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Forum: IS - First Generation 08-04-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,227
Posted By RocketSci
Well done! As long as it works, no one is going...

Well done! As long as it works, no one is going to look inside and complain that it doesn't look "professional." I agree with your philosophy (save money and don't add more to the land fill).
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Forum: IS - First Generation 09-19-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By RocketSci
OK. Serious power compared to my previous cars. ...

OK. Serious power compared to my previous cars. I figure I'll gradually work my way up to a 5.0 liter by the time I'm 70. "Watch out you whipper snappers!"
Forum: IS - First Generation 09-15-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By RocketSci
I concur with IanH's numbers. Sounds like IS3Jay...

I concur with IanH's numbers. Sounds like IS3Jay solved his problem although he hasn't reported back with his mileage.

BTW, I love this car. It get's reasonably good mileage, it looks great,...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-27-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,227
Posted By RocketSci
CD Jamming

Yes, I agree about the aesthetic appeal of the original trapezoid shaped stereo. I wish I could change just the CD module, but it's connected by a ribbon cable. That would take some serious skill...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-24-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,227
Posted By RocketSci
I pulled my player out of the dash using...

I pulled my player out of the dash using instructions/photos at

http://my.is/forums/f63/is300-aux-mod-341142/

When I opened the unit there were 5 home made CD's in it (from a previous owner). ...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-23-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By RocketSci
I've only had my 2001 IS 300 for about 8 months. ...

I've only had my 2001 IS 300 for about 8 months. Typical MPG is 22-24 (suburban driving, usually short trips). I've found that if I get "aggressive" I can pull that down pretty quickly. Now that...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-23-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By RocketSci
I can totally relate. In this case I had the...

I can totally relate. In this case I had the benefit of an earlier thread on the topic and I had already pulled the front bumper and fender liner to replace a headlight ECU last January. I was...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-21-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,227
Posted By RocketSci
Stuck CD?

The player will not load or eject any CD's. I used prerecorded, store bought CDs that work fine in my other cars.

I found a thread on a FAQ page titled "Help: Oem cd player not working"...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-19-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,227
Posted By RocketSci
CD Changer issues

The photos on the link are awesome. I bought my 2001 IS 300 in December. My CD player is dead and the tape player is "finicky". And my daughter complains about no Aux jack - of course, that...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-18-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By RocketSci
Marker Light - Dirty Connector

As noted in the previous post, the marker light was brown and the connector was filthy. I cleaned the connector the best I could, but when I installed the new bulb (194), it had an intermittent...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-18-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By RocketSci
Marker Light - More Photos

OK. I hit the photo limit, but there is more to show. The square pin and the ball fitting are shown below, among other shots.

You can see my skinny arm reaching aft from the front edge of the...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-18-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By RocketSci
Talking Marker Light Replacement, 2001 IS 300

My rear passenger side marker light died. At first I thought, I'll just pull the side trunk liner out and I'd have access to the light. But I realized that was a dead end - nothing but sheet metal...
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