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Old 10-10-18, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bclexus View Post
Why wouldn't you take the car back to the body shop that was suppose to make sure everything worked as it should?
bought the car 2 years ago. I doubt they would look at it now. Didn't find out I had these issues until 1 year after purchase
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Old 10-10-18, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jdpdata View Post
On a side note, since you tearing up your car..would you know where the rear window defogger harness is located?.
So when you press the rear defogger button on the menu or on the radio, it does not work?

T23 in the diagram below is where the rear defogger is.

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Old 10-10-18, 07:57 PM
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Yeah, when I press on rear defogger button, rear window does not defog. Outside mirrors works though. Thanks for diagram but I have no idea how to remove all the panels to get to it. Oh well, guess I'll just leave it as is. I live in Southern California and always park in garage so I rarely need to use defogger.
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Old 10-11-18, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by eddie420 View Post
Turns out there are two different systems. I have all the parts for the "easy closer", the same thing that is on the LS460. If I want the power trunk lid, I just need to get 85790-30050 so I can have both power trunk with easy closer.
Are you kidding me? From my post earlier in this thread...

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Im not referring to the motor that raises and lowers the entire lid. I have the power trunk on my GS and there are two parts to it. The first being the motorized lid itself, the second being the motorized latch.

The motorized latch is definitely pictured above but I thought all GS had this with or without the power trunk option.
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Old 10-11-18, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by signdetres View Post
Are you kidding me? From my post earlier in this thread...
Listen here pal....
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Old 10-25-18, 02:15 PM
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The parts from Japan came in today. Did not realize how large and heavy the part is, weights 7.7 lbs, my key fob for comparison. All parts ready to be installed.

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Old 10-25-18, 03:17 PM
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Please take detailed pictures when you do this, things you need to modify/cut.
I would love to add the power trunk close.
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Old 10-25-18, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jonathancl View Post
Please take detailed pictures when you do this, things you need to modify/cut.
I would love to add the power trunk close.
Absolutely, will do. Will probably also figure out the electrical shenanigans required to close the trunk from the key fob also.
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Old 10-27-18, 06:25 PM
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Did a test fitment of the parts today. Here is an overview on how it looks like all connected.




All the connectors connected except the trunk opener assembly connector. I got it from Japan and it has a is different connector than the one I have in my USA harness. Both connectors have 26 pins.



The wires look to be of a higher gauge on the American harness. I'll need to figure out what wiring is for what and re-crimp them properly. Pain in the butt but hopefully worth it. Patience is a virtue I guess.



EDIT #1 :
TIS shows the Japanese connector (90980-12444) instead of the USA one... what? I have the wiring for this connector but not for the connector on my wiring harness. Need it to compare, ugh.



EDIT #2:
Looks like 90980-12444 is for cars produced after Oct. 2015 and has nothing to do with Japanese vs American. Oddly enough... there is no "Closer" for cars produced before 2015. I smell something fishy here. Didn't the GS have power trunk closer in 2014+ in Canada and USA?



EDIT #3:
Hmm... Although "and Closer" was not listed above, it was listed as a sub-component ( ) and goes back to the same connector above. So what the bleep is the connector on my harness?

EDIT #4:
Okay, I found the connector. I think the connector on my harness interfaces with the pre-existing wiring in my car. And the car should in theory have the connector that plugs into the opener assembly. That makes sense to me. I guess I'll find out next weekend when I go at this again.


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Old 10-28-18, 12:11 AM
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Looking forward to finding out the location of the harness plug and if your car already has it. Also if the bolt holes for the power trunk motor already exist. Please take pictures of the location of these parts. If so I might check my 2013, since the option was avaliable internationally. Just like the power folding side mirror mod I did, might just be plug and play.

I'd probably only do this mod if I can find the junkyard special. I've seen quite a few lux models thru car-parts.com, maybe some have the power trunk.

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Old 10-28-18, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by peasodos View Post
Looking forward to finding out the location of the harness plug and if your car already has it. Also if the bolt holes for the power trunk motor already exist. Please take pictures of the location of these parts. If so I might check my 2013, since the option was avaliable internationally. Just like the power folding side mirror mod I did, might just be plug and play.

I'd probably only do this mod if I can find the junkyard special. I've seen quite a few lux models thru car-parts.com, maybe some have the power trunk.
Yes, will probably make another "how-to" with a bunch of pictures and comments. This should be one of the easier mods to do.
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Old 11-24-18, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Justin0807 View Post
Was the retrofit pretty much plug and play? I got almost all the parts. Just wondering if there's more to just installing the parts
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Old 01-11-19, 02:20 PM
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The Lexus ES trunk lid actuator looks exactly the same as the one for the GS:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183629035930


Makes me wonder if the motor is the same?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/263501158729
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Old 01-11-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by R6Tuan View Post
Was the retrofit pretty much plug and play? I got almost all the parts. Just wondering if there's more to just installing the parts
Based on Justin's post it looks like a simple plug and play mod, just like the power folding side mirror mod I did some time ago.
It's silly that Lexus took away power trunk and power side mirror for 2013 when the previous generation had it, then add it a year or so later.

They did similar crap with the 2019 ES, has power trunk but no power folding side mirrors, I bet in the next year or 2 they will add power folding side mirrors like it's this amazing new feature.
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