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Parthiban

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    IS200 SE Auto
  • Year of Lexus
    2002
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    Greater London

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  1. It's not an issue, the IS has a bit of an annoying throttle setup. Putting the car in snow mode makes it a bit smoother in traffic.
  2. Bit late to the conversation but from everything I've heard the IS300 is a very different car to the IS200 (not just bigger engine/more power) so definitely worth considering. Don't forget the IS300 came as a manual in other markets (the US being one) so a manual swap is probably easier than with some other cars. Keep an eye out on my.is as things like this will pop up every now and then (once you get your IS300 of course!) https://www.my.is/threads/fs-is300-manual-transmission-parts-w55.608861/
  3. The speed pulse wire looks like it might be a problem - doing some research it looks like wireless carplay/android auto won't work if this wire isn't connected - if you don't hook it up then you have to go wired (which was specifically why I wanted this unit lol). I guess I'm going to have to find the wire to tap into, or otherwise no point in going for this model.
  4. Hi mate, good to see some of the old members still around! It was just 4 years it was stored for but fired up first crank no hesitation 🙂 My bluetooth phone/music kit has died so ripping all that out and just want to replace it with a double din android auto unit. As an aside question, thinking of getting this Kenwood unit: https://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk/car/nav_mm/android-auto-mm/DMX8020DABS/?view= Glancing through the instructions, it says to connect the speed pulse input and parking brake wire - are these both necessary for it to work? And if so, does anyone know where I can find the right connections for these in the car?
  5. Cool, I had been looking at this which looks like the same kit. Be careful with that ebay link as from the pic it doesn't look like the right ISO adapter. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CT24LX01-CT51-LX01-Car-Stereo-Fascia-Fitting-Kit-For-Lexus-IS200-2001-2004/350443622454?epid=542804669&hash=item5198115036:g:aQsAAOSwkvFahWvg
  6. Yep that's the style of one I've seen a few times that I hadn't seen in the past - is this a good fit and match to the dash?
  7. Good question, if it's actually the limited edition model it's somehow lost the body kit and wheels - the yellow was otherwise not a colour available in the UK but not sure if you could special order it.
  8. That car looks a bit weird, the Amarillo special edition came with the TTE bodykit and wheels, while that car looks like a standard Sport in yellow (which from what I remember was not a colour you could order). https://media.lexus.co.uk/2003/03/amarillo-the-yellow-rose-of-lexus/
  9. Hi all, used to be a regular member on here but have been living overseas for a few years and the Lexus has been in storage - hello if any of the old members are still around! Just returned and put the IS back on the road, but looking to replace the headunit with a double DIN to add android auto. The go-to used to be the autoleads fascia kit, but now see there are a few others which in photos look a bit better, does anyone have any recommendations on which is the best match to the dash? I tried searching but couldn't find anything, although that could just be my lack of searching skills!
  10. No they were an accessory option for the GS. Looks good, always liked those wheels on the GS.
  11. Ahh didn't realise it was so much cheaper on ebay than on their website - in that case that's a decent price even with shipping.
  12. Ok if you can have someone bring it over from the US, otherwise may as well get the NAV TV unit as it only costs a tiny bit more and they're based in the UK - LINK Nice job though, simple to fit? P.S. I like the music :)
  13. I had a low idle problem with my IS200 recently, dealer did a throttle body clean and now all is well - worth checking out :)
  14. Personally seems a lot easier to just buy the GROM adapter - simply plug it into the back of the stereo and away you go! :winky:
  15. This thread for the front seat may help - LINK Assuming the rears are set up in a similar way to the front, it looks like you might need to get the seat out before you'd be able to remove the headrest. Totally bizarre if you ask me, especially as the headrests in other cars are electric but can be removed quite easily!
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