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Overhead Console Compass

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by B_brand, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    B_brand

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    I have a 2010 DC SR5. In the overhead console it has a place to put a garage door opener. Does anyone know if I can change this so I can have a compass and thermometer like the TRDs? I am not sure if all the wiring is in place for a compass and thermometer. Has anyone else done this??
     
  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    dexterdog

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    All the wiring is there. The hard part is acquiring the the compass/temp overhead console at a reasonable price. Only a compass/temp from an '09/'10 will work in your truck.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    Do you have to replace the whole console or can you just take out the garage door opener holder and put in the compass?
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    I replaced the whole console in my 2009 SR5 with a console from a 2009 TRD that I bought off of Ebay and it just plugged in to the connector and worked. Just make sure you get a 2009 or 2010 console, because the 05-08 consoles will not work in the 09-10 trucks (and the 09-10 consoles will not work in the 05-08 trucks).

    Toyota part number 83290-04011 is for just the temperature/compass portion of the console. I believe that it is designed to swap with a non-functional temp/compass module rather than to replace the garage door opener compartment, so I don't know whether it would do what you want.

    If you do a search for "overhead console" here on TacomaWorld you will find quite a bit of information from people who have swapped out their consoles.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    minor mods. Hood moustache, truckchamp SS oval step-bars, Go Rhino Hitch step, popnlock plus tailgate hoseclamp, Weathertech digitalfit floor mats. Wheel and spare tire locks.

    Spent about a half hour obsessing over this last week; found several sources for the part for about $200 plus S&H. I'm not flying an airplane. Calculating density altitude on my driveway isn't going to make a difference in whether I overshoot the stop sign at the end of my street. At $200 I can live without it, but I will check w/ eBay and some salvage yards from time to time. If I find one for $100, I'll jump on it.

    Google the part number above and you'll find some listings.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Thank you guys for the help!
     
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