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Interior console for temp gauge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lightfoot21, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    lightfoot21

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    just side runners looking for interior overhead console for temp gauge
    I purchased a new 2009 tacoma with access cab, the cheaper version, but with 4 wheel drive. I am starting to dress it out but I need advise on if
    #1 would a bull bar look good?
    #2 In my interior, I would like to get the temperature gauge with the compass but I need to get the whole top console, is this possible and if so, HOW?
    #3 I would like new wheels

    Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated

    Also, can some direct me to anyone who can install the fog lights that go into the openings in the front of the truck? I did not get the truck with these features figuring I could get them cheaper aftermarket.

    Please help as I love this truck

    thanks folks,
    Rich:confused:
     
  2. May 7, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    lets see how your truck looks first :]
     
  3. May 8, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    I even wrote to Toyota wanting the overhead console like you do their respons was since the console is a factory install I cannot get one even though the wiring is all there and the temp. Probe.

    Here is what they said::crapstorm::crapstorm::crapstorm::crapstorm::crapstorm:

    The overhead console with compass and temperature gauge for your 2009 Tacoma is only available as a factory-installed option at the time of manufacturing. We do not offer a retro-fit kit.

    We apologize; we do not recommend or assist with modifying our vehicles from their original factory specifications. Modifications could affect the vehicle’s performance, safety or durability, and may violate government regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

    Your email has been documented at our National Headquarters. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us via email or by calling 800-331-4331. We are available from 5 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and from 7 AM to 4 PM, Pacific Time, on Saturdays.

    Michael Cotterell
    Toyota Customer Experience

    I think this is BS
     
  4. May 8, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    ebay or junk yard is the best bet for the console, I think you will need the temp sensor to run out front so make sure it comes with it.
     
  5. May 8, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    documented? lol wth. "THIS GUY WAS TALKING MODS, NO WARRENTY FOR U"

    Seriously that's like, epic fail response Toyota... About as fail as them not covering my cracking steering wheel.
     
  6. May 8, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    lsocoee

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    However, if you go into the parts store and tell them you have a TRD, you can just order the part. However, it is very expensive. I want to say it is $600+
     
  7. May 8, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    Plus, you could hunt the local junk yards for a TRD... might get lucky and they might not realize what it's worth. Or... you could just pickup something from autozone.
     
  8. May 8, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    I thought I read here that the 09 model years overhead console display got their data from the sensor via the AC vs. the 05-08s that get it directly from the temp sensor?
    If true, this means 09 owners need a 09 display?
    FWIW, I velcro'd a small wireless accuweather inside/outside temp readout & a floating compass to my dash.
    Together both cost less than $20 & work great.
    Also if you have tan/taupe interior, they did not make the consoles in taupe 05-08.
    Good luck with your search! :thumbsup:
     
  9. May 8, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I like having the garage door opener cubby instead. It won't fail like the temp/compass feature seems to do on many people's trucks. Won't have to replace my door lock actuators or window motors either. :D
     
  10. May 8, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    Just buy a new rear view mirror off ebay. You can get one with the
    compass and temp built in. Mine came with the temp probe that is
    put in front of the radiator. My 08 was prewired for the console but no
    temp probe. An 09 probably has the rear camera hooked up but not
    the display in the mirror. You could also add that feature in the
    mirror. I'm assuming you don't have the display in the rear view
    if you bought the stripped down model.
     
  11. May 8, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    the overhead will not work if you dont already have a console in there (like one with the garage door opener instead of the temp gauge). It has to do with lack of wiring. HOWEVER you could just wire it yourself, and it would be difficult, but not impossible. The 09 is a different design for the overhead, so you would need to find an 09 overhead. the 05-08 would have a "--" reading instead of a tempature. ALSO the compass, you would need the compass sensor installed under the headliner. You dont have that right now, BUT all trucks with the sunglass/maplight/garage door opener HAVE the compass sensor in there. JUST not the tempature sensor.
     
  12. May 8, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    For 09 you need an 09 console. What P.........s me off is even the probe is installed already and I dropped the overhead console and the wiring is there.
    Go Figure
     
  13. Jun 4, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    so you just need to buy the over head console...

    i got lucky and found one for a 09 on ebay, with blue tooth installed on it already

    now i just have to wait to get my truck back from toyota
     
  14. Jun 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Yup. thats what i said, but with more words..
     
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