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: 149,519 (18,700–266,452)
9 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
40 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
can not see speedometer or tachometer at night
1993 Lexus SC40074,700
lights on tach and speedo needles have gaps in them. Haven't had repaired yet.
1995 Lexus SC400194,500
The fuel gage led light ins out and the temperture gage led light is outalso.
1992 Lexus SC400115,000
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
1992 Lexus SC40094,000
tach and speedometer stick, will usually release at 40-60 mph
1995 Lexus SC400200,000
Dash lights are getting dimer and hard to read. AC/Heater Defrost system just stop working completely.
1993 Lexus SC400194,000
Gauge indicator needles burned out, making the speed, RPMs, gas and voltage hard to see at night
1993 Lexus SC400144,000
dangerous! Also car shuts off intermittently when left turn signal is on.
Me too how do I fix this
1992 Lexus SC40018,700
1993 Lexus SC400180,000
can't see tac or speed
1995 Lexus SC400150,000
indicator needles lights dimming on dash
1994 Lexus SC400104,000
dash board lights that illuminate are flickering off and on
1994 Lexus SC400158,385
Expense to replace, not replaced as yet
1995 Lexus SC400266,452
the lights flicker
1993 Lexus SC40084,000
replaced speedo tacometer lights
fuel gauge pointer intermittent,off most of the time
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