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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-24-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Kansas
XM Traffic didn't "know" about any local...

XM Traffic didn't "know" about any local Interstate Highway bridge closures and other road issues in my area so I let it expire. As a test, I put a Garmin on my dash and its no-cost advertising-free...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-23-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,646
Posted By Kansas
TPMS does not replace using a tire gauge on a...

TPMS does not replace using a tire gauge on a regular basis. TPMS tells the driver when a tire has lost pressure.

According to the NHTSA, tires lose on average between 3 and 9 psi per year due to...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-23-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,646
Posted By Kansas
Retrieving the existing TPMS ID's from the ECU...

Retrieving the existing TPMS ID's from the ECU and uploading the TPMS ID's for winter wheels was pretty easy using an ATEQ Quickset tool that I bought on Amazon.com for just less than $150 including...
Forum: LS400 11-19-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By Kansas
The bundle of wires from the aftermarket Kenwood...

The bundle of wires from the aftermarket Kenwood head unit were plugged into the OEM connector leading to the Nakamichi amp under the front passenger seat. The Best Buy installer installed a pin...
Forum: LS400 11-07-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Kansas
Reach through the vent slats with small blade...

Reach through the vent slats with small blade screwdrivers and pull the retaining clip on both interior sides of the vent frame inward as you slide the vent assembly out. The vent assembly will...
Forum: LS400 11-07-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Kansas
The HVAC control and head unit could be installed...

The HVAC control and head unit could be installed a little high on the side brackets - there is a little "wiggle room" when installing them. I removed the HVAC control and head unit from my 2000 LS...
Forum: LS400 11-06-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Kansas
There is no variance at all when the head unit,...

There is no variance at all when the head unit, HVAC control and center vents are reinstalled properly - which is not the case in this installation.

I've installed numerous phone consoles and...
Forum: LS400 11-01-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Kansas
The "gray with green stripe" wire on one of the...

The "gray with green stripe" wire on one of the large phone ECU connectors in the trunk is the audio system mute. Verify that it is not wet, corroded or getting intermittently grounded.

When...
Forum: LS400 10-31-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Kansas
Does your car have or has it ever had a Lexus...

Does your car have or has it ever had a Lexus phone system? A "short" in the phone ECU under the false floor on the right side of the trunk is a common cause of this problem.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Kansas
Well, finally. Congrats. Maybe a thread like...

Well, finally. Congrats. Maybe a thread like this should be made a "sticky" so people could be reminded that an aftermarket head unit can be used with all the Nakamichi components (except the CD...
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Kansas
I journeyed from Kansas to Toronto a number of...

I journeyed from Kansas to Toronto a number of times on business before I retired and don't remember any pattern of intellectual retardation there except perhaps on Yonge Street towards the...
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Kansas
All it takes is crimping appropriate pin adapters...

All it takes is crimping appropriate pin adapters to the wires on the wiring loom that comes with an aftermarket head unit like the Kenwood and then plugging those pins into the appropriate slots on...
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Kansas
Here we go again. A Best Buy installer installed...

Here we go again. A Best Buy installer installed a Kenwood double-DIN head unit in the 2000 LS400 I sold in April and used the Nakamichi amp under the passenger seat - without cutting or splicing a...
Forum: LS400 10-10-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Kansas
Yes, the buyer was from Nebraska, used to have a...

Yes, the buyer was from Nebraska, used to have a 98 LS and currently has an 04 LS. My friend said that "my" 2000's maintenance documentation was particularly important to the buyer.
Forum: LS400 09-29-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Kansas
Here is a photo I posted five years ago: ...

Here is a photo I posted five years ago: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/465096-broken-odometer.html#post5012939

At least some other Toyotas used the same odometer part number IIRC.
Forum: LS400 09-29-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Kansas
The 90-92 LS400 mechanical odometer has a high...

The 90-92 LS400 mechanical odometer has a high failure rate. Mine failed at about 125K miles. At least they are inexpensive to replace.
Forum: LS400 09-29-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Kansas
For those who don't remember my thread about it,...

For those who don't remember my thread about it, this is one horny LS400 - has four LS400 horns with the two extra being from my old 90 and driven through an extra relay so that the horn circuit...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Kansas
Alive for now, Randy. You need this 2000 to...

Alive for now, Randy. You need this 2000 to replace that 99 you had that got crashed. It's a "short" drive from Northern Indiana to here. I saw and sat in "my" 2000 a couple of weeks ago for the...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Kansas
Who sayis there are no great 2000 LS400's left? Right here!

My friend who bought my 1990 LS400 from me in 2000 LS400 earlier this year has decided to sell the 2000 LS400 Platinum Series and buy something else. It is offered on Kansas City Craig's List: ...
Forum: LS400 09-17-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Kansas
I wonder if this guy in New York took up two...

I wonder if this guy in New York took up two parking spaces?

It reminds me of back in the 70's when I pre-paid for parking in a garage in downtown Kanas City. Parking spaces were not assigned and...
Forum: LS430 09-01-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Kansas
$111 seems like a very good price if you buy four...

$111 seems like a very good price if you buy four and get free shipping. But are they really in stock?

I just spent $638 including $20/wheel shipping on a set of four OEM refurbished...
Forum: LS400 07-23-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Kansas
I think the current charge for front or rear...

I think the current charge for front or rear brake pads for an LS400 is around $225 here in Kansas at the indie Lexus/Toyota repair shop I've used for nearly 20 years. That includes OEM pads and...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Kansas
I tried countless aftermarket bulbs in the 90...

I tried countless aftermarket bulbs in the 90 LS400 and 98 Camry we used to have - both owned about 14 years - and the best I found were the Sylvania Xtravision. It looks like your 96 LS uses the...
Forum: LS400 07-19-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Kansas
The part numbers are shown on another page of the...

The part numbers are shown on another page of the Sewell Lexus website: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/8418842355-Electrical-LS400-1998.html
Forum: LS400 07-12-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,626
Posted By Kansas
The AMP+ wire is labeled "PNK/BLK" on the 98-00...

The AMP+ wire is labeled "PNK/BLK" on the 98-00 LS400 Nakamichi diagram which I think is pink/black instead of pink/blue.
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