GX Offroad Knowledgebase

This site aims to aggregate the collective knowledge of the GX offroad community. Whether it's a lift or a headlight, the community has likely researched, bought, installed, removed and broken most of the OEM replacement and aftermarket parts for the Lexus GX470.

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FAQ

Question Answer
I found two vehicles for sale. One with 80,000 miles another with 120,000 miles. Which one should I buy? The one with a better maintenance history (See purchasing for more info)
How do I get the maintenance history of a vehicle? Ask a dealership or look it up on the Lexus Owners site.
What is the largest tire that fits with stock suspension? See Before you ask if X size tire can fit...
I got a CEL with code P1442, the secondary air pump problem. What should I do? Replacing the secondary air pump is usually cost prohibitive ($1000+ USD). Consider the bypass kit from Hewitt Technologies or an aftermarket air pump
When I pull up to a stoplight/sign, after a couple seconds, there is a loud clunk or thump. What is that? This is most likely the drive shaft. For a short term fix, you can “over” grease the drive shaft, but the clunk will return. There is a TSB that specifies new parts to fix this issue
Lexus general FAQ site More info here.
460/470 Timing Belt / Chain '03-'09 GX 470 models have a timing belt with replacement intervals of 90K miles or 9 years / '10-'20 GX 460 models have a timing chain not requiring service.
460/470 rear HVAC 460 models equipped with 3 zone climate have AC and heat in the rear. Rear HVAC unit in 460 has both a heater core and AC evaporator. 460 models without 3-zone HVAC do not have a condenser fan in front of the radiator. 470 models with 3 zone climate have AC evaporator in the rear. There is no 3 zone heating in the 470 but heat is supplied by front vents.
460/470 turning radius/circle 470 37.4 feet / '10-'13 460 - 38.1 feet / '14 - '19 460 - 41.4 feet / '20 460 - 41.1 feet
460/470 vehicle length '10-'13 460 - 189.2 inches / '10-'14 4R - 189.9 inches / '14+ 460 - 192.1 inches / '15 -'19 4R - 190.2-191.3 inches
460/470 Which models have A-TRAC -Active Traction Control system? All 470 and 460 models and trims have the A-TRAC -Active Traction Control system
460/470 Horsepower/Torque Figures: 2003-2004 GX 470 - 235 HP @ 4800 rpm & 320 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm / 2005 GX 470 - 270 hp @ 5400 rpm & 330 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm / 2006-2009 GX 470 - 263 hp @ 5400 rpm & 323 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm (SAE instituted new test procedures-engine same as 2005) / 2010-2020 GX 460 - 301 hp @ 5500 rpm & 329 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm (292 hp @ 5500 rpm & 323 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm in Eurasian markets)/ GX 400 (Chinese market only) 271 HP @ 5600RPM and 281 ft-lbs @ 4400 RPM
460/470 curb weight 2003 - 4,585 lbs, 2004 - 4,740 lbs, 2005 to 2009 - 4,871 lbs, 2010 to 2015 - 5,128-5,179 lbs, 2016 to 2019 - 5,130-5,199 lbs / '19 Toyota 4R TRD Pro 4,750 lbs
460 - What trim versions are available in US? '10-'13 Base and Premium / '14+ Base, Premium and Luxury / '10-'13 Premium = '14+ Luxury
460 - Can I add Crawl Control and or Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) to my '10+ GX 460? Crawl control and/or MTS can be added to any trim level '10-'19 GX 460. MTS isn't even available in US models in North America except Canada top tier models. Crawl Control was available on '10-13 Premium models via special order packages and on '14+ models with the Driver Support Package. Five speed crawl is used in GX 460 like the '13+ LC & LX 570. Previous years of crawl in LC and LX 570 are three speed.More info here.
460 - Zero Point Calibration (ZPC) and Crawl Control Calibration/Enable instructions More info here.
460 - Is there an extended warranty on the emission related air injection pump system on '10-'13 GX 460s? Beyond the existing 10 year/unlimited mileage extended warranty a new service campaign arrived on 8/8/2019 for 2010-2013 models. It is now possible to request replacement of air injection pump (only replaced if signs of damage), new air injection pump cap/foam and air switching valves prior to failure. More info here. If one has a GX 460 past this warranty in the future one can always do Hewitt bypass or repair with relatively inexpensive 3rd party parts. Replacement of these parts is easy for the DIYer. The air pump on the 460 is located in an easy location behind the front right headlight and does not require the major disassembly of engine that the 470 requires. Temporary method to get out of LIMP mode - Remove plastic cover over radiator area, disconnect electrical connector on air pump, reset existing OBD codes, CEL will be re-triggered but should keep vehicle out of LIMP mode. It has also been reported you can reset the codes while vehicle is running and that will also keep out of limp mode. One would need to do the latter workaround each vehicle trip though.
