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Old 04-09-01, 11:04 AM   #16
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I don't know about this recalibration deal but it sounds like worth a try. Recalibration probably means adding a resistor to the circuit or something to have them dim at the same level as the others no big deal.

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Old 04-09-01, 04:30 PM   #17
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OK here is the skinny on the best bet for my dilemma.

I spoke with the gentleman who offered to sell me the needles. He has a deal with a Lexus dealership that he does work for. Price for 2 needles? $350, wow. The guy was very cool, and informed me that even if I did shell out the money I would most probably mess up my gauges. He suggested I just get the top plate of the instrument cluster (as it is made up of a top and bottom "plate") from a junkyard and just replace the entire top plate.

So I guess you can really mess up the gauge itself if you try and replace the needles alone.

Now lets see if I can find a decent junkyard in the Boston/Hartford area.
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Old 04-09-01, 06:18 PM   #18
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www.taprecycling.com has 'em.

Good luck.

Thank God I have an extra instrument cluster sitting in my bedroom. jeezzz talk about expensive.

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Old 05-05-01, 10:46 PM   #19
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Here's an idea. After reading all the replies to this HOT subject about crucial needles going out for MANY people. How about contacting the guy that gave the 350.00 quote and inform him that MANY people will be purchasing the needles from him. How about working a deal with us all? I think that we can nego. starting @ 200.00 then work up. I think that if we all combine our needs for these needles then maybe we ALL can strike a price.

How about it gang?

BTW, can you email the person's info(email and #)

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Old 05-13-01, 01:03 PM   #20
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Lexus Soarer Club site has a fix for the SC dash. Their article talks about replacing two capacitors and one transistor to restore a fading dash. Mine is fading right to left. http://www.jkwebdesign.co.uk/lexuscl...ationmeter.htm
I am doing mine this summer.

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Old 05-16-01, 01:25 PM   #21
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That fix is for the backlighting in another model Lexus. We are talking about the lighting inside the gauge needles.
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Old 05-27-01, 12:27 PM   #22
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My lexus es300 have a similar problem but it is still visible for now. I would go to a junk yard to replace it.
The dealer would charge $150 per bulb and the total cost car be at least over $500.
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Old 02-25-02, 01:18 PM   #23
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Any updates on this?

A buddy of mine has my old SC400 and needs to replace the speedo needle.

What is the "trick" to removing the needle? Does one just make sure to remove the needle by pulling it straight out?

Thanks,
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Old 02-25-02, 02:12 PM   #24
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to replace our speedo needle was around $300 for parts and labor

I will scan receipt upon request

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Old 02-26-02, 08:08 AM   #25
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How would we take it out? Can someone give me some instructions on it, if you can attach some photos as well. Thank you very much.
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Old 02-26-02, 05:30 PM   #26
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I have that top plate for a 93 ES for sale. It is brand new. It will probably fit other years. I bought it thinking that it would work for my problem, but when I took it to my dealer to have it installed, they said that I needed the whole cluster because my RPM guage isn't working at all. So if anyone wants this top plate, let me know.
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Old 02-26-02, 09:45 PM   #27
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Old 02-26-02, 09:53 PM   #28
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see the difference?
$10 job looks cheap but better than no needle light
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Old 02-27-02, 05:56 AM   #29
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Hey Taka , what's the $10 fix ?
It doesn't look back to me at all.
Better than $300 , what did you
have done to make those work
and look blue ?
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Old 02-27-02, 08:08 AM   #30
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Taka,

I like the $10 fix. Please let us know how you do it.
doesn't looks cheap at all, its works

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see the difference?
$10 job looks cheap but better than no needle light
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