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Forum: LS430 04-11-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,827
Posted By StanVanDam
Actually, you CAN beat it - I paid $29USD :)...

Actually, you CAN beat it - I paid $29USD :) after shipping, via eBay 2 years ago, for the cable and miniCD.

You should note that some of the executables on the miniCD likely contains Chinese...
Forum: LS430 02-26-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,610
Posted By StanVanDam
I had vibration in my original front 2 rotors at...

I had vibration in my original front 2 rotors at 85000kms / 8 years in service, using OEM pads. The car had 1 previous owner, and I don't know what his braking or cleaning regimen was like. Replaced...
Forum: LS430 02-26-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By StanVanDam
Definitely not worth it to hose it down. As...

Definitely not worth it to hose it down. As others have said, there are many components in that area that were not designed to withstand being hosed down, let alone being pressure-washed. It's not...
Forum: LS430 02-26-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,976
Posted By StanVanDam
To allow in-motion typing on the LS430 nav...

To allow in-motion typing on the LS430 nav system, go to the Nav ECU (trunk passenger side), cut N4-5 (VSS - vehicle speed sensor, YEL/RED in 2002, VIOLET in 2005+) and use a 2-conductor cable (ie....
Forum: LS430 01-25-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,886
Posted By StanVanDam
L-Tuned Parts (aka Carson Toyota) is a reputable...

L-Tuned Parts (aka Carson Toyota) is a reputable dealer and several members here have purchased from them in the past. I informed them of that website issue and they corrected it.

Most dealers in...
Forum: LS430 01-07-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By StanVanDam
I also have an 02 UL and upgraded the Nav myself....

I also have an 02 UL and upgraded the Nav myself. My disc version is "Toyota Lexus Navigation DVD Gen 2-3 v10.1 86271-33049 464210-1670". Since v10 is 3-4 years old now, I recommend that version...
Forum: LS430 12-27-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By StanVanDam
This is a picture of my 2002 passenger side...

This is a picture of my 2002 passenger side headlight assembly. The corner bulb is the small bottom-right socket.

The 2004+ headlight assemblies are slightly different, but if a bulb exists, you...
Forum: LS430 12-27-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By StanVanDam
Generic (non-Toyota/Lexus) scantools determine...

Generic (non-Toyota/Lexus) scantools determine which protocol the car uses by first attempting to handshake with the car via the OBD2 pins that Toyota/Lexus uses for the VSC system. A signal on those...
Forum: LS430 12-27-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By StanVanDam
Same as any car, check your ignition switch,...

Same as any car, check your ignition switch, starter relay, crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, left and right VVT sensors, and the starter itself.

Fuel pump relay and fuel pump...
Forum: LS430 12-17-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By StanVanDam
I use the Lezyne Digital Drive bicycle tire pump....

I use the Lezyne Digital Drive bicycle tire pump. It has a built-in pressure gauge so you can see the psi while still connected to the pump. Very fast to check and top up tires.
Forum: LS430 10-31-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By StanVanDam
I use Auto temperature mode and Auto air intake...

I use Auto temperature mode and Auto air intake mode all year round. In the summer, I manually enable the rear AC and put it on HIGH to keep my beverages cold and for enhanced cabin cooling. In the...
Forum: LS430 10-31-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By StanVanDam
There are 4 T10 bulbs in your left and right...

There are 4 T10 bulbs in your left and right headlight assemblies: one behind the main reflector, one at the far bottom outside edge of the assembly, on both sides. If any of those headlight bulbs...
Forum: LS430 10-31-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By StanVanDam
Post Online Parts Retailers

Just updating the list I previously compiled of LS430 online parts retailers. Roughly sorted from least to most expensive. Parts.com by far always has the best prices, as far as I can tell.

For...
Forum: LS430 10-24-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By StanVanDam
The first step for most of those error codes is...

The first step for most of those error codes is to verify the power source. Thoroughly check the connectors on the rear of the nav screen and make sure every wire is secured to the harness, and makes...
Forum: LS430 10-22-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 75,005
Posted By StanVanDam
Excellent description. And just to elaborate...

Excellent description. And just to elaborate since there is still some confusion on this topic:

"To measure the TRUE impedance of a speaker or cabinet requires a rather complex procedure involving...
Forum: LS430 10-22-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By StanVanDam
Can you enter diagnostic mode? On the I Agree...

Can you enter diagnostic mode? On the I Agree screen, tap: top left, bottom left, top left, bottom left, bottom right. Go to the Loading screen and try setting it to the US option. Check the other...
Forum: LS430 10-15-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,031
Posted By StanVanDam
I also believe OEM are best. At parts.com, front...

I also believe OEM are best. At parts.com, front pads (04465-50240) and rear (04466-50091) are $51.80 each, front rotor (43512-50220) $65.81, rear (42431-50070) $85.65.

You may find better prices...
Forum: LS430 10-02-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,823
Posted By StanVanDam
At the end of August 2013, at 119K kms, I had a...

At the end of August 2013, at 119K kms, I had a P0430. Problem was exhaust leak due to gasket failure at the flange on the passenger side of the Y-pipe split. Very easy to see if you run the engine...
Forum: LS430 09-26-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 55,062
Posted By StanVanDam
Steve: I agree, which is why I asked "Which are...

Steve: I agree, which is why I asked "Which are the brightest bulbs that fit in the 2 trunk light and 4 under-door puddle light enclosures?"

Basically, I find the trunk and under-door puddle...
Forum: LS430 09-25-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 55,062
Posted By StanVanDam
RomanTPA: When you say "Trunk, puddle light,...

RomanTPA: When you say "Trunk, puddle light, mirror and license platte: T10 W5W bulb", you should note that the side mirrors (90981-11051), front/rear taillamps/license plate (00234-00192) are 5 watt...
Forum: LS430 09-25-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,867
Posted By StanVanDam
2001-2003 have a VSC OFF button, which disables...

2001-2003 have a VSC OFF button, which disables VSC (for sideways skids) AND Traction Control (launching).

2004-2006 has a TRAC OFF button and only disables launch control -...
Forum: LS430 09-25-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By StanVanDam
Once you disengage that slide pin (brass colored...

Once you disengage that slide pin (brass colored pin on the right of my pic), the whole unit comes out easily. I needed to do this on the passenger side to replace the lower corner bulb. The computer...
Forum: LS430 09-25-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,505
Posted By StanVanDam
I had to change the lowest passenger-side...

I had to change the lowest passenger-side lightbulb so I reaimed the lights at the same time. I used a 10mm ratchet on the front gear to aim both high and low at the same time. When you don't take...
Forum: LS430 09-19-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,968
Posted By StanVanDam
TSB SB0090-08 might be what you're looking for

TSB SB0090-08 might be what you're looking for
Forum: LS430 09-11-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,390
Posted By StanVanDam
I just bought 6 x 4.73L jugs of Valvoline...

I just bought 6 x 4.73L jugs of Valvoline SYNPower 5W-20 from Walmart for $16.99/jug ($3.59/L) pre-tax. Best price I've ever seen for synthetic oil. This oil exceeds API SN/SM, ILSAC GF-5, ACEA A1,...
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