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Cool "hidden" features about the GS that are not very known

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Old 05-21-07, 06:20 PM   #301
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I dunno beats me. I guess it automatically detects certain beats and give it that extra umph?
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Old 05-22-07, 02:24 AM   #302
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My mercedes would let you roll the windows UP too. I wish we had that feature.
My Aristo does ... but I don't have an alarm
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Old 05-22-07, 05:53 AM   #303
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ASL is the auto sound leveling. When you have it on the small microphone in the head unit detects how loud the cabin is (for example if you had the windows down or sunroof open) and increases the volume of the stereo as the noise in the cabin increases (and decreases as it is quieter).

It works only marginally but IMO is a neat feature and better than nothing.
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Old 06-08-07, 08:42 PM   #304
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Great Thread... I tried some of these out but too bad I found out right b4 I'm about to trade.
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Old 06-14-07, 09:54 AM   #305
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hey.. i don't think this has been asked before.. if it has, my bad-guess i musta over looked it..

Anyway, does anybody know how to "kill" the DRL on a '99 GS300?
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Old 06-14-07, 09:10 PM   #306
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That ain't a hidden feature, so a search...
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Old 06-19-07, 05:45 PM   #307
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I gotta try a few of these right now!
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Old 06-21-07, 06:49 PM   #308
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This is a great thread, I just noticed I haven't posted in here.... I did the wiper mod, and the radio mod.. The radio mod even works with an aftermarket sub..

Thanks all CL members.
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Old 06-24-07, 05:46 PM   #309
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how come they dont tell you this stuff at the dealership? well, im glad you guys posted this. thanks
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Old 06-25-07, 10:46 AM   #310
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One not so cool feature of the 1998 to 2000 models (maybe 2001 as well) is the ECM cannot be reprogrammed if you loose all your master ignition keys.

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Old 06-25-07, 05:18 PM   #311
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regarding the stereo adjustments, jesod mentioned that he changed F and R to 7 and P1 to 3. later gs-ireland chimed in on what all the letters actually stand for... did anyone change any of the other settings such as the W(woofer), P2, or L? if so what did you set them to or is changing just the F, R, and P1 good enough?
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can you roll up the windows w/ the remote key pad? I know the can do it by turning the key left in the D/S key hole.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:47 PM   #313
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Been playing around with the "hidden radio settings" but can't seem to get it where I want it cuz some of my lcd display is out. Anyone here can tell me what else they set besides the already mentioned p1 f and r?
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Great thread!
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Good post Drew!

11) There are two 'stops' for windshield wipers on the 2nd gen GS, a winter / ice setting and a regular lower setting. If your wipers on on the winter setting they sit way up high on the window and don't tuck behind the cowl. Just push them down hard and they'll 'pop' past the winter stop into the normal one. Looks much better.

12) If you leave your gascap loose, you will get a check engine light after a bit of driving (this is on all newer Lexus). Put the cap back on tight and it should reset after a while. I disconnect the positive ground on the battery for about 5 minutes to do it right away.


on 11) how do you pop back up your wipers, i am scared to pull it up so it won't break.
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