1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How to remove compass

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by windowtinter, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM
    #1
    windowtinter

    windowtinter [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Member:
    #71692
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    NC
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    Just bought
    My compass in a 06 taco doesnt work. I found a really nice thread on it possibly being a broken solder joint or transistor so i want to try it but cant get the thing off.. Figure id rather ask first how to safely pull it before i learn the hard way:rolleyes:
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM
    #2
    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Member:
    #16145
    Messages:
    7,610
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB TRD Sport Prerunner 4x4
    Things and stuff and such
    Open the sunglass holder and there should be 2 bolts you need to remove. Then get your fingers between the edges of the console and the headliner on the windshield end and gently but firmly tug downwards. Be careful not to lose the clips that hold it in place.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM
    #3
    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Member:
    #16145
    Messages:
    7,610
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB TRD Sport Prerunner 4x4
    Things and stuff and such
    Then you need to seperate the display from the console. There are 4 small pressure tabs that hold it in place, be careful not to break these.

    edit: If your a window tinter in Charlotte, I will do it for you for the price of a windshield strip
     
  4. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM
    #4
    windowtinter

    windowtinter [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Member:
    #71692
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    NC
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    Just bought
    Im in new bern,5 hrs..there was one screw i seen in sunglass holder so i took it out and was pulling pretty hard but it didnt want to come loose so then i ask here. Ill try it again.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM
    #5
    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Member:
    #16145
    Messages:
    7,610
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB TRD Sport Prerunner 4x4
    Things and stuff and such
    oh ok :D. Yea there is just one screw then, my sunglass holder was cut off so I was unsure how many there are. But yea just give it a good tug down on the front and it should pop off.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    #6
    RickG

    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Member:
    #31287
    Messages:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern NH
    Vehicle:
    2010 SR5 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Color matched grille, Access tonneau, OEM Temp/compass, De-badged, OEM hitch, Custom rear storage/dog deck, LED foot well lighting, Illuminated 4x4 switch
    And if the clips on the front part go sideways over the headliner, just run a good sized magnet under the headliner and you can drag them back to the hole.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM
    #7
    windowtinter

    windowtinter [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Member:
    #71692
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    NC
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    Just bought
    Got it out today and resoldered it, works great now. Thanks
     
To Top