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  1. I finally located the problem which was the remote tuner. This Lexus has the head up front and the remote tuner in the trunk and a remote amplifier in the trunk too. I went with an aftermarket double DIN head from JVC and a kit from, the mva-23L from Beatsonic. The kit was expensive but it had the plastic piece and brackets and wiring harness. Very easy to install. Match up the wires, good directions for that, install the unit and now we have music again. Oh yes, this head allows a thumbdrive to be inserted from the front and it is a jiff to load the drive with music from the computer and take it with us. If I can do it anyone can.
  2. I have a 2001 LS430 with the Mark Levinson and nav options. As I understand it there is a control head at the dash which has the cd/ changer attached. Then there is a tuner in the trunk on the passenger side and an amplifier in the trunk passenger side next to the spare tire. My head tested good and the tuner is around $400 installed. The cd changer works fine and the amplifier does too since it allows the cd changer to get as loud as we want. For $400 I can get a nice aftermarket radio but would have to use an adapter to wire into the amplifier and speakers. Any ideas?
  3. I never thought of that test. Tonight I will see what happens. Thank you.
  4. Thank you for the quick reply. I added that link to my work list. I guess my problem is that I don't know if it is the amp or the radio that is bad. My cd player works and so does the nav although no voice. With the radio on pressing any of the buttons does nothing. I tried removing the neg 12 lead from the battery for about 30 minutes hoping something would re-set but no go. I am now going through the fuses to find a blown one hoping it can be that simple. The 30 amp near the battery is good and so are the fuses in the trunk. Next are the kick panels on driver and passenger sides. Again, thank you for responding.
  5. I am slowly going through the many posts and have some questions for more knowledgeable people. I have the Mark Levinson setup. I can play cd's but the radio just stopped working. The nav works but the voice has also stopped. Here are my questions. Do all the speaker leads come from the amp in the trunk and not the radio? Is the radio a din or double din? Will I have to run leads to all the speakers from the radio? Is the radio also called the "head"? That is all for now. Oh yes, does anyone have ideas about the Make and model of radio/ CD player that will fit? Thank you very much for any help.
  6. Welcome to the Lexus forums thewiz339 :)