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  1. Yea if you hear the motor going it could be just the regulator. Also see if you can manually push the window down while holding the switch down. Could just be stuck because of the weather and worn lubrication.
  2. If your car has high mileage, I would just replace the whole control arm instead of just the bushings. Reason being that the balljoints are worn and they cannot be replaced unless you get a whole new arm. I'm not sure how they quoted you $2000 installed for the arms since oem Lexus ones are about $420/each, oem Toyota Supra (93-96) ones are about $200/each, and 97-98 Supra arms are about $350/each since they are aluminum. Just get the parts yourself for alot cheaper and have them install it. 93-98 Supra arms ~ $400/pair supra arms + $250 labor + $80 alignment = $730, therefore $1270 for the ac compressor/labor? OEM Lexus ~ $840/pair lexus arms + $250 labor + $80 alignment = $1170, there for $830 for the ac compressor/labor? Seems pretty steep to me.
  3. Yea I remember seeing that video. Must have been a custom job, dealer installed option, or luxlink.
  4. The first pic is custom by taking out the diffuser inside of the 95-96 tails. The second pic looks like clear tails with the top painted/tinted red.
  5. If the fuel cleaner helped a bit look into replaced your fuel filter.
  6. SC300/93-98 Supra NA/93-97 GS300 all pretty much have the same 2jzge engine. Besides the 2jzgte engines you can also look into the cheaper 1jzgte engines that are from the Toyota Soarers (SC300) in japan. 1jzgte is a 2.5liter turbo w/ ~280 horsepower and can get you to your goal w/o burning a hole in your pocket.
  7. Good places suggested by the members. I believe the main cause of the illumination going out is heat followed by having the dimmer knob at full brightness all the time.
  8. You have to remove the rear seat and the rear deck lid to get to them. Checkout the "Pinned" topics at the top of this forum for a step by step.
  9. Check the switch first of all. To do so you have to remove the shifter. With the car off pull the ebrake. Then use the shifter release lock and put it into a gear like Neutral. Carefully pull down the plastic piece at the base of the shifter. It should reveal 2 screws. Remove the 2 screws and you should be able to pull off your shifter. Now carefully pry off the O/D button with a small flathead or something similar. Once you have the button off, you have to remove the inner part which contains the spring that controls if the button stays on/off. Be gentle when removing the inner part because the button is kind of delicate. Also, do not lose the spring on the inside of the button as it will be hard to replace. Keep in mind of how everything was so that you can re-install it w/o issues.
  10. If you want to modify your intake do a search for the "BFI" intake. I am in the process of doing one and it is pretty cheap.
  11. Why were the TPS sensors replaced in the first place? Did the Toyota dealer order you the correct sensors? Well just start with something cheap like resetting the ECU if you have not done so already. Here is a good link on how to do so: http://web.ace.net.au/soarer/ecu_reset.html
  12. How bad is the exhaust? I bet you can find a used oem exhaust system for a pretty good price.
  13. On take off progressively step on the gas pedal and don't floor it obviously. Besides what others have mentioned also make sure you have a proper alignment and change the fuel filter if it hasn't been changed in a long time.
  14. Congrats and hope you have fun with it. You said your car is stock, but it looks lowered.
  15. What year is it? $4k for 200k miles seems a bit high for me unless the maintenance was handled meticulously.
  16. Is it a factory alarm? You can't open the trunk with the key?
  17. If properly maintained these engines will last a long time. Off the top of my head a common problem on the sc400 is the power steering leaking onto the alternator causing it to fail. Also checkout www.intellexual.net for answers to common questions.
  18. When you get the Falken 512 keep in mind that you should get ones that have at least a V-rating and at least a 93 load rating. The reason why some Falken 512's are so cheap is because they are H-rated with a low load rating. The SC factory tires had a 93V rating so just take note of it when you go tire shopping.
  19. 1) Your corner lights meaning the ones in your headlamps or the smaller ones on the bottom of the front bumper. The headlamp ones can be accessed from the engine bay. The bumper ones you remove some screws from the wheel well liner so that you can fold it back to access the bumper bulbs. You can either take your wheel off or turn it to one side for more room. 2) LCD light on the climate control is a common problem. To replace it, you have to remove the climate control and do a little soldering for the bulbs. Its a pretty delicate process. Also, replacement bulbs won't give you that factory even illumination. 3) Another common issue. It is inevitable that the needles/cluster lights will go out. Try to a place that can fix it for you if it bothers you that much. Shoot me a pm if you need suggestions. 4) To access the subs/speakers you first have to remove the rear seats. To remove the rear seats simply stick your fingers between the bottom cushion and the carpet and pull up. With some force it should pull out. The back cushion can be pulled up after removing the 3 bolts that is holding it down. Then you can loosen the sub speaker grill by pulling towards the front of the car and up. If your car has a 3rd brake light on the sub grill don't forget to unplug the harness. To remove the rear deck you have to remove one side of the back triangular window trim so that you can slide the deck lid out. Although I have heard that you can remove the rear lid w/o removing any trim panels. Once the deck lid is out you can access the speakers. 5) You would need an adapter to mount the k&n cone filter to your sensor. Or another option besides the k&n is the BFI mod. Just do a search for "BFI intake" on yahoo or something.
  20. I remember reading something about this. I think the person manually closed off the heater core control valve during hot weather. Also make sure your temperature is at the cold position even though you are not using the climate control. Another thing you can look for is the vent under the steering column. I think its possible to close it off by hand. It's late so I'll have to look when theres daylight.
  21. Non sunroof SC are somewhat rare so don't make it a main point for the car of your choice. ^_^
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