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  1. please send me the procedure to fix the dash lights in a 93 lexus and will that help the gas gauge as well? my e mail is grease-monkey63@outlook.com thnka

  2. my neighbor bought a lexus  the only thing i know about it is it is a 93 and the dash lights do not work and neither does the gas gauge but the low fuel light works can you send the procedure to fix the dash lights. it is a nice car but she cannot drive it at night without a flashlight  or a can of gas . my e mail is grease-monkey63@outlook.com i would be most appreative thanks

  3. Tommy, save yourself a lot of trouble and heartache. I can take car of this problem for you for not much money and it only takes 1 day. I ship it back the next morning. Over the many years that I've been doing these repairs, I have found a LOT of other problems. It's no longer a matter of changing a few caps here and there. There are a lot of different problems that these cluster can have. I can fix anything that can and do go wrong with your instrument cluster. Thanks to all the people I have helped over the years that found me through the Lexus Owners Club, I have built a successful busine
  4. My dash is completely out except when I start my car. The pointers flicker and all of the sensor lights light up but I have no idea how much gas I have or how fast I am going..(not good for a girl with a bit of a lead foot). I have a '93 LS that I love but don't want to spend thousands to repair the dash. I am in the Indianapolis area if you know of anyone here, but I would also love to have the info on repairing it. I can get a friend to help me. Thank you soooo much!!!! My email is misshooty2004@yahoo.com Hi, do you know where to get those two oval shaped flourescent bulbs that go
  5. Hello everyone. First of all, I want to thank all of you Lexus owners that have put your trust in me and my repairs over that past several years. I have repaired many hundreds of these (probably well over a thousand, I lost count). I appoligise for not coming onto this forum more often to clear up a lot of the mis-information that crops up all too often. It seems that if someone writes some misleading information it gets repeated by others without verifying if it's true or not. If something gets repeated enough, it seems to be eventually accepted as fact. I don't mean to offend anyone that may
  6. UPDATE I have 100 of the LCDs being manufactured in China right now. I have already paid for the engineering. I'm supposed to receive 5 engineering samples on Aug. 20. If they test ok, I will then approve the order to proceed with the initial order of 100. That will take about 6 more weeks. So realistically speaking, I should have them for sale at the beginning of Oct. I plan to sell them for about $150 each with instructions on how to change it yourself. I'll also offer to install them into the customer's climate control for a small fee. If I can get a few bad climate control units, I will d
  7. Hi everyone, thank you all for all the replies, both on and off the list. I recognize many of you from my doing the repairs on your instrument cluster lighting problems. I want to thank all of you for trusting me to repair those units for you. Now I want to update everyone on my progress of solving the problem of the climate control modules with their smudgy blacked out displays. The problem is the LCD display itself, the part that you see that is glass. The rest of the unit that houses the display is called the climate control or AC control unit. The climate control unit itself has a surpri
  8. I have instrument cluster removal instructions that I will share with anyone that asks, no charge of course. I have been repairing this particular dash light problem for several months now. I have done many many of these. The problem is caused by the aging several components in what Lexus calls the "power source" circuit boards. This particular design flaw is unique to the 93 and 94 LS400 vehicles only. When I repair the circuit boards, I not only replace the components that are currently bad, but also the ones that are potential future problems as well. The components that I use to replace
  9. Hi Rob. I had the same problem last year with my 93 Lexus LS400. I took mine to the Lexus dealer here in Fresno. They wanted $1400 to fix it!!! To make a long story short, since I'm an Electronics Engineer by trade, I decided to fix mine myself and then offer my repair to others with the same problem. Well I did just that. As of now, May 4, 2003 I have repaired almost 50 of these for people as far away as The Netherlands and England. I'm in Fresno, California. The problems I found are on 2 printed circuit boards located within the instrument cluster. If you want more information on how to g
  10. I am in the process of purchasing a large quantity of LCD Displays to replace all the bad ones out there on 90-94 LS400s. I know the Lexus dealers want $600 plus to replace the whole climate control unit whenever there is a failure of the LCD unit. I can get better discount with larger orders so I just want to get a feel for how much interest there would be. The smallest quantity that I can purchase is 100. At that quantity, I can sell them for about $150 each. If I can order 250 at a time, I can afford to sell them for about $120 each. If you might be interested in purchasing a replacement
  11. They're not cheap! I recently bought a 92 LS400 (1 of 3) for almost $100. But they are very good manuals. If you see those manuals on CD that people are selling on Ebay, don't waste your money, they're almost worthless and they are the same whether you buy one for $1 or $35 one thinking that if you pay more, you're getting more. They are basically all Mitchell repair manuals. You may find a factory manual on ocasion on Ebay or try books4cars.com that's where I have purchased before. Jim Walker
  12. Hi Lex. Although I haven't worked on an ES300 before, I have repaired a lot of LS400s with dash light problems. I'm pretty sure that yours does not use the Cold Cathode Florescent Lamp technology like the LS400s do so I would not be able to repair yours. However, if you will Email me, I will Email you back the Removal and Reinstall Instructions that I have compiled for people that want to get their LS400s repaired. Those instructions should be very close to what you need to remove your instrument cluster. I don't know if you have an electronic odometer or a mechanical one. If it's the electr
  13. Lexus LS400 '93 and '94 have a problem with the instrument cluster lights (dash lights). Many many people have this problem. The dash lights won't come on for a while, then they will flicker and finally come on. This is more evident in cold weather. This problem gets worse over a period of weeks or months until they will refuse to come on at all. When the light are off, the fuel gauge points to empty as well. The problem, I found, is in the power supply circuit boards. They are located behind the instrument cluster. I have compiled some detailed instructions on how to remove those boards. If
  14. Lexus LS400 '93 and '94 have a problem with the instrument cluster lights (dash lights). Many many people have this problem. The dash lights won't come on for a while, then they will flicker and finally come on. This is more evident in cold weather. This problem gets worse over a period of weeks or months until they will refuse to come on at all. When the light are off, the fuel gauge points to empty as well. The problem, I found, is in the power supply circuit boards. They are located behind the instrument cluster. I have compiled some detailed instructions on how to remove those boards. If
  15. Lexus LS400 '93 and '94 especially have a problem with the instrument cluster lights (dash lights). Many many people have this problem. The dash lights won't come on for a while, then they will flicker and finally come on. This is more evident in cold weather. This problem gets worse over a period of weeks or months until they will refuse to come on at all. My car did that. '93 LS400. The Lexus dealer wanted $1400 to repair it. I repaired mine myself, I'm an electronics engineer and I can repair yours too. Email me at: jimlwalker@sbcglobal.net Jim Walker
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