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Forum: LS430 09-01-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Kansas
$111 seems like a very good price if you buy four...

$111 seems like a very good price if you buy four and get free shipping. But are they really in stock?

I just spent $638 including $20/wheel shipping on a set of four OEM refurbished...
Forum: LS400 07-23-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Kansas
I think the current charge for front or rear...

I think the current charge for front or rear brake pads for an LS400 is around $225 here in Kansas at the indie Lexus/Toyota repair shop I've used for nearly 20 years. That includes OEM pads and...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Kansas
I tried countless aftermarket bulbs in the 90...

I tried countless aftermarket bulbs in the 90 LS400 and 98 Camry we used to have - both owned about 14 years - and the best I found were the Sylvania Xtravision. It looks like your 96 LS uses the...
Forum: LS400 07-19-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Kansas
The part numbers are shown on another page of the...

The part numbers are shown on another page of the Sewell Lexus website: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/8418842355-Electrical-LS400-1998.html
Forum: LS400 07-12-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
The AMP+ wire is labeled "PNK/BLK" on the 98-00...

The AMP+ wire is labeled "PNK/BLK" on the 98-00 LS400 Nakamichi diagram which I think is pink/black instead of pink/blue.
Forum: LS400 07-12-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
The responses you are getting from installers is...

The responses you are getting from installers is patently ridiculous. I'm not the only person who has had an aftermarket head unit installed using the Nakamichi amp. There have been threads in the...
Forum: LS400 07-08-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
I don't know if the guy still works at the Best...

I don't know if the guy still works at the Best Buy store near me and I doubt that he is going to remember the specifics even if I can find him.

I don't understand why your installer can't...
Forum: LS400 07-07-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Kansas
Here is one of those threads in which I posted...

Here is one of those threads in which I posted information about towing capacity: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/338646-can-the-ls400-tow-a-4-x-8-trailer.html

With a transmission cooler,...
Forum: LS400 07-02-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
No splicing or cutting of wires was done by my...

No splicing or cutting of wires was done by my Best Buy installer either on the Kenwood's or car's harness. He simply connected the pins on the Kenwood's female molex type connector to the...
Forum: LS400 07-01-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
I hate to tell you but I suspect your installer...

I hate to tell you but I suspect your installer was clueless and only knows one way to wire in a head unit. It sounds like he bypassed your Nak amp, used the on-board amp in your new Kenwood head...
Forum: LS400 06-29-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Kansas
Replace the part or parts that are defective per...

Replace the part or parts that are defective per the testing procedures here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/6754667-post5.html
Forum: LS400 06-27-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Kansas
Many problems can cause the "CHECK VSC" warning...

Many problems can cause the "CHECK VSC" warning but your symptoms seem to indicate that the Throttle Position Sensor is defective. Check it and also the Pedal Position Sensor. I had a similar...
Forum: LS400 06-23-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kansas
Surely my Best Buy installer isn't the only...

Surely my Best Buy installer isn't the only person on earth who knows how to connect an aftermarket head unit to the OEM connector leading to the Nakamichi amp.

I pulled the new Kenwood head unit...
Forum: LS400 06-17-14, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By Kansas
The Best Buy installer connected the wires from...

The Best Buy installer connected the wires from the Kenwood head unit directly to the pins on the connector leading to the Nakamichi amp under the front seat using pin adapters that I never saw. My...
Forum: LS400 06-15-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By Kansas
I'm starting to think that there are two types of...

I'm starting to think that there are two types of Nakamichi head units in 98-00 LS400's - those that have failed and those that will fail soon. My recommendation is not to put any money into you...
Forum: LS400 06-06-14, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Kansas
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/93758-cabrio...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/93758-cabriolet-ls-sighting.html

A Lexus dealer in Palm Beach, Florida offered a Palm Beach Edition of the LS400, LS430, ES300 and maybe other Lexus models...
Forum: LS400 06-01-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kansas
Yep, my 24 year Lexus addiction seems to have...

Yep, my 24 year Lexus addiction seems to have vanished. Loving the Sienna's massive carrying capacity and technology -- especially radar cruise control - and useful/fun gadgets like rain sensing...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 05-17-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Kansas
http://www.vaistech.com

http://www.vaistech.com
Forum: LS400 04-25-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kansas
And here they are - photos of my wife when I...

And here they are - photos of my wife when I picked her up at the airport and she saw the Sienna for the first time.

The "plan" went off without a hitch. All four roller blinds up, a bottle of...
Forum: LS400 04-25-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kansas
Thank you all for the good wishes. This forum is...

Thank you all for the good wishes. This forum is way more fun and far more active than the Sienna Chat forum.

The "test" will be when my wife sees the Sienna for the first time when I pick her up...
Forum: LS400 04-25-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kansas
Sorry, my brain didn't recognize "metal bracket"....

Sorry, my brain didn't recognize "metal bracket". Yes, you must jam the metal "blade" on the Kuda mount between the radio head unit and the upholstered center stack frame. The upholstered part of...
Forum: LS400 04-25-14, 03:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kansas
The wheels on my 2000 LS400 are chrome versions...

The wheels on my 2000 LS400 are chrome versions of the 2000 LS400 Platinum Series wheel which were the same as the wheels standard on the 2001 LS430. The emblems on the sides of my car are the...
Forum: LS400 04-24-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kansas
Goodbye 2000 LS400, Hello 2014 Sienna

After 24 years of driving LS400's - a 1990 from new to 2003, a 2000 from 2003 to now - I'm doing something different and going to one of my favorite vehicles: a 2014 Toyota Sienna Limited with all...
Forum: LS400 04-24-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kansas
The Kuda console must overlap and ride on the...

The Kuda console must overlap and ride on the upholstered console "rail" and must be firmly pressed against the wood console panel while you attach it to the trim panel with the provided self tapping...
Forum: LS400 04-22-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Kansas
I recommend passing on this car if the owner...

I recommend passing on this car if the owner isn't willing to spend his own money to get just one key. Sounds fishy.
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