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My 2007 Lexus Sc430 Passenger Side Headlight Turns Off While Driving - What...

The headlight on the passenger side works but after driving for a while it will turn off (works in the high beam setting) if I turn the lights off then back on it will work for a while then shut off a...

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I Have A Question About The Lexus 430 Sc.

It's time for me to finally get a convertible and I have decided to sell my Acura RL and buy a used Lexus 430 SC [they are all used at this point!]. Can you tell me if there are any model years of t...

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Details On How To Get To License Plate Lamp Assembly On 2007 Sc430

I have purchased the ($150) part, but before I get started I wanted to see if any of you have any words of wisdom on what I will need to remove in the way of trunk panels, and in what order. It ...

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Replace Head Light Bulb Passenger Side

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can't list the vehicle in my garage !! please help ?

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About the Lexus SC 430

The Lexus SC coupe reappeared in 2002 with a total redesign and a larger engine.  The SC 300 and 400 had vanished after the 2000 model year, in preparation for long-awaited and much needed revisions.  The new SC 430 was also a convertible, which was a first for Lexus.  This was an automatic retracting hard top which folded into the truck.  The SC was classified as a 2+2, but the back seats were less spacious than the previous ones, which were not very spacious either.  
The new 430 was rear wheel drive, but it now featured a more powerful engine.  The new 300 horsepower 4.3 liter V-8 was borrowed from the LS sedan, along with the smooth 5-speed automatic transmission.  The coupe sped from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds, and braked back to zero in 121 feet.  Fuel economy remained unchanged from the previous SC, holding at 18/23 mpg.
The SC's 18-inch tires were held steady by an advanced antiskid/traction system, which gave the coupe a bit more control on slick surfaces than its predecessor. While it was listed as a option, run-flat tires seemed to appear on most of the SC 430s.  They led to frequent driver complaints regarding road noise and ride quality.  The new drop top was a favorite feature among drivers.