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Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-24-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By strongsail
Ohhhkay. More troubleshooting... I've...

Ohhhkay. More troubleshooting...

I've fooled around with DC motors a lot, ever since my days of slot racing back in the 60's and 70's. I know how brushes & commutators work, and I know sometimes...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-24-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By strongsail
Took the driver's side mirror and door apart,...

Took the driver's side mirror and door apart, identified the wires that go to the mirror motors, found good power with proper polarity reverses at both motors, but the up & down motor is dead. The...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-24-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By strongsail
Umm...what?:uh:

Umm...what?:uh:
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-24-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By strongsail
PFB, they don't move up or down at all, neither...

PFB, they don't move up or down at all, neither manually nor from memory. I took a chance on a used mirror ecm, but that isn't it. I found a thread on another forum started by someone with the same...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-12-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By strongsail
05 ES330 mirror ecm

I usually head for the SC forum when I sign on to CL (99 SC400 owner) but now I have a question on my wife's 05 ES330. The mirrors no longer move up or down. They move in and out OK. The problem...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-27-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,975
Posted By strongsail
Power Mirror Problem

Hey ES'ers,

I usually hang out over in the SC forum, but my spouse's 05 ES330 has developed a problem, and I couldn't find anything searching the forums, so I thought I'd ask you ES experts.
...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-27-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
Exactly. Note my sig below. :cool: Is that...

Exactly. Note my sig below. :cool:

Is that true - only 905 '99 SC4's were built?
Forum: SC 400/300 02-27-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
This was exactly that kind of car lot. Old,...

This was exactly that kind of car lot. Old, overpriced inventory and a big sign that says, "Buy Here - - Pay Here!" He doesn't need to sell cars, just loans. Some poor slob will buy this car from...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-26-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
Bumping this thread to bring y'all up to date on...

Bumping this thread to bring y'all up to date on the '93 sc3 manual. A friend and I took a ride down I-5 to have a look at it.

First impression was not good. This car is rough. It's probably...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
OK. We got a bunch of opinions. But nobody...

OK. We got a bunch of opinions.

But nobody stated the obvious.

"A two-car garage? Dude, get a bigger house! And, yeah, buy the SC manual!"

Hey, I'm at least gonna drive the thing. Unless...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
Really. Why?

Really. Why?
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By strongsail
Question Dilemma!

I mentioned it to my wife, and she gave me that "you're nuts!" look...

I've got my spotless 99 black on black SC4, and the 00 Tundra's for sale, and I just bought an 06 MDX with all the trimmings...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By strongsail
Beautiful low-milers, you guys! I bought my...

Beautiful low-milers, you guys!

I bought my black on black '99 in '07 from a guy whose garage was carpeted. :eek2: 54K then, 66K now. A keeper, absolutely. But now I've got a dilemma! I won't...
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By strongsail
I had a 93 SC4, and it was about $42K new.

I had a 93 SC4, and it was about $42K new.
Forum: SC 400/300 02-21-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By strongsail
I've got the window sticker for my 99 SC400. ...

I've got the window sticker for my 99 SC400. Base MSRP was $55,305. With the Nak system, sunroof (yeah, they were an option - ever seen an SC without one?), "winter package" (traction control,...
Forum: SC 400/300 07-11-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,936
Posted By strongsail
Hey Member, You're thinkin' with your...

Hey Member,

You're thinkin' with your member, not your brain.

FORGET IT.
Forum: SC 400/300 07-11-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By strongsail
I agree, especially if it's had its timing belt...

I agree, especially if it's had its timing belt replaced.
Forum: SC 400/300 06-29-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By strongsail
I just put my 99 SC4 back together after a stereo...

I just put my 99 SC4 back together after a stereo upgrade, and I found *two* wires with plugs near the radio antenna. One was gray, and one was black. Both appear to be part of the factory harness....
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-29-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By strongsail
There's no output fuse for the sub that I know...

There's no output fuse for the sub that I know of. The sub is probably just dead.

The speakers in these cars, even with the optional Nak system, are pretty low quality. The subs and rear corner...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-29-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By strongsail
If you plan to put that 12 where the 10 is now,...

If you plan to put that 12 where the 10 is now, you're in for a bit of a challenge. Depth is critical, and many subs are just too deep to fit without contacting the top of the fuel tank. And the...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-27-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By strongsail
I recently had the Nak power amp out of my 99...

I recently had the Nak power amp out of my 99 SC4, and it had a label on the bottom that said 40w x 4, 100w x 1. I don't know if that's RMS, but I would hope so; and if it is RMS, it's probably into...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-27-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 53,738
Posted By strongsail
Try a marine supplier

Sound and vibration dampening is a very active industry in the marine market. There are many products available, and some may cross over to automotive applications. Here's a start:
...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-24-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 282,484
Posted By strongsail
Puredrifter, could you post the pinouts for the...

Puredrifter, could you post the pinouts for the 99 SC4 with Nak?

It's much easier to get to the harness at the amp/cd changer stack in the trunk than to pull the console trim and get to the back...
Forum: SC 400/300 06-19-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By strongsail
When in doubt, reboot. Disconnect the...

When in doubt, reboot.

Disconnect the battery for about half an hour. Everything will reset - clock, trip meters, radio presets, seat memory, even the fuzzy logic in the ECU. Maybe the lamp...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-16-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By strongsail
Exactly. I've listened to some very high-end car...

Exactly. I've listened to some very high-end car systems, and they sound terrific sitting still. But road noise is always enough to degrade the sound, so good enough is good enough. I've been an...
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