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Forum: LS430 10-21-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By mikevanle
One way to check the alternator: -Get the car...

One way to check the alternator:
-Get the car started
-Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery
-If the car is still able to run for some time, then the alternator is working fine to keep...
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I'm happy to report that the navigation is now...

I'm happy to report that the navigation is now working again :) . The replacement connectors I ordered came in last week but I didn't have a chance to work on it until this morning.

It seems like...
Forum: LS430 09-26-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I've been on vacation the past week, still am so...

I've been on vacation the past week, still am so I was a little late to check this post. I've actually been looking for replacement connectors, so I just purchased 2 of the connectors you have in the...
Forum: LS430 09-19-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
Does anyone have the wiring list/description of...

Does anyone have the wiring list/description of the cables/connectors highlighted in the picture below? As you can see in the red circle, it's my temp bypass to get the passenger power seat to work....
Forum: LS430 09-19-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I was able to get the remote and the smart key...

I was able to get the remote and the smart key system to work now. There was some corroded connectors in the trunk near the passenger taillight. Anyone know what this is?...
Forum: LS430 09-19-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By mikevanle
rkw77080, a big thank you. I got the passenger...

rkw77080, a big thank you. I got the passenger power seat to temporarily work. The B-R wire was a lil corroded and the pin came out of the connector. I removed both wires from both ends of the...
Forum: LS430 09-08-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By mikevanle
rkw77080, do you know the path of the cable from...

rkw77080, do you know the path of the cable from the trunk to the passenger seat? Does it run along the passenger trims (footing area).
Forum: LS430 09-08-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I dropped the car off to them. I didn't see where...

I dropped the car off to them. I didn't see where the corrosion was, but I looked around the navi ecu and it's not immediately there.

But yes, they said they were able to get it to work. I believe...
Forum: LS430 09-07-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
Hello, I just wanted to provide some updates. I...

Hello, I just wanted to provide some updates. I took the car into the dealership for them to take a look. From their assessment, there is some corrosion on some connectors/wires at the right trunk...
Forum: LS430 09-03-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
The one in the engine bay came off by pulling it...

The one in the engine bay came off by pulling it out, but took some force and good leverage. Definitely don't have that leverage under the driver's dash. But at least now I know there's no tab to be...
Forum: LS430 09-03-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I pulled back the carpet and loosened the fuse...

I pulled back the carpet and loosened the fuse box without removing it, as I couldn't get some of the connectors to come off. I spent a out an hour trying to get the relay to come out. Is there a tab...
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I think I see the relay. It's a brown one? Does...

I think I see the relay. It's a brown one? Does it just pop off? Very tight area btw to do anything.
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I guess I need to pull back the carpeting and...

I guess I need to pull back the carpeting and panels to get access to the relay?
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
Yes, I have checked the fuses. This "thing"...

Yes, I have checked the fuses. This "thing" literally happened overnight. The previous night (Sunday) it worked fine then when I went to my car Monday morning, I noticed this problem. There was light...
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
See my responses above

See my responses above
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
Yes, they work fine. As of now, I've...

Yes, they work fine.

As of now, I've scheduled an appointment with Lexus for this Saturday. Hopefully it won't cost too much for them to investigate the issue, and then tell me I need to replace a...
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
I confirmed the key battery is good. I've also...

I confirmed the key battery is good. I've also changed it and tried the spare keys without success.

I also confirm the green SMART light is blinking. I also disconnected the battery for some time...
Forum: LS430 09-01-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
The button underneath the driver's right knee is...

The button underneath the driver's right knee is normal. The real issue (and I think caused the Smart key to not work as a byproduct) is the keyless is not working. The car will not lock/unlock/open...
Forum: LS430 09-01-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By mikevanle
2004 LS430: keyless entry (and smart key) suddenly stopped working

Hello, I realized the keyless entry and smart key stopped working this morning out of the blue. Went up to the car and it wouldn't detect I was near. Then when I took the keys out to unlock it,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-12-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,915
Posted By mikevanle
The GS rear calipers are already 2 pistons.

The GS rear calipers are already 2 pistons.
Forum: Great Deals 08-14-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By mikevanle
Gonna hit me up some pizzas soon then, thanks!

Gonna hit me up some pizzas soon then, thanks!
Forum: LS430 08-13-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mikevanle
Point still not taken. Where did I say to hide...

Point still not taken. Where did I say to hide the key inside the car??
Forum: LS430 08-08-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mikevanle
I don't interpret that on anyone's post... please...

I don't interpret that on anyone's post... please show example.
Forum: LS430 08-06-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mikevanle
The OP is trying to hide is outside.

The OP is trying to hide is outside.
Forum: LS430 08-05-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mikevanle
For your purpose, I would just remove the battery...

For your purpose, I would just remove the battery from the key and keep a spare battery somewhere in the center console/glove compartment. If/when you are prepared to use that hidden smart key, just...
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