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You have had the SC's vibration diagnosed, and the recommendation was transmission mounts?
Is this correct? Thanks
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The analysis is the transmission mount, yes?
My unprofessional analysis, yes.
Thanks for the reply
If the transmission mount has lost its resiliency, you can and will get vibrations. That is why the mount is there, to absorb vibrations. Over time, and, in this case, 10 years, the rubber in the mount is not as pliable, and can no longer absorb the inherent vibrations. Thusly, you can now feel and see the vibration.
To answer your initial question, I am sorry, but, no; they cannot be adjusted. The issue at hand is the mount no longer being capable of absorbing the vibrations.3
Is this a danger or just an inconvenience?'What are the options for me?
The recommendation here is to replace the mount. It is about 90 dollars plus installation
Not a danger; just an inconvience
Part number 12371-50200. a bit over 1/2 hour labour to replace
That is hard to estimate, as different areas have different labour rates. In my shop, the job would be about 130 dollars
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One word of advice on this: If it is just a minor vibration, if left unattended, (the mount not replaced), the vibration will get much worse over time, as the mount continues to lose its resilience
I would recommend replacing the mount.
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Do you have experience with 2002 SC430 3rd brake light?
I have some experience there; what is the issue?
Do you have 2002 SC430 3rd brake light experience? It does not work, although the other tail lights do and relevant fuses appear to be OK. And Lexus report a short. But the assembly is not listed for a bulb replacement and the assembly is stuck with double-sided tape to the body.
Do you have SC430 third light experience?
A short? I disagree with a short. A short would result in blown fuses.
If all the fuses are good, there is either an open circuit (broken wire) on the White-Green wire leading to the 3rd brake light, a broken withe/black wire, or a problem in the luggage compartment rear panel computer. I would be looking for a broken wire before I did anything else
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I conclude that fuse #13 and/or 14 in the driver's side kick panel box are the relevant ones?
The White-green is the power wire, the White-black is the ground wire
These are OK.
If the fuses are ok, you do not have a 'short'.
If the light is inoperative, you have an 'open', ie no power reaching the lamp
Yes, I have removed the trunk lining and examined these and they seem OK
Did you use a test light to probe the white/green wire?
Could it simply be a bad bulb or bulb housing?
I am not experienced with testing...what do I need?
If you have power in the white/green wire, and a ground on the white/black wire, this issue lies with the bulb or the socket of the lamp
A 12 volt testlight would be fine for the white/green wire
An ohm-meter would be needed for the white/black wire
Can the assembly be opened to check the bulb?
If I remember correctly, the assembly cannot be opened. I might be wrong on that, It has been quite a few years since I diagnosed this issue. The last one I did had a bad wire connection.
Thank you very much