Dashboard Gauges May Be Hard to See Due to LED Problems on Lexus SC400

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: 150,499 (18,700–266,452)
9 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
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problem details
can not see speedometer or tachometer at night
1995 Lexus SC400 194,500 mi,
The fuel gage led light ins out and the temperture gage led light is outalso.
1993 Lexus SC400 74,700 mi,
lights on tach and speedo needles have gaps in them. Haven't had repaired yet.
1992 Lexus SC400 115,000 mi,
Same problem as others... the needles on the tach and speedo no longer display. I found a solution at www.lextech.org. They replace the needles for $99 and the backlights for $30. You will have to remove the instrument cluster and ship it to them. Its not a big deal to remove the unit (toughest part is unplugging the connector wires). You can even get the backlighting and needles in different colors if desired (i replaced mine with the original colors... red needles and white backlighting). It takes about an hour to pull the cluster and, the car can still be driven if necessary (i have driven mine without the cluster for 10 days while the unit was being rebuilt). Its a relatively simple/inexpensive fix to a real aggrevating problem.
Left side of tach and spedo not lit
2000 Lexus SC400 175,000 mi,
Speedometer lights not working. Told I need instrument cluster
Dashboard LED lights need to be replaced
1992 Lexus SC400 94,000 mi,
tach and speedometer stick, will usually release at 40-60 mph
1995 Lexus SC400 200,000 mi,
Dash lights are getting dimer and hard to read. AC/Heater Defrost system just stop working completely.
1993 Lexus SC400 194,000 mi,
Gauge indicator needles burned out, making the speed, RPMs, gas and voltage hard to see at night
1993 Lexus SC400 144,000 mi,
dangerous! Also car shuts off intermittently when left turn signal is on.
1992 Lexus SC400 18,700 mi,
1993 Lexus SC400 180,000 mi,
can't see tac or speed
1995 Lexus SC400 150,000 mi,
indicator needles lights dimming on dash
1994 Lexus SC400 104,000 mi,
dash board lights that illuminate are flickering off and on
1994 Lexus SC400 158,385 mi,
Expense to replace, not replaced as yet
1995 Lexus SC400 266,452 mi,
the lights flicker
1993 Lexus SC400 84,000 mi,
replaced speedo tacometer lights