Question about Toyota Cars & Trucks
Have had sender replaced at toyota dealer, still not working went to auto elec , advised to replace dash board gauge panel did same still not working , what next
I wish you could back up & start over
Why was the dealer unable to continue on
or resolve it the first time?
I would have gone back to the dealer,
they have some experience already with
Here in the US we do not to my knowledge,
some 50 years, have what you call auto electric
shops, nor do you need one, as the dealer & any
local shop should find the problem
I also hope you did not take advice that did not
come from actual test results & you were there
at the shop to see & understand fact based info
I do not have an answer-- nor a guess
What is done at the best dealers & local shops,
is to look in their data base for a common vehicle
problem as a way to save time
They also have tech lines they pay for to get ideas
No one,not even a dealer can test or find any issue
until they study the problem & learn how a system works
Then you look at scan tool data,wiring diagram & more
Now your into a few hundred in labor & the shop is just learning
your product,that is what is required with current technology
I never suggest a dealer because of the cost of labor factor
But that is the only place I think you should go for that issue
I can not speak for the original problem or the dealers work
But I think it all went south after that & the proper testing
was never done, to even find a problem or you wouldn't
still have one
Frustrating & expensive,when you don't have decades of
automotive experience,the required electrical back ground,
many shops still don't have & a hundred thousand in tools
& equip, plus the data, just to walk out to a vehicle,but that is
what it takes
A car today is like going to a doctor,only their are not as yet,
many out there up to speed
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Fuel gauge shows empty
The electrician could be right, I too am an electrician, and my best guess for this is the wireing, make sure all wires leading to and from are in tip top shape. Any electrician can do this, Kragen does it for free I think, and Auto Zone might do it too. But it could be a ground wire, i had a similar situation but it was with my fuel pump. ground wire was worn and lost continuity.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
there are a few things you can do pay, diy, etc... search eclass instrument cluster fix / repair on google will get you on the right track.. the lcd's are fine its the connection to the PCB.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
There is a plastic garnish surrounding the instrument cluster held in by 2 philips head screws. remove the screws and gently pry the garnish from top first then sides then it should pull out.
Then remove the 3 screws holding the cluster in place (2 bottom 1 top). Once that is done gently flip the cluster bottom up and pull out some to expose the wiring harness. Remove the 3 connectors from the back and then the cluster will pull out.
There are 3 bulbs that control the overall lighting of the cluster. They are spaced about every third across the rear of the cluster. They are the larger Green knobs. Remove the 3 large green knobs and replace the bulbs with the appropriate size. You can call your local parts store to find out the size.
Its a 5 minute job and does not require the entire removal of the dash board.
-ASE Master Tech
-Lexus Senior Tech
99 Corolla Owner.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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