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  1. Hello I'm thinking of installing a back up camera on my Ls430 (2003). Mine didn't come with one. But there is an area near the number plate lights where I think the camera were to go if it was installed. anyway.. I opened up the area where the navigation unit system is housed to see how I would go about installing the camera. I found this cable (pictured blue) that wasn't connected to anything. What is it for? Also would members recon I can simply get hold of an original LS430 reverse camera and just plug and play. Im sure Lexus must've left some connections for a camera. Also I found a redundant cable when I took off the boot covers. It's next to the number plate lights. What's it for? Hope it's for the camera. And finally, what goes in the black and blue sockets on the actual navigation unit? (pictured) Thanks
  2. Do you recon I can top up oil but somehow pouring it in through the dip stick area?
  3. Hi. Thanks I don't think mine has the H and L indicators. Any idea as to where the oil level should be on mine?
  4. Hello My 2003 LS had its ATF changed ~20k miles ago. Was wondering if the ATF level is okay or should I top up? I took out the dip stick when the car was hot and started. The picture with the higher level was when I turned off car. The one with the lower reading is with the car on. Thanks
  5. Just got my second hand bearing. The guy sold it attached to the spindle for £35. It looks like it hasn't been used for a decade and is rusted all over. But that doesn't bother me. I've removed the 4 bolts and now I'm struggling to remove the rusted bearing from the spindle. I've smacked the daylights out of it and I don't want it damaged so I stopped hitting it. I'm thinking that the guy sold it to me attached to the spindle cz he was probably unable to remove it himself. He probably gave up. Lol Any ideas how I can get this bloody thing off.
  6. Managed to source a second hand bearing unit off a 100k mileage LS for just £35. Can't trust ebay ones. I'm sure the one I've purchased has still got a long life left in it. Easy DIY job. Can't wait.
  7. Well I've just been told that it might be a cv joint issue. I'm confused
  8. Thanks. Hope I can figure this out. Left or right. Also would it be a bad idea to use a Second hand original bearing rather than a cheap after market one. I think mine are still on their original ones. If that's the case then they've given 185k miles on them. Which is real good. not sure how long the after market one will last.
  9. Thanks. Will check it out. good excuse to get my tools out. With the lexus around they hardly see the day light.
  10. Hello I've a 2003 LS430 with 185k miles on it and recently on the motorway I've been hearing a rumbling sound which I think is being emmited from a bad wheel bearing. I want to determine which side it is on. When at 60mph I get the rumbling sound and when I turn slightly to the left the sound increases. However when turning right there's very little rumble sounds. So which side is bad? Or is it something else.
  11. https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/451425-mirrors-no-longer-adjust.html https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-3rd-gen-2001-2006/522148-mirror-adjustment-switch.html You simply have clean the connectors with wd40 contact cleaner.
  12. Most of what you've listed are minor : The side morrors not tilting on reverse is common and is an easy peasy fix. 15 minute job. Struts are ~ £20 from ebay or AliExpress. Stag LPG system would probably need a service at around £30. You couldn't get the boot to open because it might have been locked. You can insert your key to unlock it. Parking sensors not working are common. Easy fix on Club lexus USA or get some sensors at ~£5 per sensor. Bumper respray at around £100 each bumper. Leather probably need cleaning so a good cleaner is Autoglym from amazon. Works fantastic. £20 including micro fibre cloth. You'd probably want to service it for peace of mind. So oil, filters, cabin filter etc all in around £100. It's £50 for labour here in Birmingham. Its an LPG so you'd want to change the spark plugs. For quality iridium sparks around £60 for 8. I paid £40 to get them changed. Offer him £1000.
  13. Say one was drunk enough to by one that supposedly has had it done then is there a way that one can check to see if its done. Like visually. Can the belt be seen?
  14. Hi RgrWynne Mine's 180k. Ive been told to put it on a computer first as see if anything comes up. Currently there's no warning lights on the dash. Still struggling to find a mechanic who'll do the oil change.