Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Remove 2012 Tacoma climate control panel

Reply
 
Referenced Products Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
Scuzzlebutt is on a distinguished road
Joined: Nov 2011, #66691
Location: Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
Scuzzlebutt's Tacoma Gallery
Remove 2012 Tacoma climate control panel

Since the dash is a little redesigned, I was wondering if removing the climate control panel is any different... Going to try and remove it to install the panavise bracket to mount an iPhone dock. From searching, I saw that some folks use a hook tool to unlatch the clips. Can anyone confirm that it'll be the same for a 2012?

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,290
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
It looks like it would be the same.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
Member
Doc Foster is on a distinguished road
Name: Doc Foster
Joined: Sep 2011, #64225
Location: Fredneck, MD
Gender: Male
Posts: 61
Doc Foster's Tacoma Gallery
Keep us updated, I was wondering the very same thing - how easy or difficult it would be to remove.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
Junior Member
Scuzzlebutt is on a distinguished road
Joined: Nov 2011, #66691
Location: Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
Scuzzlebutt's Tacoma Gallery
Still haven't really attempted to do it yet. I bought these http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Fit-Intern.../dp/B001RLG8S4 from Amazon and they look a little too fat to squeeze between the dash and the climate control panel. Does anyone have a write up on how to get the panel out? I'd hate to scratch the hell out of it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
platinumb is on a distinguished road
 
platinumb's Avatar
Name: Patrick
Joined: Jul 2011, #60397
Location: denver
Gender: Male
Posts: 500
platinumb's Tacoma Gallery
those aren't good tools for panel removal i got mine from a snap on truck but you can get the same thing at harbor freight if you have one near you they are made from plastic that wont scratch panels.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
Junior Member
Scuzzlebutt is on a distinguished road
Joined: Nov 2011, #66691
Location: Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
Scuzzlebutt's Tacoma Gallery
Ok, i'll try and find a plastic one. But what do I do with the tool? From looking at pics, it looks like the panel is held on by tabs at each corner.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
AaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
AaronArf's Avatar
Navy:
Name: Aaron
Joined: Nov 2011, #66926
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,636
AaronArf's Tacoma Gallery
BUMP...
I had never removed the previous year Tacoma's climate control panel, but when FLYZEYE was test fitting their V2 LED light on my 2012 we removed it. Apparently it is similarly designed but slightly more difficult to pop off.

Grabbing the knobs and pulling does not work. Just work the area's near the fasteners to get it to pop off with a flat blade tool.



  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 04:35 AM   #10
Member
sherlock will become famous soon enough
 
sherlock's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2011, #67324
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
sherlock's Tacoma Gallery
Thumbs up

Oh yeah........ Thanks! Pictures are worth a thousand words. Clips noted top and bottom of the panel..
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #11
Senior Member
docjake has a spectacular aura aboutdocjake has a spectacular aura aboutdocjake has a spectacular aura about
 
docjake's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2011, #67318
Location: Texas, deployed to afghanistan
Gender: Male
Posts: 105
docjake's Tacoma Gallery
I am sure this will be asked a million times:
Is the wiring harness for the climate controls the same as previous years? You said that you have not removed one before so you might not know but can anyone chime in by looking at the plugs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #12
Senior Member
AaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shedAaronArf is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
AaronArf's Avatar
Navy:
Name: Aaron
Joined: Nov 2011, #66926
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,636
AaronArf's Tacoma Gallery
Bump for more info on the 2012 VS 05-11 electrical connectors.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #14
Senior Member
dibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant futuredibble9012 has a brilliant future
Air Force:
Joined: Mar 2012, #75358
Location: Little Rock, AR
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
dibble9012's Tacoma Gallery
The wiring connectors are not the same, but the wiring is. If you buy a new connector and pins it'll work plug and play. I'm in the process of doing it now. Found one online cheap and bought it to match my entune upgrade.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
Junior Member
Tacofool is on a distinguished road
 
Tacofool's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2012, #91439
Location: Frisco, TX 'MERICA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
Tacofool's Tacoma Gallery
I had to figure a way to get the panel off to complete a Flyzeye install today. The A/C panel is a little difficult to pull of given that the 2012/2013 dashboards have a slight facelift since the Flyeye website instructions were made. To prevent chipping any dashboard plastic, I was able to pry off the panel with a plastic ruler from the bottom lifting up. Panel comes straight out. Also, the instruction pictures for the 12-13's had the positive wire as solid light blue. Mine was solid green. Confirmed prior to the install by looking at the plug pins and process of elimination from the other wires. Other than that it was a simple install. Very happy with the added lighting.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #16
Member
puma1 is on a distinguished road
Name: Michael
Joined: May 2012, #79201
Location: Dallas
Gender: Male
Posts: 32
puma1's Tacoma Gallery
Pictures ????

Do you have any pictures of yoiur install?Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 03:12 AM   #18
Rubber Side Down
Glocker23 is on a distinguished road
 
Glocker23's Avatar
EMS:
Joined: Jan 2008, #4206
Location: CT
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 588
Glocker23's Tacoma Gallery
I like it. May do this for my galaxy s3.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #20
Member
LoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud ofLoneCynic has much to be proud of
Joined: Mar 2013, #99696
Location: Ohio, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 87
LoneCynic's Tacoma Gallery
Hello all, I found this topic very useful, as I was wondering how much space there was available behind that panel. I have a somewhat crazy notion that I am trying to consider here, and maybe one of you could answer it for me before I try any of it. First, are those connectors long enough that they could reach down to the cubby in front of the shifter? Would it be possible to relocate the climate controls to that location so I could use the space that they currently occupy?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
09 tacoma climate control lights rektech Lighting 35 08-01-2014 12:19 PM
Help with climate control Flash 2nd Gen. Tacomas 15 05-02-2012 02:37 PM
Adding auto climate control to 09 Tacoma? xxaarraa 2nd Gen. Tacomas 10 01-25-2012 02:57 PM
Climate Control Panel Bulbs gkozun 1st Gen. Tacomas 10 01-08-2012 02:57 PM
07 Tacoma a/c control panel pgn21540 New Members 0 11-26-2010 10:22 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.