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  1. Under Hood Clips: 90467-07211 - $0.91 ( 90467-A0016-C0 - $0.62 90467-10170-C0 - $0.98
  2. I bet AutoZone or O'Reilly's could order just about anything you could want.
  3. CDDB (GraceNotes) is a free quarterly update from your dealer as long as your car is under the Original 48 mo. Lexus Warranty. Only your dealer can do it. You can update anytime, and is not related to the NAV updates. See this link:
  4. Could you help? I have searched and searched and find nothing about a secret volume adjustment. I am having a lot of problems with people hearing me with my bluetooth. I called the dealer and they told me to repair my phone (blackberry 8830), which helped a tiny bit but not enough. UGH. I need the phone to be functional in my car! Thanks! Katherine Your dealer should be able to increase the bluetooth and/or microphone volume. If not, go to another dealer.
  5. Make sure the "auto" button it pressed and make sure there is a green light near "auto" on the "inside/outside air" button. You can also hit the "climate" button and make sure the bar above A/C is lit. The air conditioner won't turn on in the winter when it's cold, but will keep the climate control in "auto" mode. After everything is in auto mode, you should only need to use the "Temp" buttons from now on -- winter or summer -- to keed you automatically comfortable.
  6. Here you go: You may need this to remove the filter: Other part numbers: Make sure you deflect the stream of oil draining from the pan AWAY from the protective shield, otherwise oil will flow into the "cover" and get all over the bottom of the car. Good luck!
  7. Since you live in PA, I'd recommend Penzoil 0w20 synthetic. If you do more than just city driving, you can run it 7,500 miles and still maintain warranty compliance.
  8. You cannot use a strap. This is what you need:
  9. There is a NAV Override from Prestigious Society that allows you to do everything with the NAV System while the car is moving; nothing is locked out: Access Telephone book, Dial a number, Choose POI's, Add or change Destination, Watch DVD's, etc. Of course, while in motion, these options should only be used by your passenger(s), for obvious safety reasons.
  10. In snow, you will be much happier with AWD -- regardless of snow tires. Just depends on how often you drive in snow, your patience level and the value of $10k to you over the long run. Wouldn't it be terrible being unhappy with a non-AWD car when you knew you could of had one. Just my opinion.
  11. I purchased my LS 460 in Dallas, TX Included options were: Navigation System/Mark Levinson® Premium Audio System Advanced Parking Guidance System Lexus Link® Intuitive Parking Assist Power door closers and power rear trunk Preferred Accessory Package (includes Cargo net, Trunk mat and Wheel locks)
  12. I own a 2008 LS 460 (not the L). Since it's mostly for my wife and I, we rarely have anyone in the back seat -- unless we allow one of our kids to drive while we sit in the back. During those times, there's plenty of room for my wife and me. IMO, Mark Levenson Sound system is the only REQUIRED option for either car -- the rest is just profit for the dealer. If you're going to take road trips often, I highly recommend the aftermarket Navigation Override from Prestigious Society. It enables you to use all the features of the DVD and NAV system while the car is in motion. You can email for details I would wait for the 2009 -- It will come with All-Wheel-Drive. If you get a good deal, you could drive out the door on a 2009 LS 460 SWB (short wheel base) for under $68-69k incl. TT&L Good Luck!
  13. If you push the Trunk release button on the key fob TWICE in a row, you'll be able to open the trunk by hand. Good Luck
  14. All cars in the US now are required to use water-based paint which is not as tough as the old oil-based paint. Lexus paint is a little softer than Mercedes or BMW and "chips" quite easily. If you're planning many long road trips at 70mph and you're real picky about "chips," get 3M clearbra and cover the entire hood (not just the front third) and the other areas you mentioned. If you're only gonna keep the car for three years, and no one else but you will notice -- skip it. See here for more info: Either way, I strongly recommend applying a paint enchancer and sealer like Wolfgang or Zaino ASAP before you consider a clearbra.
  15. I disagree -- the LS 460 looks GREAT in Black!
  16. IMO Extended Warranties are NOT worth it. Mostly because the things you are trying to protect: engine, transmission are already covered by 70k mile warranty. And the things you'd like to protect: timing belt, water pump are usually NOT covered under the warranty because they're maintenance items. $2,900.00 will buy you a lot of repairs without the extended warranty, IF you ever need them. Skip the extended warranty. The only exception I can think of, is to protect all four struts on the air suspension system. Repair on each strut is about $1,500.00, but even if you had to repair two out of your pocket -- you'd still break even. This only applies to the "L" model -- there is no air suspension on the SWB. Four years is plenty of time to fix what ever might go wrong in the initial warranty period. Just do the oil changes at least every 7,500 miles and do the required maintenance service every 30k miles (every 5-15k miles is NOT necessary) and your LS can last 300k miles easy.
  17. Here's a POLL you can check out. It basically says: Dark Exterior and Black Interior are the most popular colors.;highlight=POLL
  18. Great to hear some else loving the LS 460 as much as I do! Is your car Long Wheel Base or Short?
  19. Starting with 2007 LS 460, they all have Gen 5 Navigation Software. Ver. 7.1 is the latest. Updates are released in the fall for about $250.00 -- not covered under warranty unless your dealer is generous. CD Data Base (CDDB) is updated once every quarter. The latest is 1st quarter 2008. Updates are free during the warranty period. See your dealer if you have concerns about your Camera and Audio. Should be covered under warranty. Happy Motoring!
  20. dratifk, LWB is in short supply so there won't be as much discount as the SWB. Check out this link: Build your car with the options you want. Don't mention a trade-in up front (even if you have one). Negotiate UP from invoice price you arrived at. $2k over invoice is a good price. The market is still very soft, and getting softer. Good Luck.
  21. Good Luck on your purchase! For me there was too much missing NOT to get the Mark Levenson Pkg. so I went for it.
  22. You should be able to get one for $66k w/TT&L My Options: COMFORT PKG, NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON/ADVANCED PARKING GUIDANCE PKG, INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST, PWR TRUNK, PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG, MY MSRP: $72,700 MY INVOICE: $62,584 My Out the Door Price with TT&L: $67,132 last November at Sewell in Dallas You should be able to get yours for $66,000 now
  23. You might consider Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity. Good ride, great warranty, terrific tread life.
  24. 2008LS460, I hope you don't plan to keep the "L" too long beyond warranty. If the air suspension goes out it'll cost $5k to get fixed.
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