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Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By chiph9
Amazon carries a box of 25 for $7, which is a...

Amazon carries a box of 25 for $7, which is a huge savings over buying them at the dealer.

Amazon.com: 7mm Hole, 20mm Head, 8mm Stem Toyota Push In Rivet (Qty: 25) Gripper Box # 2146T: Automotive...
Forum: GX - First Generation Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By chiph9
Some people don't like the look. Others...

Some people don't like the look.

Others don't like that they'll have to replace the bulbs sooner (they aren't easy to reach in some cars)

In my case, I don't like them because the decrease the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-30-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,646
Posted By chiph9
He's probably used to only getting the really...

He's probably used to only getting the really tough problems. Something like this would likely have been solved by the Service Adviser and never booked into the shop.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-30-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By chiph9
yeah, they probably just used it for a bike rack...

yeah, they probably just used it for a bike rack or similar.

Short term: I'd unbolt it and zip-tie it to the tube. Make sure it doesn't hang too low.

Long term: Talk to a welding or body shop...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-27-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By chiph9
I may have this as well. The dealer has a remote...

I may have this as well. The dealer has a remote microphone that they attached to various parts in an attempt to locate it, but were unsuccessful (not a wheel bearing, not a driveshaft, etc)

In my...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-24-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,246
Posted By chiph9
The letter I got doesn't mention the steering...

The letter I got doesn't mention the steering wheel. So I would guess 'no'.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-19-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 166,353
Posted By chiph9
The 4Runner guys are saying 2 squirts to the...

The 4Runner guys are saying 2 squirts to the zerks on the U-joints, and 4+ to the one on the spline.

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-18-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 166,353
Posted By chiph9
Wait, what? I need to check the service chart...

Wait, what?
I need to check the service chart in the manual again.

Is there a recommended grease?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-13-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By chiph9
So, I don't have specific knowledge of your...

So, I don't have specific knowledge of your situation - I don't recall it ever happening in any of the car forums I've been on since they started using TPMS systems. It's a bizarre series of events....
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-12-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By chiph9
The GX does not auto-learn the sensors. They have...

The GX does not auto-learn the sensors. They have to be programmed into the computer via the diagnostic connector.

Do you get servicing done at the dealer? I would pay the tire shop to mount the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By chiph9
Yeah, you still need to pull over and check...

Yeah, you still need to pull over and check tightness every so often. After the first 50 miles maybe, then every 150 miles thereafter. Temperature/altitude changes can change the tire diameter.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By chiph9
The bypass kit may allow you to pass emissions...

The bypass kit may allow you to pass emissions tests (not sure). But it will cause your vehicle to pollute more, and that's bad.

The Dorman pump is a near-OEM replacement for the expen$ive Lexus...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-11-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By chiph9
I'd look at using wheel straps, if the trailer...

I'd look at using wheel straps, if the trailer tie-down locations support them. No worries about compressing the air bags.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-10-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By chiph9
I don't get full glass coverage on mine - the...

I don't get full glass coverage on mine - the sweep misses an area at the top, by the CHMSL.
:(

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-09-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By chiph9
In the same way that airbags are a "Supplemental"...

In the same way that airbags are a "Supplemental" Restraint System. Disabling an airbag is illegal, and can cause longer-term problems (like dying in a crash).

The air pump is a federally...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-09-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By chiph9
I doubt it will ruin the engine or the catalyst,...

I doubt it will ruin the engine or the catalyst, since the air injection system's purpose is to raise the cat's temperature more quickly, so that it starts converting smog more quickly. Running...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-08-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By chiph9
Rather than taking a chance on getting stranded...

Rather than taking a chance on getting stranded somewhere, I just replace the battery every three years. There's very little difference between the brands (there are only 2 manufacturers in the US...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-05-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By chiph9
Try disconnecting the negative terminal of your...

Try disconnecting the negative terminal of your battery for 30-40 seconds and then reconnect it.

You'll have to reprogram the radio stations and auto-window settings afterward, but the computer...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-04-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By chiph9
How mild is mild for you? Driving in the...

How mild is mild for you? Driving in the mountains east of Sacramento? Out in the desert at Joshua Tree?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-04-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By chiph9
I wonder if it can use the factory backup camera...

I wonder if it can use the factory backup camera and factory GPS antenna.

My OEM navigation system will only have maps as current as the 2013 map update - Lexus has said that's the last year...
Forum: GX - First Generation 03-03-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By chiph9
Google maps are delivered over the internet, so...

Google maps are delivered over the internet, so you'd need wireless access.

A product like TomTom for Android stores the maps on the device. So you'll need a lot of storage space, but then you...
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-28-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By chiph9
How was the wiring? Did it come with the massive...

How was the wiring? Did it come with the massive plug that is down by the driver's knee?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-25-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,534
Posted By chiph9
Can you post some shots of the inside, with the...

Can you post some shots of the inside, with the tubing adapter?

Also, how is the upper part held in place? Double-stick foam to the A-pillar?

Chip H.
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-23-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By chiph9
Wheel bearings occurred to me as well. Also...

Wheel bearings occurred to me as well.

Also check the suspension components:

Jack each corner up, one at a time. All you need is a 1/2" gap under the tire. Spin the wheel and listen for...
Forum: GX - First Generation 02-23-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,246
Posted By chiph9
After a bad experience with Armor All back in the...

After a bad experience with Armor All back in the 90's (cracked the steering wheel, the dash, the door cards...), I only use a damp cloth to clean the dash these days.

Chip H.
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