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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-04-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Robert_J
My b-ball career consisted of pickup games in my...

My b-ball career consisted of pickup games in my parent driveway. I was nicknamed Akeem after Mr. Olajuwon of the U of Houston (at the time) because of my unusual ability to block shots even on guys...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-03-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Robert_J
Lay down on a few books to keep you off the...

Lay down on a few books to keep you off the garage floor. There's a picture on page 3 of me "in action" with the door speakers.
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-31-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Robert_J
Check my profile and find the longer of the 2...

Check my profile and find the longer of the 2 threads I have started here.

I didn't even pull my panels off. It's faster for me to pull the bottom of the panel out and reach up. Then again, my...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-29-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Robert_J
Do you want to replace the entire audio system or...

Do you want to replace the entire audio system or just use a better head unit? That sounds like what you need based on your complaints. In fact none of your complaints are about the sound, only the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-19-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By Robert_J
I didn't remove my panel completely. I removed...

I didn't remove my panel completely. I removed the screws/bolts holding the panel to the door and popped it loose. From there I layed down on my garage floor to get to the 4 bolts holding the door...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-10-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Robert_J
They probably would but it's redundant since you...

They probably would but it's redundant since you have a tweeter in the dash. High frequencies from 2 locations will mess with your imaging. I like the majority of my sound to come from in front of...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-06-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Robert_J
The opening is an oversized 6x9. If you look at...

The opening is an oversized 6x9. If you look at my thread, the factory speakers don't have an adapter. They have a plastic frame that is the perfect size to mount to the door. The adapter gives me...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-04-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Robert_J
You linked to my thread. I'm still running...

You linked to my thread.

I'm still running these (http://www.crescendoaudio.com/index.php/products/pro-audio/item/pwx-6.html?category_id=4) in each front door. They sound incredible even with the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-24-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By Robert_J
I have an 07 ES350 with 152,000 miles. Like...

I have an 07 ES350 with 152,000 miles. Like christcorp above, I have both 1 and 2. Every spring I'll touch up the chips on the front of the hood.

I had the oil line blow up before getting the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-23-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Robert_J
You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing...

You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing is impossible. I didn't care. I wanted it to match the rest of the dash, fit and sound better. All 3 of my goals were accomplished. I didn't need...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-04-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Robert_J
Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The...

Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The voice coil has unwound or frozen in the gap.

99% of the time, if you have a foam issue it has deteriorated to the point that it will just fall...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-24-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Robert_J
For about the same price, you can replace the...

For about the same price, you can replace the entire head unit with one that many more features.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-16-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Robert_J
Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as...

Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as the 07 factory one - on the trunk lid.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-11-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Robert_J
Have you tried installing it without the mounting...

Have you tried installing it without the mounting kit? It's pretty easy to take out a trunk panel.

When I replaced my factory radio with a Pioneer, I just stashed my XM tuner behind a trunk...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-26-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Robert_J
Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your...

Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your hand between the bottom and back seat parts and you will feel metal. That's the trunk. Keep going and you will get wire into the trunk.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-30-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Robert_J
If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I...

If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I had a friend of mine with small hands push the wire between the seats and I grabbed it in the trunk.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-09-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Robert_J
There is no way I could drive without my wallet...

There is no way I could drive without my wallet in my back pocket. Without each part of my every day carry in its correct location, I feel like there is something missing. Keys in right front...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-05-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Robert_J
You will have to make sure your the plugs on the...

You will have to make sure your the plugs on the back for the AC are the same as yours. Once you do that, it's easy to use that along with an aftermarket mounting kit to install an aftermarket head...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-21-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Robert_J
I know the people who say the seats are...

I know the people who say the seats are uncomfortable have a valid complaint but I haven't had that issue at all. I just got back from an 800 mile round trip to NOLA. Last fall I drove from Memphis...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-20-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,859
Posted By Robert_J
I paid my local shop $20 to replace mine when...

I paid my local shop $20 to replace mine when they were changing the oil. It's been over a year without issue. If the replacement bulbs last as long as the original ones, this will be my only bulb...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-17-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Robert_J
That's odd because I've tried to lock the doors...

That's odd because I've tried to lock the doors using the door handle button with my wife's purse in the car (cabin or trunk) and the car refuses to lock. I have to pull out my FOB and use the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-17-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Robert_J
You can't just swap the head unit for a ML head...

You can't just swap the head unit for a ML head unit. You will also need the ML speakers, ML amp, ML speaker mounts and any wiring that the base model left out. That's a lot of stuff for a small...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-07-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,227
Posted By Robert_J
http://www.soundmanca.com/ pretty much started...

http://www.soundmanca.com/ pretty much started the integration revolution with his custom kits. Depending on the vehicle and the rest of the system, it sometimes fits in front of the factory system...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-07-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,227
Posted By Robert_J
You can look at my thread and see the non-nav...

You can look at my thread and see the non-nav climate controls from the back side. It sounds like a neat project but I'm not that big into making those type of changes.
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 04-04-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Robert_J
I've had the AVH-P3300BT in my car for a few...

I've had the AVH-P3300BT in my car for a few years. It sounds great and has every feature I wanted at the time. The newer models have features I did not even think of when I looked at the 3300. ...
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