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Forum: LS430 05-22-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By sgretchko
Attached directions say "open the heater water...

Attached directions say "open the heater water valve". Where is this located? May be a dumb question but why don't directions say to close the heater water valve? Thanks.
Forum: LS430 05-15-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By sgretchko
I agree, if you can get a match. My '02 UL has...

I agree, if you can get a match. My '02 UL has the dark, almost black wood rather than the orange red wood shown on the picture. The leather color is a shade darker than the ecru in my car.I...
Forum: LS430 05-12-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By sgretchko
Shift Knob Leather Refurbishing

The leather on my shift knob is wearing around the top where it meets the wood. Just wonder if anyone had had these refurbished or has done it themselves. It is an '02 UL with ecru interior and the...
Forum: LS430 05-06-15, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sgretchko
Where is your Vais, Grom or Isimple?

Just curious. My Vais unit for the sat radio is stuffed into the cavities behind and beneath the center stack. I know that some store the boxes in the glovebox and Vais suggests keeping it in an...
Forum: LS430 05-05-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By sgretchko
At the risk of jinxing the solution, I believe I...

At the risk of jinxing the solution, I believe I have solved the problem. I disassembled the center stack and checked the Vais cables. Applying pressure to a connector and using a small flathead...
Forum: LS430 05-05-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By sgretchko
Audio, Climate and Nav Stopped Working

Everything was working fine this morning on my '02UL until I made a stop. When I restarted the car, the audio, climate and nav were not working. The screen came on with the tan Lexus logo and the...
Forum: LS430 05-02-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By sgretchko
'02 UL with 135k. Recently replaced on of the...

'02 UL with 135k. Recently replaced on of the rear height sensors for about $300. No big deal. I like the air suspension. A relative has an '03 with 50k and conventional suspension. It has a...
Forum: LS430 04-30-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By sgretchko
How much were the parts and the labor?

How much were the parts and the labor?
Forum: LS430 04-28-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By sgretchko
Sat Radio Experiences '01 to '03 LS

Just put a Vais SL2q XMT in my '02UL. Always wanted to try Sat radio in the LS so I bought a pre - owned kit on ebay for the fun of it. It works great but the functionality is a little clunky. ...
Forum: LS430 04-18-15, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By sgretchko
I have a similar problem. In addition, the radio...

I have a similar problem. In addition, the radio works fine but is not lit. It happens in tandem with the illunination of the rear armrest panel in my '02 UL.
Forum: LS430 04-12-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By sgretchko
Here's a suggestion that others on this forum...

Here's a suggestion that others on this forum have used. They have purchased home furnace and/or air conditioning filters at a hardware store or home center. Using a sharp knife, remove the...
Forum: LS430 03-26-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
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: 14
Views: 448
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: 23
Views: 1,156
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: 479
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: 479
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: 117
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: 157
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: 456
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: 582
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: 405
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: 563
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: 733
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: 733
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: 584
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...
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