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Forum: LS400 Today, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Kansas
My 1990 LS400 was not pre-wired for heated seats...

My 1990 LS400 was not pre-wired for heated seats but maybe it changed by the 1992 model year. Or as people have said in other threads, maybe you have heated seats and your ashtray panel is not the...
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Kansas
It was definitely memorable. At the time it...

It was definitely memorable. At the time it looked like the Lexus dealer mechanic had completely trashed/ripped the interior and trunk apart. Knowing what I know now, installing the CD changer,...
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Kansas
That is because the wiring for the trunk mounted...

That is because the wiring for the trunk mounted CD changer was not factory installed unless the CD changer and the head unit supporting it was factory installed. I saw an OEM CD changer...
Forum: CT 200h Model 12-21-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Kansas
Downsizing to 16" wheels and 205/55-16 tires can...

Downsizing to 16" wheels and 205/55-16 tires can give you a wider and less expensive selection of winter tires and a more pleasant ride on rough winter roads.

Was 2014 the first model year that a...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 12-21-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Kansas
I suppose you could try the alignment first is...

I suppose you could try the alignment first is see if that fixes it. The laser sensor in the bumper is subject to damage - especially the glass lens. Some people have tried to repair the lens with...
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Kansas
Omar, I've sent you a PM so respond at your...

Omar, I've sent you a PM so respond at your convenience.
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Kansas
I might be willing to "donate" my 2000 LS400...

I might be willing to "donate" my 2000 LS400 Nakamichi head unit to someone who wants to disassemble it and see how Factory Radio Service in California installed a 3.5mm aux-in on the back of it and...
Forum: LS430 12-06-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Kansas
It might be more reliable to use the VAIS SL3B...

It might be more reliable to use the VAIS SL3B Bluetooth interface rather than to introduce the Layen Bluetooth adapter into the mix.

Regarding audio quality, I have the same music on CD's and on...
Forum: LS400 12-05-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Kansas
I assume you are dealing with Tanin. Yes, you...

I assume you are dealing with Tanin. Yes, you are not understanding the causes of the problems - it most certainly is not a "lube" problem. Why don't you let Tanin evaluate your cluster and tell...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-30-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Kansas
Are there are price breaks available for...

Are there are price breaks available for multi-year subscriptions? There were when I extended the Safety Connect subscription for our Prius for three years in 2013. I hope to get a similar discount...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-24-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
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: 3,246
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: 3,246
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: 504
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: 424
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: 424
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: 424
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: 353
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: 353
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: 767
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: 767
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: 767
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: 767
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: 943
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: 423
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.
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