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Outside temp gauge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jefferson, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Aug 5, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    Heres a question i'm sure has been answered a billion times.. If you dont have the stock outside temp gauge, is there an easy way of installing it? I asked the parts guy at toyota and he said you cant because its a totally different wiring harness.. anyway i'm sure the part is a million dollars.. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Why dont you buy an aftermarket one? They're pretty cheap, and you can probably pick one up at any Autoparts store...
     
  3. Aug 5, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    The overhead module that replaces the garage door slot, costs about $800 USD. You have to buy the whole overhead console if you are going through a dealer. But if you find a used standalone unit, it should plug right up.

    BUT...you need to make sure you have a temperature sensor too.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    mainerinexile

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    Here is my $10 mod for outside temperature:
    Walmart sells a small wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer that has a battery operated outdoor sensor. I taped the sensor in the black plastic section of the bumper assembly that is shaped like a cup. It is right in front of the front tire (I know, this post is useless without pics, but it is dark out!).

    Presto, I get both inside and outside temps for cheap. It has worked flawlessly for three months and 2,000 miles.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Roll down the window. Damn it is hot! Roll it up & turn on the air. LOL
     
  6. Aug 6, 2008 at 5:22 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    Haahaha thanks for making me laugh this morning! I have that temp in my overhead but hardly ever look at it. You and I have the same type of temp guage.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Sure wish I could find one there! All my WallyWorld carries is units that have both the temp and the time. The stereo has a clock, the truck has a clock, and trying to sync up a third one is something I don't wanna do!
     
  8. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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  9. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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  10. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:31 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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  11. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    haha i had one of these long ago. I just liked the stock look. Like i said, thought it was going to be a HUGE amount of money for the item itself. I just feel like that space is wasted, so why not put something somewhat useful in it!
     
  12. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    If anyone was wondering where the thermostat for the outside temp gauge was located i found it in the middle of my BHLM. the right arrow is the horn and the left arrow is the temp sensor.
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    sorry about the bad pic it was my cell
     
  13. Sep 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    longbow I see you now..................

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    Damn,.....this is the night to make me laugh.....:D
     
  14. Sep 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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  15. Sep 12, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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