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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-23-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Robert_J
You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing...

You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing is impossible. I didn't care. I wanted it to match the rest of the dash, fit and sound better. All 3 of my goals were accomplished. I didn't need...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-04-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Robert_J
Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The...

Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The voice coil has unwound or frozen in the gap.

99% of the time, if you have a foam issue it has deteriorated to the point that it will just fall...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-24-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Robert_J
For about the same price, you can replace the...

For about the same price, you can replace the entire head unit with one that many more features.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-16-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Robert_J
Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as...

Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as the 07 factory one - on the trunk lid.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-11-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Robert_J
Have you tried installing it without the mounting...

Have you tried installing it without the mounting kit? It's pretty easy to take out a trunk panel.

When I replaced my factory radio with a Pioneer, I just stashed my XM tuner behind a trunk...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-26-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Robert_J
Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your...

Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your hand between the bottom and back seat parts and you will feel metal. That's the trunk. Keep going and you will get wire into the trunk.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-30-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Robert_J
If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I...

If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I had a friend of mine with small hands push the wire between the seats and I grabbed it in the trunk.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-09-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Robert_J
There is no way I could drive without my wallet...

There is no way I could drive without my wallet in my back pocket. Without each part of my every day carry in its correct location, I feel like there is something missing. Keys in right front...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-05-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Robert_J
You will have to make sure your the plugs on the...

You will have to make sure your the plugs on the back for the AC are the same as yours. Once you do that, it's easy to use that along with an aftermarket mounting kit to install an aftermarket head...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-21-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Robert_J
I know the people who say the seats are...

I know the people who say the seats are uncomfortable have a valid complaint but I haven't had that issue at all. I just got back from an 800 mile round trip to NOLA. Last fall I drove from Memphis...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-20-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,300
Posted By Robert_J
I paid my local shop $20 to replace mine when...

I paid my local shop $20 to replace mine when they were changing the oil. It's been over a year without issue. If the replacement bulbs last as long as the original ones, this will be my only bulb...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-17-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Robert_J
That's odd because I've tried to lock the doors...

That's odd because I've tried to lock the doors using the door handle button with my wife's purse in the car (cabin or trunk) and the car refuses to lock. I have to pull out my FOB and use the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-17-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Robert_J
You can't just swap the head unit for a ML head...

You can't just swap the head unit for a ML head unit. You will also need the ML speakers, ML amp, ML speaker mounts and any wiring that the base model left out. That's a lot of stuff for a small...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-07-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By Robert_J
http://www.soundmanca.com/ pretty much started...

http://www.soundmanca.com/ pretty much started the integration revolution with his custom kits. Depending on the vehicle and the rest of the system, it sometimes fits in front of the factory system...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-07-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By Robert_J
You can look at my thread and see the non-nav...

You can look at my thread and see the non-nav climate controls from the back side. It sounds like a neat project but I'm not that big into making those type of changes.
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 04-04-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Robert_J
I've had the AVH-P3300BT in my car for a few...

I've had the AVH-P3300BT in my car for a few years. It sounds great and has every feature I wanted at the time. The newer models have features I did not even think of when I looked at the 3300. ...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-10-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Robert_J
No. The opening for the rear door speaker is 6"....

No. The opening for the rear door speaker is 6". Here's what the speaker looks like -

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/RGMAAMXQHDlRdr~g/$T2eC16J,!)sE9swm()OWBRdr+gkfq!~~60_57.JPG

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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-07-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Robert_J
I have an '07 purchased new with 140,000 miles. ...

I have an '07 purchased new with 140,000 miles. The car has had one issue that wasn't part of wear and tear - the oil hose burst. Lexus missed sending me the letter about it and I now have credit...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-07-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Robert_J
The "cheap freebie bracket" is made from the...

The "cheap freebie bracket" is made from the EXACT same material as the speaker frames of both the standard and ML speakers. They are both cheap, plastic. Anything you get from Crutchfield is...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-04-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Robert_J
Here's a link -...

Here's a link - http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/585746-replacing-non-nav-radio-in-a-2007-a.html
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-03-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,948
Posted By Robert_J
I have a 2007 that is on it's 3rd bumper. I lost...

I have a 2007 that is on it's 3rd bumper. I lost 1/2 of it to a very large dog on the interstate a few years ago and had a hole punched through it by a trailer hitch last month. Both times the body...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-03-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Robert_J
And that forum barely touches the ES-350. ...

And that forum barely touches the ES-350.

The amp is located on the passenger side of the trunk. But there is no reason to touch it unless you are going to use a line out converter (LOC) and a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-19-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Robert_J
What's your bit rate? I use WMA format at...

What's your bit rate?

I use WMA format at 320kbps. I start to notice distortion in the higher frequencies when I get down to 270kpbs. The difference in size wasn't enough to re-encode my entire...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-18-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Robert_J
Sick350 answered most of this so I'll stick with...

Sick350 answered most of this so I'll stick with the bold part.

Yes, I lost my 6 disc changer and I don't miss it. I listed to compressed music in WMA 320kbps format on my changer on CD-Rs. At...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-12-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Robert_J
A lot of receivers have a color choices. I'll...

A lot of receivers have a color choices. I'll check mine again but I'm almost positive that the color is completely adjustable across the spectrum.
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