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03-12-15, 11:46 AM
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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...
03-11-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,136
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.
03-11-15, 12:55 AM
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Views: 26,136
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.
03-10-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,136
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...
03-10-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,136
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...
02-26-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,890
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...
02-12-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
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...
01-28-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
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.
01-25-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
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...
01-20-15, 01:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,218
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.
01-15-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
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...
01-13-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
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.
01-09-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
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.
01-05-15, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,347
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...
01-02-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,347
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...
12-31-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,347
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...
12-30-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By DrexLex

That connector is used for a satellite radio...

That connector is used for a satellite radio tuner in 2007+ models.
12-29-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
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...
12-10-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,902
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...
11-12-14, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 132,011
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.
11-01-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
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...
10-16-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
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)
10-13-14, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
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...
10-10-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
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...
10-05-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
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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