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New headlights fitted and car looks  ohhhhhh so much better than with tinted ones on(plus bit of crazing on lenses)

was going down lines of fitting drl indicator bulbs but decided not to for the time being, they can just sit on garage shelf till later maybe

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Headlamps look much better Graham was it a difficult job to do ?

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13 minutes ago, Bob King said:

Headlamps look much better Graham was it a difficult job to do ?

 No not really, i only partially removed bumper to access headlights, job only took about 2n half hrs and that was with 2 coffee breaks and a chat with neighbours...

went in blind not knowing what to do intially but with prior knowledge job could be done in little over a hour

didnt realise how much light the tint was stopping coming thru till i took 1 light off then put new one on then switched on lights and wow huge difference, intially was thinking of maybe a light very grey tint to put on ...but no nope not a chance now after noticing the difference

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Great work Graham, the lights look much better without the tint. What's next on the list? 

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He could fit a sound system...got any advise Neil 😉

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1 hour ago, Bob King said:

He could fit a sound system...got any advise Neil 😉

Oi ive just had rear seats changed so not getting rid of them 😆 

double din unit and paint and cold air intake and strut brace is still on my to do list

suspension exhaust alloys done prior to me purchasing 

interior change steering wheel and lights since my possession 

wrapping wood next week ,,, going black 5d carbon but might end up going red yet, will see how black looks first,

ive to take door cards off anyway to fit the new weather seals i picked up the other day so will start with wood on doors first

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Think i’ll just buy a new car to my spec next time 😆 

probably be cheaper, but then again not as much fun

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I thought that red i shows you might catch your eye 😉

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28 minutes ago, Bob King said:

I thought that red i shows you might catch your eye 😉

It did , but id already purchased the black so your fault now if i have to change it at extra cost.....

bills in the post 😉 

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2 hours ago, Bob King said:

He could fit a sound system...got any advise Neil 😉

Yeah, it's a piece of cake, ask Halfords to fit it while you wait. 🤣

Beatsonic are the people to talk to unless it's going to be a whole system upgrade. The European harness version of the Beatsonic MVA13L  interface module is what you need. It's a special order direct from Beatsonic or you can import and adapt the US market version as I did. I suspect at least one of the UK car hifi installers has access to Beatsonic as I've seen 2 other SC430s with double din installs now.

 

 

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15 hours ago, mr2lad said:

It did , but id already purchased the black so your fault now if i have to change it at extra cost.....

bills in the post 😉 

You youngsters are so impatient 😄😄

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Quality inspectors like them 😂

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Little bit of trim wrapping today, still got dash n centre console bits to do, but work n family commitments are hindering me (damned pesky children 😂)

Ps will have to strip and re wrap passenger side as carbon effect is going opposite direction to other side and my OCD is killing me 😆 

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That looks great, well done

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Stripped all wood panel trims out and taking them to a proffesional to cover, little mistakes on bits i did are doing my nut in so someone else can do them lol

and will travel to guys business in luxury rather than boot of LS lol

 

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That’s one big hole in the dash with it all stripped out ☹️

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21 minutes ago, Bob King said:

That’s one big hole in the dash with it all stripped out ☹️

It does look quite dramatic but once you have done it a couple of times, it's surprising how quickly it all comes apart and goes back together. 

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Being a Lexus I’m sure it’s very logical in construction....push fit for most trim with 10mm for the radio & sat/nav 👍🏻

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24 minutes ago, Neil E said:

It does look quite dramatic but once you have done it a couple of times, it's surprising how quickly it all comes apart and goes back together. 

Im a expert at door trim removal now, and will be coming off again when i get windows retinted.... doing things arse about tit as guy thats doing wrap will be doing tints as well but id already stripped everything out when he said oh i could tint your windows as well...bugger lol will wait till ive attached all unplugged things then drive down to his in new year and get tints done

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Yep 6 x 10mm and 2 x screws to remove sat nav and stereo everything else on dash is pull off

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Recovered the bit of carpet on front base of seat to leather this morning...

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All wood trim now completly carbon wrapped, plus new touch screen double din stereo with beatsonic interface all ready to be 

fitted later on tomorrow (today) then thats it for a wee while before i change something else lol

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Wrapping finished and double din system installed, still to decide what im doing with gear select silver surround as badly scratched 

bottom pic is how it looked before i started changing things

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So..... so far i have DE-beiged,DE-wooded and now in process of DE-chroming 😆

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