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#31 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 08:40 PM

would be able to skip the postage but thats still a kick in the balls

 

would these places that repair dashes do summat?



#32 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:43 PM

Bloody hell.  I ain't spending what I paid for the car on a set of clocks.  It seems a really really common issue with no definitive solution online, just an endless stream of links to "send away and we'll repair" services based in the US who obviously don't want to give away their secret.  Might throw it by my auto spark and completely ruin the look on his face.


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#33 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:10 PM

Good god, that’s pricy

says a man with a modern jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggggggg :lol:



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:47 AM

Bloody hell. I ain't spending what I paid for the car on a set of clocks. It seems a really really common issue with no definitive solution online, just an endless stream of links to "send away and we'll repair" services based in the US who obviously don't want to give away their secret. Might throw it by my auto spark and completely ruin the look on his face.


Have you asked Lexus dealer to check global stock levels yet.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:48 PM

I like that, obviously.

 

I have a spare set of 'traditional' instruments from an estate, trouble is they're from RHD, UK-spec 2.2 not a V6 so I doubt they'd be very swappable.


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#36 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:00 PM

Is it worth having someone with electrical knowledge check the instrument cluster for dry solder? That's probably all it is.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

I do believe that has the same engine has my Toyota alphard. 3.o ltr v6. I want a trunk button in my glove box has well. Oo er missus.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:22 PM

Doesn't Cobblers fix this sort of thing for a living?

 

Quality motor by the way, I quite like the way it looks.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:57 PM

Before you send that cluster anywhere, smash your hand on the dashboard a few times and see if it does anything. Also obviously check the fuse.

 

If not and the problem is similar to the LS/SC clusters which it looks like:

 

Read this thread from comment #90 on:

 

https://www.clublexu...edle-fix-6.html

 

I had the same problem in my '92 Celsior and managed to have it all fixed (including the ECU capacitors) for under 100 quid. Just find a decent car electrician that can solder properly.

 

EDIT: Looking at it closer, the cluster design is much simpler. The cause for failure is probably similar though.

 

It's great to see an ES300 on Autoshite, another so unlikely car to see here. If you treat it half decently (as in, not autocross it and blow the engine as a certain Jalopnik writer did), it will last you forever. And having one without leather makes a little extra special. Manual would be absolute winning.

 

Hoovie sold his ages ago, war wrongly geared for a 'Merricuhn', and he paid naff all for it

He didn't sell it because of the manual, he bought it because of it. He just didn't have any use for it and got a great offer.


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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC           - Now famous for having been on the Nordschleife

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora                - Fuel Filter finally replaced! Still doesn't start...
1993 Renault Safrane V6              - I should really put it in for an MOT...
1992 Toyota Celsior C-Spec          - Now with new Alternator and PS Pump! Finding a Set of Coilovers next!
1991 Opel Senator 3.0 24V           - Now with new Fuel Hoses & Vacuum lines!


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#40 OFFLINE   warren t claim

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 08:23 PM


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#41 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

Reminds me of, but isn't, this ropey looking thing a few years back:

 

7843336286_d2e2dfe7da_c.jpg1991 Lexus ES250. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I do properly love obscure imports. 


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1984 Renault 18 TD Estate

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