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    very nice!!!i have is300 too andi would like to do the same. do you by any chance have the part numbers for everything you used from lexus and also how did you hold the screen in the housing? thank you
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    looks badass hows the glare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex View Post
    looks badass hows the glare?
    It was pretty bad, even at night, sicne the stock housing opens a few degrees over the proper viewing angle. I don't know if the OP fixed this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcastellon View Post
    very nice!!!i have is300 too andi would like to do the same. do you by any chance have the part numbers for everything you used from lexus and also how did you hold the screen in the housing? thank you
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    I found the part list here:
    http://my.is/forums/showthread.php?t=257541

    It was actually not easy to hold the screen in the housing, especially when it's a touch screen and you keep pushing at it. I actually stuck a pencil behind it for support and held it all together with tape. Surprisingly, it's very sturdy inside the housing and doesn't move at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l View Post
    It was pretty bad, even at night, sicne the stock housing opens a few degrees over the proper viewing angle. I don't know if the OP fixed this.
    I actually fixed the angle that it stays open at. I used a piece of felt to hold the screen up when it's open. It works perfectly! It holds the screen in place and I can easily close it if I wanted to. All I had to do was adjust the location of the felt a bit and now the screen opens at the perfect viewing angle. You can see the screen perfectly at night now. It is also visible during the day, but it is much harder to see...especially if you're trying to follow directions with the GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogold007 View Post
    I actually fixed the angle that it stays open at. I used a piece of felt to hold the screen up when it's open. It works perfectly! It holds the screen in place and I can easily close it if I wanted to. All I had to do was adjust the location of the felt a bit and now the screen opens at the perfect viewing angle. You can see the screen perfectly at night now. It is also visible during the day, but it is much harder to see...especially if you're trying to follow directions with the GPS.
    Sweet! I knew it was an easy fix. Are you still using S&T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l View Post
    Sweet! I knew it was an easy fix. Are you still using S&T?
    Unfortunately yes. I really love the look of the maps, but the interace isn't any good and I HARDLY get a satellite lock! I'm actually planning on installing iGuidance 3.0 tonight :-) (I hope that fixes my locking issues)

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    The difference between iGuidance vs Streets & Trips? Night and Day!!!

    iGuidance is amazing! I can't believe! I just installed it and it works perfectly! Compared to MS S&T: the interace is better, it calculates routes faster, but most importantly...it actually gets a satellite lock! AMAZING! I finally have a GPS I can rely on in my car! Before I was always writing down directions and hoping my GPS would be able to just compliment them. Now, I hope I"m not speaking too soon since I haven't had too much time to play with it, but from what I saw so far....I am impressed.

    In case any of you out there are considering using MS S&T, forget it! Or, buy it to get the GPS Antenna that comes with it and then use iGuidance...you won't regret it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogold007 View Post
    iGuidance is amazing! I can't believe! I just installed it and it works perfectly! Compared to MS S&T: the interace is better, it calculates routes faster, but most importantly...it actually gets a satellite lock! AMAZING! I finally have a GPS I can rely on in my car! Before I was always writing down directions and hoping my GPS would be able to just compliment them. Now, I hope I"m not speaking too soon since I haven't had too much time to play with it, but from what I saw so far....I am impressed.

    In case any of you out there are considering using MS S&T, forget it! Or, buy it to get the GPS Antenna that comes with it and then use iGuidance...you won't regret it!
    Told you even before I left

    Is the antenna still under the housing or did you make it stick out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l View Post
    Told you even before I left

    Is the antenna still under the housing or did you make it stick out?
    I actually stuck it on top of my dash all the way on the passenger side. The wire runs down the door. It actually looks really cool since it glows blue. I forgot to take pictures of it, but I'll be posting more pics soon.

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