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Here are a few Frequently Asked (and answeblue) Questions regarding the fourth gen LS Simply click on the underlined links to be taken to another post with more details.

Section One - Forum rules and general navigation

Click (here) to be taken to our forum rules including important details regarding our work safe environment, guidelines against personal attacks, group buy rules and even details on what signature images are allowed (those pictures you see when members post at the bottom of their reply). Please take the time to read them as our forum rules are strictly enforced.

There are many years of very detailed posts that have quite a bit of information you should look through before posting a question. This FAQ tries to capture the most common, but please search before posting. We're writing a new 'how to' on advanced search but you can get the idea in this post (click here).

Section Two - FAQ and DIY Threads

PLEASE look through the FAQ before posting a question. This FAQ tries to capture the most common questions, but PLEASE also search before posting if you don't find it here. Seasoned members post a link to refer new members/owners to this thread.

Here are a few Frequently Asked (and answered) Questions regarding the 4th Gen LS family. Simply click on the links to be taken to another thread with more details posted by forum members and owners.

(Register your car on the site)

Resources & Owner Manuals, Service History, Maintenance Schedule, How-To Vids
LS460, LS460L & LS600hL Reference Guide
Buying Advice & What To Look For 2007-2009

Misc, Professional Reviews and discussion threads of interest

Personalized Settings
Toyota recalls LS, other models for valve spring replacement
Tips and Tricks you might not know about your LS
Two buttons that most LS owners might not know about
Tips when purchasing a CPO LS..my experience
Japanese market Lexus LS460 boasts a host of "world's firsts"
TopSpeed Review
LS 460/460L Official Review Thread
Lexus LS Wiki (Partly written by fellow CL member Encore888)
2013 LS460/460L/600hL & F-Sport Reviews Thread
Official 2013 Lexus LS460/460L/600hL & F-Sport thread
Lexus LS Youtube Videos

Model descriptions differences

2007-2009 And 2010-2012 Differences
2007-2009 LS460 option cheat sheet for perspective buyers w/pics & vids
Two quick ways to know if the car is equipped with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
How could you tell a radar from the front emblem?
The easiest way to know if a LWB or SWB has air available without even opening the door
LS430 vs LS460
2008 LS 600hL Model Overview

Picture Threads

Official 4LS Modification Thread
Pic of your LS- RIGHT NOW!

Plus Size Wheels & Suspension Info

LS 460/600 Wheel & Tire Information Thread (very detailed)
Please share your LS460 22" wheel/tire experiences good or bad
CJITTY's 22" Vossen CV1 Wheel Install Experience (Videos and Pics Inside)
DataSystems Air Suspension Controller info thread

(Scroll Down to see step by step instructions)

Factory Air Suspension 101: Share your A/S knowledge here
My Tanabe NF210 Lowering Spring Install Experience/Info Thread
Any LS460 owners with BC Racing Coilovers and bags from Universal Air Suspension?
OEM Air Suspension ride height links below car..adjustable?
ls460 coilovers?
My progress...
2 Sets of Wheels? Ok, Reset your TPMS yourself at home!!!
Control arm solutions?
DIY control arm fix
07 LS460 Upper & Lower control arm bushings replacement
Aftermarket Air Suspension
Replacement of Front Shock Absorbers -DIY


2010 Face Lift (207-2009 Conversion to 2010-2012)
I had an accident with my 2008 LS460L
2010 Headlights
LS460 front lip options
Vertex Front/Rear Lip Kit owners, chime in please
Bodykit choices for facelift ls460?
Need body kit advice
Lexus LS Grille Options
HOW TO: Gummy Trunk Button Fix
Emergency Trunk Opening Procedure
Body Kits
Does Your Car Have A Defective Doorjamb Switch?

Mechanical Engine

LS460 Engine Air filter
HOW TO: LS460/460L Serpentine belt replacement with pics
How do I remove the Oil Service Light?
Oil Change on LS460 with pictures
LS600hL Oil Change Procedure w/pics
PTS-JoeZ Series Performance Exhaust for my LS460
LS 460 Acceleration Problems
Anyone still have ticking noise after having VSR done?
Subtle, consistent knocking on LS460 AWD "normal"?
LS460 2011 noisy pinging at low rpm
Diesel-like noise in Idle
FIXED PICS! DIY Spark Plug Replacment
LS 460 Acceleration Problems
Acceleration Problems after Dealer Oil Change
LS460 AWD Jerking on low speed


Transmission Maintenance

Rear Differential

Rear Differential Fluid Change DIY w/Pics


Windshield Replacement

Wind Noise Issue Discussions DIY Fix

LS460 Wind Noise Fix (merged threads)
LS460 Wind Noise Fix (continued discussion)
Instructions For The "JMcRaney Wind Noise Fix"
Stabilizing fins. Possible fix for wind noise in pre 2013 cars
Folding Window Seal Fix (Read thread for replacement part # and the DIY Fix)

Window Tint

What is your window tint level?


