A repeat client from Clayton came to JML Audio of St. Louis, looking to upgrade the technology in a 2005 Lexus RX330. We set up a time for the client to stop by with his vehicle so we could look it over with him and explore options for the upgrades. After spending time with the client and learning about his needs, we worked up a proposal that he liked, so we worked up a time for him to drop off his vehicle.
Catching Up The Last Decade
This client had the same goals for this vehicle as many of our clients. He really liked his Lexus and knew it had a lot of life left in it, but the technology was really lacking compared to a new vehicle. These clients need what we call a Modern Technology Upgrade.
Modern Navigation And Video
We started by adding a Kenwood eXcelon DNX892 touchscreen navigation system. This product instantly gave the client several important features, starting with turn-by-turn voice-activated GPS navigation, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming. Real time-traffic re-routing is an included feature of the navigation, which is a handy feature during rush-hour commuting. We also installed an iPod interface and a USB port so the client can control all of his portable music files. The radio portion also got an upgrade to HD Radio, giving the client much better sound quality as well as additional channel options whenever a HD signal is available.
As you can see in the pictures, the finished install of the navigation system looks like a factory item. That is always the goal of every JML Audio install. We were able to keep the steering wheel-mounted audio controls working with the eXcelon unit, as well as the factory amplifier intact. For additional entertainment options, we added a SiriusXM tuner that is completely controlled by the new stereo system.
We installed a rearview backup camera in the lip above the rear license plate, making for a factory appearance. It displays on the eXcelon unit whenever the vehicle shifts into reverse.
During our consultation with the client, we suggested adding our heat treatment window film so the vehicle would be much cooler in the summertime. After we talked it over with the client, he decided to tint all the windows, including the sunroof, as well as clear film on the windshield. This upgrade not only makes the vehicle much more enjoyable to drive, but also gives the occupants 360 degrees of protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays, which are known to cause cancer.
For the finishing touch, we performed our full-service detail job on the RX330 to make the interior and exterior look like a new vehicle again.
RX330 Navigation And More Impresses Client
If you own a vehicle with some age to it that you still enjoy driving, but would love to have a modern technology upgrade, we invite you to contact us HERE at JML Audio of St. Louis. Let’s get together with you and your vehicle at our shop and get to know each other better. We can give you a tour of our facility as well as a live demo of the upgrades available to you. Chances are we will have a vehicle in our facility on which we can show you some of our finished work. At the end of that time together, we will work up a solution tailored to your individual needs.
We look forward to meeting you.