Thanks @TeCKis300 . If @tbisaacs is correct and my bt module is faulty, would it get removed anyway when installing an aftermarket unit? Do the Grom (or similar) units replace the entire bt module, or do they still rely on the factory module for certain functions?Weird that you're missing the BT phone connectivity.
An aftermarket BT adapter will solve both music streaming and hands free calling functions. Many on the market. Grom BT3 for Toyota/Lexus should do it.
I'm also missing a few pieces of that roof track trim - it's not important and will not cause any leakage. There are threaded bolt holes in those tracks - some are used for your existing roof rails, some are covered. Those are the only "entry points" into the interior, and so long as those are sealed, you won't have water ingress.
BTW, those threaded bolt holes at the front that were not covered due to the missing trim are where the LC roof rails bolt to. In case you haven't found that out yet, the LC rails are about 12" longer than the LX rails and when they build the trucks, they go ahead and put both sets of holes in roof since they are using the same body for both vehicles. You can purchase new (expensive) LC rails or find some used ones that have been taken off an LC and then install them on your LX.I replaced almost all my roof rail trim since the little that wasn't missing was badly faded. It looks like you need 75551-60110 (left hand side). Right hand side is 75551-60111.
Thanks for the reply and the info/suggestion!BTW, those threaded bolt holes at the front that were not covered due to the missing trim are where the LC roof rails bolt to. In case you haven't found that out yet, the LC rails are...
Yeah, that's not a bad price at all for what is probably a solid rack. That is one reason why I haven't invested more time/money in my current setup. It'll do for a while but I see a "real" rack sometime in the future.Thanks for the reply and the info/suggestion!
I have an ARB rack on order that I’m waiting on. The whole package was right around $700, which I think is reasonable. There may be a RTT in the future so I wanted something that could eventually serve as a base for it. If there was no RTT planned I would definitely go the LC rail route. I surf longboards and the LX rack is barely long enough to secure a 9’-0” board to without significant overhangs. Does Lexus think LX owners only surf short boards!?
I'm about to purchase a roof rack for my rig and am leaning toward the ARB 73" flat rack and mounting kit. I've searched the forums but don't see a lot of feedback on these racks. If anybody has one of these racks, what are your thoughts? Thanks.forum.ih8mud.com
It’s been nearly two months since I’ve ordered it though...still on the boat from Australia apparently!
Not opposed to trying something new, but if I have to leave home to drop this off somewhere, I'd probably just have it wrapped in leather. I think that looks the best, but I was hoping to figure out a reasonable solution from home (hydrodipping, leather stitching, etc I cannot do myself).Hydrodip it and save yourself the trouble