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sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« on: Oct 24, 2008, 08:06:15 PM »
ive recently swap to a sr5 cluster for my 88 dlx 4runner. now when i start my truck cold the temp gauge reads operating temp after like 1 minute. have any ideas. im thinking its a bad gauge cause i unplugg the sender and it still reads the same

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2008, 08:12:43 PM »
have you also swapped your low oil sender out for a pressure sender from the sr5? if not, it will fry the oil pressure part of the gauge.....



i have heard the coolant issue sucks when swapping, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt
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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2008, 08:25:39 PM »
yes i changed the oil sender. its fine. i wonder if its just the cluster itself

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2008, 04:09:52 PM »
having the same problem with a cluster from ebay......engine stone cold but temp reads normal operating temp as soon as the key is turned on.

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2008, 06:40:44 PM »
yea sometimes it works ok. what year did you get it out of? does your truck have two temp senders?

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2008, 06:58:12 PM »
currently have the cluster but the original temp gauge is acting up. there is a loose connection in the gauge itself. the idea was to swap out the cluster but the 1 that was purchased loos to be more screwed up then the original. the new gauge does not peg the needle when the wire to the sender is grounded but will just hold on the same stop no matter if it is cold or hot. seller said that it was from a 85 and i have a 84.

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2009, 10:30:01 AM »
have you also swapped your low oil sender out for a pressure sender from the sr5? if not, it will fry the oil pressure part of the gauge.....


I just swapped my cluster to sr5 model as well but i dint change the oil pressure sender what can happen to the gauge and what sensor do i buy to swap it out with???

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2009, 11:14:12 AM »
I just swapped my cluster to sr5 model as well but i dint change the oil pressure sender what can happen to the gauge and what sensor do i buy to swap it out with???

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unplugg the oil sender so you dont burn up the sr5 gauge. you will need to find a sr5 oil sender. the sr5 sender is alot bigger than the non sr5. i just went to the junk yard and got one.

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #8 on: Mar 02, 2009, 08:54:09 PM »
I have this same issue, been like that ever since i swapped, i thought it was just a bad gauge, but i geuss it sounds like a common problem :dunno:
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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2009, 08:58:56 PM »
yea ive gotten use to it. i just took the belt off and let it idle to make sure it still would tel me its getting hot. it did so screw it i like having the oil and voltmeter gauges as well

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #10 on: Mar 17, 2009, 02:26:56 AM »
got the problem finally solved, got another cluster and removed the oil and water temp section and removed and replace the gauges. now the gauges all function as they should.

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #11 on: Mar 17, 2009, 01:29:52 PM »
you got another sr5 cluster?

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #12 on: Mar 18, 2009, 12:29:41 AM »
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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2009, 01:46:40 PM »
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having the same problem with a cluster from ebay......engine stone cold but temp reads normal operating temp as soon as the key is turned on.

This isn't a problem with the sensor.  It's simply that someone popped off the needle and put it back on at the bottom by eyeball.

The needle needs to actually be rotated about 30-40 degrees beyond the bottom of the gauge and then moved back before it's fully seated/put back(needs to be under tension).  Or you can rotate the shaft, which is trickier.  I'd wager that 90% of DIYers never think of this and then sell the "fixed gauge".

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2009, 02:05:36 PM »
so i should take mine apart then, and mess with the guage?
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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #15 on: Mar 18, 2009, 08:37:39 PM »
This isn't a problem with the sensor.  It's simply that someone popped off the needle and put it back on at the bottom by eyeball.

The needle needs to actually be rotated about 30-40 degrees beyond the bottom of the gauge and then moved back before it's fully seated/put back(needs to be under tension).  Or you can rotate the shaft, which is trickier.  I'd wager that 90% of DIYers never think of this and then sell the "fixed gauge".
i know mine was in a rig that was in a high speed rollover. so i guess it must have jerked it around

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #16 on: Mar 19, 2009, 02:18:32 PM »
so i should take mine apart then, and mess with the guage?

Well, the way to tell is to get the gauge cluster plastic off so you can touch the needle carefully.  If it's under no pressure and just "there" at the bottom against the little stop peg(not under tension - it should snap back a bit like the fuel needle), then it's been put on wrong and is just out of alignment. 

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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #17 on: Mar 19, 2009, 08:16:09 PM »
ok ill get back to you guys on this :greengrin:
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Re: sr5 cluster swap/ temp gauge
« Reply #18 on: Apr 03, 2009, 08:36:59 PM »
i was messin with mine today. i turned it and it falls slower than my others. must not be under tension.

 
 
 
 
 

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