1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Upper Console compass/temp and 2nd grade directions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BiologistsTacoma, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:59 AM
    #1
    BiologistsTacoma

    BiologistsTacoma [OP] Homer: Me fail english? That's unimpossible!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Member:
    #17460
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Female
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD 4x4 Raceway Blue Tacoma
    brush guard, 18 in 4x4 Chrome rims, new in-dash receiver
    Ok...I loved how everyone helped me out with the tire pressure light so I'm going to try this. My upper console light went out that displays the temp/compass/direction. I know you can go through the sunglass holder and take that screw out. I'm a girl and have no idea how to do sophisticated electrical work. I can solder wires so that isn't a problem but I'm not sure how to check wires or what to do after I unscrew the screw from the sunglasses holder. 2nd grade directions would be lovely if anyone wouldn't mind and has had this problem:) Or...could it just be a bad bulb? Much obliged!:eek:
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:02 AM
    #2
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,165
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    be careful removing the console. There are two clips that hold the front of the console up after you remove that screw. If you pull straight down, you don't have to worry about breaking them. When I pulled mine down, I broke off the clips and now my console has some self tapping screws holding it up.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    #3
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Here are very well detailed pics and explanations for this fix (kudos to SS)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/18497-overhead-console-fix.html
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    #4
    BiologistsTacoma

    BiologistsTacoma [OP] Homer: Me fail english? That's unimpossible!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Member:
    #17460
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Female
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD 4x4 Raceway Blue Tacoma
    brush guard, 18 in 4x4 Chrome rims, new in-dash receiver
    Thanks! That should help...will let you know this weekend if its a disaster or a miracle;)
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    #5
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    I am voting miracle. I save disasters for Mondays.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:30 PM
    #6
    EXPI

    EXPI Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Member:
    #12537
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    Tocoma PreRunner
    :cool: Yes take the one screw out and check for the two silver clips
    that help hold the console in place. If in doubt go to a body shop
    and have a tech show you. Good luck.
     
To Top