How to Remove and Replace Lexus ES300 Car Audio
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Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo

Lexus ES300 Car Stereo Removal and Install Instructions

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 CAUTION!
There is a chance of major damage to the AC vents on this dash. I would suggest professional help, if they break it, they should be responsible for the replacement.
I've also been told, bend two coat hangers into a 90 degree angle, insert into vents at each side and pull on both at the same time.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 1.1) Look into each outside vent.
1.2) There is a clip inside each vent that holds the AC vents in place.
1.3) Place a flat head screw driver into each vent to pull this clip up by pushing down on the screw driver handle.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 2.1) With flat head screw drivers pulling bottom clips up, apply major pressure to side of AC vents to pop for dash and remove. NOTE - The first time I saw this car, I took it to the dealership for removal. I was shocked at the amount of pressure needed to remove the vent, much less the size of the screw driver the mechanic uses!
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 3.1) With AC vent removed, remove two exposed car stereo mounting screws.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 4.1) Below car stereo, gently pry panel from dash.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 5.1) With pressure, two clips will release. Set panel to side.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 6.1) Remove two screws at top outside edges of drink holder and ash tray assembly.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 7.1) Set parking brake and shift to low gear.
7.2) Gently pry back edge of gear shift trim panel up.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 8.1) With all clips released, lift panel and twist over gear shift to remove.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 9.1) Remove two lower screws on each side of opening.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 10.1) Pull top edge of drink holder and ashtray assembly forward from dash.
10.2) Lift bottom edge up to remove.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 11.1) This panel will set to side while still connected.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 12.1) Remove two exposed screws below car stereo from drink holder and ashtray assembly removal.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 13.1) Pull car stereo and AC controls from dash.
Replacing, Installing and Removing Stereo 14.1) Pull assembly forward for access to all connectors. Release trigger on connectors to disconnect.
Lexus Radio Replacement, Removal and Installation 15.1) Remove four screws from each side of car stereo securing car stereo to mounting bracket.
15.2) Slide car stereo forward from bracket to remove.
   
Lexus ES300 Pioneer Amplifier Removal
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This amplifier is commonly seen in shop for water or spill damage. Immediately remove amplifier from car and take your hair dryer to it. You may save it from needing repair. Please see our link to Shipping top and bottom of all pages before sending for repair.

   
Lexus Amplifier Removal, Replacement and Install 1.1) Slide passenger seat all the way forward.
1.2) Car stereo amplifier is held in place by two screws attached to the floor. Remove screws.
Lexus Amplifier Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Pull car stereo amplifier from under front seat. 
Lexus Amplifier Removal, Replacement and Install 3.1) Turn car stereo amplifier to side to allow access to connectors.
3.2) Release triggers on connectors and remove amplifiers.
   
*Note - We commonly see this amplifier with water damage. Spilling a drink or leaving the window down during a down pour. Remove the car stereo amplifier immediately! Take the amplifier in doors, remove the covers with a screw driver and take your hair dryer to amplifier, dry it out. This may bring the amplifier back to life.
   
Lexus ES300 CD Changer Removal and Replacement
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Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install

Lexus ES300 How to Remove CD Changer

Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 1.1) Eject CD cartridge if you are able.
1.2) Remove one screw below glove box.
 
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Lift side panel from door jam releasing clips and remove.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 3.1) Remove exposed 10mm bolt.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Release under dash cover from upper dash.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 5.1) Remove screws along front edge of glove box opening.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Remove glove box assembly.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 7.1) Release clips securing CD changer cover.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Remove four mounting screws securing CD changer.
Lexus CD Removal, Replacement and Install 9.1) Pull CD changer forward, release connectors and remove.
   
Lexus ES300 Power Antenna Mast Removal and Install
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Power antenna mast is available from your local dealer&hip.
Call Lexus for part number, then call Toyota and SAVE. Use original part when replacing.

Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 1.1) With needle nose pliers, insert into slots on top nut of power antenna mount assembly, loosen and remove. Be careful not to slip, you will scratch the paint of your car.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 2.1) Turn car stereo on, pull antenna mast from motor assembly.
2.2) Measure length of new antenna mast and cable against length of old antenna mast and cable. If they match, skip to last instructions below, if they do not match, continue with instructions.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 3.1) From in side trunk, remove side panel pin from side panel cover.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 4.1) Remove side panel for access to power antenna.
4.2) Remove power antenna mounting screws/bolts.
4.3) Remove power antenna motor assembly and disconnect connectors.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 5.1) Disassemble power antenna motor assembly.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 6.1) Remove all excess power antenna mast cable pieces.
6.2) Re-assemble power antenna motor assembly.
6.3) Re-install into car.
Lexus Antenna Repair, Removal, Replace and Install 7.1) Insert power antenna mast cable into opening at top of antenna mast.
7.2) Turn car stereo off while feeding antenna mast cable into opening.
7.3) Install top mounting nut.
   
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