2002 Lexus LS 430 Removing the Mark Levinson Audo System

Tiny
CTSAVELL
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  • 2002 LEXUS LS 430
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
How can I remove the Mark Levinson Audio System from the dash?
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hello ctsavell

Here is the exploded view of the instrument panel to help in removing the Audio System from the dash.
(This diagram is sent to your email so it can be viewed better)
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_0996b43f8024794c_2.jpg



The first thing you can do is to take out all CDs. If the CDs cannot be taken out, do not attempt to take out forcibly. Send the unit for repair.

Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.

While holding the -UP- and -DISC- switches, turn the ignition switch to the ACC position.

The CD indicator light blinks during the mode setting and remains lit after the setting is completed.

Without Multi-display: When the mode setting is completed, -SHIP- appears on the display.

Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and disconnect the battery negative terminal.

Remove the panel instrument cluster finish lower as follows to gain access to the radio/CD.

Remove the 3 screws (N). (see diagram)

Using a moulding remover, disengage the 2 clips and remove the panel instrument cluster finish lower.

Disconnect the connectors.

Remove the radio receiver assembly and bracket. If equipped with a CD player, see the back side of the radio receiver assy and check that the window provided for mode checking is red. If the window is not red, perform the ship mode setting again.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 9:21 AM
Tiny
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Thank you. The instructions seems clear although I don't have a "moulding remover", so I will need to learn what that tool is all about.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:50 AM
Tiny
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Trim Fastener and Molding Removal Set. it is similar to this picture


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_bSK90110_1.jpg



* Set contains
Ski - removes and helps to install all rubber joints by sliding along the interior and exterior supports
Pointer - allows removing hole plugs and all pinched elements
Spreader - Allows loosening and dismantling of any monogram or adhesive decoration
o Viper's Tongue Trim and Removal Tools - designed for dismantling mirrors, windshield wipers, and all the hard to unclip and extract components.

Ask auto part, auto zone, oreilly or store that sell auto body tools.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Excellent info.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your donation and for visiting 2CarPros. Com we hope to help you again the next time you need us
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 3:41 PM

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