460 - How do I add a Smart Card Key (Credit Card style key) to a GX460? More info here.
Lexus vehicle build lookup via VIN number More info here.
Lexus navigation generation & version grid More info here.
Wiring Diagrams and TSBs More info here.
460 - Lane change auto flasher mod More info here.
GX sales numbers More info here.
Download your owner's manualMore info here.
460 - Updating '10-'13 navigation system and firmware update bug fixesMore info here.
460 - Updating '14+ navigation/infotainment firmware More info here.
460 - differential and transfer case fluid changes More info here.
460 - Model year changes and brochures More info here.
460 Chassis Lubrication / zerks/ drive shaft driveshaft - Propeller Shaft / Spiders & Slide Yoke More info here.
460 - Windshield replacement - make sure you get the clips More info here.
460 - '10-'13 Factory Service Manual (FSM) Download
460 - 2010 GX 460 Factory Service Manual (FSM) Download
460 - Areas to check before purchase or powertrain warranty expiration More info here.
Parts schematic sites More info here.
460 - Roof rack/bars More info here.
460 - Convert rear outlet from 100W to 400W? More info here.
460 - Rear brake pad replacement/ [Rear Brake Pads] “New” thickness: 10.0 mm (0.394 in.) / Minimum thickness: 1.0 mm (0.0394 in.) / [Rear Brake Rotors] “New” thickness: 18.0 mm (0.709 in.) Minimum thickness: 16.0 mm (0.630 in.) More info here.
460 - Cabin Air Filter Replacement More info here.
460 - Automatic Transmission Fluid More info here.
460 - Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release More info here.
460 - Oil/filter Change More info here.
460 - DIY Stock Speaker Upgrade More info here.
460 - Front brake pads “New” thickness: 11.3 mm (0.445 in.) and Minimum thickness: 1.0 mm (0.0394 in.) _ FRONT BRAKE ROTORS “New” thickness: 32.0 mm (1.26 in.) / Minimum thickness: 29.0 mm (1.14 in.) More info here.
460 - DIY 12v/USB port second row accessory power More info here.
460 - Surround view cameras install More info here.
460 - Front camera and Beat Sonic interface installation More info here.
460 - Auto folding mirrors More info here.
460 - Adding Smart keyless entry and locking/unlocking system to rear two doors More info here.
460 - Hidden Tricks More info here.
460 - Vehicle Personal Setting Customizations More info here.
460 - Aftermarket Rear Seat Entertainment Options More info here.
460 - Rear seat entertainment installation More info here.
460 - Skid Plates More info here.
460 - Does stock 460 have a skid plate over the transfer case? No
460 - Fuel tank skid on US spec 460 only covers the front 1/3 of the fuel tank More info here.
460 - Bumpers More info here.
460 - Lifted More info here.
460 - LED conversions More info here.
460 - Seat reconditioning More info here.
460 - Key fob battery replacement More info here.
460 - Automatic transmission temps via OBD & OBD Fusion phone app More info here.
460 - Replace stock plastic oil filter cap with metal version More info here.
460 - Air pump uni filter mod More info here.
460 - Spark plugs More info here.
460 - DYI Dashcam/Radar Detector Fusebox Wiring or Invisicord More info here.
460 - '10-'13 Diagnostic mode on Infotainment More info here.
460 - '14+ Diagnostic mode on Infotainment More info here.
460 - Takata airbag recall info ('10- to early '17 models) More info here.
460 - Morimoto fog light upgrades on '10-'13 More info here.
460 - Factory Remote Start (RES) Install for '10-'15 models More info here.
460 - Factory remote start on '16+ models uses Lexus Enform Remote More info here.
460 - Pedal Commander on a 460 More info here.
460 - '10+ Personalization Settings with Navigation More info here.
460 - '10-'13 Personalization Settings without Navigation More info here.
460 - Example of '10-'13 model without navigation More info here.
460 - Coolant Flush More info here.
460 - Brake bleeding with Techstream More info here.
460 - Brake fluid flush with pressure bleeder method More info here.
460 - Which models have stock air bags on the “rear only” (Rear Adjustable Height Control (AHC) and the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) on all 4 shocks? '10-'13 Premium and '14+ Luxury models
460 - Which models have KDSS? All model years and trims
460 - Do US model 460s have a automatic transmission cooler? They utilize a small unit built into the radiator. Canadian top tier models have a supplemental air cooler mounted on the front driver side of radiator More info here.
460 - Brake controller install More info here.
460 - Rear Door Tables More info here.
460 - 3rd row seat removal More info here.
460 - 3rd row seat delete options More info here.
460 - General service specifications More info here.
460 - How to remove Radio and Navigation for '14+ models More info here.
460 - How to remove Radio and Navigation for '10-'13 models More info here.
460 - How to read TPMS sensor values on your phone More info here.
