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Macknife

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    McIlwaine

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  • Lexus Model
    LS430
  • Lexus Year
    2003
  • Location
    New Mexico (NM)

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  1. I had the same problem on my 2003 430LS. I looked at the possible fixes, but, if you're going to go through all that trouble, why not just replace the speaker? My solution was to apply a bead of silicone caulk to the area where the OEM glue has failed. I removed the cover, applied the bead of silicone with the speaker in place and let it cure. I replaced the cover, the speaker sounds fine and the whole job took thirty minutes as opposed to a week-end.
  2. OK, Lexus owners might be too purist to use this cheap and dirty trick. Replacing the foam is technically time consuming and requires you to remove the speaker from the car. Instead, take the cover off, apply a bead of silicone caulk where the speaker has separated from the speaker frame. Let it dry and replace the cover after it has fully cured. The silicone prevents the speaker cone from vibrating against the speaker frame and it is flexible enough to allow the speaker to function normally. Instead of eating up a whole day meticulously removing the speaker and replacing the speaker foam
  3. I've done some research. Evidently the speaker is removed through the inside of the car. The usual method of removing a rear deck speaker from the trunk does not work. The speaker needs to be removed through the inside of the car. The problem was, the speaker has become unglued from the outer speaker frame and the cone vibrates against the speaker frame, especially in the bass range. At first I wanted to fix it, but all the directions on the internet involved removing the speaker and an involved process of re-gluing the speaker cone to the speaker frame. I asked myself; "Is saving an old
  4. Most of America's tax dollars are spent on the military. Eisenhower warned of the military/industrial complex decades ago. That money will keep being spent on the military. Incidentally, those taxes are used to pay the salaries of people making bombs we hope to never use. Every few years we modernize our bombs, so the whole process starts all over. Then, if your a responsible democrat president, you spend money on infrastructure, roads, internet access, airports. power grids,etc. If your a greedy republican, on the other hand, you lower taxes on the rich. As for sending our politicians
  5. Hi, I have a 2003 LS430 with the same problem. If I drive it every day or so it's fine, but If I leave it sitting for five days the battery is dead. I replaced the battery and the problem persisted. It's not the battery. I never did discover what the slow drain is, but I figured out a solution. I found a knife blade switch to put on a car battery. It looks like the power switch for machinery. I placed this in between the battery and the grounding cable. It's built to install on vehicles. When I know the car will be sitting for a week or so, I open the hood and disconnect the battery
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