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Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-05-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By ancpratt
I've cleared my Homelink buttons a few times as...

I've cleared my Homelink buttons a few times as well but still have had no luck in getting my second garage door opener programmed to one of the buttons. When going through the process of...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-05-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,030
Posted By ancpratt
For what it's worth, I just saw this article how...

For what it's worth, I just saw this article how iOS 8 has been identified to break Bluetooth connections in many makes of cars. It doesn't specifically mention Lexus but I suspect it's all auto...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-04-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By ancpratt
Yes, they're supposed to be there as the other...

Yes, they're supposed to be there as the other forum members have stated. There's also a strip of the same clear-bra material on the top of your rear bumper to protect the bumper paint from wear and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-04-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By ancpratt
I kind of have the same problem but only with one...

I kind of have the same problem but only with one of my two garage doors. My two garage openers in my double garage are identical make and model but I can't get the right side opener programmed to...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-04-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By ancpratt
Before I bought my IS this year, I owned a 2007...

Before I bought my IS this year, I owned a 2007 Camry Hybrid and it got nailed with hail damage a couple of years ago. The damage on your IS brought back horrible initial memories of the damage on...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-04-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,030
Posted By ancpratt
I had all kinds of issues using my old iPhone 5s...

I had all kinds of issues using my old iPhone 5s in my IS but ever since I deleted it from the car and added my iPhone 6, Bluetooth has been working perfectly since. I got the new phone the day it...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-04-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By ancpratt
I just use a Swiffer duster to get all of the...

I just use a Swiffer duster to get all of the dust and lint then keep it simple by using only warm water on a fresh, clean microfiber towel for general smudges on the door trim and the leather seats....
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-06-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
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:
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-27-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 128,113
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By ancpratt
Yes, thanks for sharing that!!!

Yes, thanks for sharing that!!!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 06-22-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,024
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,295
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...
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