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Steering wheel stereo controls not illuminated?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vando, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    Vando

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    The lights on my stereo controls are not working anymore, sometimes when I turned the wheel enough to the left they would work briefly but recently nothing. Is it a fuse or wiring or a bulb?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    S.B.

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    Sounds like a loose connection.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    [x] wiring
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 4:28 AM
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    How difficult is it for me to get at and check the wiring? How do I do it?
     
  5. Feb 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    tbird95

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    same problem
     
  6. Feb 9, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    SCOTTRODS

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    If you could, at one time, turn the steering wheel and get it to light up, then the "Clock Spring" is probably no good... it's fairly old for something that gets wound up and loosed all the time... I've heard it called many things, Clock Spring, Coil Harness, etc... whatever you or toyata calls it, it's nothing but coiled up flexible printed circuit... probably gone bad at one end or the other. Virtually un-repairable most times, but I have seen some actually repaired by a hard core electronics guy... A new one would be my suggestion.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    just pick up a new set of controls from a wrecker/auto recycler
     
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