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Forum: LS400 01-19-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Kansas
It is important to provide the model year when...

It is important to provide the model year when asking questions or to put it in your forum "signature" so that people know what you have.

Your profile says you have a 1990 LS400 ... I had to look....
Forum: LS400 01-07-15, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Kansas
Nope. The A/C can come when "Auto" mode is...

Nope. The A/C can come when "Auto" mode is selected regardless of whether or not the HVAC is in defrost mode as long as the outside temperature is above a minimum ... something like 32 degrees...
Forum: LS400 01-03-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Kansas
There was a tutorial on this forum something like...

There was a tutorial on this forum something like 13 years ago on how to drill out the back of the dummy light housings and wire in 5W bulbs using bulb holders that are held in place by friction. I...
Forum: LS400 12-27-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Kansas
The last "tool" I used for pulling wires through...

The last "tool" I used for pulling wires through a "door wiring accordion" or whatever it is called was a 12 inch plastic zip tie.

Did you detach both ends of the rubber "accordion" (i.e. from the...
Forum: LS400 12-27-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Kansas
If you have all the repair records, check to see...

If you have all the repair records, check to see if the throttle position sensor (TPS) and/or the pedal position sensor (PPS) has ever been replaced.

I posted instructions on how to test these...
Forum: LS400 12-26-14, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
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 12-25-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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 12-25-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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: 531
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: 239
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: 223
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: 223
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: 570
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: 211
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: 715
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: 24
Views: 1,910
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: 3,476
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: 3,476
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: 566
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: 464
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: 464
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: 464
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: 9
Views: 594
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: 9
Views: 594
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: 897
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...
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