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Lexus LS Accessories

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  • even though Lexus changed the policy beginning with my 2001. At my dealership sales and service are in separate locations. Service informed me of the charge when I requested the updated DVD, and I went back to my salesman. He was still telling customers the first update was free, and was surprised to find out otherwise. In any event, they authorized the new (2002) disk and installation without any hassel whatsoever.
  • bcleepebcleepe Posts: 53
    I had mine update free just two weeks ago. I got the same story that it was not free any more but I told them that the salesman said it was free when I bought it. They want to keep customer happy and gave me free update.
  • I've been considering installing " XM SATELLITE "
    radio in my 03 LS but have been told by the installer that the antennae cannot be tied to the existing Lexus system. Can any one advise me? I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel is there a simple answer?
  • Go to Vaistech.com. They have an aftermarket unit for the Lexus that will enable you to install an XM unit controlled through the existing radio. Pricey, but I believe its what you are looking for. I was given the site because I was looking for the same thing to fit my 04 Sienna. Vaistech e-mailed me and said that it was only for the Lexus at this time.
  • carolinecaroline Posts: 2
    this may sound silly and trivial, but i'd like lexus to make a belt/belt buckle with the neat little "L". has anyone ever seen one or how can i tell them to start making them and selling them at the dealerships (and other places) along with their other accessories. just a thought. i love my LS430--who wouldn't!
  • danjdanj Posts: 5
    Hi, I'm a first time "poster" I hope i am doing this correct. I just purchased a 1994 LS400 and I am looking for the gold emblem ( LS400) only. They didn't put that emblem on the '94, only from "95 and on.I tried the local Lexus dealers but they want too much $$.Also tried the wrecking yards but to no avail. Does anyone know a parts supplier that might handle this? I have located a gold plated one , but it doesn't match the OEM, which requires an electrical process applied over the gold.I have read some good discussions on how to remove the emblems.If anyone has one for sale let me know..
  • 140jag140jag Posts: 1
    Does anyone know what version of the Nav CD will update my 2002 NAV data? I know V4.+ will not, and I suspect that 3.3 won't either.
  • maxhonda99maxhonda99 Posts: 1,289
    There is really no OEM gold plated emblem. It all depends on which dealer installed them. Some dealers do electroplating which only costs the dealer about $100. The problem with this is the quality sucks....a year and the gold will look bad. The other(I don't know what it's called) is a lot more expensive but will last a bit longer. Either way gold trim is not that great, all the methods used have their limitations, and the gold looks pretty crappy with oxidation after a few years.
  • danjdanj Posts: 5
    Thanks for the comeback. The dealer wants $120.00 for the LS400, and I was hoping that someone was going to remove their emblem. You are probably correct, I guess I will leave it off. Thanks...
  • I have a LS430 2004 and my dealer gave me a free update for my GPS.
  • I have Gold emblems on my LS 400 and want chrome ones, wanna trade?
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
    Just a reminder, buying/selling/swapping/trading is not permitted in the Forums.

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  • danjdanj Posts: 5
    Thanks for the offer, but it's too late, I purchased the Gold emblems which I found on the ebay.
  • Hey everyone,

    This is my first post. I have a 1990 LS 400 with 20's on it. It runs great but, I want it to handle around the corners a little better. I read about STRUT TOWER BRACES but, I don't know how they work. Any body out there know about these or any other way to get these LS's to handle better?

    Thanks,
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    You can get one for about half that from www.lexus-parts.com You'll need to put it in yourself, if you want to save the $100 the dealer will charge you - but I hear it's simple. Waiting for mine to come out. I pre-ordered the 06 update.
  • I would like to know who the dealer is...these things cost between $250 and $288 ...$500 is a total rip off and probably should be reported to lexus...

    P.S. they are very easy to install and the dealer will charge up to $100 to do it ...so install yourself.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Yep, mine was $288 from Sewell.
  • lexkinglexking Posts: 10
    Hi Movieboy

    I hate to break it to you but you have the wrong car. You should have bought a Honda Civic and then added the strut bars, adjustable struts and lowering springs. The LS is a Luxury Car. It is made for Refined driving. Fast on Freeways slow around corners.
  • drunseendrunseen Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 LS430 with the ultra package including chrome Lexus wheel rims. However 3-5 mm bubbles have started appearing in what should otherwise be flawless chrome surface. I was told that this was not covered by warranty. Any idea why the chrome would blister? Any suggestions short of buying a whole new set of rims? image
  • rgswrgsw Posts: 333
    Some dealers have the chrome wheels done locally. You might check with the local chrome plater, to see if he has any ideas.
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