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Old 01-11-2019, 09:51 AM   #15
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Kpecks, Looks like a nice truck, Good Luck with it!

I just ordered the Roadmaster MX Base Plate RM-1151-1

They bolt up in the existing holes where the front tow hooks are, you remove the tow hooks and bolt them on.

When I get them, I will post the install.

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Cool. I went with the blue ox system since I already have the tow bars. Now I just need to get car side air force one and Iíll be set.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:47 PM   #16
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Well after and EXHAUSTIVE search for the ďright oneĒ, I picked up a 2006 lx470. Came w a stack of service and maintenance records. She should be here tmrw! RVI3 brake system and blue ox baseplate are on the way as well as wheels and tires and some other goodies!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:54 PM   #17
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Well after and EXHAUSTIVE search for the ďright oneĒ, I picked up a 2006 lx470. Came w a stack of service and maintenance records. She should be here tmrw! RVI3 brake system and blue ox baseplate are on the way as well as wheels and tires and some other goodies!!
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:00 AM   #18
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Flat towing Lexus LX470

I figured it might be useful for others in the future if I showed how I ended up wiring the lights on my 06 lx.

I was able to tap into the existing rear led taillights by running the 4 wire blue ox kit front to back. I ran the wires through the rubber boot that covers all the electrical wiring coming in to the coach.

As it sits now, I have full functionality including license plate and third brake light as well.

Really Simple and Iím super pleased I have oem lights when towing. No drilling holes and it all works as it should!

One issue I had concern about was What would happen If the coach activated the brake lights and my braking system pressed the pedal. Well it turns out nothing happens. The rear lights being led only take the charge needed so No fuses blow and nothing is damaged. I also added a 12v charge line from the coach so no dead battery.

Black wire - ground
Red - brake lights/turn signal
Yellow - tail lights

Really easy and straight forward. As others have stated procedure for towing: key on, shift trans to N, shift transfer case to N, shift trans back to P, turn key all the way off but leave key in ignition to keep steering unlocked!

Hope this helps!

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Old 01-30-2019, 07:23 PM   #19
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I figured it might be useful for others in the future if I showed how I ended up wiring the lights on my 06 lx.

I was able to tap into the existing rear led taillights by running the 4 wire blue ox kit front to back. I ran the wires through the rubber boot that covers all the electrical wiring coming in to the coach.

As it sits now, I have full functionality including license plate and third brake light as well.

Really Simple and Iím super pleased I have oem lights when towing. No drilling holes and it all works as it should!

One issue I had concern about was What would happen If the coach activated the brake lights and my braking system pressed the pedal. Well it turns out nothing happens. The rear lights being led only take the charge needed so No fuses blow and nothing is damaged. I also added a 12v charge line from the coach so no dead battery.

Black wire - ground
Red - brake lights/turn signal
Yellow - tail lights

Really easy and straight forward. As others have stated procedure for towing: key on, shift trans to N, shift transfer case to N, shift trans back to P, turn key all the way off but leave key in ignition to keep steering unlocked!

Hope this helps!

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Well I didnít think through the wiring (it was late when I finished). The setup I have described above didnít work. So Iím switching out the turn signal bulbs to red leds and will tap into them for turn signals as well as brake lights from the coach. The tail lights will function as normal as well as the brake lights from the RVI3 brake in the car.

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Well I didn’t think through the wiring (it was late when I finished). The setup I have described above didn’t work. So I’m switching out the turn signal bulbs to red leds and will tap into them for turn signals as well as brake lights from the coach. The tail lights will function as normal as well as the brake lights from the RVI3 brake in the car.

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What did not work and why? You did a direct connect from the tow vehicle to your Lexus right? Was it just the turn signals because the tow vehicle only outputs a combined turn/stop signal?

Also, how many miles have you flat towed your Lexus now and have you run into any issues doing it without the driveline disconnect?

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What did not work and why? You did a direct connect from the tow vehicle to your Lexus right? Was it just the turn signals because the tow vehicle only outputs a combined turn/stop signal?

Also, how many miles have you flat towed your Lexus now and have you run into any issues doing it without the driveline disconnect?

Thanks,
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Correct. The line from the coach is a combined wire. The break and turn signals on the lx are separate. The turn and brake signal fired at the same time so when I turned on one turn signal it fired the other. So I swapped the yellow turn signal bulbs w red LEDs and added resistors so they donít hyperflash, and just tapped into them instead. They operate as normal turn signals when driving and they operate as brake lights when towing. All other lights work as normal so the license plates and tail lights are lit up. Iím legal all the way around

Flat towing the lx is a dream. Key stays in the ignition, all the way off to keep steering wheel unlocked. Transmission in Park. T-case in Neutral. Iíve towed it from Florida to Texas, NM, CO, Utah, and now in AZ, in every condition and at every elevation. I think weíve done close to 4K miles already towing. And about 1500 miles of driving. All with 0 issues. The OD just ticked over 160k miles! (As a side note, the LX does NOT accumulate miles while towing).

The LX (landcruiser) is an absolute beast. It will go through, in, over, and around just about anything you put in front of it, rides 10000x better than any Jeep, has a strong bulletproof v8 motor, can haul just about anything and seats up to 8 people.

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I had a delay in converting my LX 470 to a toad, I will be doing the wiring for the lights soon, thanks for the pictures of your installation. I will post pictures and I will no doubt have some questions for you.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:22 AM   #23
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I had a delay in converting my LX 470 to a toad, I will be doing the wiring for the lights soon, thanks for the pictures of your installation. I will post pictures and I will no doubt have some questions for you.


Sent you a PM w my contact info. Will be glad to help.

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Flat towing Lexus LX470

I have an 80 thatís getting ready to be a toad right now. Glad to see other LCs on the road!

I am putting in a stand alone wire harness for my lights. Using mag mounts and led boat lights so as to not have to deal with the fragile 21 yo factory harness. Having a metal rear bumper helps with the mags. Will post Picts when finished.
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I have an 80 thatís getting ready to be a toad right now. Glad to see other LCs on the road!

I am putting in a stand alone wire harness for my lights. Using mag mounts and led boat lights so as to not have to deal with the fragile 21 yo factory harness. Having a metal rear bumper helps with the mags. Will post Picts when finished.


Nice! 80 and Hundos are my favorite. Used to be all about the Jeeps... not any more. In fact I just bought another lx470 for home. Same color and year too!!
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Flat towing 2000 lx 300

I heard from other sites hat you can flat tow an lx 300 and just as many that you can't. Confusing like many things on the internet. From what I am reading it does sound like it can work with the AWD. My neighbor just leaves his vehicles in neutral with the engine idling.
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LX300? Or RX300? The 2008 and newer LC platform (land cruiser/lx570) cannot be flat towed in North American trim stock. Has electronic center transfer case, no neutral. The older 100 series and earlier have a manual xfer case and can be put into neutral. No idea on the RX.
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I heard from other sites hat you can flat tow an lx 300 and just as many that you can't. Confusing like many things on the internet. From what I am reading it does sound like it can work with the AWD. My neighbor just leaves his vehicles in neutral with the engine idling.
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