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Lexus '95 es300 - electrical issues - cig. lighter, inst needles

I have some electrical issues that I could use some insight for, or perhaps where to start to fix the problem.

Here are the issues, and they may be related or unrelated...

Cig lighter does not work - I do not know how to remove the lighter or the mount (help?) which would make it a lot easier to even attempt to fix. I tried looking down in it and it almost looks like nothing is connected to it anymore. (connection wiggled loose?)

My instrumentation needle lights for my RPM and speedometer do not work. Other needles and backlights work.

Random lights/led's do not work around my radio. For example, scan button, preset numbers 5 and 6 and even the left third of my radio screen. All of these seem randomly located around my radio so have no idea the issue here.



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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Hi, i also have a 95 lexus es300 and my speedometer,rpm, and tempeture needles dont move when im driving. They dont do anything,they just sit there. what's wrong?

  • evansmarques May 01, 2009

    i have a similar problem with my 93 leus es 300 the gas gauge won't move but the back light dose and my RPM gauge works but the back light blinks on and off what can i do ?



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Mr. I also have similar problem about cigarette lighter, I did fix it myself because mechanic can't fix it. So I did play around to it and I did locate the issue. First check by getting a dc voltmeter and test it. if their is a current but low their is a short circuit on it, twist the bottom metal to avoid short circuit on it when you plug something.

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None of the light issues are related unfortantly
they all start going out when the car gets older and higher will have to repair each problem seperatly by replacing or sending out to have rebuilt.

Posted on May 21, 2009


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