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Old 08-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Outside temp gauge

Heres a question i'm sure has been answered a billion times.. If you dont have the stock outside temp gauge, is there an easy way of installing it? I asked the parts guy at toyota and he said you cant because its a totally different wiring harness.. anyway i'm sure the part is a million dollars.. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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Why dont you buy an aftermarket one? They're pretty cheap, and you can probably pick one up at any Autoparts store...
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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Heres a question i'm sure has been answered a billion times.. If you dont have the stock outside temp gauge, is there an easy way of installing it? I asked the parts guy at toyota and he said you cant because its a totally different wiring harness.. anyway i'm sure the part is a million dollars.. Any thoughts?
The overhead module that replaces the garage door slot, costs about $800 USD. You have to buy the whole overhead console if you are going through a dealer. But if you find a used standalone unit, it should plug right up.

BUT...you need to make sure you have a temperature sensor too.
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Heres a question i'm sure has been answered a billion times.. If you dont have the stock outside temp gauge, is there an easy way of installing it? I asked the parts guy at toyota and he said you cant because its a totally different wiring harness.. anyway i'm sure the part is a million dollars.. Any thoughts?
Here is my $10 mod for outside temperature:
Walmart sells a small wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer that has a battery operated outdoor sensor. I taped the sensor in the black plastic section of the bumper assembly that is shaped like a cup. It is right in front of the front tire (I know, this post is useless without pics, but it is dark out!).

Presto, I get both inside and outside temps for cheap. It has worked flawlessly for three months and 2,000 miles.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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Outside air temp

Roll down the window. Damn it is hot! Roll it up & turn on the air. LOL
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:22 AM   #6
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Roll down the window. Damn it is hot! Roll it up & turn on the air. LOL
Haahaha thanks for making me laugh this morning! I have that temp in my overhead but hardly ever look at it. You and I have the same type of temp guage.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:52 AM   #7
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Here is my $10 mod for outside temperature:
Walmart sells a small wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer that has a battery operated outdoor sensor.
Sure wish I could find one there! All my WallyWorld carries is units that have both the temp and the time. The stereo has a clock, the truck has a clock, and trying to sync up a third one is something I don't wanna do!
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Here is my $10 mod for outside temperature:
Walmart sells a small wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer that has a battery operated outdoor sensor. I taped the sensor in the black plastic section of the bumper assembly that is shaped like a cup. It is right in front of the front tire (I know, this post is useless without pics, but it is dark out!).

Presto, I get both inside and outside temps for cheap. It has worked flawlessly for three months and 2,000 miles.
PICs??
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:24 AM   #9
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Sure wish I could find one there! All my WallyWorld carries is units that have both the temp and the time. The stereo has a clock, the truck has a clock, and trying to sync up a third one is something I don't wanna do!
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:31 AM   #10
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #11
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haha i had one of these long ago. I just liked the stock look. Like i said, thought it was going to be a HUGE amount of money for the item itself. I just feel like that space is wasted, so why not put something somewhat useful in it!
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:53 PM   #12
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If anyone was wondering where the thermostat for the outside temp gauge was located i found it in the middle of my BHLM. the right arrow is the horn and the left arrow is the temp sensor.
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The overhead module that replaces the garage door slot, costs about $800 USD. You have to buy the whole overhead console if you are going through a dealer. But if you find a used standalone unit, it should plug right up.

BUT...you need to make sure you have a temperature sensor too.
Wow! you got quoted a good price! they quoted me at just over $1200.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:07 PM   #15
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death-dealing WOOS-TAH dealers...head north of the border, no state tax and less of an anal raping on prices
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Just an FYI - I have one for sale, if anyone is interested.

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