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Driving with no Gauge Cluster = ok ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Negative1, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    Negative1

    Negative1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it ok to drive our trucks with no gauge cluster?
    I'm planning to send my gauge cluster to prsgauges.net for some modding...
    Just wanted to know if there are any inherent issues that I should know of.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    ktmrider

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    dont speed or run out of gas
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    Other than the speedo being a required piece of equipment, I'm not sure of any electrical problems that might occur.

    What kind of mod are you having done?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Very good point.. Never thought of that..
    I'll take the Scangauge out from the camry for a bit... Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    There are at least two speed sensors in the Tacoma, I believe one of them is in the cluster. Information is usually taken from these sensors among others to tell the AT when to change gears.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Just enough, and never enough
    BTW the scanguage will not work with the gauges out...
     
  7. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    yeah and as long as u dont blow hole in your oil system.murphys law, ya no
     
  8. Dec 16, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Cappy Cap

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    i wa thinkingon doing the same thing driving w/out the gauge
    but no one answered the question whether or not u can besides the gas but i would fill it everyday lol.... will it muck up the system... and when u plug it bvack in will it all like update and be fine???
     
  9. Dec 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    I believe it will still work. I have read on here before where this was the solution people have used. Now granted I don't have a Scanguage (yet) and I haven't taken out the gauges, but I still think it is independent of the cluster.
     
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