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
120 Series FAQ and Links - IH8MUD.com More info here.
460 - Free TSBs from NHTSA
470 - Free TSBs from NHTSA
2010-2013 GX 460 owners: Special Service Campaign (8.8.2019) for Air Injection Pumps and Air Switching Valves. Status: Remedy Available / Description: There is a possibility that moisture in the air may cause a filter in the vehicle emissions system to degrade. This degradation could cause damage to other parts of the vehicle emission system and illuminate the check engine light. REMEDY: On Customer Demand any authorized Lexus dealer will replace the filter in the air injection pump with one of an improved design and replace the air switching valves in the vehicle emissions system FREE OF CHARGE. The dealer will inspect the air injection pump for damage and may replace the air injection pump as needed FREE OF CHARGE. Year and mileage limits do not apply to this special service campaign.More info here.
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
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-'20 Base, Premium and Luxury / '10-'13 Premium = '14-'20 Luxury
460 - Common OEM Part Numbers
460 - Can I add Crawl Control and or Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) to my '10-'19 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-'19 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. 2020 GX 460 retrofit is not known at this time. Crawl and MTS are available on 2020 Luxury models with the off-road package.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?
Lexus vehicle build lookup via VIN number
Lexus navigation generation & version grid
Wiring Diagrams and TSBs
460 - Lane change auto flasher mod
GX sales numbers
Download your owner's manual
460 - Updating '10-'13 navigation system and firmware update bug fixes
460 - Updating '14+ navigation/infotainment firmware
460 - differential and transfer case fluid changes
460 - Model year changes and brochures
460 - Chassis Lubrication / zerks/ drive shaft driveshaft - Propeller Shaft / Spiders & Slide Yoke
460 - Windshield replacement - make sure you get the clips
460 - '10-'13 Factory Service Manual (FSM)-Download/V1
460 - '10 GX 460 Factory Service Manual (FSM)-Download/V2
460 - Areas to check before purchase or powertrain warranty expiration
Parts schematic sites
460 - Roof rack/bars
460 - Convert rear outlet from 100W to 400W?
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.)
460 - Cabin Air Filter Replacement
460 - Automatic Transmission Fluid
460 - Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
460 - Oil/filter Change
460 - DIY Stock Speaker Upgrade
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.)
460 - DIY 12v/USB port second row accessory power
460 - Surround view cameras install
460 - Front camera and Beat Sonic interface installation
460 - Auto folding mirrors
460 - Adding Smart keyless entry and locking/unlocking system to rear two doors/handles
460 - Hidden Tricks
460 - Vehicle Personal Setting Customizations
460 - Aftermarket Rear Seat Entertainment Options
460 - Rear seat entertainment installation
460 - Skid Plates
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
460 - Bumpers
460 - Lifted
460 - LED conversions
460 - Seat reconditioning
460 - Key fob battery replacement
460 - Automatic transmission temps via OBD & OBD Fusion phone app
460 - Replace stock plastic oil filter cap with metal version
460 - Air pump uni filter mod
460 - Spark plugs
460 - DYI Dashcam/Radar Detector Fusebox Wiring or Invisicord
460 - '10-'13 Diagnostic mode on Infotainment
460 - '14+ Diagnostic mode on Infotainment
460 - Takata airbag recall info ('10- to early '17 models)
460 - Morimoto fog light upgrades on '10-'13
460 - Factory Remote Start (RES) Install for '10-'15 models (Reports of "not-compatible" on Canadian vehicles)
460 - Factory remote start on '16+ models uses Lexus Enform Remote
460 - Pedal Commander on a 460
460 - '10+ Personalization Settings with Navigation
460 - '10-'13 Personalization Settings without Navigation
460 - Example of '10-'13 model without navigation
460 - Coolant Flush
460 - Brake bleeding with Techstream
460 - Brake fluid flush with pressure bleeder method
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 - Brake controller install
460 - Rear Door Tables
460 - 3rd row seat removal
460 - 3rd row seat delete options
460 - General service specifications
460 - How to remove Radio and Navigation for '14+ models-Video
460 - How to remove Radio and Navigation for '10-'13 models-Video
460 - How to read TPMS sensor values on your phone
460 - How to reset Engine Oil Maintenance Required message
460 - Exterior / Interior color combos over the years
460 - Color popularity
460 - Noise from under vehicle after turning off the engine after 5 hours
460 - Rattling Rear Barn door
460 - Fix side mirror signal light lens replacement?
460 - Replace Side Mirror
460 - Fill in missing tools from rear door toolbox
460 - Purpose of the dash ECO light
460 - Prado front recovery points
460 - Reverse/Backup light replacement
460 - Removing Right Rear Bottom Cargo Area Interior Trim Panel
460 - Variations of the Driver Support Package option in '10-'13 models. It was not called Driver Support Package until '14+
460 - What is included in the Driver Support Package on '14-'19 Luxury Models? : 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)
460 - Owner via infotainment, owner via Techstream or dealer modified "Personalized Vehicle Settings"
460 - Program TPMS Sensors with TS
460 - Fender flares
460 - '10-'13 to '14+ refresh conversion
460 - Add Air Horn
460 - Breathers
460 - High Beam LED replacement
460 - Adding heated steering wheel
460 - Forced Induction
460 - Removing the cupholder top wood trim
460 - Adding traffic data to '10-'13 navigation
460 - Add heated seats
460 - Headlight aiming
460 - Super secret hidden infotainment menu '10-'13..what it does..nobody knows :-)
460 - Touch up paint codes
460 - '10-'13 Headlight blackout DIY
460 - Roof Rails Upgrade using OEM Toyota Prado 150 Rails
460 - Footwell and door handle light upgrades
460 - Cargo Door Inner Panel Removal
460 - '14+ GX Luxury - Prestigious Society Install
460 - Replacing scratched center console - upper panel
460 - Bolt that can rub with larger tires
460 - '14-'19 fog light mod for models without factory fogs
460 - Power door lock actuator failure
460 - Error Messages Related to AFS/AVS/RAHC after putting on lifts
460 - '14+ Automatic Transmission Fluid Thermal Degradation Estimate
460 - Front alignment questions
460 - Stock Approach / Departure / Breakover
460 - Can I use regular instead of premium fuel?
