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is a scan gauge a good replaccement for the actual cluster

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota new.o, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    yota new.o

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    like the title says is that snazzy scan gauge a good replacement for the original gauge cluster?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    all i really need is the spedomerter the gauge cluster will be intact and plugged except the spedometer
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    Ultra gauge is better IMHO. Bigger and you can set alarms. It's also cheaper than SG
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Buddy of mine has all dash lights off and uses just a SG at night. you can change the color and it can save your night vision depending on the color used. Its accurate and displays up to four readings so it could be used as a replacement.
     
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    toyota amber is the best as far as keeping night vision.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    This ^^.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    well fellas thanks for the input now all i gotta do is wait fro the ultra gauge to become not out of stock any body got one for sale???
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    now quick question before i order the ultra gauge my spedometer is broke in the gauge cluster and is controlled by a spedo cable, but i have a code for a vehicle speed sensor will the ultra gauge read my speed?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    If you're getting a code for the speed sensor then likely the ultragauge won't be able to read your speed until that sensor is replaced.
     
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    I love my UltraGauge. The speedo seems pretty accurate, but I wouldn't want to just use the UG as my entire HUD/Cluster...
     
  11. Dec 15, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    that code came on the day my spedo cable broke any relation
     
  12. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Doesn't the computer read speed off the speedometer cable driving a sensor in the cluster? Or was I reading up on another vehicle?
     
  13. Dec 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    now sir that is a very high possibilty never thought of that can anyone verify this?
     
  14. Dec 16, 2011 at 5:16 AM
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    Yep. It's either the drive gear in the tranny or the sensor in the cluster

    speedo.jpg
     
  15. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    Ok here it is, looks like error code P0500. It sorta got cut off but speedometer cable is at the list of trouble area on the bottom.

    speedosensor.jpg
     
  16. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    You could use a gps as well for your speed.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    well shit so now i guess i need opinions:

    save the money and get a whole new gauge cluster or,
    buy an aftermarket spedometer and mount somewhere interesting on truck?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    oh ya it does 96 was when it became manditory that all vehicle manufactures use the obd2 port system.
     
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