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Hi,

Just bought a 1998 mk4 LS400. I pick it up on Thursday.

I'm quite used to my current stereo, a Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB52. It receives digital radio, and also plays back MP3 compilation CDs.

I presume I'm out of luck with getting DAB in the Lexus, unless I completely replace the built in stereo. Is that even possible?

For the MP3 CDs though, I believe it's possible to interface aftermarket MP3 stackers to the OEM head unit. Has anyone tried that? Does anyone know who makes the Lexus CD changer?

Cheers,

Jon

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Jon,

Welcome! You can change the Mk1 and Mk2 radios over with a bit of effort, but not sure about Mk4 models..do you have satnav?

From what I know, Lexus radios/CD changers for LS400 models in the UK have usually been Pioneer. May be different for import spec cars, as some may have Nakimichi premium systems..

HTH.

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....or you could be lucky and have a Mark Levinson system? If you're going to strip it out....I'LL HAVE IT!!

(Let me know!)

Chris Skelton in Bristol.

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....or you could be lucky and have a Mark Levinson system? If you're going to strip it out....I'LL HAVE IT!!

Sadly not... from my web research before buying, I got the impression it was only available in the LS430. They're still a bit rich for my finances. :-)

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Welcome! You can change the Mk1 and Mk2 radios over with a bit of effort, but not sure about Mk4 models..do you have satnav?

From what I know, Lexus radios/CD changers for LS400 models in the UK have usually been Pioneer. May be different for import spec cars, as some may have Nakimichi premium systems..

Cheers for the welcome. Yes, I have satnav, I specifically chose a 1998 model because of that. Anyone know how much Lexus charge for an update disk? I don't know how up to date mine will be.

I don't think it's got the Nakamichi sound system, I didn't notice the logo anyway.

There's a pic of the car on my website, but as I say I don't collect it until Thursday. Had to buy a tax disk today, had to pay for the whole of this month as well even though I don't need it to be valid until the 26th. :-/

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Nice car. Have a search on the forums, as I think the update disk question has been asked before...

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