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That Finicky 1st Gen Dash Clock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SpokeWench, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. Sep 24, 2022 at 10:49 PM
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    SpokeWench

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    Like many that I have read about here, my clock mostly has not worked - displayed. Now the weird thing is, lately, it has mostly worked. At the time, the electrical change was wiring up my wireless, backup camera and monitor; and maybe changing the license plate light wiring for the @4xinnovations bumper.

    upload_2022-9-24_22-46-34.jpg

    Will enjoy while it lasts. :D
     
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  2. Dec 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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  3. Dec 27, 2022 at 8:13 PM
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    ArizonaBrian

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    It doesn't matter if the clock works or not. You can't see it regardless, without peaking around the steering wheel.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2022 at 6:44 AM
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    glwood6

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    I want to hear more about this "wireless" backup camera. That apparently needs some wiring...:confused:
     
  5. Dec 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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    The connection between camera and display is wireless/bluetooth - I like because it I did not have to deal with running wiring from the back to the dash.

    This is the item, which shows as unavailable at the moment:
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B084KVVL1Z?ie=UTF8
     
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  6. Dec 28, 2022 at 10:11 AM
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    Have you ever had it out? Jiggle the wiring connector?

    I had to buy an assembly from eBay finally because I couldn't stand not having a clock in the truck somewhere, and haven't had any issues other than it resetting every so often when the battery dips.
     
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  7. Dec 28, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    I haven't, probably should check that. Thanks!
     
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    No affiliation, but I removed my clock that was experiencing the same symptoms and sent it to a gentleman on eBay who repairs them for $16.50. He repaired mine in 2019 and it has been working great ever since. The repair comes with a lifetime warrantee. If you haven't already done it, the clock is very easy to remove. Turnaround time was very quick.

    Toyota Tacoma Clock Repair Service to your clock only 1995 to 2004 | eBay
     
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  9. Dec 28, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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    02hilux

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    Got rid of mine. To me, clock position was useless and hard to see. I made use of it space tho.
     
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  10. Dec 28, 2022 at 12:15 PM
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    Bivouac

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    Wow I tossed a bunch of those worthless clocks in the trash over the years. That worked just fine.

    It would be different if you would be able to see the clock from your normal driving position.
     
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  11. Dec 28, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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    I went this route. Ordered up a switch holder for that spot. Still haven't installed it. I know, :smack:

    There is also this - https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-change-factory-clock-into-voltage-meter.269631/

    and,

    another switch panel (C) and a cubby (D)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...st-gen-tacomas-32.711981/page-3#post-26735744
     
  12. Dec 28, 2022 at 12:59 PM
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    No need to talk I have the parts for enough projects for my next life.

    I really wanted the 85 Celica on the 4x4 Chassis to get done.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2022 at 1:01 PM
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    Swapping it to a VM is creative though. I might try it lol. Added to the list.
     
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  14. Dec 28, 2022 at 1:18 PM
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    The position is annoying, but I also can't see my AFR meter or radio unless I move slightly either lol
     
  15. Dec 28, 2022 at 1:52 PM
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    Bivouac

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    I fixed that problem my gauges are mounted on Top of that dash very easy to see.

    I got that idea from a coworker.

    I have no need to see the radio .
     
  16. Dec 28, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    Eh, I played around with positions but decided the windshield is already pretty small, didn't want to impede further. It's in my left air vent now
     

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