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  • Lexus Model
    1998 Pearl White (stock) LS400
  1. Nothing happend as yet. I haven't had any time to look at it.
  2. In the 98 LS the manual says the switch MUST-BE in the left position. I tried it and they are correct -- it will not work in any other position.
  3. :o Holy cow! This is my ride... except I have changed those amber lense on the side. Nice one dude -- love the color, always. Enjoy.
  4. Mmm... interisting. You need an amber lense as yours is cracked and I got a set I want to get rid of. Wow! Yes, that is what I just changed, the side markers which were amber -- I think it gives a cleaner look and it seems Lexus agrees since I think the years after are devoid of any amber marker lense.
  5. Oh sorry dude... meant to help, not curse you. Still this is funny as heck I tell you. Anyway, so it goes. I know that look -- I hate it too. Thanks on the cartridge but I was kidding, watching Ebay now for one and just got a set of those clear front turn signal lights. I hate that amber to death so I got rid of it. Anyone interested in some amber lights for a 98 front? PM me... :whistles: I got the Sirius in yesterday, will show some pics soon and might get the tint and hood shock done this weekend. Oh, no more need to grind anything, they have shocks now that fit and won't cost you 100 bucks, but if you want to go the OEM route goto www.lexus-parts.com as they have it for a few bucks less or compare it to your closest dealer. hey, congrats again
  6. Yeah... got another, my first was a 91 and after a week I declared to my wife that I will never drive another car since from now on all I do is work to drive a Lexus. You can imagine her response. Got the 98 a few weeks ago and all it took for her to see why was one use of the Nav system for her purpose. Now she agrees, it is Lexus from here on out for us. I am kind of low-key on it so no big anouncement, plus I did not have the windows tinted yet -- still waiting on the guy. Most of the fluid flush/maintenance, the dealer should do, but if they do not then do the full flush in all regards as you will know where it is. You can start a maintenance schedule as though it just came from the assembly line. Just do it like you have so far, make a list then organize them in order of importance and tackle it as you are able. I got everything done in one shot and now I am just working on cosmetic stuff like tinting, getting doors to lock when I put it in (D)rive, proper placement of my Sirius radio device, another CD cartridge (wanna sell yours?) :-) and those blasted hood shocks. That will be it for me. You know, and it pains my heart about it, I did check those shocks before I signed for the car and cannot imagine what could have gone bad with them after I got it home a week later....... it really burns me I tell you, but I will let them have that one, if they purposely and deliberately wrecked it after I bough the car.
  7. Never heard of it... Maybe Toyota will give you one of those coupons. Why don't you check it out and let us know what you think after a month or so?:-)
  8. If you asked the dealer, they will tell you it is a service that will run you about 900-1500 bucks as they change the timing belt and other stuff, but you don't need to do that yet, wait until 90K. Yes, just a few fluids, and maybe flush the brake and power steering as well.
  9. Congrats... and welcome to your new 98LS400, of which I have one too -- going into my 3rd week with here and is loving it. You got NAV? Got to be the best feature on the car for me. Mines is that beautiful white that makes other LS owners droooool. Oh dude, you gonna love it. I will keep an eye out for your posts, if you encounter any problems. On the NAV, if you have it -- check to see if it has the updated info. My system still shows 99, I think -- a 2003 version is available I think. Dude, I don't even have the street I live on in there. Hey, be sure to have the dealer change a few things like the inside air filter, and check to make sure you don't need the hood shocks replaced. Weird thing for me -- when I test drove my car, I opened the hood and all was well, I left the car for them to finish some things and when I got it home a week later, the shocks were shot to hell, bleeding all over the engine and will not stay up... not sure what happend there so I just left it alone and leave just leave them to Karma. congrats me fren... sounds like an awesome deal
  10. Could it be a tune up issue as well? In my 91LS I had a similar issue and I simply cleaned out the throttle body and that was all, it was also stalling after i get off a freeway too. Have you considered these? Keep us informed as to what it was or what else you tried.
  11. Checked the fuse? The box is under the hood near the batter. Use your vehicle manual to see which one it is that controls those lights. I am not sure which one it is or if they are using the same fuse or not, but that is a start. let us know what happend... also, welcome to the site.
  12. This might help. http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index...showtopic=16755 Or just spend a few minutes in that thread and you should find your answer.
  13. The recent review by The Detroit Free Press slammed it for fit and finish. http://www.freep.com/money/autoreviews/phe...4e_20050324.htm
  14. Maybe the dealer might have some info or it might just be some clever installation the previous owner had done. Still, that is sweet as it allows you to do that, open the door, lock/unlock doors, etc. with one device. I like it.
  15. Go here for the instructions. The link in there still works, or did when I checked.:-) http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index...++engine++light