I've been round and round with Toyota on this and they refuse to address, let alone correct the problem. It is always that same two resistors with cold solder joints. I dealt with the same type of quality/process problems while working for a worldwide computer company, working with a vendor in Mexico. Several times I had to go to their factory to address scratched boards and cold solder joints, recall defective boards and have the vendor not only fix the defective boards but fix their process issues. Shame on Toyota!Didn't realize this was such a wide spread problem.....Nice quality Toyota!
Mine went out a few weeks ago when we had the sub zero temps for an extended time frame.
Can't believe how much I relied on the temp gauge now that it's out.
2006, 64,000 miles.
I'll try resolver myself, or may send it off to autoclockrepair, what's another few weeks.
2009 toy...Tacoma ... thanks for pictures. i'm going to try to remove assembly...luk how it turns outAs dtacow said it is most likely the resister. I searched the forum when I had the problem and some one suggested it so I took pictures as I did the fix. It was really easy and only took about 45 minutes to do.
This is exactly what I did with mine the second time around. Has been working perfectly for the last 7 years.:thumbsup:I performed this fix a few years ago...everything worked great up until this week when it randomly failed again on my way home from work. The first time around, I simply resoldered the 510 resistors...this time, I used the two 1/2 watt 47-ohm resistors from Radio Shack. These were FAR easier to work with...to be honest, I broke one of the ears off of the original resistors while trying to solder it back in place (it had completely fallen off this time), so it was either order more of the original style resistors or try this. For $1.59, I think I'll take my chances. Hopefully these won't fail like the original ones did.
I have not, but I agree completely with your assessment. Before our '05 Tacoma, we owned a '95 Grand Cherokee. Its compass / temperature display was always easy to read, even in sunlight. In my opinion, Toyota dropped the ball on the overhead display -- as well as a few other areas, but this thread is just for the display units.I find that this display is hard to read in sunlight, and it is in a terrible position for the driver. Has anyone installed a more useful display in this space?