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  1. Solar panel installation

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    My car is 2012 CT. Does anybody know how to install or have any experience with interior/exterior solar panel installation? I've seen some van life videos on YouTube and it's fascinating to see life living at different perspective. Love to have the solar installed on my car but not sure where to...
  2. How To: Spin-On Oil Filter Conversion (No More Cartridge)

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    New to the forum, but thought I'd share some information for anyone who may be interested. Probably not a modification that everyone is looking to do, but here's a quick write up on how I changed from the factory "cartridge" style oil filter to a "spin-on" type. The full write up can be read...
  3. New here to forum DIY alpine ILX-007

    Lexus CT200h Audio/Electronics Forum
    Hi CT forum been reading from you guys for months and learning a lot. I recently purchased a used Alpine ILX-007 off eBay honestly was just bidding didn't think I would win lol. I work two jobs so been tinkering with double din for days at night bitten by mosquitoes every single night too...
  4. DIY - Lexus CT200h Applique Panel Replacement?

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Has anyone ever removed their rear hatch "applique panel" (Toyota speak for $500 painted plastic panel that holds the rearview camera)? I damaged mine in a minor accident with my 2014 CT200h, and I need to replace it. The part number is 7680176010 if you want to see it on a diagram. It looks...
  5. DIY Software update

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    I dont know if this has been talked about, but I was browsing through the Lexus Enform site and notice a "Multimedia System Update" section. My excitement when I know I could skip a 2 hour service at the dealership. I downloaded the file which was about 80+ MB, wipe my usb stick and move...
  6. Anyone replaced their spark plugs by DIY yet?

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Curious if you have to disassemble the wiper motor like the Prius to get to the plugs, which looks like a PIA from the youtube video. I actually just want access to clean them since I only have about 35k on mines. Probably don't need to, but wanted unscrew them out to prevent seizing later and...
  7. DIY bling bling logo~

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    DIY bling bling wheel logo The size of the new 2015 ct200h's wheel logo is different from the older version, so need to DIY the bling bling logo ?
  8. Shark Fin Antenna Alternative (diy)

    Lexus CT200h Appearance and Body
    TL: DR Wanted a sharkfin antenna that wasn't $100, purchased one from amazon for $18 and worked out great. Been looking to replace my antenna for awhile. Started with a stubby one but after seeing the new shark fin on 2014+ models, it made me wanting more. It seems that the 2014+ is not a...
  9. Shark Fin Antenna Alternative (diy)

    Lexus CT200h Pictures
    wrong post. mod pls delete posted in wrong section. new thread created in correct section. mods please delete.
  10. DIY Alpine Power Pack

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Inspired by Darrenbie and to compliment leonar40's speaker DIY guide (plus a bit of boredom at work), I thought I'd try to make a contribution to the forums and attempt to make instructions on how to install the Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack on a 6 speaker base system. This "mini-amp" has made a...
  11. DIY Wrapped Interior

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Hey guys, I wrapped a few parts of my CT's interior and thought I'd share and put up a DIY guide. Unfortunately, I didn't take any progress pictures, but the dash is not too difficult to take apart with some time and patience. I pulled the applicable diagrams from the service manual. This guide...
  12. DIY: How to make your calipers look better lol

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    First off not responsible if you screw up your car yada yada yada lol Big shout out to Matt over at MotoGFX for letting me be the test monkey on the NEW CT200H decals he offers at his store. Real good quality stuff and super cool guy to work with! Supplies needed: Floor jack Jack stands...
  13. Easy DIY: License Plate LEDs

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    I've seen a few discussions on this that peaked my interest, so I decided to get some LED bulbs to go over my license plate and swap mine out. The results are pretty pleasing, and with really no tools required, about 10 minutes of fiddling, and $20 spent... It was totally worth it. I took...
  14. DIY: Wrapped my interior

    Lexus CT200h General Discussion Forum
    Attempted a little DIY project. I must say, getting the dash out was a PITA. Dash panels done in gloss black. Passenger panel in carbon. Steering wheel emblem, shifter, and power button surround done in carbon.
  15. DIY brake fluid change

    Lexus CT200h Engine and Technical Discussion.
    Has anyone changed the brake fluid on their own using Techstream or a similar technique? If so, reply with any feedback or recommendations.
  16. Another DIY HID install, best place for ballasts (with pics)

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Hi, I am new here and I wanted to share my Xenon HID install with you. I think I have found the best place for the ballasts, everything is completely out of sight. Lexus DIY Xenon - Photo Station 5 I have debated for a long time about which kit to use, there is a variety of prices and quality...
  17. DIY: exLED Hatch Tail Lamp LED Mod

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    I am not liable if this mod causes blindness, heart attack, stroke, your girlfriend or wife leaving you. Any spelling mistakes in this article are all entirly my fault. Any grammer errors spotted in this article were put there because I could. Use at your own risk, any damage or injury which may...
  18. DIY: Removing Front Lexus Emblem

    Lexus CT200h "How-To"/Do-It-Yourself
    Since alot of guys seemed to be having problems removing there front emblem when swapping out the upper grille for a F-Sport grill i decided to show you guys a quick trick from my swap this past weekend. See the diagram if you need to see how it's assembled on sewell: 2012 CT200h: OEM Body...
  19. Looking for a diy HID installation guide

    Lexus CT200h Appearance and Body
    Just bought my Xtreme HID kit and I was lloking for a diy guide on how to install them. I found one but I remember seeing a very good step by step guide that I can't find right now. Thanks
  20. DIY Stealth Bulb Mod. Front turn signals for a SLEEKER LOOK!!!

    Lexus CT200h Appearance and Body
    As you may know, I did a DIY write-up for the rear tail light Stealth Bulb mod and I just finished up my STEALTH front end. The front turn signals use a 7443 bulb. (Same style as rear 7440 bulb, but this one has a dual-filament) I ordered the chrome 7443 bulbs that illuminates orange/amber...