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Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By AndyL
No, I have LED headlights but another friend of...

No, I have LED headlights but another friend of mine has HID in his 3IS. He went for Philips Ultinon 6000K. Unfortunately, the one he got was a newer version with a brown wire. The one he got,...
Forum: NX Models Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By AndyL
:thumbup: Thanks CorradoMR2 for the useful...

:thumbup:

Thanks CorradoMR2 for the useful video. :thumbup:

The LKA (Lane Keeping Assist) that you have in NX definitely is an improved version of LDA (Lane Departure Alert) in 2014 IS.
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Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Maybe this is the reason why the other method of...

Maybe this is the reason why the other method of installation would create a better result in the long run as there is still some rubber to hook into the door. But the other method would involve...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,483
Posted By AndyL
I wish the smart card key is included in the...

I wish the smart card key is included in the purchase of 3IS for North American market. Just as others have stated, in some other markets, 3IS comes with one regular smart remote and one smart card...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By AndyL
I find this is a characteristic/design intent of...

I find this is a characteristic/design intent of Toyota/Lexus vehicles. All of the Lexus/Toyota vehicles I have owned in the past do the same dripping in various areas.

For Honda (Accord), I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By AndyL
Me, too. Used a masking tape to cover the bulb...

Me, too. Used a masking tape to cover the bulb in the driver's footwell to increase the fiction between your hand and the bulb. Or try electrical tape but it will leave some sticky residue on the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By AndyL
I have this particular set of tool as well, also...

I have this particular set of tool as well, also bought from Sewell but it was at a much lower price. Because the tips of the tools are crude, I find myself use other plastic prying tools that I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By AndyL
Yes, it is possible. In fact, the vanity light is...

Yes, it is possible. In fact, the vanity light is much easier to replace due to the soft material around the plastic enclosure on the roof. The original bulb is just a regular wedge bulb/P168.
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-23-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
You are welcome. :) The picture you showed...

You are welcome. :)

The picture you showed is from 2IS. The weather strip in this case is attached to the frame of the car just above the side skirt.

As I owned 2IS before and I wash the...
Forum: NX Models 01-22-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By AndyL
To add, the color of the fender arch, started...

To add, the color of the fender arch, started from the left, top one, clockwise is

1. Mercury Grey Mica/Nebula Grey
2. Sonic Titanium/Atomic Silver
3. Platinum Silver Metallic/Silver Lining...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Thanks for your info. I think your darker...

Thanks for your info.

I think your darker colored IS further makes the piece even more invisible. :) It also explains why our fellow member gpxluke simply cut the top portion of the rubber...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Yes, it is in Japanese. The link is MinKara...

Yes, it is in Japanese. The link is MinKara CarView, the biggest car blog in Japan.

The parts are from Toyota Century, THE Toyota flagship model sold in Japan only.

http://toyota.jp/century/...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By AndyL
To determine if your headlights are LED or HID....

To determine if your headlights are LED or HID. -- on each side --- one lens -> HID twin lenses -> LED
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By AndyL
I find grit guard indispensable. I am using one...

I find grit guard indispensable. I am using one bucket with grit guard and things work okay. Of course the washing regime and how to treat sponges and MF towels is crucial
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By AndyL
Totally agreed. Even with buffer, start...

Totally agreed.

Even with buffer, start with the least aggressive polish as clear coat is precious. It is just thinner than a Post Note (quote from Mike from Autogeek)


Glad to see another...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Impresario, I have figured that your approach...

Impresario, I have figured that your approach for this weather strip is different than what our other fellow member, gpxluke, did. --- your method involves putting the rubber attachment below the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Another 3IS owner from MinKara Carview did this...

Another 3IS owner from MinKara Carview did this mod for the rear door jam but the part is from Toyota Century (JDM)

https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/1623916/car/1684820/6303548/parts.aspx
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By AndyL
In US, F-Sport IS comes with twin headlights...

In US, F-Sport IS comes with twin headlights which are actual LED headlights (low and high beam). The color is close to 6000K. For regular IS, it is either the standard HID (single eye) or the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By AndyL
Clear coat in generally is prone to marring. But...

Clear coat in generally is prone to marring. But with a good car coating, wash-induced marring can be minimized. Either try to learn how to do machine polishing or find a detailer who can do a...
Forum: NX Models 01-19-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By AndyL
Just happened to come across a owner from MinKara...

Just happened to come across a owner from MinKara Carview (Japan) who replaces the grill of a regular NX with a F-Sport grill.

There is a picture behind the grille. Maybe it answers your...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-19-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By AndyL
It is highly recommended to have the rocker...

It is highly recommended to have the rocker panels of 3IS with clear bra. These rocker panels do get stone chips if stay unprotected. It comes from the experience with the rocker panels of 2IS...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-18-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By AndyL
Actually, I had this thought after I posted. RC...

Actually, I had this thought after I posted. RC F instead is a good candidate where one can make use of the part for the dead pedal. :)

Keep us posted if you find anything.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-18-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,937
Posted By AndyL
Not meant to ruin this thread as it belongs to...

Not meant to ruin this thread as it belongs to 3IS --- sorry gpxluke

Here you go --- this particular weather strip mod has been popular for 2IS owners on MinKara Carview blog as well. There are...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-18-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By AndyL
:thumbup::thumbup:Great mod that I wanted to do...

:thumbup::thumbup:Great mod that I wanted to do but I don't have the tool to modify. This is a mod also extremely popular among the 3IS owners in Japan on the MinKara Carview blog. You are the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 01-17-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By AndyL
I have been using the same microfiber detergent...

I have been using the same microfiber detergent concentrate in HE laundry machine weekly for close to 10 years and so it should be fine.
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