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Outside Temp Addon

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by vg05, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    vg05

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    I have an 08 Tacoma SR5 AC that did not come with the compass/outside temp. One thing I've always liked is to know what the outside temp is.

    How could I add this to my truck? Would I need to replace the overhead console or is there a better solution?

    I thought about buying an indoor/outdoor temp sensor like you can for your home, but i dont think it would look as nice as something more built in.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    KraQr

    KraQr WoodsDweller

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    Just stick your head out the window. Its cheaper. Sorry, i have no clue
     
  3. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    vg05

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    lol, im glad i didnt ask how to get another clock in there. you guys might suggest a sundial. :D
     
  4. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    moserjjx

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    you could find a new rear view mirror on ebay with temp in it and swap it out. you can grab power from the map lights
     
  5. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I have a wireless sensor velcro taped to one of the cubbies in my truck bed. keep the little display in the front of the cab. Does the trick when I need it. Its a $14 accuweather from Wal Mart.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    vg05

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    yea i have one of these at my desk as well. i might swing by wallyworld and see what they have. thanks.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    archerytarget

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    how big is the display for that thing?
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    vg05

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    the one on my desk has a screen that is about the size of a business card surrounded with plastic.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    archerytarget

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    ok cool thats a good size..i might get one now
     
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