460 - How to reset Engine Oil Maintenance Required message More info here.
460 - Exterior / Interior color combos over the years More info here.
460 - Color popularity More info here.
460 - Noise from under vehicle after turning off the engine after 5 hours More info here.
460 - Rattling Rear Barn door More info here.
460 - Fix side mirror signal light lens replacement? More info here.
460 - Replace Side Mirror More info here.
460 - Fill in missing tools from rear door toolbox More info here.
460 - Purpose of the dash ECO light More info here.
460 - Prado front recovery points More info here.
460 - Reverse/Backup light replacement More info here.
460 - Removing Right Rear Bottom Cargo Area Interior Trim Panel More info here.
460 - Variations of the Driver Support Package option in '10-'13 models. It was not called Driver Support Package until '14+ More info here.
460 - What is included in the Driver Support Package on Luxury Model? Navigation, Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio Packages, plus: Driver Attention Monitor, Pre-Collision System, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams, Wide-view Front and Side Monitor system and Crawl Control
460 - Console cooler option / Coolbox (Canada/Puerto Rico in North American market) More info here.
460 - Owner via infotainment, owner via Techstream or dealer modified “Personalized Vehicle Settings” More info here.
460 - Program TPMS Sensors with TS More info here.
460 - Fender flares More info here.
460 - '10-'13 to '14+ refresh conversion More info here.
460 - Add Air Horn More info here.
460 - Breathers More info here.
460 - High Beam LED replacement More info here.
460 - Adding heated steering wheel More info here.
460 - Forced Induction More info here.
460 - Removing the cupholder top wood trim More info here.
460 - Adding traffic data to '10-'13 navigation More info here.
460 - Add heated seats More info here.
460 - Headlight aiming More info here.
460 - Super secret hidden infotainment menu '10-'13..what it does..nobody knows :-) More info here.
460 - Touch up paint codes More info here.
460 - '10-'13 Headlight blackout DIY More info here.
460 - Roof Rails Upgrade using OEM Toyota Prado 150 Rails More info here.
460 - Footwell and door handle light upgrades More info here.
460 - Cargo Door Inner Panel Removal More info here.
460 - '14+ GX Luxury - Prestigious Society Install More info here.
460 - Replacing scratched center console - upper panel More info here.
460 - Bolt that can rub with larger tires More info here.
460 - '14+ fog light mod for models without factory fogs More info here.
460 - Power door lock actuator failure More info here.
460 - Error Messages Related to AFS/AVS/RAHC after putting on lifts More info here.
460 - '14+ Automatic Transmission Fluid Thermal Degradation Estimate More info here.
460 - Front alignment questions More info here.
460 - Stock Approach / Departure / Breakover More info here.
460 - Can I use regular instead of premium fuel? More info here.
460 - 3rd party off-road camera systems More info here.
460 - Location of Pre-Collision (PCS) braking button More info here.
460 - Second Gear Start Mode More info here.
460 - '10-'13 RCSA button More info here.
460 - Aftermarket Parts for '10-'13 Premium / 14+ Luxury with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and Rear Adjustable Height Control (AHC) More info here.
460 - 3rd row delete More info here.
460 - Sport Design Parts for conversion More info here.
460 - Options/changes over model years More info here.
460 - Brake bleeding with Techstream More info here.
460 - Fixing broken back door lock mechanism More info here.
460 - Radiator replacement More info here.
460 - Engine air filter replacement More info here.
460 - Headlight washer operational info More info here.
460 - Infotainment screens: '14+ models (nav/non-nav) all use the same screen size, the '10-'13 models use a full size screen for nav but a smaller screen for the rare non-nav models Picture here of '10-'13 non-nav model.
460 - Rear Door Ladders More info here.
460 - Replace Starter More info here.
460 - Stereo Amplifier locations More info here.
460 - Bug / rock hood deflector More info here.
460 - Power steering fluid replacement More info here.
460 - PCV valve More info here.
460 - Back cargo door latch stuck closed More info here.
460 - Adding Adaptive Radar Cruise Control and Pre Collision (PCS) More info here.
460 - Lean More info here.
460 - Lift Comparison/Review More info here.
460 - Stock water fording depth More info here.
460 - Fuel filter replacement More info here.
460 - MAF & throttle body cleaning More info here.
460 - Replacing scratched center console - upper panel More info here.
460 - Custom dash tablet mount More info here.
460 - Custom underbody lighting brackets with slider install More info here.
460 - Used/Recycled Parts More info here.
460 - Prado rocker panel parts list More info here.
460 - Tesla style screen More info here.
460 - '10-'13 Navigation and DVD in-motion bypass “cheap” More info here.
460 - Used Oil Analysis (UOA) More info here.
460 - Prado fender flares More info here.
460 - Wheels and rims More info here.
460 - High mileage examples More info here.
