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Hello everyone. I am sorta new to this. I just bought a 1993 LExus SC 300 in January. Mechanically I was told that the car was in great shape. I purchased it for $4,700. The car has been great so far. However, I have a few minor problems. Could anyone help with the following:

1. The trunk will not stay up on its own.

2. Should I have a keyless entry remote?

3. One of my headlights keeps moisture in it.

4. The left side of my tachometer is dim and so is the gauge for the gas indicator.

5. The knbs to adjust the seats are broken, do you know where I could find some. Also the inside door handle is broken.

Thanks alot!

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my 92 sc4 has keyless entry but no remote key also. best bet is to go to a toyota or lexus dealer to get a remote key. i also have a lot of dash lights out and a foggy headlight. gonna replace the headlight and have my buddy check out the dash lights.

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Nikki---- I purchased a 1998 GS300 2 weeks ago the one of my headlights had moisture inside also , I noticed the condensation is gone now (however I know it probably return depending on the weather temperture)

The dealer told me this is a Issue with Lexus cars... I don't know how true that is since I am new to the lexus family.

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Nikki:

Do a search for "headlight cleaning" here in the forum... you'll get more that enough information on how to bake out that condensation in your lights!

Also, search for your aforementioned questions... I guarantee you that previous posts will answer all your trivial problems : )

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Thanks for all of your help! Feel much better. Was worried about buying a Lexus because of high maintenance. This is a great site and has calmed my fears!

THANKS!

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1. You may need new trunk lid springs/struts, especially if someone put on a spoiler that didn't come stock with the car (the lid is heavier w/ the spoiler), so you may need to get SC400 trunk lid struts (they came stock with spoliers).

2. You should have a keyless remote, the dealer can get one for you ($$$).

3. All of our headlights have moisture in them :-(

4. Do a search in this forum, I've seen this topic dicsussed in detail.

5. Don't know.

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Hello everyone. I am sorta new to this. I just bought a 1993 LExus SC 300 in January. Mechanically I was told that the car was in great shape. I purchased it for $4,700. The car has been great so far. However, I have a few minor problems. Could anyone help with the following:

1. The trunk will not stay up on its own.

2. Should I have a keyless entry remote?

3. One of my headlights keeps moisture in it.

4. The left side of my tachometer is dim and so is the gauge for the gas indicator.

5. The knbs to adjust the seats are broken, do you know where I could find some. Also the inside door handle is broken.

Thanks alot!

Nikki:

Welcome to the club, and congrats on the purchase. With regards to you question here goes:

1) The trunk Shock needs to be replaced. You can pick up a pair of them for under $30 from Pepboys. It is relatively easy to replace, and if you need some instructions, check the "tutorial" or workshop sections of the forum. You can also PM myself or AWJ and we can help you with some instructions if the posting does not exist.

2) I believe it was entered by another member.

3) Regarding your inquiry about a moist headlight case, yes it can happen, and it is rather common on the early SCs. If you want to replace the housing, they are expensive, but if you want to clean them, check the Tutorial/Workshop sections of our club. If it doesn't help, visit This Webpage.

4) The Tac. issue is a little harder to fix. Unfortunately, nobody is willing to tackle the Tac issue for the early models Lexus. Without looking at your gauge cluster I'm guessing one of the bulbs needs to be replaced. If you want to tackle this, I would recommend checking out the FAQ and Performance Parts Thread in our SC FOrum. I have a couple of links that might help.

5) You could visit a junk-yard a see if you can buy the individual parts from a wrecked SC. You could probably get the door handle that way as well. I've never dealt with Sewell Lexus, so I don't know what they have or what price they're selling their parts for. If all else fails, you can Private Message me, and I can get a quote from my parts specialist.

I hope this helps answer all of your questions.

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Trunk struts are listed from time to time on Ebay and you can get some that will fit at large chain auto part stores just call to see if they have them before you make the trip.

The key remote button on the master key is for the doors only. The remote trunk option started with the 1995 or 1996 model as best I remember.

For switches and odds and ends parts check Ebay under sc400 in the auto parts and accessories or try a search engine for lexus sc400 parts etc.

This forum has a section for cleaning headlights and an excellent secton on detailing.

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