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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By speedkar9
Most of these kits are universal. Its up to you...

Most of these kits are universal. Its up to you to determine if your door panel has enough room to house the door welcome light.

Here's how I installed mine:

Door Welcome Logo Lights...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By speedkar9
265K is definitely mileage for new springs.

265K is definitely mileage for new springs.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By speedkar9
The optics has changed over 20 years. I notice a...

The optics has changed over 20 years. I notice a lot of newer cars that use the same 9006 type bulb have much brighter headlights.

I doubt that that little cloudyness inside the lens is causing a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-27-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 80,834
Posted By speedkar9
And how's the ride quality? Stiffer? I...

And how's the ride quality? Stiffer?
I personally would've kept the OEM springs and mounts.

Did you struggle with removing the back seat?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-27-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By speedkar9
If you've got a code reader or Techstream,...

If you've got a code reader or Techstream, download those ABS codes. It could be a faulty sensor intermittently acting up.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-27-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By speedkar9
Does it work with the remote?

Does it work with the remote?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-27-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By speedkar9
I've seen this before, but it seems to be a JDM...

I've seen this before, but it seems to be a JDM only thing, no one makes that lip for North America. Importing one would be cost prohibitive.

Nevertheless, people have been adding an STi lip to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-26-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By speedkar9
Looks good, personally not a fan of dark colored...

Looks good, personally not a fan of dark colored wheels.

Are you going to debadge the rear? Those chrome emblems really stand out on darker colored paints.

Lucky 02-04 ES owners get the JDM...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-24-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By speedkar9
They should be compatible as Lexus made side...

They should be compatible as Lexus made side airbags standard across its lineup since 1998, and memory mirrors weren't added until 2000.

Just disconnect the battery and wait a good 15 mins before...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-22-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 80,834
Posted By speedkar9
My Lexy got hit in the parking lot today :( . Its...

My Lexy got hit in the parking lot today :( . Its sad because otherwise this car is absolutely in mint condition.

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh435/speedkar9/2015-05-22%2013.42.37_1.jpg...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-21-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 80,834
Posted By speedkar9
Its just a cheap garage door seal. ...

Its just a cheap garage door seal.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-E-O-2-1-4-in-x-9-ft-Rubber-Garage-Door-Bottom-Seal-G9H/100125407

I've also got it all around on my Solara:
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-20-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By speedkar9
DIY: Leather Armrest Upgrade

Here's how to upgrade your armrest with a custom leather stitched and padded armrest cover. I did this on my Solara and realize the ES300 has a much nicer armrest already. However if yours is worn...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-14-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By speedkar9
Start with a battery reset. Then open up the...

Start with a battery reset. Then open up the switch and clean the contacts. If still not, then it could be the clock spring. Get a wiring diagram and trace the wires going to the panel from the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-14-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By speedkar9
Skip to 3:49 to see how I wired my dash cam into...

Skip to 3:49 to see how I wired my dash cam into the glove box:

Ebay Dash Cam Review & Installation - YouTube
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-12-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By speedkar9
My advice is to make sure you've got brake lube,...

My advice is to make sure you've got brake lube, a wire brush and enough brake cleaner before you start.

Here's how the front brakes are done:

Front Brake Pads, Rotors & Caliper Replacement:...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-12-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By speedkar9
Definitely do a drain and fill on the...

Definitely do a drain and fill on the transmission. If you opt to change out the filter, here's how its done:

Transmission Filter & Gasket Change Toyota Camry V6 - YouTube

If you're just doing...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-12-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By speedkar9
Are you talking about the under body panels that...

Are you talking about the under body panels that bolt up against the bumper?

You don't need to remove any panels to access the oil filter on the ES300. The oil filter is accessed from the top of...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-03-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By speedkar9
Wheels look great, albeit the tires a tad small...

Wheels look great, albeit the tires a tad small for the car. Don't plasti-dip them this time :)

What kind of spacer did you use for the rear, a generic or hub-centric with longer lugs?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-03-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By speedkar9
These cars have no major issues so I'd skip the...

These cars have no major issues so I'd skip the warranty, especially on such an old car.

As for gas mileage, check the tire pressure to make sure the installers filled it correctly. Replace the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-02-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By speedkar9
You need to have the hinges adjusted (or...

You need to have the hinges adjusted (or possibility replaced) at a competent body shop that can make sure everything is aligned. Why did the window pop if it didn't touch the wall, but the door did?...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-01-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By speedkar9
I too was looking at some second gen RX's, every...

I too was looking at some second gen RX's, every single one of them had the steering leaking, so you're almost guaranteed it. Just peep under the passenger side wheel at the inner tie rod boot and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-01-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By speedkar9
Given that huge trunk gap I'd say that car was in...

Given that huge trunk gap I'd say that car was in a major rear end collision. Verify this with a CarFax and inspect it to make sure there's no damage to the undercarriage or frame.

If you're...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 05-01-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By speedkar9
To cross reference parts between the Camry and...

To cross reference parts between the Camry and ES, I look up OEM part numbers in the Lexus catalog:

http://www.lexussouthatlantaparts.com/

And see if its the same number for the Camry:
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-30-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By speedkar9
Not my taste at all. You still have that black...

Not my taste at all. You still have that black paint / vinyl on the rear bumper? Are those corners tinted or sprayed?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-28-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By speedkar9
Use some contact cement around the edges: ...

Use some contact cement around the edges:

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh435/speedkar9/IMG_2083.jpg (http://s546.photobucket.com/user/speedkar9/media/IMG_2083.jpg.html)
Then fold the...
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