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Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By sgretchko
Bulb Out - Sport/Normal Light

The Sport/Normal switch on the console (far left of the three upper console switches) on my '02 UL does not light. I believe the bulb is out. Has anyone replaced one of these bulbs?
Forum: LS430 02-07-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By sgretchko
Relatively easy. Pop off the color matched...

Relatively easy. Pop off the color matched cosmetic cover, and remove the bolt in each corner. You then unplug the harnesses and lift out. They are heavy and better handled by two than one. My...
Forum: LS430 02-07-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By sgretchko
The re-foaming approach is a good one. I believe...

The re-foaming approach is a good one. I believe that an online search would yield companies that would rebuild the speakers for a reasonable fee.

That said, I am sure that some CL members have...
Forum: LS430 02-06-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By sgretchko
Mine started to come off. My mom and pop...

Mine started to come off. My mom and pop collision shop used some adhesive in the channels that the clips fit into. That was a few years ago and it has held wonderfully.
Forum: LS430 02-05-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By sgretchko
I am also the owner of an '02UL with 130k. I...

I am also the owner of an '02UL with 130k. I have been getting compressor noise for some time. My theory is that you are better off switching to steel at the first sign of air suspension trouble. ...
Forum: LS430 02-02-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By sgretchko
I agree with everything that has been said. If...

I agree with everything that has been said. If the ground has white on it, I use the snow mode.

That said, almost was stuck this morning. With 15 inches of new snow and unplowed roads, the...
Forum: LS430 02-01-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By sgretchko
Snow - do you use the low gear?

Just curious, I was driving through unplowed snow early this morning and used the low gear to get some needed traction at an intersection. I wondered if anyone uses the transmission gearing to get...
Forum: LS430 12-30-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By sgretchko
Replaced your air suspension? Your opinion, please

I will be replacing my air suspension and am looking or the opinions of those who have done it. What did you use (OEM, OEM Sport, Coilovers, etc)? Have you been happy with it? DIY or how much was...
Forum: LS430 12-18-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By sgretchko
Kits to convert air suspension to steel

The air suspension on my '02 UL is going. It's ok, I have always known it will happen. I have seen kits from American Air Suspension, Strutmasters and others. Anyone had any experience with these...
Forum: LS430 12-16-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By sgretchko
Hi Height - System Warning

'02 UL w/ 125k. Riding down the street when the a Hi Height warning (red triangle) came on and stayed on despite stopping and restarting. I have never touched the switch. It doesn't seem to hurt...
Forum: LS430 11-21-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By sgretchko
Your 2003 non-nav radio should not have a "sat"...

Your 2003 non-nav radio should not have a "sat" button. The feature became available in mid-2004. That said, it is possible to add sat radio with a kit from Vais Technology. Others such as Grom,...
Forum: LS430 11-17-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,482
Posted By sgretchko
Did you say $85 with your discount and $99 until...

Did you say $85 with your discount and $99 until 12/31? Tom57. please provide details and dealer name. It is a good price and I may update my '02 UL which has version 9, gen 2/3. Thanks.
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By sgretchko
I hope you are right, I could do without...

I hope you are right, I could do without replacing the starter. Battery is just under a year old, Interstate Mega-Tron Plus (800 CCA). I just put the C-tek charger on it. I will charge it and...
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By sgretchko
Dead Battery-Could it be the starter?

Got in the LS yesterday and it was completely dead. Found that the trunk wasn't fully closed and was probably open for about 8 hours. No problem, my jump box started the car immediately.

Went to...
Forum: LS430 11-15-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By sgretchko
Sat Radio Antenna and Tinted Glass

Will be installing satellite radio in my '02 LS UL and planned on installing the antenna in the high middle brakelight or on the rear deck. My car came from Texas with a tinted rear glass and...
Forum: LS430 11-10-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By sgretchko
Life is good in America when you have such great...

Life is good in America when you have such great choices. I had a '97 LS 400 until it was totaled at 225k and now have an '02 LS430 UL. The '97 was a great car but the '02 LS430 is better. The...
Forum: LS430 11-02-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By sgretchko
Premium - 40 cents per gallon more than regular

Just curious and not intending to reignite the premium vs. regular debate. Apparently, the newly plentiful crude oil coming from North America is more expensive to refine into premium gas. The...
Forum: LS430 10-29-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By sgretchko
I rode around with them in the trunk until I...

I rode around with them in the trunk until I passed a scrapyard (ie: recycler). The rotors, bag of old brake hardware and a few miscellaneous items brought about $5. The money wasn't the issue, I...
Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By sgretchko
Best place I have found to buy Shin Etzu is your...

Best place I have found to buy Shin Etzu is your local Honda dealer. I think it is about 12 to 13 dollars. They may have to order it, it only takes a few days. I usually call first, they order it...
Forum: LS430 10-14-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By sgretchko
Engine and Transmission Mounts

At 125k, I notice my '02 UL is riding slightly rougher. I also notice a bit of vibration at idle when the hood is raised. On my LS400, this was the gentle beginning of the sign to change the engine...
Forum: LS430 10-12-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By sgretchko
On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar...

On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar problem. Short story, the dealer used Dextron rather than T-IV. If you look at the Valvoline spec sheet, it says Dextron is acceptable for T-IV but not...
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,734
Posted By sgretchko
It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as...

It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as the back-up lights that go first. It can be very difficult to detect.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By sgretchko
I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is...

I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is available for both ML Nav and non-Nav cars.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By sgretchko
Was this original timing belt? How many miles...

Was this original timing belt? How many miles were on the car? If not the original belt, how many miles since it had been changed?

This shows that those who go way beyond the suggested six year...
Forum: LS430 10-07-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By sgretchko
New Rotors - What to do with the old ones?

I just did a complete brake job on my '02 UL with 125k. Decided to go with new OEM rotors to get that very smooth feel. It turned out great. Now I have to dispose of the used rotors. Do they have...
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