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Old 11-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #1541
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Just replaced mine after fixing the original one several times i got fed up and got on off Ebay, now If i can find the place to send my old one to have fixed ? Anyone have an address for the place that fixes them?
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #1542
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Compass repair

Found these guys. Didn't use them, yet. So far my "fix" has lasted three days. Looks interesting and less than buying a new one. They have new ones too. http://www.siliconmethod.com/. Let me know what you think.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #1543
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Found these guys. Didn't use them, yet. So far my "fix" has lasted three days. Looks interesting and less than buying a new one. They have new ones too. http://www.siliconmethod.com/. Let me know what you think.

I used them and was very happy! Fast turn around time, and their work was excellent!
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #1545
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I can also vouch for silicon method. After my attempts failed, I sent it to the and it came back better than new. I believe they also warranty their work for 3 years iirc.
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Just wanted to say thank you for this fix!

This happened to my '08 Tacoma (w/ 80k miles) about 3 weeks ago. I just followed the instructions, spent 5mins with a Soldering iron ( 510 were visibly lifted off the PCB) and bam! It's working again
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #1547
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tired re-soldering both 510's, after a day it went out again.. rechecked and solder is still their... maybe i need to check for burn on bottom of board?
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tired re-soldering both 510's, after a day it went out again.. rechecked and solder is still their... maybe i need to check for burn on bottom of board?
It is possible one of the 510's has a crack in it. They are rather fragile.
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Or the pad lifted from the trace. You may want to run solder down the trace to beef it up.

Oh, and silver solder FTW
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Just bought a used 06 Taco and the overhead wasn't working. Found this thread and figured I'd give it a try. The solder on the 510 resistor was broken, but even after soldering both side three times, it's still not working. Any thoughts, besides the board being bad?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #1551
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Just bought a used 06 Taco and the overhead wasn't working. Found this thread and figured I'd give it a try. The solder on the 510 resistor was broken, but even after soldering both side three times, it's still not working. Any thoughts, besides the board being bad?
Somebody else mentioned in this thread that most likely it is a soldering problem. Unless you are an expert solderer and are 100% confident you have a good solder, the answer is that you probably don't.

I have repaired mine three times. I thought it was good each time, but after some amount of time (ranging from hours to months), something went bad and my solder detached.

My compass/thermometer is currently not working, and it sucks.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:37 AM   #1552
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I took my 06 to the Dealer in Tennessee and got the entire unit replaced since it wasn't working when I bought the truck.
No questions, and they replaced the unit in about an hour or so at no cost. Now I will see how long it keeps working!
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I'm no expert and I soldered mine. Still working a week later. Did you solder both ends of both 510s? Check out these guys. http://www.siliconmethod.com/. I haven't needed them yet, but a couple other members gave them good marks. Costs nothing but a few minutes to check their site.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:42 AM   #1554
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Somebody else mentioned in this thread that most likely it is a soldering problem. Unless you are an expert solderer and are 100% confident you have a good solder, the answer is that you probably don't.

I have repaired mine three times. I thought it was good each time, but after some amount of time (ranging from hours to months), something went bad and my solder detached.

My compass/thermometer is currently not working, and it sucks.
Silver Solder for the win. I've said it before, but the high temps the back of that board reaches against the roof is bad for the joints and the silver solder has a higher melting point.
Over a year on my repair on a black taco and North Carolina summer.
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This is broken in the used Taco I just bought. Used that to my advantage to get the price down even more. Think I'll order one of the eBay ones as I fear my soldering ability will be inadequate.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #1556
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This is broken in the used Taco I just bought. Used that to my advantage to get the price down even more. Think I'll order one of the eBay ones as I fear my soldering ability will be inadequate.
I just put mine in the mail today to have this guy on ebay fix it for $16.95. I will report back on the results later.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tacom...-/181166907078
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #1557
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I have also used silicon method and they did a great job and with a fast turnaround. Would def go back if I had a problem
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #1558
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Fix for Ovhd. Temp/Compass Panel

THANKS, Amigo! I just read the entire procedure to my wife, who is busily preparing dinner...she listened with rapt attention to every detail You have made my day, leaving me itching to dive into the overhead panel, tomorrow. I will post results ASAP, and lift a beer to you for the priceless (well, about $1K at least) directions
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I just put mine in the mail today to have this guy on ebay fix it for $16.95. I will report back on the results later.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tacom...-/181166907078
He fixed it. And it lasted for about a week. Now it's not working again.

I hate this truck.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #1560
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Guess I'll be soldering tonight....

Search is my friend and the results on this site never let me down... yet another dead-on fix for the truck. I just took it out after getting back from lunch and found this thread. Popped the display out and there it is.... Bad 510 showing... Thanks for the fix everyone. This site just rocks!

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