TSIB For 2007-2009


No Audio...Speakers are chirping!!! WTF??
Aftermarket 6x9 door speaker install (pics)
Mark Levinson Amplifier Repair
Q&A with A Mark Levinson Amp Repair Tech

What the ‘Chirping/Clicking’ noise sounds like when your ML amp dies

AFS Issues (Adaptive Front-lighting System)

AFS light is blinking after bodywork.. help!!!!
Check AFS light and APGS system not working
AFS OFF flashing
AFS Fuse Location

PCS Issues (Pre Collision System)

LS 460 pcs warning light and system fault triangle
PCS light is blinking


Blinking driver side window switch?
LS remote start install DIY
how to replace battery on the remote


Fog light Mod..... (finally)
How to install corner (Nike light) LED's & How to install reverse light LED's
HID/Low beam Headlamp Replacement Instructions
Got my LED DRL's on today and new(er) pics of my car..
The CJITTY Tee LED Official Thread
Reaplcing side mirror LED
New Interior LED Upgrade Mod
Footwell /glove compartment lights
LED Lighting Replacement Guide w/Pics (This guide will work with 4th Gen LS)
HID Bulb (Headlight Question)
Converting to LED turn signals etc what do I need
HID Fog Install DIY w/PICS for LS460
Simple LED List
LED DRL Replacement for OEM Halogen DRL DIY
High Mounted Stop Lamp Removal
LED Side Mirror Install DIY with pics
LED front turn signal bulbs DIY with pics

Electronics programming tips & Smartphone Integration

Personalization Settings/Customizable features

Rear Entertainment System - How to split audio between two sources at the same time (2007-2009 Rear Seat Entertainment equipped LS460/LS600 models)

My Android Integration Demo Video with VAIS Technologies IVIC System
How to fully integrate your smartphone in a Lexus: Mirror iPhone & Android screens
Vaistech - in Vehicle Infotainment Center (iVIC) for Apple iPod/iPhone
Collision Prevent Assist System


AKEBONO Ceramic Brake Pads - The Who, Why and Where to get them At a GREAT Price!
You got new wheels - Now what about your old brake calipers?
Lexus Caliper Decals
I have to tell everyone. I love this forum
2008 LS460L DIY Rear & Front Brake Pads


Gas: Premium vs. Regular advantages, disadvantages (merged threads)
Better MPG Tips


Cabin Filter Change
Blend Door Replacement - Air filter door broken
How to remove headrest for LS460/L
Rear Seat Removal (Powered)
EDU: Rear Seat Removal (non-reclining)
DIY: Nearly FREE Loose Glove Box Fix
Glove Box Adjustment DIY
Cool Box
LS460 A-pillar garnish removal & install
Removing dash glass or plastic over the speedo and tach
DIY: DataSystem Controller Ashtray Installation (Mod)


No interior heat at idle in 2008 LS460L - Low coolant ??
LS600hL Hybrid climate control issues on cold days

How to Remove Radio & Navigation

Original DIY Thread

DIY / Info thread for LS460/LS460L/LS600hL

Fourth Gen LS Members Build Threads, all listed in the LS460 build thread area (click here)

Nash Start of a Build Thread
Nat's LS460L Reincarnation Build Thread
New Arrival: Project Synergy - Pics & Story
GSP David LS460 Build thread
CJITTY's Random Pics, Vids & Build Thread
CJITTY's Build Thread II
Weksos LS460 Build Thread
Tee's LS460 SWB Build Pics & Vids Thread
Tee's LS460 LWB Build Pics & Vids Thread
Booyah!!! Rico9803 LS460L Build Thread
USF41 Build Thread (brianlin87)
Lei_z's Build Thread
yottabyte's LS460L Build Thread
Hello CL! Allow me to introduce myself and build thread
AznRacer build thread
FrankyBoy Official Build Thread....Let's Gooooo.....
Farming's Build thread.......
Dat intro and build thread
DiamondJ Lexus LS460 Build Thread
LXurious Build thread
LBINTAB's LS460L build
Mrexecutiv/Refined Elegance LS460 Build thread
intro thread: new to me ls600hl
Under Construction 2010 LS 460 Sport
Jayhoang's LS460L Build Thread
Jasoneo5's Build Thread
PrinceAkim's LS 460L Build Thread
Hawaii5oh's build thread

Section Three - Discovering the rest of Club Lexus

Now that you've explored the 4th Gen LS forum, we want to make sure you knew about the rest of Club Lexus and took advantage of all it has to offer.

We've created a new classified advertisement forum specific for the 4LS CLICK HERE and a gallery to host your 4LS images CLICK HERE Free of charge!

We have a dedicated Automotive Care & Detailing forum that is for discussions on washing, waxing, polishing, detailing, cleaning and maintaining the the beauty of your new Lexus (click here). This forum is moderated by two professional detailers.

Our Vendor Marketplace is the place to find group buys and great deals from ClubLexus' supporting vendors (click here).

The Wheels & Tires Forum is where you can ask all sorts of questions about aftermarket rim and tire combos (click here ).

If you want to shoot the breeze about SOB (some other brand) of vehicle, try Car Chat (click here) or ask about something else in life try the ClubHouse (click here)

We have many local meets for Lexus enthusiasts, check out the forum for your area (click here)

and this is just a start.... I wanted to make sure you took some time to poke around and discover the other areas of the forum that can enhance your Lexus ownership experience. Welcome to our community!

THANK YOU to all the Club Lexus moderators and members that contributed to this FAQ and the linked content, especially Tee who did the heavy lifting! If you have suggestions to add to the list, please pm Tee or DaveGS4. This list is intended to be a living document so please nominate posts you think will be useful to new and existing members alike.

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