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Outside Temperature/Compass Meter Stopped working????/

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Przemekmsu, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    Przemekmsu

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    The Accessory meter stopped working. I am pressing the on/off button and I am getting absolutely nothing. Has this happen to anyone???? Whats the fix??? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    WOW, Thanks a lot!!!!! Will try it.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Okay so I followed the write up from the link above and I got nothing. Basically everything is together. What I did noticed was a black burned looking spot in the bottom right corner of the display. (Pictures included). Do you guys think that this is the problem????????
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  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    That spot is normal. Everyone has it.

    Did you re-solder the 510 resistor? Even though the resistor is still there, you need to add solder to the sides. I put a red circle around the part that you need to solder. There are small cracks in the solder that are hard to see. So you need to add more.

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  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Just wanted to say that the tips and instructions were a huge help. Thanks a lot. Everything worked to the T. There was no way I was going to spend $1000 on the Accessory meter but I was would have been bummed if it didn't work. Follow the instructions and you'll save $1000 in about 30 minutes!!
     
  7. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    i did this fix,it took about 20 mins,and now mine works fine
     
  8. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Mine just stopped....I wacked it came back on, was good for a few days, now it wont turn on at all. I will try this.

    Thanks
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    The spot is normal. It is not a burn. It is an artifact of the manufacturing process for a vacuum fluorescent display.

    Nice pics, by the way.
     
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