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Hi guys, need some advice BIG time!! :crybaby: I have a top slot CD player and a few weeks ago developed ERR3, started giving the side a bang and the CD's were swapping ok :blush: Last week this stopped working and now I am stuck on the same CD or radio.

Done some searching on here but no luck. What EXACTLY would I need to do if I went down the new HU route, my Lex is a 2000 Sport so I know it is more awkward :angry:

PLEEEEASE HELP as the radio is doing my head in!!!!

Cheers Guys

Chris

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Hi guys, need some advice BIG time!! :crybaby: I have a top slot CD player and a few weeks ago developed ERR3, started giving the side a bang and the CD's were swapping ok :blush: Last week this stopped working and now I am stuck on the same CD or radio.

Done some searching on here but no luck. What EXACTLY would I need to do if I went down the new HU route, my Lex is a 2000 Sport so I know it is more awkward :angry:

PLEEEEASE HELP as the radio is doing my head in!!!!

Cheers Guys

Chris

1) new headunit (Tape, Cd, Mp3, DVD, however much you wish to spend) and adaptor plate to fit it.

2) Replacement door speakers (about 5 inch i think)

3) replacement Rear speakers (6x9 by all accounts, plus a bit of mdf to mount them propely)

4)An amp to run the speakers although the headunit all can do this

5) lots of speaker wire

6) and finally a lot of time and patience to take your lex apart to run all the cables, change the speakers, etc, or an audio company that knows how to do it for you.

I did it all myself and it's not too hard. Search around the website and there's plenty of guides to taking door panels, rear seats, etc out.

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hehe .. do wat i did.

Installed a JVC single DVD head unit, running on factory speakers. I also installed a modded Altezza 7" top mounted TV to play my DVDs, now I watch Fast & Furious when I drive .... :lol:

however, I need to source a new amp, as I have found that the HU just cannot produce the power when compared with my original system w/ original amp.

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Cheers for the replies, was hoping it would be a bit easier LOL!!! Will have to get someone to do it for me I think, dont fancy ripping my car apart :o

The in dash DVD player sounds nice - is yours a S model though? Was told it was a lot easier for that model than the SE/Sport.

Chris

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all IS200 in hk are sports. meaning they all have the lexus branded external 4 channel amp that is located behind the glove box. Unfortunately, this amp cannot be reused with an aftermarket Headunit. So the only way to do it, is to buy an aftermarket HU, then add a new amp. But then the problem is speakers. I have no idea how much power the speakers can handle. That is precisely what i am about to do. I will be checking to see how much power my speakers can support once I get back to hk.

At this point, I dont want to upgrade my speakers (obviously cos of the $$) but also cos I think the lexus speakers are decent.

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you dont need to replace the speakers, but you have to be aware the rear speakers are not normal 2 way speakers they are seperate units but mounted on top of each other.

have a look on is300.net they have far better and in depth guides than on here for aftermarket installs

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Fluff ... u serious? That means it has 2 inputs for each rear speaker (i.e. 2 positive leads and 2 negative leads going into 1 speaker?)

So that means I need 2 x 4 channel amp ?? why did they do that? are they components (i.e. different ranges) or is it just a woofer cone and a tweeter? but with 2 sets of inputs?

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hi guys I’m pondering the same thing to rip out the standard HU and replace with aftermarket one but do not fancy replacing all the speakers and the hassle that goes with it, especially the rear 6x9's = ££ is also a major prob. :crybaby:

Unfortunately you can not buy an aftermarket wiring harness only for the s models :crybaby:

I have been to one very rep-Sound systems installers in the local area and they said " we do not touch the Lex SE or the Sports models as they are too much hassle and take up to much time" unless you have a lot of $$ they don’t want to touch it. :tsktsk:

I managed to wire up a Phone kit no probls so will try to make my own wiring harness and keep you guys posted on the progress.. :P

I will be watching this topic for further advise please :D

cheers

Dibslpg

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hi guys I’m pondering the same thing to rip out the standard HU and replace with aftermarket one but do not fancy replacing all the speakers and the hassle that goes with it, especially the rear 6x9's = ££ is also a major prob. :crybaby:

Unfortunately you can not buy an aftermarket wiring harness only for the s models :crybaby:

I have been to one very rep-Sound systems installers in the local area and they said " we do not touch the Lex SE or the Sports models as they are too much hassle and take up to much time" unless you have a lot of $$ they don’t want to touch it. :tsktsk:

I managed to wire up a Phone kit no probls so will try to make my own wiring harness and keep you guys posted on the progress.. :P

I will be watching this topic for further advise please :D

cheers

Dibslpg

It really isn't that hard of a job if i'm honest, i researched on is300.net and got guides to taking seats out etc and it honestly took me around 3-4 hours to fit new rear speakers, run phono and amp ing leads down the centre tunnel, and run a amp power cable from the engine bay, down the passenger side and through to the boot, fit a the new head unit and wire it up. the next day it took me an hour and a half to change the door speakers and run new speaker cable from the speakers into the car and down to the boot to the amp.

I did spend around a week researching it on is300.net and here but all the informations there. the only specialist tools were a wire coat hanger so i could find a path from the engine to the passenger foot well.

Here are some links from this website:

Replacing 6*9's

Changing door speakers

Removing centre console (to run cables to radio)

Removing Radio

Wiring diagrams off is300.net

Other useful audio posts on is300.net - Esp read the one on why standard speakers won't work with aftermarket headunits!

Honestly though these instrutions and a set of wiring diagrams i found on is300.net it really wasnt so hard

Hope this helps

Stav

{edited: wiring diagrams added}

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