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Lexus LS Accessories

edspider1edspider1 Posts: 195
edited March 19 in Lexus
I'm into keeping my LS 430 pristine. I can't find a good quality 12V vacuum cleaner. Anyone know of one?


  • stevesteinstevestein Posts: 263
    Welcome to the owners club. I had given up on anyone else posting here, but since it was still on my subscription list your post poped up. They have added the LS430 to their list of models, and you can now put it in your profile.

    I haven't found any low voltage vacuum (12V, rechargable or battery) that was very strong. A small 120V handheld (like the Red Devil) is easy to maneuver and very strong. Some models also come with attachments that you can use to get into the odd nook or cranny.
  • edspider1edspider1 Posts: 195
    Thanks Steve. I wanted 12V because I don't think an outlet will be available in my new condo parking spot. I read your bio. I did the same thing. Had an E320 and looked at S430. Waited for the LS 430 to arrive and switched instantly. That was September. No regrets. Perfect car.
  • I've had a 2000 LS 400 since February and love it.
    I'm wondering where online I can purchase
    accessories/parts for it. Right now I'd like to pick up another CD holder to be able to carry a variety on long trips.
  • nealm1nealm1 Posts: 154
    I don't know of any LS-specific device (and would be glad to hear of any), but I find that your run-of-the-mill zippered CD wallet fits snugly in the slide-out drawer built into the front of the front seats. But I still have jewel boxes in both glove boxes and the driver's side pocket. Too much music!
  • With the light Ecru light color, the floor mats in my LS are getting dirty very easily. My dealer (Pleasanton, CA) just came out with a clear color plastic floor mat set. It solves my problem at least maintenance wise but I hate the plastic feel. Are there any better alternative out there?
  • I own a LS400 95, and contemplate putting in the Nav system pulled from a 99 LS400. Will it fit? Can a car audio mechanic do it ? Thank you for your reply.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,577
    clear mats...I have them and really don't mind them. They are more utilitarian than luxurious but decrease the "stress" of keeping the ecru carpeting clean. It was a mistake for Lexus not to put in a darker complimentary color for the carpets with the ecru leather.
  • I just replaced 2 of the 4 oxygen sensors on my 93 LS400 with 47k miles on it. What do these sensors do? It can be pretty expensive to have this done. The dealer told me not to be surprised if the other 2 go soon...Besides the annoying "check engine" dash light that goes on, do I need to replace these sensors? Thanks, Mark
  • rickeeeerickeeee Posts: 1
    Here you go!!! I am going to order one.

  • deluxcardeluxcar Posts: 47
    Here is a product for those looking for a powerful vacuum to clean their automobiles.
    It is a 900-watt power vac with cyclonic action. It is a bagless system and in the ad it shows a picture of someone cleaning the interior of a car. Check it out at

    It is priced at $69.95 + S&H, product code ZZ-2670 and it says to mention promotional code 22570 to receive the special introductory price. Their phone number is 800-399-7858 and the ad appeared in July issue of AMI Auto World Magazine, page 31.
  • Looking at the purchase of either a used GS 300 or LS 400 which one will last longer with the proper maintainence? Or is it a toss up. I like to keep cars till the wheels fall off. Would it be better to wait a few years for the LS 430's to come off lease? I really do not like US auto's anymore.
  • bitkahunabitkahuna Posts: 206
    I'd take an LS400. It's a tank.
  • Is their a way to convert my ML/NAV system to a DVD player with TV preferably
  • Does anyone know if the Radio Control on the steering wheel in standard in a 2000 LS400? What is the function button used for on the steering wheel? My Heated Seats sometime lose their heating capability, is this normal?
  • I'm pretty sure the steering wheel radio controls have been on the LS for a good long while.

    As for the heated seats, I believe they don't come on if the outside (inside too?) temp is above a certain level.

  • elrayls430elrayls430 Posts: 10
    My dealer ordered gray floor mats to go in my Opalescent pearl/ecru LS430. The mats match perfectly the gray dashboard/door trim. Looks great--shows no dirt.
  • Has anyone added an after-market NAV to their LS400?
  • My wife has a 2002 330 BMW. After owning it for one year she received a complimentary update CD for her navigation system. I had (just sold to get a new LS430)a 2002 LX470 and had to call four dealers trying to find out if there were updates in the nav system. Finally the fourth dealer said he could get one, for FIVE HUNDRED dollars.Too bad, as that doesn't seem in the spirit of Lexus.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Are there any of us who weren't promised the first update free when we first purchased a Lexus w/Nav??
  • niceputt, the first difference is that unlike the BMW nav system, the Lexus one is useful. The BMW one is flat out terrible to use.

    wwest, I got my first nav upgrade for free.

    I'm about to buy an upgrade since it's been 2 years.
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