked up the parts at the dealership.

Sixth is the hard part wiring and Soldering wires which is needed to create your highbeam headlight harness and I also created my own plug-and-play adapters for the low beam and a separate adapter for the LED daytime running lights.
I decided to make the adapters instead of re-pin my OEM connectors to the 2013 connectors.

Seventh I had to use L-shaped brackets once I remove the ballast from the bottom of the 2010 Xeon headlights and mounted them onto the side of the 2013 headlights. There was a great video on youtube on how to remove the ballast. I did this to save money and wiring. Down the line I may convert over to the 2013 ballast if I find some on eBay at a price I like.

Eighth due to the F sport bumper having four parking sensors and the 2010 only having two functional front sensors I extended the wires for the two parking sensors to be functional in the center and ordered two additional parking sensors from eBay to mount on the side as dummy sensors. I never did like the fact that the sensors were aimed towards the side not the front where we really could've use them.

Ninth due to the fact that I have autofocus headlight I had to disconnect the module or ECM under the dashboard so that I don't get the message displayed on my dash.

10th you will have to replace the two side bumper mounting bracket's because the 2010 bumper extends into the headlight range more than the 2013 bumper does. There is a great video on YouTube on removing a late model or rx 350s bumper.

I didn't order that part I decided to simply trim the 2010 bumper brackets and it worked.

Also the trim around the radiator has to be trimmed back on the 2010 because the F sport grill sits closer to the radiator.
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Old 01-09-16, 12:38 AM   #2
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Highbeam Head light Wires





close-up of the OEM connector used to adapt the wires from the afs





Time to assemble the bumper you see my iPad ready for immediate reference








I decided to wrap the center portion of the grille with vinyl wrap





I love this shot it is view of things to come.








all gutted out





bad pic, but A good fit





F siblings

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The part list
13 #75392j
8 #90183-05051 and 90167-a0018


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-a...ew?usp=sharing



http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/pro...oducts_id/1567

This site I used in order to find the parts needed for the connectors.

http://www.ceautoelectricsupply.com/ourcustomers.html

This was a site I used for the relays to make the highbeam wiring

http://www.how-to-build-hotrods.com/hot-rod-wiring.html

I used this site to learn about headlight wiring

http://workshop-manuals.com/lexus/rx...ps/page_11630/

This is the manual I used to remove the 2010 bumper

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Old 01-10-16, 07:38 AM   #4
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Excellent job, I really like how you kept the bumper inside the grill black. Looks sharp.

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Old 01-10-16, 03:35 PM   #5
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Highbeam Head light Wires





close-up of the OEM connector used to adapt the wires from the afs





Time to assemble the bumper you see my iPad ready for immediate reference








I decided to wrap the center portion of the grille with vinyl wrap





I love this shot it is view of things to come.








all gutted out





bad pic, but A good fit





F siblings
It's beautiful! I love it!!!
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Old 01-11-16, 01:35 PM   #6
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WOW, a lot of work but worth the results.. Nice job!
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GOOD JOB!
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Old 01-12-16, 10:24 AM   #8
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Great job!! Will PM you (if you don't mind) when the time comes for me to start this project.
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Old 01-13-16, 05:21 AM   #9
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Thanks for the compliments ��. If it wasn't for the information I found on clublexus and my IS forum, I would not have even tried this task.����⚒⛏��

I'll be glad to help with anyone's conversion. It's a fun diy project and I even let the kids help (they held the bumper in place, and took many rides to Harbor Freight and Home Depot).��
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Not as in involved but came out well. Swapped out the upper grill on my '13
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Thanks for the write-up!!!!
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Looks great!! But you didn't do any suspension upgrades?? And since I'm new to the RX, does the F have a different engine or mods like the GS that breaks that model out from the regular engine/model?
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Looks great!! But you didn't do any suspension upgrades?? And since I'm new to the RX, does the F have a different engine or mods like the GS that breaks that model out from the regular engine/model?
I was aiming for the updated sport look on the front and of course those LED daytime running lights not so much modifying the suspension for a sportier ride.
The F sport RX is four-wheel-drive and has a stiffer suspension neither one I needed in my daily driver. Lexus is currently selling 2 Will Dr. RX with the sport front bumper.
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Not as in involved but came out well. Swapped out the upper grill on my '13
Welcome mcfancy to the F sport conversion team. You're looking good!
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I lucked out and found the insert on eBay. Sold my original. Net cost was small. The tabs are a bit tricky but I've always liked the f sport look
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