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Ambient Temperature Gauge and Sensor Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BeefTaco, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    Ambient Temperature Gauge and Sensor Install

    For the Guys and Gals that don’t have an outside temperature gauge here is my install. After looking at the EWD for my truck a 2008 SR5 4X4.
    I found all the wire’s to the Overhead Accessory Meter were there. The two wires from the Thermistor Assembly to connector 1C in Driver side Junction Block (lower finish panel) were not there so I added the two wires to the connector 1C and ran them to the outside thermistor assembly and your in business any questions pm me.

    Parts Needed

    1. Thermistor assembly
    Part # 88790-22131

    2. Terminal Repair Wire
    Part # 82998-12440 (2 NEEDED)

    3. Connector Housing
    Part # 90980-11070

    4. Terminal Repair Wire
    Part # ? ? ? ? ? (2 NEEDED) (I am working on getting the part
    number for this)

    5. Overhead Accessory Meter


    Things needed to do this job:

    Tools
    Shrink tubing
    Solder
    Solder Gun
    Heat Gun
    Wire (2 Colors) 14 ga.
    Black Tape
    Flex Tubing
    Zip Ties
    Beer


    ACCESSORY METER WIRING DIAGHRAM
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/15959179/234237-Accessory-Meter

    Picture Link
    http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/...emperature gauge install/?albumview=slideshow
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    danbrabete

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    Hi, I have a 08 Tacoma double cab long bed sr5 and I want to install an overhead console. I looked for the sensor behind the horns and I don't have it. And in console I have 8 wires in the connector housing. My car came with a connector housing with 6 wires only. I’m thinking I’m missing the 2 wire for the temp sensor. All the overhead console wires are black. the wires I have up there are: yellow,green,purple white, white purple, light green and just one underneath one green one. I check under the power steering wheel an in the fuse box I have the connector with :green red, green, orange, light green, blue, red, blue yellow and green white, green, blue purple orange, blue black. It’s normal to have just 6 wires in the housing behind the overhead console and 8 in the overhead console housing? If I need to run 2 wires from the sensor can I run this straight to the overhead console or I have to go in the fuse box. Thanks
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    Tex-Tac

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    Installed Overhead Compass and Temperature Display along with outside temperature sensor and wiring; LED lights reverse backup; LED license plate lights; GTA Audio kits for iphone audio; Spare tire steel braided air hose extension connection to rear bumber; Installed new headlights along with new bulbs PIAA H4 XTreme and for fog lights PIAA H10 XTreme bulbs. Installed new hood with "hoodscoop". Installed Predator Side Steps. Replaced front chrome grill with customized color matched (Desert Sand Mica) grill with added TOYOTA lettering (also in matched color).
    Item number 4.) (reference above in BEEFTACOS POST) Terminal Repair Wire Part ????? the part number is probably going to be Terminal Repair Wire 82998-12690 (Female connector) or 82998-12700* the astrik indicates that it is gold tinned thats why its a different part number. The connector housing in which it is going to be inserted into is the 1C Connector (part# 90980-11913) which is a Female connector which is located in the Junction/Fuse box in the cabin under the dash (remove the small pull out panel to access fuses) between the 1A & 1B connectors, right above/next to the large redish/pinkish square 30 Amp fuse.
    To insert:
    1.) remove 1C Connector.
    2.) gentlly disengage the small locking part on top of the 1C connector with a small jewelers screw driver by prying it up.
    3.) insert Wire Repair Terminal into the 1C connector slots pin#1 and pin#3, respectively.
    4.) engage small locking part by gently pushing/snapping it down, back into place.
    5.) reinsert 1C connector into the Junction/Fuse box.
    6.) make sure all connections are secure and in place, turn iginition switch to ON and compass/temperature display should indicate temp.
    7.) Beer Time!
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2010 at 3:31 AM
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    malteseowner

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    hi guy's, i have a 05 tacoma and my accessory meter stopped working, i have read several post where people said that this was a common problem and they removed the part and there were 2 flad resisters that are black/grey that seemed to come un-soldered. well....i took mine apart and first of all, i see no flat resisters and what is there looks to be ok, any other sugesstions? :confused: :confused:
    thanks
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Hi I have 2008 Tacoma double cab bought the overhead console and thermistor assemble and wires but when i look at connector 1C all my wire are different colors then photo posted and wire all ready in pins #1 and #3
    any help would be appreciated

    Thanks

    000_0634.jpg
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    badger

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    This doesn't answer your question, sorry. It's just an alternative. I bought a cyberdyne ambient air gauge for my truck. Easy to install and you can put the probe anywhere you want.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    Today I took the over head temp out of my friends 06 trd. I have an 07 sr5. Everything switched over fine except the outside sensor. I do not have a plug for it. I went ahead and cut his out( and about a ft of wire, hope I didn't mess up his truck) where exactly do I splice it into? I can't seem to find the answer.
     
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  8. Mar 13, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    Ok gents, I am really confused here. I have an 08 4 cyl. and I am desperately trying to get my temperature sensor to work. I have the sensor I got from a member, but none of the necessary wiring on the truck.

    Can anyone explain the wiring diagram to me? If I get the plug connector, and run wires, where do i plug them into? My fuse box is different from the v6 one.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    subscribed. Thumbs up.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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    I know that this particular post is a couple of years old along with a few years old thread...but you just never know right? Also this is for those individuals that are at least seeking answers?

    So with that said....are you sure that you were looking at the right connector?

    Are those wires that are already in pins #3 & #1, colors yellow and gray respectively?

    If so then you already have the temperature sensor connected out front behind your grill or at least the connector part?

    If not then you are somehow going to have to find another wiring diagram for your particular model 2008?
     
  11. Feb 6, 2015 at 5:05 AM
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    I just did this on my 2007 SR5 Tacoma. I had the wiring to the console, but didn't have the temp probe or the wiring from 1C connector to the front. These parts are what I ordered and it worked great. I got the temperature console itself from ebay. The parts list above is correct. Here is what I ordered from Toyota dealer. It was about $70 with shipping from https://parts.olathetoyota.com/

    1. Thermistor assembly
    Part # 88790-22131

    2. Terminal Repair Wire
    Part # 82998-12440 (2 NEEDED)

    3. Connector Housing
    Part # 90980-11070

    4. Terminal Repair Wire
    Part # 82998-12690 (2 NEEDED)
     
  12. Aug 5, 2015 at 3:25 PM
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