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Old 09-21-08, 05:54 PM   #1
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I have been giving this some thought after hearing about this idea before.

In order to make it easier for both new and veteran members alike, I'd like for everyone to add any DIYs for the RX300 in this sticky thread (maintenance, special projects, you name it) done by any of our members. I know I have a few myself, TunedRX300, our friend ederny, http://rx300how2.home.comcast.net/~rx300how2/ and many others. It is not necessary to have done them on Club Lexus, we only need a link to the thread or site.

Since many DIYs are based on check engine light (CEL) errors faced by RX300 owners, it would be helpful if everyone could take this survey of CEL so that we can pinpoint issues and keep them in mind when we do future DIYs, https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=329187

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These are ones that I could find and recall offhand of mine.

Oil Change,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...il-change.html

Rear differential/Transfer case fluids (for those of you with an AWD RX300)
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=214000

Door panel removal (includes link related to lubing window motor),
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=288373

Removal of window motor along with door window (goes in hand with thread above),
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...r-removal.html

Aftermarket window motor and regulator (goes along with two threads above),
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...s-and-now.html

Shock removal and installation,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=327873

Spark plugs removal (has link to separate throttle body removal to get to them easier)
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=264967

Throttle body removal (actually how to open it to get at spark plugs easier),
(has link to separate throttle body removal to get to them easier)
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx3...ark-plugs.html

Brake pads,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=264864

Lubricating the brake pins and replacing rubber dust boots (goes with the brake pads DIY above)
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...ust-boots.html

Removal of center piece from steering wheel,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=315272

Disabling DRLs (Daytime Running Lights),
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=299658

Accelerator cable modification for better response,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=351073

Coolant changeout,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=249741

Locations of bolts to remove rear bumper,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx3...r-removal.html

Cleaning the ABS wheel sensors,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...when-rain.html

Changing the Oxygen Sensor located after the main catalytic converter (Bank 1, Sensor 2),
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...sor-2-diy.html

Replacing the radio antenna mast,
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...enna-mast.html

I will add more over time as I do them.

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My DIY IACV service thread, I know plenty of members have had this common issue.

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx3...-write-up.html

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this one is a sticky but you covered cleaning the IACV, MAF sensor cleaning, PCV elbow hose cleaning and resetting the ECU

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=295546
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this one is a sticky but you covered cleaning the IACV, MAF sensor cleaning, PCV elbow hose cleaning and resetting the ECU

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=295546
Ok

I am also adding these that I found and remembered

Aux in for RX300 (tomv), https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=215793

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Center console removal (Shonuff), https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=290465

Let me know if anyone knows of any other DIYs, even ones such as audio or lighting, not just maintenance.
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Ashtray removal (YoshRX300), https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=334373

Window switch lights to LED (Will49), https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lighting/99841-rx300-interior-green-to-white-led-conversion.html (thanks to YoshRX300 on this one)
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Instrument Cluster Drive Gear Indicator Light Out
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...t=77510&page=3
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How about the door actuator lock $15 fix.

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums...topic=41219&hl
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Where is the one for the repair of the cabin air servo, the thing behind the glove box that makes the obnoxious noise?
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx3...mix-servo.html

and see post 35 from this thread, https://www.clublexus.com/forums/3946871-post35.html

Also, https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...-cold-air.html

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my first DIY replacing front rotors

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...otors-diy.html
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For OEM oil filter removal:

Advanced Auto Parts sells AmPro T70404, 73 mm 14 flutes - 1 step for $4.99

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Default Antenna Replacement

Something to be noted. A few days ago, I replaced the antenna on my 99 RX300 by way of the instructions from this board:

http://rx300how2.home.comcast.net/~rx300how2/

In the workflow, it says to put the cable with the teeth facing the rear of the vehicle...I tried this for about a half an hour to no avail...then for the H*** of it I turned the teeth towards the front of the vehicle, and the antenna motor took the new mast the first time.

The instructions were from the shop manual, and so I don't understand why the discrepancy, but I just wanted to make everyone aware.

Happy New Year,
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