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Is It True bad cluster? #122417 Mar 11, 1:48am Mar 11, 1:48am
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Is It True bad cluster?
ok well i went to toyota and they told me my gauge cluster was fried and they were like there are all of these things that look a little melted and im like those are leds stupid and they are like well that messed it all up im like what ever and then they told me that they have to specail order a new cluster because the odo is in the cluster and they have to program my miles on it is it true or can i just plug any cluster in there and it will show my mileage??? because if its not true i will still get the new one and buy and nother one so i can try to put the leds on there again and if i screw up i have to good one still.

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Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122418 Mar 11, 2:10am Mar 11, 2:10am
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What exactly was working & not working when the car was on?

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122419 Mar 11, 2:16am Mar 11, 2:16am
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everything was working exept the speedo and tac were off by like 20mph and 2000 rpms and the CEL was on and i tried to reset the needles and like make sure they were not on to hard its funny because when i take off the board they both zero out

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122420 Mar 11, 2:35am Mar 11, 2:35am
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It's possible that the gauges are damaged...they are VERY sensitive. So then U didn't have any backround lights in the cluster?

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122421 Mar 11, 2:43am Mar 11, 2:43am
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yes i did have back lights in my cluster all of them but is it true what toyota is saying that the cluster has to be programed with my mileage or it will display the mileage that the old cluster came out of thats stupied IMO


Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122422 Mar 11, 2:50am Mar 11, 2:50am
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Well, I'm trying to get to the root of the problem...what exactly was fried?

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122423 Mar 11, 3:08am Mar 11, 3:08am
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Originally Posted by ted18852103
yes i did have back lights in my cluster all of them but is it true what toyota is saying that the cluster has to be programed with my mileage or it will display the mileage that the old cluster came out of thats stupied IMO


The dealer is correct. They will have to reprogram the correct mileage into your new cluster and you do want them to do this if you end up having to sell the car for some reason. If you are able to find a used cluster and save yourself some $$$ they should be able to reprogram that one instead.

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122424 Mar 11, 3:10am Mar 11, 3:10am
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That's if U have to get a new cluster. thumbsup

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: xmangt1] #122425 Mar 11, 3:12am Mar 11, 3:12am
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
That's if U have to get a new cluster. thumbsup


Cause they aren't cheap frown But I know they do break easily, so if it can't be fixed, you're better off replacing it. smile

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: Stephen] #122426 Mar 11, 3:15am Mar 11, 3:15am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by xmangt1
That's if U have to get a new cluster. thumbsup


Cause they aren't cheap frown But I know they do break easily, so if it can't be fixed, you're better off replacing it. smile
Agreed!

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122427 Mar 11, 5:35am Mar 11, 5:35am
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We just had our cluster replaced. We would be driving down the highway and the odometer would be at 100km and then drop to 0. When the new one was put it our mileage was at 0 again. We have been told that it should reset itself but not yet.

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122428 Mar 11, 5:41am Mar 11, 5:41am
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Let us know what happens divX

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: divX] #122429 Mar 11, 11:10am Mar 11, 11:10am
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Originally Posted by divX
We just had our cluster replaced. We would be driving down the highway and the odometer would be at 100km and then drop to 0. When the new one was put it our mileage was at 0 again. We have been told that it should reset itself but not yet.


i never heard of that... but hey, you have a shitload less miles now wink

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by divX
We just had our cluster replaced. We would be driving down the highway and the odometer would be at 100km and then drop to 0. When the new one was put it our mileage was at 0 again. We have been told that it should reset itself but not yet.


i never heard of that... but hey, you have a shitload less miles now wink


Never heard of it not resetting itself? I hope it doesn't because what is on the odometer now is much nicer then the 40000 that was on there. Luckily it happened while it was still under warranty.

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: spaztikid] #122431 Mar 11, 11:53am Mar 11, 11:53am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by divX
We just had our cluster replaced. We would be driving down the highway and the odometer would be at 100km and then drop to 0. When the new one was put it our mileage was at 0 again. We have been told that it should reset itself but not yet.


i never heard of that... but hey, you have a shitload less miles now wink


if you ever sell your car and they find out you'll be busted with odometer fraud which = not good


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Originally Posted by QuickChick03gt
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by divX
We just had our cluster replaced. We would be driving down the highway and the odometer would be at 100km and then drop to 0. When the new one was put it our mileage was at 0 again. We have been told that it should reset itself but not yet.


i never heard of that... but hey, you have a shitload less miles now wink


if you ever sell your car and they find out you'll be busted with odometer fraud which = not good


The dealership records it for you. And I would never sell my car without being honest about the odometer. I am in the insurance business and see shit fly everyday because of these types of things.

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122433 Mar 11, 12:50pm Mar 11, 12:50pm
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well what i think im going to do is buy a new one get it put in then there is a used one and im going to buy that one too and try to put the red leds in the used one and if i get it to work get it reprogramed and what not and if i mess it up i have the new one (with that ugly ass orange lcd puke)

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122434 Mar 11, 2:16pm Mar 11, 2:16pm
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Clusters are expensive. Changing the led's to red was actually pretty easy. Just don't force or bend anything. Takes a steady hand thumbsup
While ur at it, you can change the gauge for reverse ones, change turn signal bulbs & the high beam indicator bulb.
Heck-you can even change the color of the needles or make them clear.

Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122435 Mar 12, 8:24am Mar 12, 8:24am
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I thought that the miles were stored in the ECU.
I had one of my friend put in my blue LED's. I dropped off the pod with him and then made an 11 mile round trip to my house and then back to his to pick up the pod. The miles were on it when I pluged it in. I wrote down the miles before I left just to see if it would affect the milage without the pod.
Is my car crazy? Was it just luck? Or does the car have to drive a crtain distance without the pod pluged in?
I have an 02 GTS.


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Re: Is It True bad cluster? [Re: ted18852103] #122436 Mar 12, 8:35am Mar 12, 8:35am
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If you have to get a new cluster, you'll need to get the mileage programmed in.

If you use the old one, the ECU might store the mileage, it might not.

I don't think it does.


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