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03 4Runner. No gauges work, no lights during pre start. Only

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03 4Runner. No gauges work, no idiot lights during pre start. Only p brake. Engine runs fine. Cluster is expensive. Got any troubleshooting to be sure?
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 7 days ago.

Hi there, my name is***** am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your truck, can you please tell me, does your speedometer work? how about the tachometer? have you checked any fuses? and did the problem just start out of the blue?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Both tach and speedo are inop. According to the owner, they have been dealing with it for a while.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Have not checked fuses. Wasn't aware gauge cluster was fused item.
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 7 days ago.

Let me check my diagrams, do you have the vehicle with you?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I'm sorry I don't. I wasn't sure if this year and model cluster was data link or can buss
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 7 days ago.

While it entirely possible that the combination meter is bad, there are 5 fuses that need to be checked, as well as a ground to check. Here are the fuses.

10A HEAD (HI RH)

10A TAIL

7.5A GAUGE

10A IGN

10A DOME

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you! Will do. Will update when I check it out this weekend. Thanks again
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 7 days ago.

Sounds good, I'll be here.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Sorry for the wait. All fuses check out.
RPM is inop, speedo is inop, but odometer it counting. Fuel level is inop. Coolant temp is fine, all small indicator (idiot) lights are working. I was incorrect before in my request. Gauge lite dimmer works as well. Lmk what you think. Thanks
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 4 days ago.

Ok, let me study my diagrams and see what I come up with, does your check engine light stay on?

Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 4 days ago.

And how comfortable are you removing the combination meter and pin testing for voltages?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Check engine light is not on just maintenance and the low tire pressure.
No problem can do.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Will let u know when I get it off.
Expert:  Merlin Beerens replied 4 days ago.

I am just getting off the computer, I will send you some diag info, if you need help reading/interpreting it, please just let me know, and I will help. Just follow the inspection procedure.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Will do. Thank you sir! Will let you know.
Customer: replied 1 day ago.
Customer needed car. Will update when it comes back. You may close if you wish. Thanks!

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