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Compass and temperature display is dead

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  • mschaefer255 Jul 24, 2009

    I was able to fix it. I read that the 510 ohm resisitors on the cicuit board are known to have poor soldering. I took off the top console (1 screw in the sunglass holder) and then took out the cuircuit board. There are 3 X 210 ohm and 2 X 510 ohm resistors in the lower right of the circuit board. I resoldered them and put it back together. It now works great.

  • mschaefer255 Jul 24, 2009

    I solved it. It was 5 resistors on the lower right of the circuit board. The soldering was poorly done. I re-soldered them and everything works great.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    where is the fuse for the mirrow with compass and temperature on a 2006 chevy tahoe?

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I have the same problem on my 2005 Tacoma dbl cab pickup when it just passed 100K miles. Thanks for the tips in this website. I took out the temp/compass unit very carefully. And went to Radio Shack to buy a soldering kit ($7.99-the cheapest price I can find). It only take 10 min. to resolder C510 and put every thing back again. It works perfectly. I think Toyota need to improve this product in the future.

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The failure of the compass / ambient temperature display is a common issue with 2005 to 2009 Tacomas, and if you fixed it by resoldering the old surface mount resistors, it will fail again.
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However, we permanently fix the problem using all new components and a lead wire underlayment as a heatsink. See our site for more info: http://www.toyotatacomacompassrepair.com
Thanks and good luck...silicongeek

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My 2005 Tacoma's temperature and compass display went out a few months back too. On Saturday I decided to GOOGLE for some help and I read mschaefer255 explanation from July 24th, 2009. I must say I was glad I visited this site because Shaefer's explanation is on the money! I found the 510 ohm resistor and one was loose. I went to Autozone and bought an electrical soldering tool for about $9 and WALA! My display is working again. Thanks for the assist Schaefer!

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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SOURCE: 2006 Toyota Tacoma: temperature and compass

I am not sure if that module has a back light but if it does you can replace it yourself if you know how.

The best way otherwise is to replace that module.

Good Luck

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: where can i find a replacement

Mark, do you need a replacement for your accessory meter (this is what Toyota calls them) or do you need yours repaired? Replacements can generally be found on ebay for about $200.

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However, my company repairs these in a manner that precludes the problem from happening again (we use new components, and a heatsink to prevent debonding). Repair includes a one year warranty on our work!

http://www.toyotatacomacompassrepair.com

Check out our website, and feel free to contact me with questions.
Thanks! -silicongeek

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