460 - 3rd party off-road camera systems
460 - Location of Pre-Collision (PCS) braking button
460 - Second Gear Start Mode
460 - '10-'13 RCSA button
460 - Aftermarket Parts for '10-'13 Premium / 14+ Luxury with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and Rear Adjustable Height Control (AHC)
460 - 3rd row delete
460 - Sport Design Parts for conversion
460 - Options/changes over model years
460 - Brake bleeding with Techstream
460 - Fixing broken back door lock mechanism
460 - Radiator replacement
460 - Engine air filter replacement
460 - Headlight washer operational info
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
460 - Replace Starter
460 - Stereo Amplifier locations
460 - Bug / rock hood deflector
460 - Power steering fluid replacement
460 - PCV valve
460 - Back cargo door latch stuck closed
460 - Adding Adaptive Radar Cruise Control and Pre Collision (PCS)
460 - Lean
460 - Lift Comparison/Review
460 - Stock water fording depth
460 - Fuel filter replacement
460 - MAF & throttle body cleaning
460 - Replacing scratched center console - upper panel
460 - Custom dash tablet mount
460 - Custom underbody lighting brackets with slider install
460 - Used/Recycled Parts
460 - Prado rocker panel parts list
460 - Tesla style screen
460 - '10-'13 Navigation and DVD in-motion bypass "cheap"
460 - Used Oil Analysis (UOA)
460 - Prado fender flares
460 - Wheels and rims
460 - High mileage examples
460 - Repairing interior silver plastic trim
460 - Side mirrors auto tilt in reverse
460 - Spacers
460 - Travel trailer towing experiences
460 - '14+ add LED fogs to base model
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
460 - Soft close latches
460 - Headlight / Fog light configurations
460 - Rear tail light removal & mods / rear fog reflector retrofit with bulbs
460 - GromAudio VLine VL2 for '10-'13
460 - XM NavTraffic/NavWeather signup page for '10-'13 models
460 - Lexus Enform Safety Connect
460 - EGR Valve Removal
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 / '20 Base & Premium - Nuluxe / '20 Luxury Semi-Aniline Leather
460 - Washer tank relocate
460 - Adding wide view and sideview cameras of the Driver Support Package
460 - Prado Rocker Panels
460 - Wood trim used : '10-'13 Base and Premium use Auburn Bubinga (African Rosewood) / '14+ Mahogany or Linear Espresso / '20 Linear Espresso or Gray Sapele
460 - Sunroof/Moonroof maintenance
460 - Frame/Body Dimensions
460 - Running board/step removal and disassembly
460 - Automatic Transmission (A760F) Valve Body Upgrade
460 - Backup camera washer
460 - Leveling kits
460 - Hidden winch mount
460 - Rear wiper blade replacement
460 - V-belt replacement
460 - Zero to 60 MPH time (6.9 seconds) and 1/4 mile (15.4 seconds at 89.7 MPH)
460 - Stopping distance from 60 MPH - 114 feet
460 - Removing rear gate door panel to lubricate the latch mechanism
460 - Timbren
460 - Airbagman - Aftermarket Air Suspension Kit Replacement
460 - Second row seat squeak ('10-'15 models)
460 - Glass Breakage Sensor add-on to factory alarm
460 - "Emergency release" of the rear barn door if latch mechanism is stuck or broke
460 - Wiper blade refills
460 - F-Sport grille for '10-'13
460 - AFE Power Intake
460 - Spotting a vehicle with Driver Support Package
Techstream easy install
460 - Adding automatic high beams
460 - Fuel Pump
460 - AC/Air conditioner compressor replacement
460 - A760F Automatic Transmission overview and specifications
Gullwing windows
460 - AVS (Adaptive Variable Suspension) technical documentation ('10-'13 Premium/'14+ Luxury)
460 - Auxiliary, secondary, long range fuel tanks
460 - Cargo area power options
460 - Jack / Lift points
460 - KDSS info/overview
460 - HVAC Diagnostics without Techstream
460 - OEM Automatic Transmission Cooler Install
460 - Wheel alignment specifications
460 - Emergency Brake Adjustment
460 - Normal 3rd Zone HVAC behavior
460 - Rear door adjustments
460/470 - OBD Link / Fusion
460 - Adding backup cameras with grid lines
460 - Door Edge Guards
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 available? No. Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is not available as a stock option in 2010-2020 GX 460s.
460 - Adding Heated Front Seats to '14-'19 models not equipped
460 - Stock wheel/rims over the years
460 - OEM Part Numbers
460 - Changing MPG Units/turning off ECO indicator/Language
460 - Detailed interior shots with trim removed & sound deadening
460 - Magnaflow
460 - Near 1 Million mile 4.6L 1UR-FE used in 460
460 - Water Pump DIY
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