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edspider1edspider1 Posts: 195
edited March 2014 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 Desert SWPosts: 2,768
    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.
  • 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 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.
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