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FJ Gauge Pod: My new toy to play around with.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by griffin407c, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    griffin407c

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    so, i've done a bunch of researching. found out some of the wire identifications and what not. also figured out that the temp gauge cannot be removed bc the buttons on it are also used to calibrate the compass to the magnetic zone that you're in. it looks like the only gauge that can be removed and replaced is the inclinometer.... or everything, but that defeats the purpose of this mod. I'm most likely not going to mod any gauge into this now. just gonna try and work with what i got.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    hhmm okay curious..
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    What Mods!
    Yeah i remember when 6shoota did this this looks bad ass in a tacoma!
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    ya, i know 6 had quite the time with it, but i'm always up for a challenge and would love to get this to work.

    here's a pic from 6's truck:
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  5. Nov 2, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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  6. Nov 2, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    subscribed...looking forward to the progress!
     
  7. Nov 2, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Very cool. Subscribed.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    That's badass. I'd try to find a rubber/foam seal to put under it to kinda close the gaps from the curved dash. Not that I could do it, but that's what I'd do if I was more inclined to rip my dash apart.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    so fellas... i'm gonna try and mount this thing tomorrow and hook up the lights for illumination. been looking at wiring diagrams like crazy. hopefully i can beat this thing. i'll make sure to take pictures like crazy.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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    Nice to see you give it a shot! Hope all goes well.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    alright. i grew a set and started cutting holes in my dash! everything is going smooth so far. should have pictures up at some point today. wish me luck! hope to have it mounted by the end of the day and possibly have the lights hooked up.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    Props to you for modding your truck (cutting your dash), but I don't see whats the point of adding a compass/temp and inclinometer as gauges. I guess if you didn't have the overhead display, but nothing I would personally add.

    Ok, enough pissing on your parade, good luck with the install, still interested to see how it turns out.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    there is no really reason for adding it..... other than being cool. only one other guy has done it and i'm always up for a challenge.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    update. did a test fit and everything is looking great! just need to drill the 2 holes for the bolts that hold it in there, clean up the holes, secure it down and part 1 will be finished.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    got it mounted!!! i'll post pics up later this afternoon. trying to figure out some wires so i can atleast get it illuminated.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    Can't wait to see this!!
     
  19. Nov 3, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    I'm interested to see the end result.
     
  20. Nov 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    here it is mounted. there's a little gap on the front side of it, but you can't make it perfect and plus it doesn't bother me. the gauge pod is flat and the tacoma dash isn't. oh well. atleast on level ground the inclinometer reads dead on... that's all that really mattered to me. no wires are hooked up yet. still doing some research.

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