kayble

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    John
  • Lexus Model
    GS300
  • Year of Lexus
    2001
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    Merseyside

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  1. That car has been advertised for aaaaages now, having come down from a higher price previously. Shame about the bad experience- half wish I had a good 430 to sell as there does seem to be good interest in them. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  2. Ah that's a good point- so you can use the non navigation HVAC controls in combination with a double din - as a retrofit for a navigation equipped car? Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  3. I'd strongly recommend ditching the factory navigation and going for a touchscreen double din. Mine is a Kenwood android auto unit, so I hook my phone up to a usb outlet in the centre armrest cubby, and the car then had spotify, google maps, handsfree etc. If you look earlier in my thread, you'll see what I did - if you plan on upgrading the sound system, you'll be pulling the door panels to get to your factory speakers - at which point access to the tweeters should be self explanatory. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  4. It's failed 5 MOTs - having covered a relatively short distance for lifespan; seems at odds with it being one owner and 'stunning'. Will also have the earlier brake booster that's more susceptible to expensive failure - but does indeed look rather clean. I'd want a good poke around underneath to look for corrosion; even if it's clean I still think it's well overpriced. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  5. Need to get this on Techstream and look at live data. Clear codes and do zero point calibration, then see what comes back. Live data will tell you what's going on with the wheel speed sensors for a start... And check basics: battery voltage at idle, security of pos and neg battery connections. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  6. Was that all the active codes the car had stored? That seems to be a report from just one module Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  7. Rich, want to share them? Dint make any rash decisions - I'm happy to help (if I can), if the car ever finds itself in liverpool. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  8. Rich, Are you a DIY'er? Recommend you drop your sill covers and have a thorough poke around your arches,sills and wheel wells - scrub/clean/seal/weld now rather than regret not find rust later down the line. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  9. Possible underlying fault. Techstream can read thr module specific codes that may be causing it. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  10. The reason it was unplugged was whilst seats were being swapped - so in my case I just reconnected SRS, cleared the codes with Techstream in both the SRS and VSC/ABS modules - and all is well. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  11. That's it. Did find though, that if there's an underlying fault in the SRS system (as in my case), the pin bridge trick wouldn't work. I had part of the srs unplugged when I did the paperclip trick and VSC/ABS lights came back immediately. I.e - it'll solve the issue with zero point calibration loss, but if you have another underlying fault, it likely won't. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  12. In preparation for a local car meet (Coffee and Cars - Liverpool) I spent quite a bit of time clay barring and waxing the car in the past week. No getting around the fact that she's had paint in various areas at some stage in her life, and is a leggy old thing, but it scrubs up very nicely indeed: The black silver plates are just for show - i can pop white/yellow road legal plates in as necessary. I'm dithering somewhat with my big project, which is to install some subwoofers in the boot - I do like a custom stereo system - so far I've only got so far as to put the double DIN system in and change out the door speakers. First step wil be to run wiring to the boot and prove concept with an old Infinity bass link 10" powered sub I have in the garage, then on to bigger and better things as necessary!
  13. 1. Thorough inspection for rust - sills under the plastic covers, jacking points (mostly the rear), rear wheel wells - particularly at the point they joint the sills, rear wheel wells as they present in to the boot. 2. Excavate all mud/crud from the rear wheel wells/arches/ sills the full length/front of the car under sill covers and plastic exterior panels as they meet the sill cover 3. Check the operation of your parking brake - both the cables and the state of the rear park brake backing plate (need to take the disc off) - and check for corrosion on the backing plate/ whether the cables have siezed/broken 4. Check the condition of your sunroof, from the inside of the car - you're looking for rust on the metal frame that the glass is bonded to. 5. Check the condition of your core support - the metal under the radiator and a/c condensor - check my thread for experiene thereof. 5. Diagnostics check to look at any codes the car has stored. 6. Full maintenance of breaks & suspension; not sure if you're a DIY'er or not though; all quite simple and accessible. Glad to help if you ever find yourself around the Liverpool area 😀
  14. Congrats on the acquisition - looks lovely! Drop your sill covers and inspect jacking points as first order of business. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  15. I've got a Tony Banks exhaust on my car - it's a +1 for them from me - sorry! Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk