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Clock/compass/ thermometer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by turkinator, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    turkinator

    turkinator [OP] Active Member

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    the compass ect over the rear view mirror don’t work any more in my 09. Is there an easy fix???
     
  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    Fitz235

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    Yes.

    You need to solder in a new resistor. The factory 51 ohm resistor(s) are known to fall out due to heat/cheap solder. It's best to use a full size resistor as a replacement, as it tends to make a better connection than re-soldering the factory one back in.

    Here's some reading for you:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/overhead-compass-temp-fix.18497/
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    Marshall R

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    Yes, there is a thread here or simply google it. Basically there is a resistor in the unit that over time will detach. Usually just soldering it back in place fixes the problem.


    They are tiny components however. The resistor fell out when I took mine apart and I couldn't locate it. A trip to a local electrical supply store and I was able to buy a conventional barrel resistor for 13 cents. Took about 5 minutes to solder back in place.

    Or you could pay Toyota about $400 for a new unit.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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