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Old 12-21-08, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default I got my Christmas Wish EARLY!

I went on the group buy to get the NavTool. For those of you who live in Southern California I highly recommend Luxury Motorworks in Monrovia off the 210. For those who don't know the NavTool allows you to add a back-up camera and another video source, such as Video Ipod (what I currently use), DVD player, video game or any other aud-video source. You will need VaisTech or Fm modulation for audio. I purchased my 2002 SC 430 (24K MI) in June of this year and added the Luxlink with remote engine start and remote power top. So I also have now added the power rear windows as well.

My Christmas present from the lovely wife is:
Oil change with mobile one
Power rear windows ($470)
My NavTool with installer paying for all other parts listed below ($623 total)
Rear camera
FM modulation
Update on the Nav to 8.1 (pre-ordered & paid last summer)

The result is that I can now have the rear windows up or down with the roof up or down.

and anytime the car is in reverse the back-up camera is on

and I have my choice (via a switch under the dash) of navigation or video ipod or DVD player or video games.

BTW, you can google Luxury Motorworks for more info.

I had my knee replaced a month ago and can only get behind the steering wheel with the top down (TGISC-Thank God I live in SoCal)-I can't wait until I have full use of my beloved SC.

It has been a very lovely (premature) Christmas indeed!!!

and to all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-21-08, 02:53 PM   #2
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Damn Santa was nice to you huh? Real sweet set up you have now.
I always wondered why there was never a manual switch put in for the rear windows from the factory. Power rear windows was that done at the Lexus dealer?
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Old 12-21-08, 03:37 PM   #3
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Default Coverage with warranty too

Luxury Motorworks did ALL the work, including the windows. They also found that I had a small leak from the tranny pan gasket, that they repaired. That was fortunately covered by a 3rd party warranty company that I took out from my credit union. Now that was a deal-7 year/75K miles/zero deductable for $1300. It will cover my SC until 2015 or nearly 100K miles. Motorworks said that the warranty company was easy to work with and I didn't have to pay a dime towards the repair. BTW it is white gold w/ecru interior-I'm lovin it!
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Default Back-up Camera

Camera comes on in reverse whether video or nav is on.
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Default NAV on the nav screen

Switched from video to Nav
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Default Video Ipod on the nav screen

CSI on my Ipod
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Old 12-21-08, 07:24 PM   #7
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You have a very cool wife
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Very nice. Where did they mount the camera?
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It is mounted in the license plate flame. The frame come in several colors-I chose chrome. The lens is adjustable so it can be aimed.
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Looks great. Wish we had a place like that here in Chicago.....
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Default Old memories in Chicago

I used to live near Chicago. Lansing -south suburbs near Indiana. Also graduated from NIU in DeKalb. Dont miss the cold and snow, even tho the wife complains about the lack of a WHITE Christmas. I tell her to look at the snow capped mountains-close enough for me.
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I used to live near Chicago. Lansing -south suburbs near Indiana. Also graduated from NIU in DeKalb. Dont miss the cold and snow, even tho the wife complains about the lack of a WHITE Christmas. I tell her to look at the snow capped mountains-close enough for me.
Tell wifey it was -4 degrees here last night and it's 2 degrees right now. We've had more snow this December than any year prior that I can remember... and I ain't no spring chicken anymore

OP: sorry for veering off-course on this thread....
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revive a old thread.. where did you purchase that license plate camera?
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Here's the frame on the car. Distance shots as well as closeups. The box is from the camera. Never been a problem and like the view (vert. adjustable) and shows up great at night. Better than my (backup) cameras on my Infiniti as well as my Odyssey.

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Great! Thanks Solman
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