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Lexus SC400 Dashboard Gauges May Have LED Problems

Lexus SC400 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Average Mileage: 151,833 mi (18,700 mi - 266,452 mi)


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.

  • jmj, , 235,000 mi

    can not see speedometer or tachometer at night

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  • Visitor, , 74,700 mi

    lights on tach and speedo needles have gaps in them. Haven't had repaired yet.

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  • Visitor, , 194,500 mi

    The fuel gage led light ins out and the temperture gage led light is outalso.

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  • Normj, , 105,000 mi

    Left side of tach and spedo not lit

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  • Visitor, , 200,000 mi

    Dash lights are getting dimer and hard to read. AC/Heater Defrost system just stop working completely.

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  • Visitor, , 194,000 mi

    Gauge indicator needles burned out, making the speed, RPMs, gas and voltage hard to see at night

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    dangerous! Also car shuts off intermittently when left turn signal is on.

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  • Visitor,

    Me too how do I fix this

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    Same problem as others... the needles on the tach and speedo no longer display. I found a solution at 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.

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