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Forum: LS430 03-26-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By sgretchko
I would be interested in replacing the bushings....

I would be interested in replacing the bushings. Seems inexpensive and can't hurt. How do I locate the compressor? Is it easy to access? Any pictures?
Forum: LS430 03-26-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By sgretchko
I also got a spare after finding the card with...

I also got a spare after finding the card with the owners manual. I suggest you keep it in the toolbox in the trunk. It fits nicely between the two open end wrenches. That way you can access it...
Forum: LS430 03-15-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By sgretchko
I have never heard of anyone painting the bezel. ...

I have never heard of anyone painting the bezel. Others have replaced the bezel. I believe it cost about $85. You might want to check on one of the online parts dealers like Lexus of Pembroke...
Forum: LS430 03-13-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By sgretchko
I decided to replace the height sensor. So far,...

I decided to replace the height sensor. So far, so good. The rear end has returned to the proper height and the smooth ride is back. Hope this post isn't a jinx. For now, everything is working great
Forum: LS430 03-09-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By sgretchko
Bad Height Sensor or Replace Air Suspension?

A few months ago, I got an error message on the dash display indicating a height error on my '02 UL with 135k.. Turns out the left front tire was extremely low due to a nail. After repair and...
Forum: LS430 02-27-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By sgretchko
Independent shop in Metro Detroit

I am looking for a good independent shop in Metro Detroit that can do general repairs, including the replacing of my air suspension. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
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, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
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, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,635
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
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...
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