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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hello all,i am a new member of tacomaworld.com and also a new owner of a tacoma, i have a 2005 tacoma trd sr5 4x4, i had a couple questions what is the screen closest to the front windshield used for or display? It never has power and is always off but seems to have a button near it wondering what it is, also beside my steering wheel there is a little red button above the clutch cancel on start button pushed it dont know what it does though, If anyone has any info would be appreciated thanks.
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Both items sound like aftermarket add-ons from the previous owner. Got pics?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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top row, middle. little button beside 400W

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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I also figured out the overhead little screen display is, from finding pics online i see it is for the temperature and the direction. Mine is just blank though not sure why it wouldnt be working any ideas?
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aftermarket, could be anything, probably took out whatever it was hooked up to though
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That is definitely aftermarket, as well as all three of the ones to the right of the mirror controls.

I think the screen you're talking about is the temperature and direction display.

EDIT- Seems like you figured it out. There is some writeup on here for fixing the temp / direction gauge. Just search for it.

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what is the screen closest to the front windshield used for or display? It never has power and is always off but seems to have a button near it wondering what it is
Are you talking about the screen in the headliner? If so, it's a temperature and compass display. It's known for having poorly soldered resisters, but it's easily fixed (had to fix mine already). Click here to see a thread on it.

Edit: I see you figured it out by the time I submitted my post.
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Hello all,i am a new member of tacomaworld.com and also a new owner of a tacoma, i have a 2005 tacoma trd sr5 4x4, i had a couple questions what is the screen closest to the front windshield used for or display? It never has power and is always off but seems to have a button near it wondering what it is, also beside my steering wheel there is a little red button above the clutch cancel on start button pushed it dont know what it does though, If anyone has any info would be appreciated thanks.
Sounds like your overhead compass/temperature display does not work?

It is an easy fix in most cases. Happens a lot. I fixed mine almost three years ago and still going. Dealer wants $800 for parts and $250 for labor for something you can do in 30mins.

Linky: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-temp-fix.html

Edit: ^^^ Damn, too slow again...
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ok thanks i will search for it but no clue on what the red button would be for eh,? does the 2005 sr5 trd have a rear locking diff i thought it did and i thought thats what the button was probably for inless there is another button for it somewhere else i dont know about
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Thanks for the link for compass/temperature display, really appreciate it
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #13
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ok thanks i will search for it but no clue on what the red button would be for eh,? does the 2005 sr5 trd have a rear locking diff i thought it did and i thought thats what the button was probably for inless there is another button for it somewhere else i dont know about
That could be the rear locker... Maybe the owner relocated it

If you have the off road it does have a locker for sure
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #14
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Where would the original button/switch be for the rear locker then?
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does the 2005 sr5 trd have a rear locking diff i thought it did and i thought thats what the button was probably for inless there is another button for it somewhere else i dont know about
Only if it's the Off Road TRD package (the Sport TRD package does not have a locking rear diff - it has a mechanical limited slip rear diff for that year).
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In that spot. That's where mine is
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #17
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Where would the original button/switch be for the rear locker then?
Where your mystery red button is located.

Edit: Aahhhh! I'm 3 for 3 in this thread with posting answers to questions that where answered as I was slowly pecking out my responses on my phone!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #18
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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When you press the mystery button does a pic of a axle flash?


In the dash? Lower right corner
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Ok just checked it is a trd sr5 sport, sorry about that so it does not have a rear locking diff, my bad have only had this truck for 2 days now. how does a mechanical limited slip rear diff work if you dont mind me asking? And my truck has this then correct?
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