It will slide past, just work it around the button. Plan 2 hours for the compltet procedure if this is your fist time. I think you will find quite a few photos if you search past threads. After the ashtray is removed the next step is to remove the small trim piece directly underneath the climate controls. I'm still on the fence as to whether to get a double or single din. You can check by calling Lexus for the part number on the 1997 model.
Stock up on mini fuses. If both units are out, you could have a bigger problem. You don't want to loose screws or scratch you newly restored unit. Remove this with a small flathead screwdriver using the pop out method. There is little I could add, except maybe a picture of what the replacement lcd assembly looks like. I've seen some kits on ebay and the like, but want to make sure before I make the big purchase. On 2000 and 2001 models this will be made of wood.
What took most time is removing the vent, trying not to apply excess force. When I would switch the radio off there would be a loud, deep, constant bass tone. Sweet, thanks for the info. You can Google it and find other sources You only need this part. Once the climate controls are removed the bottom radio screws should be visible.
Cut the wire in middle and add crimp connectors so you can reconnect later if needed. What I have done different is to apply masking tape to prevent scratching Pay attention on where to insert the blade to remove the vent. Using a small flathead screwdriver gently pry the strip of wood or plastic out. Once removed this will expose the screws retaining the top fo the radio. It does not explain how to remove the unit from the Lexus dashboard. It'd be better to be able to just put the double-din in without having to look for plastic filler pieces. If the latter is the case tell me which circuit.
See repair link at top of page Factory Car Stereo Repair, Inc. The ashtray then will only be held in be retaining clips at the top. As far as I know you cannot stop the voltage from continuously supplying the sub-woofer this is the way the factory amplifier is programmed, however, if you cut one of the wires youhave to cut because wires are soldered to sub-woofer the humming noise will not occur when radio is shut off. Then work out te top part gently. Car Stereo Help Removal Guides 35 2 19 25 22 62 131 49 3 23 5 63 4 6 107 6 47 1 73 18 32 26 2 29 13 12 69 25 50 57 22 1 38 124 20 6 6 13 37 7 6 3 2 17 5 2 9 13 94 5 26 4 We repair factory installed Car Stereo. Once the radio is out, it is obvious how to swap out the display assembly. Yoiu can taper it at the end with a file, for easier insertion.
Starting in the middle of the strip is best, the retaining clips are on the right and left of the strip. You have to un-bolt the cartidge fuse and…. . I am very very grateful to one of the very first posts who illustrated the process, many years past. It should pop out fairly easily.
Similarly, I highly recommend masking tape along the sides were you insert the blade to free the vent insert. I'm still on the fence as to whether to get a double or single din. It'd be better to be able to just put the double-din in without having to look for plastic filler pieces. Now that the shifter bezel has been removed locate the 2 screws securing the bottom of the ashtray housing and remove them. Do this by gently prying up the bottom part of the wood closest to the cup holders in the armrest using a small screwdriver. The pdf I referenced and which you can download has detailed pictures of every step a little dark, but readable.
Again, this will work on all models from 97-2001. The reason for taking the battery out is to make more room to work with and safety. Gently slide the ashtray out. Takes a couple of minutes. Be careful not to pull to hard on the actual tray of the ashtray. If you do break it the ashtray is still secured to the swing mechanism by 2 screws in the bottom of the tray that will still allow it to be functional and secure, so don't worry. In my frustration, you have to lift and pull up on the change drawer.
I am not sure of the difference in the 97 and the 98 but i drive a 97 and the fuse box is located to the bottom left of the steering wheel behind the little change drawer. You wouldn't want to replace the lighter unit and have it still not work. It may be possible that they have the same location There are also fuses under the hood on the passenger side. This became a problem when i tried to run an aftermarket sub off of the wire leads from the stock sub-woofer. Remove these screws and the screws at the bottom and the radio should slide out. Check for water damage to amplifier.
It has wiring diagram for the radio, but this is a Pioneer manual. I just didn't want to do any modding, but it looks like with that kit I might have to. I just didn't want to do any modding, but it looks like with that kit I might have to. You only need to cut one and it doesn't matter whether it's the black or red wire. It is hard to get in there beause the space is so small.