Lexus LS430 Do It Yourself Removing Car Stereo
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Lexus LS 430
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Subwoofer Troubleshooting, Inspection and Removal
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Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install

Lexus LS430 How to Remove Rear Deck Subwoofer Instruction Guide

Rear subwoofer sounds distorted at higher volumes. Continue through following steps to visually inspect subwoofer for damage.

Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 1.1) Pry left forward edge of subwoofer speaker grill releasing clip. All clips release with pressure.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Pry left back edge of subwoofer speaker grill releasing clip.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 3.1) Pry right forward edge of subwoofer speaker grill releasing clip.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 4.1) Pry right back edge of subwoofer speaker grill releasing clip.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 5.1) Remove subwoofer speaker grill and set to side.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 6.1) Examine foam surround on subwoofer.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 7.1) Closer inspection, foam surround has separated from frame. This causes distorted sound.

Note - This speaker can be repaired at a fraction of the cost of a new replacement from the dealership. Check your local yellow pages.

   
Removing Rear Deck Subwoofer
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 8.1) Driver's side, rear seat, grasp front edge of seat.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 9.1) Lift rear seat cushion up to release locking clip.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 10.1) Passenger's side rear seat, lift cushion to release clip.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 11.1) Lift entire front edge of rear seat cushion up, pull slightly forward from rear seat back.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 12.1) With rear seat bottom cushion separated from rear seat back locate connector on passenger side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 13.1) Squeeze trigger into connector to unlock.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 14.1) Release connectors.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 15.1) Driver's side, locate connector.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 16.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 17.1) Lift seat cushion up, remove from vehicle and set to side.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 18.1) Driver's side, bottom of rear back seat cushion, remove on bolt.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 19.1) Move across bottom of rear seat back cushion and remove next screw.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 20.1) Move across bottom of rear seat back cushion and remove next screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 21.1) Move across bottom of rear seat back cushion and remove final screw.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 22.1) Lift driver's side head rest cushion.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 23.1) Pry exposed cap from seat back.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 24.1) Remove exposed bolt.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 25.1) Lift passenger's side head rest cushion.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 26.1) Pry exposed cap from seat back.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 27.1) Remove exposed bolt.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 28.1) Pull center arm rest cushion down.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 29.1) With age, plastic arm rest frame sticks to sides of rear seat cushion. Place your hand into openings on both sides of frame to separate side cushion and arm rest frame.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 30.1) Grasp edge of arm rest frame and pull forward.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 31.1) Work up edge of frame to top to release clips.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 32.1) Pull arm rest frame forward.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 33.1) Allow frame and pass through door to rest on arm rest.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 34.1) (Picture taken through rear window) Passenger's side, seat belt restraint along top of seat back, use small flat head screw, place into small opening.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 35.1) Release trigger and pull end of seat belt restraint up to release.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 36.1) Feed seat belt through opening to remove from restraint.
36.2) Repeat process for driver's side seat belt restraint.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 37.1) Pull bottom of rear seat cushion away from rear of vehicle.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 38.1) Pull top of rear seat cushion away from rear of vehicle to release rear seat back.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 39.1) Pull released rear seat back forward.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 40.1) Feed released rear seat belts around outside edges of rear seat to rest behind seat.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 41.1) Before removing rear seat, locate connector at bottom corner of rear seat back.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 42.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
42.2) Remove rear seat back from vehicle and set to side.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 43.1) Remove exposed clips along front edge of rear deck panel.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 44.1) Pry under edge of rear deck panel to remove clips easier.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 45.1) Remove all clips along front edge of rear deck panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 46.1) Pry trim panel at rear seat belt from rear deck releasing clips.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 47.1) Slide trim panel down seat belt.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 48.1) Pry plastic cover from rear deck and remove.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 49.1) Pry plastic cover from center of rear deck and remove.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 50.1) Pry third plastic cover from rear deck and remove.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 51.1) Pry trim panel at rear seat belt from rear deck releasing clips.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 52.1) Slide trim panel down seat belt.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 53.1) Front edge of rear deck panel is behind side panel.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 54.1) Push edge of side panel toward outside of vehicle.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 55.1) Pull edge or rear deck panel forward.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 56.1) Repeat for opposite side of vehicle.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 57.1) Right back edge of rear deck panel meets side panel, push rear deck panel down at edge.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 58.1) Side panel has tab that mate to rear deck panel, while pushing down on rear deck panel, push tab out of slot to release rear deck panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 59.1) Left back edge of rear deck panel meets side panel, push rear deck panel down at edge.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 60.1) Side panel has tab that mate to rear deck panel, while pushing down on rear deck panel, push tab out of slot to release rear deck panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 61.1) Lift front edge of rear deck panel up.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 62.1) Lift center of panel up for access below rear brake light at center of rear deck panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 63.1) Release trigger on center brake light assembly to disconnect and remove connector.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 64.1) Slide rear deck panel from rear deck and down to rear seat cushion position.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 65.1) At edge of subwoofer, release trigger on connector.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 66.1) Disconnect and remove connector.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 67.1) Remove bolts securing subwoofer to rear deck.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 68.1) Remove subwoofer from rear deck.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 69.1) When reinstalling rear deck panel, locate hooks along back edge of panel.
Subwoofer Distorted, Troubleshooting, Replacement, Removal and Install 70.1) Locate slot along rear deck, hooks mate to openings when reinstalling.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Subwoofers 71.1) Familiarize yourself with the location of the rear brake light connector before reinstalling rear deck panel.
   
Tuner Replacement and Removal
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Lexus LS 430 Stereo Tuner Repair 1.1) Open trunk.
2.1) Remove carpet and all belongings from trunk.
3.1) Remove cover for spare tire access.
4.1) Along passenger's side of vehicle. locate clip along edge of side floor panel. Pry clip from panel to remove.
5.1) Lift edge of side panel up.
6.1) Remove side panel and set to side.
7.1) Tuner/Receiver is located in opening.
8.1) Remove 10 mm nut at edge of Tuner/Receiver.
9.1) Lift edge of panel up covering back edge of Tuner/Receiver.
10.1) Locate 10 mm nut under edge of upper panel.
11.1) Remove 10 mm nut.
12.1) Lift front edge of Tuner/Receiver up to release over mounting bolt.
13.1) Pull Tuner/Receiver from under panel for access.
14.1) Pry connector from side mounting arm.
15.1) Connector releases with pry pressure.
16.1) At side of Tuner/Receiver, locate first connector. Push trigger at center of connector down into connector to release and remove.
17.1) At side of Tuner/Receiver, locate second connector. Push trigger at center of connector down into connector to release and remove.
18.1) Remove Tuner/Receiver.
   
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