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Overhead Console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by warchi81, May 24, 2008.

  1. May 24, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    warchi81

    warchi81 [OP] Active Member

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    Is this possible? Has anyone swapped out an SR 5 overhead console and put in a TRD over head console with compass and temperature in a 08 double cab.
     
  2. May 24, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Good luck finding one that you don't have to trade your first born child for. But, yes they are interchangable, and you'd only need to get the temp/compass gauge part...but therin lies the problem.
     
  3. May 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    I looked at doing this but the overhead compass/temp display unit retails new for about a $1000.00 :eek: even with my discount it is a little rich for my taste. I did not look real hard but I did not see the wire harness or a connector for the temp sensor in the center grill area so I don't know if it would be even possible without some wire harness work. I think I going the direction of a rear view mirror unit with a compass/temp built in it.
     
  4. May 25, 2008 at 12:52 AM
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    redtoytaco

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    I have done it. The connectors are all there you just need to buy the ambient temp sensor. IIRC it cost me $20 for the sensor and $58 for the overhead console. I got lucky on the console but wrecking yard is good place to start.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    Synapse

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    If you have a pic could you post it.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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  7. Jun 29, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    I was looking at that same bluetooth set. Let me know how it works out and maybe a DIY cause im really interested in installing it and getting it
     
  8. Jun 30, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Synapse, sorry I do not have any pic to post. The connectors are easy to find. For the console it is right there when you remove the existing overhead console it is hard to miss. For the thermistor/sensor it is tape on the support bar near where the horn is at the front between the grill and the radiator.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    warchi81

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    Whats the trick to removing the over head center console? Any tips?
     
  10. Jul 1, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    redtoytaco

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    You need to unscrew one screw inside the sunglasses holder. There are two other retaining clips that will pop out when you pull the console down. The clips may come off and fall inside the head liner just an fyi.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    mxracer16

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    58 frikin $'s man, im glade i didnt pull the trigger on one for $600 and i thought that was a deal from about 1000
     
  12. Sep 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'll reiterate, pull straight down on the front of the overhead console. Do not pull towards the back at any point. I sheared the plastic tabs right off of mine. I'll use self tapping screws to reinstall mine.
     
  13. Sep 26, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    sabian

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    Where did you get the Gentex mirror and what was the cost?
     
  14. Sep 26, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    Here are some pics of my bluetooth device :

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