1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

steering clunk fix, now dim dash

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NegroTundra, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:35 PM
    #1
    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Member:
    #45227
    Messages:
    652
    Gender:
    Male
    Land of Enchantment
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma TRD 4WD 5 spd
    So I did the steering clunk fix yesterday, well worth it! Question...noticed going to work this morning that two of my instrument cluster lights are out; the far right light (gas guage and speedo) and the far left light (temp guage and tach). I pulled the dash tonight and neither of the bulbs are burnt out. :confused: Is there a fuse for these two lights? Doesn't seem likely. Everything else is fine. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM
    #2
    MowTaco

    MowTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Member:
    #22530
    Messages:
    3,820
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    South Dakota
    Vehicle:
    03 GMC Sierra
    I'm not sure what all the "steering clunk fix" involves, but you may have knocked something loose.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 11:47 PM
    #3
    Nick_Taco

    Nick_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17448
    Messages:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Maryland
    Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100s all around, Toytec AAL, LR UCA's, Better Built tool box, bed mat, Line-X, Husky floor liners, Wet Okole seat covers, Cobra 75 CB radio, aFe Pro Dry S, Optima Red Top, deck plate mod, grey wire mod, rear diff breather extention, Beefed carrier bearing drop, 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs, 16x8 Wheelers Type B black
    in for more info on the steering clunk fix?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 11:50 PM
    #4
    rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Member:
    #12578
    Messages:
    5,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ross
    Kelowna b.c canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB
    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 4:19 PM
    #5
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    ^x2 that mod is definitly worth the 2 hours spent doin it
     
  6. Nov 4, 2010 at 6:11 PM
    #6
    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Member:
    #45227
    Messages:
    652
    Gender:
    Male
    Land of Enchantment
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma TRD 4WD 5 spd
    Figured it out...sorta. Pulled the dash again and jiggled everything in sight. Turned on lights and voala. Sorry guys, shoulda tried harder before starting a new thread! Anyhow, can't believe the difference the "clunk mod" made in my truck. A true pleasure to drive on highway and shitroad now!
     
  7. Nov 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM
    #7
    rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Member:
    #12578
    Messages:
    5,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ross
    Kelowna b.c canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB
    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    sure is man! I was waiting for that mod for so long
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 at 3:04 PM
    #8
    Nick_Taco

    Nick_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17448
    Messages:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Maryland
    Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100s all around, Toytec AAL, LR UCA's, Better Built tool box, bed mat, Line-X, Husky floor liners, Wet Okole seat covers, Cobra 75 CB radio, aFe Pro Dry S, Optima Red Top, deck plate mod, grey wire mod, rear diff breather extention, Beefed carrier bearing drop, 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs, 16x8 Wheelers Type B black
    cant you just do the weld while its in the truck...?

    Edit: nvm just looked at the pics again and saw why you cant
     
  9. Nov 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM
    #9
    Nick_Taco

    Nick_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17448
    Messages:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Maryland
    Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100s all around, Toytec AAL, LR UCA's, Better Built tool box, bed mat, Line-X, Husky floor liners, Wet Okole seat covers, Cobra 75 CB radio, aFe Pro Dry S, Optima Red Top, deck plate mod, grey wire mod, rear diff breather extention, Beefed carrier bearing drop, 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs, 16x8 Wheelers Type B black
    i think im a little too nervous to do this one even though i do have this problem....

    dont trust myself to put it all back together right :eek:
     
  10. Nov 6, 2010 at 3:32 PM
    #10
    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Member:
    #45227
    Messages:
    652
    Gender:
    Male
    Land of Enchantment
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma TRD 4WD 5 spd
    No you cannot weld it while its in the truck. Follow the steps you'll be fine....the pictures make it look worse than it is. Take pictures as you go and make notes if your real worried about it.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:54 PM
    #11
    Nick_Taco

    Nick_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17448
    Messages:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Maryland
    Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100s all around, Toytec AAL, LR UCA's, Better Built tool box, bed mat, Line-X, Husky floor liners, Wet Okole seat covers, Cobra 75 CB radio, aFe Pro Dry S, Optima Red Top, deck plate mod, grey wire mod, rear diff breather extention, Beefed carrier bearing drop, 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs, 16x8 Wheelers Type B black
    bleh, bookmarked it....

    may give it a go tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 7, 2010 at 2:22 PM
    #12
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    the writeup is very well written and it explains what to do quite clearly. anybody could do this mod even without a mechanical background.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM
    #13
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,968
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    x3

    And I just took the whole thing apart again today because I thought I had installed it crooked since the wheel wasn't straight (turned out to be from the steering rack bushings). I had it out, figured out that it is not possible to mess it up, and all back together in like 20 minutes. Way easier the second time around.

    glad you got it figured out OP.
     
To Top