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Does your accersory meter not work? Try this!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by adamv22, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    adamv22

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    So after 6 months of just accepting the fact that my temp gauge and compass dont work, i finally stumled across a company that will fix it for me, BETTER than when the factory produced it, AND it didnt cost me the 350.00 the dealer wanted!! Its pretty awesome, i sent them about $50.00 and and the gauge, and about a week and a half later, i got it back, popped it in and it works like new, well better than new lol. So heres the link, hope this helps somebody!! www.siliconmethod.com
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    yes, but if you solder it yourself ( like i tried ) it doesnt correct the root of the problem. The surface mount resistors or sometimes the transistors become separated from the circuit board from getting too hot. they actually lifted the resistors off the board to allow air to flow around them. notice the TEMP fix in that title you showed me lol
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    No pics, but this weekend ill take it back out of my truck and take some
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Notice TEMP = Temperature.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    ok, i was wrong on that, it is temperature lol my bad. Hey im just trying to help some people out here.. if it overheated once, it will do it again, and id rather get it done right the first time instead of half assin it, just my thoughts on it
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    It's a good option for people who don't have electronics repair experience.

    If you do know how to work with electronics, you can reinforce the solder joint, raise the resistor to allow airflow, or replace the resistors with axial lead resistors to reduce problems from heat.
     
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