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Trying to add temperature/compass overhead console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raythys, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Jul 31, 2012 at 1:53 AM
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    raythys

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    My 2011 Toyota Tacoma did not come with a compass/temperature overhead console. I recently purchased a compass/temperature overhead console off of e-bay that will slip into my 2011 Toyota Tacoma. My Tacoma has the wiring harness for the compass/temperature unit. I pulled out the the current overhead console and plugged the wires into the map light and the compass/temperature unit and it does not work. I checked under the hood and there is a sensor unit on the wire that I was told was the sensor unit for the temperature unit. My map lights work. My question is whether there is a fuse that I need to insert to make the compass/temperature unit work? I was under the impression if the wiring harness and sending unit was in the truck all I had to do is snap a compass/temperature unit in and it should work.

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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    The Traveler

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  3. Jul 31, 2012 at 4:42 AM
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    Where on eBay did you find it? I'm interested in this mod also.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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    Maybe you bought a 05-08 console which does not work in a 09+...
     
  5. Jul 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    You are right. I took the one from ebay to the dealership and they told me it was out of a 2006. I contacted the seller and he is going to return my money as soon as I ship it back. Thanks for all your help everyone.

    Anyone know where I can purchase a grey color overhead console with compass and temperature that will go into a 2011 Tacoma extended cab?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2012 at 4:52 AM
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    Toyota aluminium side steps, Toyota door sill protectors Extang trifecta tonneau cover, U-Haul Class 3 hitch, Black Weathertech's, Front mudflaps trimmed 4", OEM Fog Lights, WeatherTech Bug Deflector, 13" Stubby antenna, TRD Skid Plate, ScanGaugeII, Carriage Works Billet Grille, Plasti Dipped overhead temp/compass console, LT265/75/16 Duratrac's LR C
    That's good news, keep looking in the buy/sell section every so often one will be for sale.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2012 at 4:53 AM
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    how much did you pay, just curious?
     
  8. Aug 2, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    I spent $220:)
     
  9. Aug 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    If your 2011 is a 6 cylinder sr5, the '09-'11 console will work. If its a 4 cylinder (including double cab prerunners) then you're going to have some problems.

    I recently purchased a 2011 console with 2011 part numbers and when plugged in the compass showed direction, the map lights work although the temp reads F ---. I may have to determine which pins would require a New temp sensor run to the grill area from the console location. The wiring harness including the sensor looks identical to that of a V6 truck.

    The 09-11 models are way harder to acquire, from what I understand you could buy the '08 console (without the 1-year search) for less and run your own wires.

    Kinda the same thing I'm going to do with the '11 console in a '11 4 Cyl (prerunner).
     
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