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  • Dan
    Dan - 1990 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    The tachometer and the temperature guages do not work, how can I fix them?
     
    • David
      12/20/2012 David
      Dan, my name is David W Rynders and I have had various kinds of trouble with the instrument panel in my 1993 LS400 over the years (I still have it and love it). First DO NOT take this problem to any dealer or other garage, even a Lexus specialty garage. Enormous waste of $$$.
      Other people may have their favorites, but the series of problems I experienced did allow me to weed out some of the bad "instrument panel" repair shops around the country. My experience: By far, the best, cheapest and most reliable outfit is BBA Remanufacturing Inc., 300 Miles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, Ph: 1-866-573-2740. You can pull out the instrument panel yourself with remarkably ease (granted, doing it five times increased my skill.) BBA will send, maybe email, you instructions if you need them. Basicall, you will remove a couple of small paned sections, unscrew 3 or 4 screws along the top of the panel itself, slide out the front and put it aside (in a protective box or something), then unplug a couple of small connectors - these are fussy but each has a place where a small tool will release the locking clip and then you can gently slide them apart with your fingers or wiggle something between them to pry them apart. Next you will probably have to start sliding the panel out and wiggle your hand behind it to unplug several larger connector sectiions from rear of the panel itself - this will be challenging but if you can commandeer a small child to reach behind and aid him or her by unlocling the clip, usually in the centerof the connector, with a small pry tool, they will eventuall come free and then the panel can be wiggled out - it helps to have set your steering column to its lowest point - I started out removing the cover to the steering panel then discovered it wasn't necessary. Once the panel is in your lap, BBA will send you a UPS address label for you to paste on a box in which you have carefully, with lots of cushioning, packed the panel. UPS will pick up the next day and in about 10 days or 2 weeks, your panel will be returned to you for re-installation in roughly the reverse order of actions described above. They will charge between $200 and $300 depending on how many problems you have to fix. Shipping costs - both ways - may total $50, probably less. And they give you a guarantee!!! A real one! Mine had more problems about a year after the first fix (by BBA, I don't want to think about the three earlier, stupid, wasted efforts), & I called them and they sent me a shipping label, I shipped it to them and it was returned completely fixed in ten days WITHOUT ANY cost to me - not even for shipping. Please let me know if this works for you. David
  • David
    David - 1993 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2012
    Window washer motor stopped working and washer fluid container leaks directly onto floor. How do I replace with new?
    Vehicle milage: 148,000. I've replaced catylic converters, oil pan, trans oil pan, alternator, antennas and tried to repair - from the outside - a tiny leak in the gas tank. About a year ago, window washer operation stopped. Filling washer fluid container just ...
     
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  • lbirvin
    lbirvin - 2002 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/4/2012
    My 2002 Lexus RX300 SUV's radio and CD player appear to be functioning but no sound?
    I have been having trouble with my radio in my 2002 Lexus RX300 SUV. I had a whole new stereo system put in about a year ago. Over the past few months, the stereo and CD player would come on and appear to be functional, but at times, the sound would just go out. ...
     
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  • dbogart
    dbogart - 2003 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/1/2012
    Remove and replace headlight assembly
     
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  • dbogart
    dbogart - 2003 Lexus RX300 - Body & Interior - 12/1/2012
    How do I remove and replace headlight assembly?
     
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  • meto34
    meto34 - 2007 Lexus ES350 - Body & Interior - 11/24/2012
    I want change the Headlight assembly only cause mine look old my bulb & xenon system work good so is this Headlight ass
    the new item part no :Manufacturer Part Number6221-0026LR OEM Part Number8113033670, 8117033670 ABPA Partslink NumberLX2503134, LX2502134
     
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  • delmari
    delmari - 1996 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 11/10/2012
    How to replace the driver door lock on a 1996 ls400 lexus ?
     
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  • burrell.lori
    burrell.lori - 1993 Lexus ES300 - Body & Interior - 11/3/2012
    License plate lights
    just bought this car and cannot find access to replace bulbs.
     
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  • elong
    elong - 1997 Lexus LX450 - Body & Interior - 10/31/2012
    Front power seats will not travel backward.
    They will go forward, move up and down, etc, but not backward
     
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  • elong
    elong - 1997 Lexus LX450 - Body & Interior - 10/31/2012
    Front power seats will not travel backward.
    They will go forward, move up and down, etc, but not backward
     
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  • webpilot1
    webpilot1 - 2007 Lexus ES350 - Body & Interior - 10/25/2012
    My interior locks don't always lock ( (from early on) What is the most likely cause ?
    The locks lock when THEY want to. It's mostly back seat locks. Sometimes it's front too.
     
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  • anneri
    anneri - 2004 Lexus RX330 - Body & Interior - 10/19/2012
    My 6-CD player is keeping my CD. Can't eject. Now the tape player won't work either. The FM and AM are working fine.
    Error 3 shows up also when I try to eject. Is this fixable? Is it an expensive big deal? Any recommendations?
     
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  • Galesky
    Galesky - 1998 Lexus GS400 - Body & Interior - 10/16/2012
    What parts are required to replace a bumper support
    Many areas that were attached to the original support are damaged I want to replace them but do not know what they are called
     
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  • lexus lad
    lexus lad - 1998 Lexus LS400 - Body & Interior - 10/14/2012
    Gas panel release wont open
    any way to do a manual release or is this a fuse related issue. Car has 198000 miles ..............
     
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