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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 4, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    griffin407c

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    ya, it's gonna take a lot of trial and error, but i knew that going into this.

    you can't curve the bottom of the gauge pod to the dash. the bottom mounting plate is too thin to make a curve in it and would ruin the mounting points. good idea though.

    go back to the first page and look at pics 4 and 5. it will show you what i'm talking about
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    i can't even get this thing to light up:annoyed:

    AAAHHHHHHH!
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Sorry dude! :eek:
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    i knew this was gonna be a pain in the ass, but it's something i have to deal with. i've got my illumination wires hooked up and....... nothing
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Did you try reversing the power and ground? Maybe LED's.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    ^yup

    but since i last posted, i had an epiphany.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    how is your wiring on this going? i have been searching the local junk yards for months for an FJ...nothing yet :(
     
  8. Nov 22, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    i've been too busy lately to give it another try. hopefully sometime soon i'll get the chance.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    anyone do this to a first genner?
     
  11. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    So.... whatever happened with this? I hope all that dash cutting wasn't for nothing.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Also very interested!!!! I would love to do this to my truck (just for the cool factor) I know your "assmeter" is better as most guys say. I just think it's freaking cool! I love the altimeter in the older runners and surf and I also like the pitch and roll in 2 separate dashes. I was thinking of doing some serious custom work and somehow mod of fab the FJ pod to hold surf style gauges (Alt, pitch, roll). I also think it would be cool to have the thermometer in the middle of the altimeter gauge. My truck didn't come with a thermometer like having an idea of the outside temp. Does anyone have any idea where one would go to get gauges made?

    Also, I want to see where this goes.
     
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    :popcorn: Forgot all about this, what happened?
     
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    subbing...want to try after u figure out how lol
     
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    I take it the OP gave up on this project??? I always hated mine when I had my FJ. Just more crap to block the view of the road. The '12 Taco with the temp and compass in the rearview is so much more functional without being a huge box on your dash.
     
  17. May 16, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    Sooooo ... :confused: ... I've got to ask ... could you have tested the wiring before cutting and mounting ... :eek:?

    What he said ... that along with $1.27 will get you a coffee refile at 7Eleven.
     
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    Im wondering what happened here...Im doing this retrofit but to a 00 tacoma wiring harness in an 87 pick up. I have the full FJ harness and a running fj but cant seem to figure out the red with blue(AC amplifier) wire. Its giving funny readings with a volt meter that dont change with temp adjustment on the sensor. Anyone care to chime in? I have the FJ truck harness laid out on my office floor like it was in the truck...Anyone that hasn't messed with one cant say finding the AC amplifier is easy by hunting the wire..

    Here is the harness in a big tub.
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    Bet you guys never thought the FJ had so much GARBAGE!
     

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