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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bartaco, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Bartaco

    Bartaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok heres the newest discovery,my dash lights have been screwing up ever since I bought this beast so, I'm narrowing down the problem.now I figure out that they only work when the ignition is on.this leads me to believe that when the Jvc cd player /radio was installed the guy obviously screwed up.so to recap: the dimmer/Rheostat doesn't function at all.lights only work when key is on,they function eratically(only when they want to),very dim climate control panel,oh yeah and there is this orange wire that loks like it came out of a connector,hanging unconnected just under the Dimmer knob.any Gurus to the rescue on this mess????:confused::confused:
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    clarkie152

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    Did you have someone install the JVC or did you buy it like that? I would take out the radio and put back in a stock one, to determine if that is the problem.
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    mikracer

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    Seems like this problem is coming up a lot lately. Some are having success with just changing out the rheostat and others are saying it was a faulty install of the aftermarket head unit. If I remember correctly, you do not want to have that orange wire from the headunit connected. Maybe the person who installed it, tried to connect it to the rheostat and fried the rheostat.
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    hopefully they didnt hardwire the unit in and you still have your stock connector
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Bartaco

    Bartaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    no I bought it w/ the Jvc in it no stock one to be had.I pulled it out today and disconnected the orange wire(was hooked up) now to replace the rheostat .
     
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