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Changing the Clock to a outside Temp guage.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaZAV69, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    TacomaZAV69

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    I have a 2002 xtra cab stepside. I have that clock that all of these year models have. I have seen some people change the clock to a volt meter. I was curious if anyone has ever wanted to change that clock to an outside temperature guage? If so anyone got any ideas on how to do this? Im sure this would be a simple mod. Just wondering if anyone else has ever heard or seen this done??
     
  2. Jun 14, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    I like the idea a lot, but don't know how to do it.

    Bare minimum you need a temperature sensor, like a thermocouple, and then I would guess some sort of reader/converter.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Well I guess I could look up different temp sensors and the readout screen to match or get as close to the demensions as the clock. I Love/Hate that clock and would love to put something a little more efficent in that spot instead of a clock (seeing as I have an aftermarket head unit and it displays the time and date.).
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    This is what I did with my clock location.

    Click Here
     
  5. Jun 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    I really Like what you did with your clock. I guess what I need to do is find something that will fit in that hole with minimal cutting. If anyone knows where I can find quality outside/inside temperature guages that would be awesome!! When I find what I need and do the work I will post up pics of my process of how I got it done!
     
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