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Temperature/compass doesn't work

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RobbySkateboard, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    RobbySkateboard

    RobbySkateboard [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm at work right now so I haven't had a chance to open it up and see what the problem is but: I just bought my truck a week ago (2005) and I knew the compass/temp gauge didn't work but I'm hoping its an easy fix, such as a bulb out, a popped fuse or just a loose connection, I was reading up on it a little and a few people said two connections come loose and just needs a simple re-soldering, but just two questions I have since I know everyone on this forum is super helpful and has pictures of just about everything, how do I even open it up to get the circuitry out or change a bulb? Secondly, anyone have pictures of which wires to solder? Thanks so much for the help guys, I just got my truck a week ago and this forum is awesome for helping me out with silly questions like this.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    ^^^^^^this works great.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Thank you very much, very appreciative
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    thats why were all here bud
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    rachunter

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    Just tried this on mine and it worked great!

    I could not see any problem with mine but I went ahead and soldered it and it works.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make and post the video.
     
  6. May 23, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Newbie here. Just wanted to say, thx so much for this thread. It worked.
     
  7. May 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    My husband's company builds circuit boards (similar to that).

    When we opened mine up to do the repair, he couldn't believe how PISS POOR the soldering joints were. So yeah, it's a common problem.
     
  9. May 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    It worked one day and now it's out again. I will try it again. Must be my lousy soldering.
     
  10. May 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    cheeseit

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    Oh wow I was about to order a new one thank god I saw this I'll try it out tonight.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2015 at 9:47 AM
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    How about the crews control does any body have ideas as how to go abot fixing or check what can be wrong?
     
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