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Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-06-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By ancpratt
FinalPeace, Here's a previous forum link to...

FinalPeace,

Here's a previous forum link to the installation and photos of a Blackvue DR550GW-2CH dash cam that we installed in our ISs:
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Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-27-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By ancpratt
aabdelsa, As we all know, there's absolutely...

aabdelsa,

As we all know, there's absolutely no reason for the dealership to be physically taking out your NAV unit to perform the firmware upgrade. That's rediculous. Look at the damage they've...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-22-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By ancpratt
Hi LexusNoob7, I'm in the ATL as well and...

Hi LexusNoob7,

I'm in the ATL as well and contacted "Cosmetic Shield" which is located (I think) in the Roswell area. I inquired about a price quote for the "Full Coverage Package" plus doing the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-13-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 110,352
Posted By ancpratt
I LOVE my IS 250 F Sport but just have a few...

I LOVE my IS 250 F Sport but just have a few things to gripe about. I quickly scrolled through all of the pages of this post and didn't see if these already mentioned but I apologize if they have:
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-11-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By ancpratt
When replacing tires, you'll for sure need to get...

When replacing tires, you'll for sure need to get them balanced but you do NOT, as the other posters have mentioned, need a wheel alignment. Like they have said, you only need an alignment if your...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-22-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By ancpratt
IS 250 F-Sport Oil Filter Wrench

Hi guys,

After I use up my two complimentary dealership oil changes I plan to change my own oil going forward. Does anyone know if this wrench will fit the filter cartridges on our ISs?:
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-22-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By ancpratt
Yes, thanks for sharing that!!!

Yes, thanks for sharing that!!!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-22-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By ancpratt
SonyHome, The brake dust issue is on all of...

SonyHome,

The brake dust issue is on all of our F Sports... it happens on mine as well because there are "high friction" brake pads on the cars from the factory. The only way to resolve this is...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-21-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
No problem. The air bag components are on...

No problem.

The air bag components are on the other side of the A-pillar liner and away from the door so running the cables like this make it ideal.

The front (main) cam does all of the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-21-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
This final pic shows how I have most of the wires...

This final pic shows how I have most of the wires cable-tied and hung under the dash, near the fuse box:
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-21-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
dojoman, Here's are a few pics as promised...

dojoman,

Here's are a few pics as promised of my installation down the A-pillar:

- In the first pic, I ran the cables from the BlackVue cam, along the headliner then started them down and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-20-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
Yes, BlackVue provides FW and viewer software for...

Yes, BlackVue provides FW and viewer software for MACs too, on their downloads page.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-19-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
You can do an upgrade any time you like. Just...

You can do an upgrade any time you like. Just remove the cam from the holder in the car and the FW upgrade process is an easy one:

- Remove the micro-SD card from the BlackVue cam and insert it...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-19-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By ancpratt
Pralix, Solely connected via Bluetooth. ...

Pralix,

Solely connected via Bluetooth. I've never even tried the USB connector yet to be honest.

Thanks.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-19-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By ancpratt
I have a stock iPhone 5S as well, don't...

I have a stock iPhone 5S as well, don't experience my head unit rebooting on its own but do have general issues with Bluetooth connection consistency. Sometimes I have to manually reboot my NAV,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-19-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
Hermes, I took my time and I think the whole...

Hermes,

I took my time and I think the whole project took me roughly 3 hours total. That includes upgrading the firmware onto the 32 GB extra micro-SD card I bought and tidying up/hiding the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-19-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
dojoman, I'll take a few pics for you when I...

dojoman,

I'll take a few pics for you when I can. I won't pull the cables out but I'll take the photos and kind of point to where I ran the wires down the A-pillar. So you know for now, I ran...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-18-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
I finally received my DR550GW-2CH along with the...

I finally received my DR550GW-2CH along with the Power Magic Pro box, installed it all last night by using Bass Mech's guide and my set up works perfectly as well. One step I didn't do was not...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-18-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,059
Posted By ancpratt
redcupr, You're really only paying $649.22...

redcupr,

You're really only paying $649.22 for 12 months? That seems like a typical 6 month quote to me. Where do you live and what insurance company is offering you that?

I'm in Atlanta with...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By ancpratt
I've been using a Swiffer Duster to clean the...

I've been using a Swiffer Duster to clean the dust on the inside of mine and I have zero scratch problems.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By ancpratt
I have an iPhone 5S and have always had general...

I have an iPhone 5S and have always had general Bluetooth issues with Enform and texting features as well. I haven't really been able to figure out what the problem is. I can confirm though that...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By ancpratt
skip000, I've got the IS 250 F Sport and...

skip000,

I've got the IS 250 F Sport and I've not had any issues whatsoever with my battery. I am however just about to install my BlackVue DR550GX 2-CH dash cam but I don't expect any issues...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-16-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By ancpratt
I have an iPhone 5S, have "show notifcations"...

I have an iPhone 5S, have "show notifcations" enabled on the phone but I have to admit that it works sometimes and sometimes not. It's never consistent. Sometimes I have to reboot the NAV system...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-11-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By ancpratt
craigsager, See this previous (and...

craigsager,

See this previous (and excellent!) thread that Bass Mech wrote up on installing his BlackVue dash:
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-10-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,553
Posted By ancpratt
I've ordered my BlackVue DR550GW-2CH with the...

I've ordered my BlackVue DR550GW-2CH with the Power Magic Pro box from Amazon and can't wait to install it.

Bass Mech: Thanks for your excellent write-up and I'll be using it as my guide when I...
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