460 - Repairing interior silver plastic trim More info here.
460 - Side mirrors auto tilt in reverse More info here.
460 - Spacers More info here.
460 - Travel trailer towing experiences More info here.
460 - '14+ add LED fogs to base model More info here.
460 - Which 460s have standard heated & ventilated seats? '10 -'13 Base and Premium, '14-'20 Premium and Luxury, optional on '14-'19 Base with Comfort Package, and standalone option on '20 base
460 - Which 460's have a heated steering wheel? '10 - '13 Premium and '14 - '20 Luxury models
460 - Which 460's have heated second row seats? '10 - '13 Premium, '10 - '13 Base with Comfort Plus Package, '14 - '20 Premium and Luxury, '14 - '19 Base with Comfort Package
460 - Which 460's have power folding 3rd row? '10 -'13 Base / Premium and '14-'20 Luxury
460 - Debadging More info here.
460 - Soft close latches More info here.
460 - Headlight / Fog light configurations More info here.
460 - Rear tail light removal & mods / rear fog reflector retrofit with bulbs More info here.
460 - GromAudio VLine VL2 for '10-'13 More info here.
460 - XM NavTraffic/NavWeather signup page for '10-'13 models More info here.
460 - Lexus Enform Safety Connect More info here.
460 - EGR Valve Removal More info here.
460 - Seating Material - Semi-Aniline Leather, Leather or Nuluxe ‘10-’13 Premium Semi-Aniline Leather / ‘10-’13 Base with “Comfort Plus Package” - Semi-Aniline Leather / ‘10-’13 Base - Leather / ‘14+ Luxury Semi-Aniline Leather / ‘14-’18 Premium- Leather / ‘14+ Base - Nuluxe / ‘19 Premium Leather or Nuluxe depending on interior color choice
460 - Washer tank relocate More info here.
460 - Adding wide view and sideview cameras of the Driver Support Package More info here.
460 - Prado Rocker Panels More info here.
460 - Wood trim used '10-'13 Base and Premium use Auburn Bubinga (African Rosewood) / '14+ Mahogany or Linear Espresso
460 - Sunroof/Moonroof maintenance More info here.
460 - Frame/Body Dimensions More info here.
460 - Running board/step removal and disassembly More info here.
460 - Automatic Transmission (A760F) Valve Body Upgrade More info here.
460 - Backup camera washer More info here.
460 - Leveling kits More info here.
460 - Hidden winch mount More info here.
460 - Rear wiper blade replacement More info here.
460 - V-belt replacement More info here.
460 - Zero to 60 MPH time (6.9 seconds) and 1/4 mile (15.4 seconds at 89.7 MPH) More info here.
460 - Stopping distance from 60 MPH - 114 feet More info here.
460 - Removing rear gate door panel to lubricate the latch mechanism More info here.
460 - Timbren More info here.
460 - Airbagman - Aftermarket Air Suspension Kit Replacement More info here.
460 - Second row seat squeak ('10-'15 models) More info here.
460 - Glass Breakage Sensor add-on to factory alarm More info here.
460 - “Emergency release” of the rear barn door if latch mechanism is stuck or broke More info here.
460 - Wiper blade refills More info here.
460 - F-Sport grille for '10-'13 More info here.
460 - AFE Power Intake More info here.
460 - Spotting a vehicle with Driver Support Package More info here.
Techstream easy install More info here.
460 - Adding automatic high beams More info here.
460 - Fuel Pump More info here.
460 - AC/Air conditioner compressor replacement More info here.
460 - A760F Automatic Transmission overview and specifications More info here.
Gullwing windows More info here.
460 - AVS (Adaptive Variable Suspension) technical documentation ('10-'13 Premium/'14+ Luxury) More info here.
460 - Auxiliary, secondary, long range fuel tanks More info here.
460 - Cargo area power options More info here.
460 - Jack / Lift points More info here.
460 - KDSS info/overview More info here.
460 - HVAC Diagnostics without Techstream More info here.
460 - OEM Automatic Transmission Cooler Install More info here.
460 - Wheel alignment specifications More info here.
460 - Parking/Emergency brake adjustment More info here.
460 - Normal 3rd Zone HVAC behavior More info here.
460 - Rear door adjustments More info here.
460/470 - OBD Link / Fusion More info here.
460 - Adding backup cameras with grid lines More info here.
460 - Door Edge Guards More info here.
460 - Disabling TRAC, A-TRAC and VSC The traction control defeat button is located in the lower button area to the left of the steering wheel above the fuel door release. A single press will deactivate TRAC & A-TRAC and TRAC OFF will appear in the gauge cluster. A press of 3 seconds or longer will additionally disable VSC and will result in TRAC OFF and VSC OFF indicators in the gauge cluster.
460 - Android Auto / Apple CarPlay No. Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is not available as a stock option in 2010-2020 GX 460s.
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