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FJ Compass for Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jhu616, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    jhu616

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    Alright so this past week I rode in my first FJ and the first thing I noticed was that cool little piece of offroad gadgetry that is on top of the dash. it has a little compass, a temp gauge and some type of approach angle thing. I thought it was amazingly sweet and I immediately wanted one for my truck, so now the question remains, has anyone done this? Could it be possible? Pictures included

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  2. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    i'm thinking you'd have to tap into the feed that goes to the overhead temp, the compass and gyro may just need power...subbed as i look more into it.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    if you attempted a search of "fj gauge", you would have found my thread from a few years ago. it can be done, but is no easy job. i no longer have my truck and never did get the gauge pod to be fully functional.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/58972-fj-gauge-pod-my-new-toy-play-around.html


    here's my thread on toyotanation as well:
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/6...9803-fj-gauge-pod-my-new-toy-play-around.html

    Here's a thread of a member that is no longer on toyotanation and was a toyota employee that got it to work successfully:
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/61-2nd-generation-2005/250985-new-mod-fj-cruiser-gauge-pod.html
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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  5. Jan 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Must have missed it because I did search! So it looks like it would just be too much wiring for my lack of skills....oh well
     
  6. Jan 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    ^ are you talking about the inclinometer leaking fluid? i never had a problem with it.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    BRILLIANT...

    There are also free ones. I just downloaded Land Meter 4WD...because why not...
     
  8. Jan 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    hmm. never heard of that issue before. if someone ever wanted to put other gauges in it, they'd be better off buying a universal gauge pod. there would need to be a ton of modifications done to the fj pod to fit other gauges.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    Just find a inclinometer from a 80s 4runner or even a tercell
     
  10. Jan 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    wrong


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  11. Jan 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    useless, but a neat idea if you have the time and money to waste.
     
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