Monday, December 21, 2009

Repair Digital Dashboard/Instrument Panel: Odometer, Speedometer, RPM and Temperature Gauges

I've been posting too many car-related articles here since Ondoy left my car damaged. After all the cleaning and mounting costs, here comes another one that I need: where can I have my Toyota Vios' digital instrument panel repaired?

My car's gauges were cleaned myself 2 days after Ondoy and I saw it working on the third day and even a month after. But when my car was revived, the instument panel was no longer working except the various indicator lamps: check engine, turn signal, parking brake, SRS, et al but the RPM gauges and meters: odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and temperature are no longer there and also the indicator for Parking/Reverse/Neutral/Drive/L, 2

I was hoping to find someone who can repair digital instrument panel (Toyota Vios 1.5G part number: 83800-0DB20) to save on cost for a new one costs arout P20,000.00 (not Toyota Casa price). I don't need an odometer rollback as it's unethical to do so besides the fact that my car's actual mileage is just around 25,000 kilometers after 3.5 years...

Should you happen to offer the service, do let me know or if i find the time and courage due to desperation, I might even try to repair it DIY as i've been an electronics technician before I became an electronics engineer. I will need to buy new tools to re-kindle my interest in electronics though.

UPDATE:

I was able to repair digital instrument panel after a few days tweaking with it. Saved me P30k cost of new unit from Toyota casa :P

possible entry keywords:
Digital instrument panel repair, odometer hacking, odometer rollback, digital speedometer, digital dashboard, odometer repair, speedometer calibration, tweaking, Toyota (altis, corolla, fortuner, yaris, echo, funcargo), Honda (city, civic, accord, crv), Mitsubishi (lancer, montero), Isuzu, Mazda, Hyundai, Nissan (sentra), Ford, GM, et al

4 comments:

  1. hi, i also have the same problem, though my car, a 2006 honda civic is already running and left with merely 10% more to get back in shape, i'm already losing courage to shell out more dough for the final repair...which includes the instrument panel (the expensive part) maybe you can help pls. let me know.....jvimada@hotmail.com

    thanks!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again

    Digital Instrument Cluster

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  3. how did you fix it at anong gadget ang ginamit mo para ma aayos yan? tnx.

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  4. SIR I ALSO NEED YOUR HELP!! SIRA RIN YUNG GAUGE KO!! HELP PLEASE!!! :(

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