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.
Car Problem Reports
Lexus SC300 Dashboard Gauges May Have LED Problems
Lexus SC300 Problem
Average Mileage: 158,467 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
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, 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!!!!!!
Visitor, 1992 Lexus SC300, 62,000 mi
DASH LIGHTS VERY LOW ON RIGHT SIDE. SPEED NEETLE BURNT OUT. VERY COSTLY TO REPLACE !!! BOO
Visitor, 1996 Lexus SC300, 175,000 mi
dashboard lights dimming and area turning black
Visitor, 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