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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lexus SC300 Dashboard Gauges May Have LED Problems
Lexus SC300 Problem
Average Mileage: 152,646 mi (55,000 mi - 261,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Lexus SC300, 160,500 mi
my needles crapped on me today tooo...
Visitor, 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
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 1993 Lexus SC300, 232,322 mi
gas & rpm needle have no light. Spent $700.00 to repair.
Visitor, 1999 Lexus SC300, 228,000 mi
lights not illuminated at temp control.
Visitor, 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.
I am just reading up on it I saw a youtube on it and I am going to try it this weekend hopefully
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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!!!!!!