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#962 of 2081 94 LS 400 Lighting Problem Fix
Dec 30, 2002 (1:39 pm)
I purchased a 1994 LS 400 in January that came from Florida and had the "flickering" dash illumination problem. I posted here and at Club Lexus for help and finally found someone to help. The Atlanta-area dealers wanted $1500.
A shop owner in the Atlanta area has figured out what problem is and will fix your lighting/illumination for a very reasonable price. (not sure if he also deals with burned-out needle illumination). The contact information is:
Electronic Master Repairs
Mall Corners, Suite #135
2131 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Jan 16, 2003 (6:25 pm)
I posted #949, in which I thought I had coolant in a spark plug tube. Turns out it was rusty water from a high pressure wash! The water apparently froze over night and worked its way into the spark plug boot, resulting in the engine missing.
All is now well, and I am in persuit of 300K miles.
#964 of 2081 Replacing interior indicator lamps
Jan 23, 2003 (11:18 am)
I just bought a 1991 LS400 and there are three or four indicator lights (like the rear defrost and passenger seat heater indicators) that are out.
Can anyone suggest a good place to read about replacing dashboard and console lamps on a 1991 LS400?
#966 of 2081 Response to #952 by MADIJO - Nakamichi Problem
Jan 31, 2003 (11:26 am)
I had the same problem with the Nakamichi right audio channel in my 1995 LS400. It took several months to diagnose the problem. Originally the dealer thought it was a bad amplifier ($500.00). But the problem returned shortly there after so they swapped the amplifier back out. It then turned out to be the Nakamichi head unit itself. The re-manufactured part cost $650.00 and the dealer gave me free labor (3 hours) for my trouble. A shop tech at the dealer told me that he has never seen an amplifier go bad that is located under the passenger seat. Hope this info helps!
#968 of 2081 LS400 Shudder Vibration Problem! HELP!
Feb 05, 2003 (6:49 am)
Read through some past postings on this problem, but I wasn't sure if my problem is related to the drivetrain. I have a 1991 Lexus LS400 with about 130,000 miles. I have been experiencing vibration or shudder for the past few months or so. The noise is speed sensitive (i.e. vibration gets worse at higher speeds), and the car (including the steering wheel) shakes almost violenty at around 65-70 MPH. The vibration gets even worse if I step on the acceleration pedal at 65-70 MPH. At low speeds, the car doesn't vibrate much at all, but it is very noticeable and I can hear certain speed-sensitive noise that sounds like as if the tire is flat.
I already had the upper control arms (both left and right) of the front suspension replaced, but it didn't solve the problem one bit. Obviously, I had the tired balances and rotated and all that. So, did I just spent $1K on replacing the wrong thing? Is this a drive shaft problem like some posters have commented? Any help is greatly appreciated. I need to keep this car running deseperately for at least two more years due to my financial situation. Thanks in advance.
#969 of 2081 May be the driveshaft
Feb 05, 2003 (10:09 am)
Out of balance.
#970 of 2081 driveshaft
Feb 06, 2003 (8:11 am)
The symtoms you describe usually indicate driveshaft u-joint failure, you have about the correct mileage for that. Increased torque at speed would exacerbate the symtom.
#971 of 2081 94 LS400 seat belt problem
Feb 06, 2003 (4:47 pm)
Has anyone experienced seat belt not retracting/limp on their ls400 ? If so, what was the problem and solution ? Thanks.