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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-30-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 55,104
Posted By bornking
Completely Agree

Completely Agree
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-20-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By bornking
In many cars the washer fluid keeps the motor...

In many cars the washer fluid keeps the motor cool, and if it runs dry, it can overheat and burn out.

So far the issue hasn't come back :)
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-17-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By bornking
I'm in Canada eh

I'm in Canada eh
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-16-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By bornking
FYI it all cost me 6 coronas. Love my mech!

FYI it all cost me 6 coronas. Love my mech!
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-16-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By bornking
Very Strange Issue: Headlight Washer

Hi!

2000 LS400 @ 195,000 km.
Everything well maintained.

Driving down the highway and my headlight (headlamp) washer starts spraying non-stop...

I pull over and turn off engine and top up...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-10-16, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By bornking
Go to an upholsterer and have them replace it ;)

Go to an upholsterer and have them replace it ;)
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-25-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By bornking
Oh sorry, 2000 LS 400 with 190,000km. ...

Oh sorry, 2000 LS 400 with 190,000km.
Windshield is in great shape as is the rest of the car.

Perhaps some gummy flege for the window rubber but the windshield is a different tale...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-25-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By bornking
Question About Wind Noise

Quick question about wind noise:

Can I silicone the small space between the windshield and frame? There is a gap there about 2/3 of a cm and I was wondering if I silicone it (clear outdoor...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,666
Posted By bornking
Bose Suspension in an LS?

Watch Bose's incredible electromagnetic car suspension system in action - YouTube

You're welcome!
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-04-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By bornking
Send your unit to factory radio service .com ...

Send your unit to factory radio service .com
It's in California and they will add an AUX in which cuts out your FM when plugged in.
BEST SOUND EVER
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-15-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By bornking
noisy armrest is most likely caused by rubbing...

noisy armrest is most likely caused by rubbing hard plastic parts.
glue some felt on them or sand them down a touch.
There are posts on this here somewhere.
good luck!
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 09-16-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 205,002
Posted By bornking
I have the same issue with my temp gauge when the...

I have the same issue with my temp gauge when the air is cold. Taking longer and longer to light up as each year passes.

There are plenty of shops that will fix this, many of which are advertising...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 09-03-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By bornking
1. Doublecheck with a car audio service facility...

1. Doublecheck with a car audio service facility that the Nak head unit works.
2. If not, try factoryradioservice DOT COM
3. If it isn't the nakamichi (i.e. it works), then it is the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-31-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By bornking
Different harness, different amp, it'll be a real...

Different harness, different amp, it'll be a real hassle to get it to work.
Aftermarket decks sound pretty good on pioneer LS400's, but like garbage on Nakamichis, so that is an easy option as they...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-29-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By bornking
Check for ODB codes, then move on: Check...

Check for ODB codes, then move on:
Check charging system, then battery, then grab a multimeter and check for leakages on each fuse.
If no issues are reliably reproduced, ask more experienced users...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-25-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Great advice! Thank you! Update, CAA...

Great advice! Thank you!

Update,

CAA already tested the battery and pointed towards the charging system (alternator) as suspect.
My mechanic tested it without me telling him what's wrong (let...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Toyota Canada The service adviser Strongly...

Toyota Canada
The service adviser Strongly recommended an aftermarket part.
Any experience with them?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Update 2: Napa Canada has 2 alternators: ...

Update 2:
Napa Canada has 2 alternators:

1. Remanufactured: $410 including a $50 core charge
2. New: $450...no core charge.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Called Toyota. Alternator is a Lexus only part....

Called Toyota.
Alternator is a Lexus only part.
~$800-$900 for the PART alone.
Toyota recommended an aftermarket part lol.
Calling my mechanic next to see if he can get an OEM or aftermarket.
Oy...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Repair Pal estimates (although not for GTA...

Repair Pal estimates (although not for GTA Toronto Canada) ~$400-$554 for an alternator replacement...

Alternator Replacement for your 2000 Lexus LS400 near 14174
RepairPrice EstimateTM
$391 to...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Update: Connections checked. They are ok. ...

Update:

Connections checked. They are ok.
CAA checked my battery, it is a Kirkland 700CCA and 2013 model. It checked out too....
CAA guy says it's probably the alternator (damn).
Car starts on...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-24-15, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
As soon as it's light out I'll check the...

As soon as it's light out I'll check the connections.

Thank you!
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-23-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bornking
Unhappy Dead Battery?

Driving last night and my radio signal seemed to scramble, then the radio died...even the lights turned off on it.

Strange.

I turned it back on, and it was ok for 5 minutes. Then the same...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 08-19-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By bornking
Instructions: 1. Remove the air vent...

Instructions:

1. Remove the air vent assembly, making sure to remember the upper middle portion is connected with a metal thingamajig that needs to be pressed in on both sides to release (see...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-29-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By bornking
Done and Done

Lexus 1997 LS400 Sedan Coach Edition Rear Deck Lid Plastic 1 Set of 4 Emblems | eBay
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