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    is250 SE-L
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  1. I have a problem with my passenger door mirror, when I select reverse the mirror does not move down as much as the drivers side, and will not return the original position afterwards, has anyone has the same issue? Thanks Paul
  2. Hi Paul, I have only had the trim back in the car for just under a week now, so can't give you a durability answer, but I did buy a good quality lacquer and gave the trim about three coats, time will tell, if it is permanent, but I thought, if it all went pear shaped I could buy used trim from a breakers yard if needed be, or just spray it black and then lacquer it As for stripping down the parts, yes it was easy, I am no way an expert, and I found it very easy, all crosshead screws apart from the gearshift chrome surround which is held on by small plastic dome caps which you have to snap off, I was going to super glue them back on when the trim was finished, but I used strong double sided tape, and it has worked really well, the cup holder gave me no issues at all, again very easy to take apart, I did take some pictures before I started just to remind me of how all parts fitted back in the trim, which helped. All I can say is, if you are thinking of doing it, go for it, it has made the interior of my car look so much better. I have looking for the PO-40 module for my car, but I cannot seem to find it anywhere, where did you pick up yours from? and I am looking at getting the Vline, but I just cannot pull the trigger at £500 for it, how are you finding it, is it worth getting?
  3. Yes, the wood effect has made a massive difference in my opinion to the look of the interior, ref the the tail lights if we all liked the same thing the world would be a dull and boring place, haven't really looked at the IS-F lights will check them out.
  4. Thank you, I think they call it tasteful mods 😀
  5. Thank you, yes, brings the car up to date, nothing over the top
  6. Thanks, the durability did cross my mind, there are a few people that have had theirs for a while with no issues, I have kept the old ones just in case, time will tell, luckily they are not too expensive, but I have to say, they are a really good addition the rear end,
  7. So in September last year I became the proud owner of a 2008 IS250, I love the car, it is a joy to drive and puts a smile on my face every time I travel in it. Over the last few months I have set about modifying and replacing parts here and there, so this is a description of what I have done so far Replaced all the LED's in the interior, going to replace the door mirror puddle bulbs when the weather is a little warmer Replaced the boot gas struts as they were on the way out Installed the Vland rear lights, what a difference they make to the car, brings the rear end bang up to date Replaced the door puddle lights with LED Lexus logo Finally, I had my interior trim pieces hydro dipped from the red/brown look to a black woodgrain the film is "Lexus woodgrain" which is supposed to be based on the modern Lexus cars, I really like the look it has given the car, it goes nicely with the black leather and trim, I have attached a few pictures of some of the work, let me know what you think.
  8. Bongo


    Have been looking at these for my 2008 is250, but I just can pull the trigger at £500, have been keeping an eye on the price to see if will drop, but as yet no movement, I may be waiting for a while yet 😀
  9. Bongo

    Newbie and new owner

    Thank you, in the last few weeks I have been bringing the car up to date, will be posting a few pictures when I have completed the mods.
  10. Welcome to the forum, just got a Lexus and it is the SEL model, I am no expert, but from what I have read, it could be that the touchscreen has gone, but someone on here will tell you in far more detail than I ever could, good luck!
  11. They look great, can't wait to fit mine, have not heard of anyone else reporting issues with the rubbing, once mine are fitted will let you know how the fit is.
  12. Ok, took the plunge and ordered the Vland rear lights, I went for red set in the end, also replaced the gas struts in the boot yesterday, what a difference, was an easier job than I thought it would be. The car is coming along quite nicely.
  13. Thank you to everyone who has commented and shown pictures of their lights, now I am torn, both the red and the smoked lights look amazing, my car is grey, one thing is for sure, i will be getting a set, just have to choose which ones.
  14. Thought they were, have uploaded description