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Forum: RX - Second Generation Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By chuckbass
Chrispham: You will need to detach the bumper...

Chrispham:
You will need to detach the bumper enough to access the fog lights on the 400h.

I believe mowmow had a write up on how to do this.
Forum: RX - Second Generation Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
Hey Jixxer: The black ones look best, IMO. ...

Hey Jixxer:
The black ones look best, IMO.

Do you have Halogen, HID or HID with AFS?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-10-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By chuckbass
Hey Draco: in case you haven't started, when you...

Hey Draco: in case you haven't started, when you are able to remove the clear cover for the headlight, there will be grey glue stuck along the perimeter of it.

There are 2 screws that hold in...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-09-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By chuckbass
I removed all bulbs, ballast and as many...

I removed all bulbs, ballast and as many harnesses as possible.

I didn't remove the AFS components and they survived.

Based on what other DIYs have said, as long as the wires aren't making...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-08-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By chuckbass
Check out this video: they use a heat gun and a...

Check out this video: they use a heat gun and a box to create an "oven" of sorts. Pretty neat!

http://youtu.be/W6UvaSYdeDo
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-08-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By chuckbass
Yep, just like that. Here's mine:

Yep, just like that. Here's mine:
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-08-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By chuckbass
Hey Draco: When I did mine, I didnt black out...

Hey Draco:
When I did mine, I didnt black out the chrome/silver reflective "bowl" for the DRL/high beam bulb and haven't noticed any reduction in light output.

My headlights are HID with AFS and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-22-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By chuckbass
Thanks for posting this. My 2006 RX 400h AWD has...

Thanks for posting this. My 2006 RX 400h AWD has been lowered via Eibach pro kit and I upgraded to 20" wheels with 255/45/20 tires. Handling improved quite a bit, but I've been wondering about sway...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-14-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
I'm pretty sure Draco doesn't own those...he was...

I'm pretty sure Draco doesn't own those...he was sharing some ideas for headlight modifications.

To me, it looks like a stock headlight with the LED strip added.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-13-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
This looks good, too! LED strips are inexpensive...

This looks good, too! LED strips are inexpensive and pretty reliable
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-13-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
Yeah, I baked them last year. I cleaned the...

Yeah, I baked them last year. I cleaned the inside of the headlight covers, but they are looking a little hazy/foggy again.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-12-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
I messaged the seller, and I got a copy/paste...

I messaged the seller, and I got a copy/paste response advising that they do not provide any instructions and to hire a professional. Haha, it was worth a shot.

I like those headlights, Draco. I...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-12-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By chuckbass
Well, I removed the sliding console, applied...

Well, I removed the sliding console, applied silicone lubricant and it didn't make any difference.

On a positive note, I discovered that the noise was indeed coming from the driver's seat. I...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-12-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By chuckbass
Creaking sounds like it is coming from underneath...

Creaking sounds like it is coming from underneath the sliding console. I'll remove it today and spray some lubricant on the tracks.

I'm hoping it's not a tranny issue (CVT)!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-12-14, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By chuckbass
Creaking sound (coming from center console(

Hello all:

2006 RX400h AWD.

I've been experiencing a new and irritating creaking sound that happens when I'm turning left and/or right

The odd thing is that it sounds like it is coming from...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-11-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
I've found 2 sellers that carry these headlights...

I've found 2 sellers that carry these headlights and both confirm that you will need to transfer the stock AFS motor to the new headlights.

This will be a total PITA, as it will require baking...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-08-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
Sorry to make you search, I was too lazy to post...

Sorry to make you search, I was too lazy to post the link!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-08-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
I found the same headlights on the bidding site, ...

I found the same headlights on the bidding site, available from a local seller here in CA.

Just search "Lexus RX HID LED" and you'll find them.

They have both the black and chrome versions...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-02-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By chuckbass
I agree that the execution and workmanship appear...

I agree that the execution and workmanship appear excellent.

The headlights are the pretty sweet looking, but the kidney/BMW wanna be grill doesn't fit, IMO. Front bumper is way too busy.

As...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-02-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By chuckbass
I have the GTA car kit for my iPhone 4s. At...

I have the GTA car kit for my iPhone 4s. At first, I didn't like the sound quality.

After I went to Settings, Music and set EQ and Volume Limit to "off", it sounded much better.

I'm not sure...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-13-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 120,074
Posted By chuckbass
Haha! Thanks, Draco!

Haha! Thanks, Draco!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-12-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 120,074
Posted By chuckbass
I plasti dipped the chrome "frame" on my stock...

I plasti dipped the chrome "frame" on my stock RX400h grill a couple of years ago and decided to try and make it look a little more aggressive by spraying more plati dip and glossifier.

The plasti...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-30-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 120,074
Posted By chuckbass
Thanks for the responses and info. Maybe I'll...

Thanks for the responses and info. Maybe I'll give it another try, as the amber irritates me!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-29-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 120,074
Posted By chuckbass
Excellent job on those mods! Regarding the...

Excellent job on those mods!

Regarding the scuff plates, I opened one up, but couldn't find any way to access the amber LED without using a dremmel to cut the clear plastic cover and I'm...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-09-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By chuckbass
I agree, those look great, but I would be...

I agree, those look great, but I would be concerned about the overall quality of wiring, possible leaks, etc.
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