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07 overhead temp and compass console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tdawg, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    tdawg

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    Hi there, new member here. I have a 07 tacoma dbl cab trd sport with 56,000 miles. The overhead temp and compass (Accessory Meter) is now not working. I have seen advertisements to fix these units for $75. I guess what I would like to know is why do these fail? could it be a fuse? and has anybody else experienced this? I can do without it, but it is nice to have. Thanks in advance. :confused:
     
  2. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    YEs they do fail. They are easy to fix if you have a soldering iron. Read here
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...erhead-console-fix.html?highlight=console+fix
     
  3. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Thanks much, that worked great. Exactly as described in original post. took 20 minutes tops. Thanks again :)
     
  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Chalk me up as another very appreciative member for you posting of the quick fix with photos. Works great!

    Apparently what happens is over time pressing the button to change the display settings flexes the circuit board. Given the orientation of the two 510 resistors , over time the solder joints fail due to mechanical stress. I thought about putting a small piece of bracing on the bottom of the board to give it mechanical strength and stop the flex but opted to resolve to not push the button so hard in the future. If it breaks again the brace will go in next time.

    Thanks again.
     
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