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Led And Misc. Blubs Out. Need Help Taking Panels Off.

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<_< Howdy,

Need a little help if possible. After 11yrs my 98 GS300 has misc. led's and other center console/dash lights out.

Some of the lights out are the shifter light, a/c - on/off, fan speed, some radio button led's, and others.

What i need is detailed info on how to remove the covers holding the a/c, radio stack and the panel over the shifter.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

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This company has some DIY directions on the climate control module and can likely replace the bulbs in your radio: http://carstereohelp.com/lexus.htm

I don't think replacing the radio backlighting bulbs is an easy DIY but you might try doing a search on this forum for more information.

The people at the web site I gave you repaired my LS radio in spring 2008 -- wonderful service experience and reasonable prices. The indie Lexus repair shop I use here in Kansas also uses carstereohelp to repair radios in customer cars.

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This company has some DIY directions on the climate control module and can likely replace the bulbs in your radio: http://carstereohelp.com/lexus.htm

I don't think replacing the radio backlighting bulbs is an easy DIY but you might try doing a search on this forum for more information.

The people at the web site I gave you repaired my LS radio in spring 2008 -- wonderful service experience and reasonable prices. The indie Lexus repair shop I use here in Kansas also uses carstereohelp to repair radios in customer cars.

Thanks. helped abit. Still need info on panel removal for shifter area.

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There is a thread on another forum on how to remove the console trim panel around the shift bezal: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-second-...bezel-ring.html

The console trim panel on your GS appears to be held in place like the console trim panel on my 00 LS400 -- with friction fittings. I've removed the console trim panel on my 00 LS a number of times using a taped stiff putty knife or, better yet, a trim removal tool. Friction fittings for holding console and dash trim in place is very common on Toyota products. Just tonight, I removed all the trim around our Camry's radio to replace a defective phone cradle and all the trim was held in place by friction fittings -- Thanks Blake918 for sending me your old phone cradle!!!

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There is a thread on another forum on how to remove the console trim panel around the shift bezal: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-second-...bezel-ring.html

The console trim panel on your GS appears to be held in place like the console trim panel on my 00 LS400 -- with friction fittings. I've removed the console trim panel on my 00 LS a number of times using a taped stiff putty knife or, better yet, a trim removal tool. Friction fittings for holding console and dash trim in place is very common on Toyota products. Just tonight, I removed all the trim around our Camry's radio to replace a defective phone cradle and all the trim was held in place by friction fittings -- Thanks Blake918 for sending me your old phone cradle!!!

Great thread. Exactly what I was looking for. Next will be the led's on my daughter's ES. Thanks

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Thanks. helped abit. Still need info on panel removal for shifter area.

search and you shall find.....also WHY do u have 2 posts bout this same topic? thats just cluttering up the forum

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