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Overhead Compass/Temp Fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by misc, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Nov 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Misterk40

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    Found these guys. Didn't use them, yet. So far my "fix" has lasted three days:). Looks interesting and less than buying a new one. They have new ones too. http://www.siliconmethod.com/. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    I used them and was very happy! Fast turn around time, and their work was excellent!
     
  3. Nov 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    I agree with Partzguy. Very fast turnaround and their replacement is 1,000 times better than the original. Toyota replaced my original with the new and improved unit and it turns out to be worse than original units.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    I can also vouch for silicon method. After my attempts failed, I sent it to the and it came back better than new. I believe they also warranty their work for 3 years iirc.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Just wanted to say thank you for this fix!

    This happened to my '08 Tacoma (w/ 80k miles) about 3 weeks ago. I just followed the instructions, spent 5mins with a Soldering iron ( 510 were visibly lifted off the PCB) and bam! It's working again :)
     
  6. Nov 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    tired re-soldering both 510's, after a day it went out again.. rechecked and solder is still their... maybe i need to check for burn on bottom of board?
     
  7. Nov 12, 2013 at 3:03 AM
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    It is possible one of the 510's has a crack in it. They are rather fragile.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2013 at 3:10 AM
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    Or the pad lifted from the trace. You may want to run solder down the trace to beef it up.

    Oh, and silver solder FTW
     
  9. Nov 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    Just bought a used 06 Taco and the overhead wasn't working. Found this thread and figured I'd give it a try. The solder on the 510 resistor was broken, but even after soldering both side three times, it's still not working. Any thoughts, besides the board being bad?
     
  10. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    Somebody else mentioned in this thread that most likely it is a soldering problem. Unless you are an expert solderer and are 100% confident you have a good solder, the answer is that you probably don't.

    I have repaired mine three times. I thought it was good each time, but after some amount of time (ranging from hours to months), something went bad and my solder detached.

    My compass/thermometer is currently not working, and it sucks.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2013 at 3:37 AM
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    I took my 06 to the Dealer in Tennessee and got the entire unit replaced since it wasn't working when I bought the truck.
    No questions, and they replaced the unit in about an hour or so at no cost. Now I will see how long it keeps working!
     
  12. Nov 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    I'm no expert and I soldered mine. Still working a week later. Did you solder both ends of both 510s? Check out these guys. http://www.siliconmethod.com/. I haven't needed them yet, but a couple other members gave them good marks. Costs nothing but a few minutes to check their site.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2013 at 4:42 AM
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    Silver Solder for the win. I've said it before, but the high temps the back of that board reaches against the roof is bad for the joints and the silver solder has a higher melting point.
    Over a year on my repair on a black taco and North Carolina summer.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    This is broken in the used Taco I just bought. Used that to my advantage to get the price down even more. Think I'll order one of the eBay ones as I fear my soldering ability will be inadequate.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    I have also used silicon method and they did a great job and with a fast turnaround. Would def go back if I had a problem
     
  17. Dec 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    THANKS, Amigo! I just read the entire procedure to my wife, who is busily preparing dinner...she listened with rapt attention to every detail :) You have made my day, leaving me itching to dive into the overhead panel, tomorrow. I will post results ASAP, and lift a beer to you for the priceless (well, about $1K at least) directions :p
     
  18. Dec 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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  19. Dec 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    Search is my friend and the results on this site never let me down... yet another dead-on fix for the truck. I just took it out after getting back from lunch and found this thread. Popped the display out and there it is.... Bad 510 showing... Thanks for the fix everyone. This site just rocks!

    IMG_00000718.jpg
     
  20. Dec 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    Done and works fine. It took longer for the soldering iron to warm up and cool off than it did to repair and put it back in the truck. Awesome!! Thanks!!
     
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