Dashboard Gauges May Be Hard to See Due to LED Problems on Lexus SC300

There are reports of LED problems in the dashboard gauges. The lights burn out, making the gauges difficult to see at night, and require replacement.

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Average mileage: 241,528 (55,000–2,680,000)
9 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
42 people reported this problem
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1995 Lexus SC300 160,500 mi,
my needles crapped on me today tooo...
1992 Lexus SC300 195,678 mi,
Tach and speed needles are orange when car is started. Starts flickering and then car performance drops off. Looking for a cure
1993 Lexus SC300 227,489 mi,
I had the same issue until I went to ebay and found shopandsave2000 store. He made me a set of NEW LED needles and they work better the what came on the car. I hope that anyone that reads this and has the same issue will look up and do the same. Only a $50.00 fix and you may get them in the colors that you wont. This will work on all sc300 up to 96.
1996 Lexus SC300 75,000 mi,
Yup. Lights on the dash go out. Currently don't have the light for my gas gauge and some of the lights on the speedometer don't work either. Mechanic wanted nearly $500 to fix it.
I am just reading up on it I saw a youtube on it and I am going to try it this weekend hopefully
1993 Lexus SC300 232,322 mi,
gas & rpm needle have no light. Spent $700.00 to repair.
1999 Lexus SC300 228,000 mi,
lights not illuminated at temp control.
1995 Lexus SC300 101,500 mi,
some of the numbers on the odometer and the rpm light up and some don't not sure what that is also when on the highway it won't shift into the next gear after 55 mph
Dashboard gauges are turning black and then going out entirely instead of staying orange/red. Cannot see at night.
1992 Lexus SC300 114,000 mi,
Speedo n tech lights out -
1996 Lexus SC300 2,680,000 mi,
Changed burned lights in dashboard when I connected it back in the hole instrument panel won't work gauges or nothing only blinkers and light indicator
1992 Lexus SC300 60,000 mi,
Speed and tac pins buned out. Dash lights very dim. Expensive repair!!! Power steering hose replaced $985.00 cost for a hose. Unbelieveable!!!!!!
1992 Lexus SC300 62,000 mi,
1996 Lexus SC300 175,000 mi,
dashboard lights dimming and area turning black
1993 Lexus SC300 176,000 mi,
I just bought this car and I'm thrilled that it has the complete options package. Everything works on the car except a couple of minor issues. The LED lights in the TAC and speedometer needles dont work. They are black and hard to see. It would be great if someone posts how they went about fixing this.
had never work since I got the car had the car for a year
All other lights work on dash, but the led numbers are only visible under limited conditions. The dash lighting knob has no effect on led, just the regular bulbs.
1995 Lexus SC300 171,000 mi,
Left side of speedometer and other dashboard gagues out, guess I have to keep those needles further to the right!
1992 Lexus SC300 224,000 mi,
needles are dark and hard to see. almost impossible at night.
1992 Lexus SC300 90,000 mi,
My needles have also burned out and are in need of expensive replacement, which I am still saving for.