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    Instrument cluster clock/climate control

    sorry, UCF3....bob
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    Instrument cluster clock/climate control

    When I asked this question 11 yrs ago, I had no idea that it would generate nearly 160,000 hits and uncover several other Lexus lighting deficiencies. Lexus Owners Forum is a great tool and has helped so many of us, Thx. to them Thx also to UMC3 and Jet pilot for helping me back in 2002....bob since the LS 400: SC400, Jag XKR conv't & now Audi S4 Conv't
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    Wanted: 92' Sc400 "chrome Wheels"

    These are the 10 spoke chrome (wagon wheel design). thx, bobsvilla PS: my LCD is still working fine (LS400)
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    Wanted: 92' Sc400 "chrome Wheels"

    Hi, I need some replacement chrome rims for my 92' SC400 16X7. Two of mine have lost their chrome, I think I'll just paint/clear them and use them with winter tires. I need at least 2 in "good" condition, please send picture & price. Thx, bob bobsvilla@mts.net
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    Instrument cluster clock/climate control

    Hi, this is bob from "bobsvilla". I never would have imangined that this problem was so prevalent when we started this thread 3 years and 16,000+ views ago. Given that many bad lcd displays, one would think Toyota would step up to the plate and offer a recall or free replacement parts to rectify this problem. Maybe someone should lobby the government consumer affairs to look into the matter. My Mikado replacement, which by the way was an exact match to the original part both in colour and font, is still working fine. thanks UCF3 cheers, bob
  6. Have someone inside the car turn on the a/c with the hood open, engine running you should hear a "click" followed by a slight decrease in engine idle speed. That will tell you when the a/c pump is on. Does your squeak follow the a/c pump cycle?
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    Any Sc's In Wa W/ Nak System?

    My wife has a 92 LS400 with Nakamichi, I a 92 SC400 with premium sound. The sound quality is similar, the LS has more speakers and the amp has a lot more "Balls". I didn't know the Nak. was available in the SC?
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    Sloppy Steering?

    typical aftermarket bushings are made from neoprene, a little softer than nylon, can you turn that? Should probably price the aftermarket ones, sometimes mass production has it's benefits.
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    Powerchip

    if it is what I think it is, they sell you a small 1/4 watt resistor (Radio Shack 50 cents) and a wiring diagrahm where to install it. It fools the mass air sensor to thinking you have more air, so it dumps in a little more fuel.
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    Lost All Elec Power

    try cleaning your battery posts/cables, it may be a cheap fix.
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    Got A Small Porblem Guys

    I had the O2 sensor do the same to mine. The sensor is expensive $125?? replacing it takes 5 minutes, like changing a spark plug only it's in your exhaust system. If it is the O2 sensor, you have to find out which one, there are 4. The error code will tell which one.
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    2004 Sc 430 : Supercharger?

    I can't imagine any manufacturer honoring your warranty after you add a supercharger/turbo. All that extra horsepower the car was not initially designed for surely will shorten the parts life expectancy. I remember them cancelling warranties if you took your car out to the local drag strip. ...bob
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    Condensation In Headlamps Instantly

    I tried the "reseal", didn't work for me either. I think I'll try Zigzag's method, the vacuum coming from the air box will lower the air pressure inside the headlite and should cause the moisture to evaporate. .....bob
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    Air Condition Repair

    I just posted this on another thread, thought it might help. "Duracool" is a direct replacement for both R12 and R134a, cools better than R12 and is cheaper than R134a. "One of the problems that gets overlooked when converting R12 to R134a is that the molecules of R134a are a lot smaller than R12 and will eventually leak thru the rubber hoses meant for R12. R134a systems use neoprene hoses. There is a product called "Duracool" do a search on google to find a supplier. Duracool is based on a propane derivative, similar to whats been used in Europe for many years. It is heavier than R12, cools better than R12 and only costs about $7 a can and most systems will only need 2 cans. You don't have to change anything (unless parts defective) it is compatible with both R12 & R134a. ....bob"
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    Buying A 1992 Sc400 - Need Advice

    One of the problems that gets overlooked when converting R12 to R134a is that the molecules of R134a are a lot smaller than R12 and will eventually leak thru the rubber hoses meant for R12. R134a systems use neoprene hoses. There is a product called "Duracool" do a search on google to find a supplier. Duracool is based on a propane derivetive, similar to whats been used in Europe for many years. It is heavier than R12, cools better than R12 and only costs about $7 a can and most systems will only need 2 cans. You don't have to change anything (unless parts defective) it is compatible with both R12 & R134a. ....b