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Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-12-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,427
Posted By DrexLex
The ML subwoofer is said to be 12 ohms. All...

The ML subwoofer is said to be 12 ohms.

All the amps in the standard system are standard bridge amps. To reach 134W total rated output from 7 amps implies the speakers are all ~4 ohms. The...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-11-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,427
Posted By DrexLex
The new amp can drive your sub. Just wire the two...

The new amp can drive your sub. Just wire the two voice coils in series.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-11-15, 01:55 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By DrexLex
^^ I think it is a dual voice coil unit, so it's...

^^ I think it is a dual voice coil unit, so it's different. The ML sub has a single voice coil.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-10-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,427
Posted By DrexLex
Exactly. But the sound quality improvement is due...

Exactly. But the sound quality improvement is due to careful tuning of the tone control in the head unit in combination with the amp's internal bass EQ.

It's a 10", single unit, single voice coil...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-10-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,427
Posted By DrexLex
If I understand your intent of "clean up and...

If I understand your intent of "clean up and tighten," then I'd say yes. That was exactly the result of the mod I did.

And if you decide that you want to run a different sub, you'll need a new...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-26-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,783
Posted By DrexLex
I installed the Vaistech SLI in 2007, and iPod...

I installed the Vaistech SLI in 2007, and iPod AIFF sounds superb through the ML (modified subwoofer) system. No loss of bass. Even though it uses an iPod connector, it's still analog audio passing...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-13-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By DrexLex
Hmm, I wonder if forcing the unit to think the...

Hmm, I wonder if forcing the unit to think the parking brake is engaged makes it think it cannot be driving in reverse?? Easy enough to test that theory -- disconnect the ground to the yellow wire...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-28-15, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By DrexLex
Good news! What are you gonna do with the...

Good news!

What are you gonna do with the old drive? If you're gonna toss it, toss it my way. I'd like to better understand the failure mechanism.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-25-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By DrexLex
The display does not tell you anything? Like key...

The display does not tell you anything? Like key not detected, or some such message? No sound of relay clicks under the bonnet?

My 2006 GS430 refused to start a few weeks ago after I had driven...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-20-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,984
Posted By DrexLex
Yes, I was discussing the operation of a 2006 ML...

Yes, I was discussing the operation of a 2006 ML system. I see that things have changed since then.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-15-15, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By DrexLex
If it looks like this inside, no picnic to fix...

If it looks like this inside, no picnic to fix the mechanism. Denso link...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-13-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,554
Posted By DrexLex
Before spending money, I'd look inside to see if...

Before spending money, I'd look inside to see if something came loose inside.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-09-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,791
Posted By DrexLex
^^ The defogger relay is not in larger box on the...

^^ The defogger relay is not in larger box on the driver's side, but the smaller box on the opposite side, forward of the battery.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-05-15, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,802
Posted By DrexLex
Yes. As the body flexes, the plastic cowl moves...

Yes. As the body flexes, the plastic cowl moves against the glass, and IIRC some metal bits on the firewall. If you remove the cowl but the noise remains, it's from somewhere else. If that eliminates...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-02-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,802
Posted By DrexLex
The 2006 cowl was eventually redesigned, so maybe...

The 2006 cowl was eventually redesigned, so maybe it's different in your newer model. The attached is from the 2006 manual. Just the 2 round retainer clips.

Might need to search for a newer...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12-31-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,802
Posted By DrexLex
It's difficult to solve because the clicking...

It's difficult to solve because the clicking noises can be caused on both sides of the windshield.

If you have not already done so, try temporarily removing the plastic cowl that sits under the...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12-30-14, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By DrexLex
That connector is used for a satellite radio...

That connector is used for a satellite radio tuner in 2007+ models.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12-29-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By DrexLex
No, you don't want to run your iPod audio though...

No, you don't want to run your iPod audio though the FM tuner. I've been using a Viastech for iPod ever since I bought the car new. Flawless, sounds great, integrates perfectly. The newer units are...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12-10-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,737
Posted By DrexLex
Did your problem get resolved? I just had...

Did your problem get resolved?

I just had the same thing happen tonight. Tried to start a few times but the brake pedal just kicked back.

Then I opened the driver door and tried again, car...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 11-12-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 126,212
Posted By DrexLex
It's fine to take the car for a drive while...

It's fine to take the car for a drive while waiting for the warning lights to go off.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 11-01-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By DrexLex
Congrats on the 430. The V8 has been called The...

Congrats on the 430. The V8 has been called The Velvet Fist. :)

I installed a Viastech for iPod playback back when I got the car. Works great. If sound quality is on your list, a relatively minor...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-16-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By DrexLex
It's probably a lot like removing the rear bumper...

It's probably a lot like removing the rear bumper cover. Link (https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/302458-how-to-remove-back-bumper.html#post2868608)
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-13-14, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By DrexLex
>>Every button and knob surround.<< If several...

>>Every button and knob surround.<<
If several of the illumination lamps/LEDs are flickering, it sounds to me like the dimmer control connection is intermittent. I do not have the diagrams to trace...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-10-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By DrexLex
Thanks for the link. To your original...

Thanks for the link.

To your original question. No, they are not compatible. At minimum, the EQ is tailored to the specific drivers in the specific vehicle model. The new GS uses different drivers...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-05-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By DrexLex
Ok. If it's bass improvement you want, you could...

Ok. If it's bass improvement you want, you could start with something simple, like using an aftermarket amp with improved EQ tuning. Made a world of difference for me. See the Kicker link in my...
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