Lexus IS/GS/LS 2006 - 2009
Toyota Crown 2006/2007
Only the Lexus LS model needs the extra chip replaced internally
Our conversion on a replacement HDD is now Self Matching! What does that mean?
For international customers ONLY, now we don't need your HDD sent to us to convert your system! we can supply a replacement HDD with the conversion already on it, so you just need to swap it out for your existing HDD. While this saves the expense of having to send us anything, it means there is an extra cost for the HDD, but is cheaper and more time efficient. This applies for the models:
LEXUS GS350 / GS430 / GS450H, 2005 to 2009
LEXUS IS250 / IS350 / ISF, 2005 - 2009
(LEXUS LS see below)
Toyota Crown 2006- 2007 (HDD version)
New Price! NZ $359659
For the Lexus LS models:
For the LS model, it's a little bit harder. Not only does the HDD need exchanging, the display unit needs dismantling and a memory chip replaced. This is a TSOP 48 pin surface mount chip, and is not something the average person handy with a soldering iron can do. You will need to find an electronic service technician capable of not only dismantling the unit but removing the existing chip and replacing it with the supplied memory chip. We suggest talking to a technician in your area, and asking if they are able to do this for you. More details/pictures can be supplied to help with this.
New Price! NZ $369
What's the aim of our conversions? Easily read the menu systems and set everything properly, access menus just like:
Bluetooth Handsfree setup, including phonebook etc
Trip information/fuel economy etc
Vehicle service reminders
Park Assist menus (if fitted)
Full use of HDD music functions, playlists
Menu Language option (for Lexus/Toyota only) also includes Spanish and French
Still works perfectly fine with a band expander for FM radio
Do we do navigation/maps?
No, why? It's simple. In order to avoid a lawsuit for copyright infringement, licensing each system is a must. But licensing cost per unit is too expensive, the maps are old and dated, support (further updates) has finished, and there is no more. What do we suggest? Use Google Maps separately on your phone, it's free, more intuitive, and constantly updated. Unbeatable really.
How is the conversion done?
Lexus IS / GS, Toyota Crown: Simple! A few tools and a little know how, and using an easy to follow video, remove the nav/audio unit, remove the Hard Disk Drive ( HDD ) from the back, unscrew the old HDD from the caddy and fit the replacement HDD, and refit in reverse order, easy!
Here are our handy online removal clips:
Lexus IS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrTmmkVYxU
Lexus GS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFox2XdkMFk
Lexus LS: Remove the entire screen unit, disassemble to the main control circuit board, remove the memory chip and replace it with the supplied chip, as well as the supplied HDD. A short guide and pictures can be supplied to help with this.
What DOESN’T it do?
Navigation/maps is not supplied, and will remain the existing Japanese maps on your system. However, after the conversion the annoying blue sea and map no longer show, and in most cases a compass will display instead.
All functions that are 'Japan use only' cannot and will not function outside of Japan. Please don't expect use of these functions. These include G Book, VICS traffic & weather, Operator services etc. TV is also disabled, and any TV function, which includes AV input (Aux Audio input is different).
(Note: using TV for Aux? there is another solution we can offer for standard Aux Audio input)
In the Japanese unit, there are 'Predictive Course Lines' that display on the reversing camera screen, and move with the steering wheel. Due to firmware constrictions, these camera lines will disappear, but the reverse camera image still works properly.
The factory Bluetooth system hardware Does Not support audio streaming, just phone handsfree operation, but the Auxiliary input is still functional for audio input.
Currently the clock (GS model and some LS models only) has missing text on the clock screen buttons, but you can still press them and easily adjust the time if required. It does not affect any other display/operations.
Will it change my speedo / instrument cluster?
No, the instrument cluster is a different unit entirely in it's own right, and as such no conversion of the entertainment system can change the instrument cluster/speedo, just the audio/navigation/ac unit.
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