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1998 Tacoma Odometer Contrast Is Too Low

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skeezix, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Nov 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    skeezix

    skeezix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The contrast in my odometer appears to have decreased such that when driving in the daytime I cannot see the numbers against the dark green background. This is when the lights are on or off. At night time I have no problem reading the numbers.

    Is there any way to improve the contrast? Maybe a bulb change?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    ForestRunnerFrank99

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    Is it the LCD display? If I understand this correctly the numbers are hard to read during the day without a back light, but with a back light at night you can read them just fine?
     
  3. Nov 15, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    mechanicjon

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    There is a bulb behind it but it only comes on with dash lights. You should be able to see it just fine during the day. When there's nothing wrong with it. I have a good display if your interested.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    skeezix

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    It is very difficult to see the numbers on the LCD when the sun is up whether the lights are on or off. At night, when the lights are on, I can see it just fine.

    I guess my 76-year-old eyes just aren't what they used to be :(
     

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