2001 Toyota Rav4 gauges

Tiny
JOHNMCFARLAND
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  • 2001 TOYOTA RAV4
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
My gauges stopped working. Speedometer, tacometer, gas/fuel gauge and water temp gauge have all stopped working. I can't find the fuse that is burnt or this is not a fuse problem? I went to Toyota dealer they said it was cluster, Is it possible for me to get one at the junk yard and put in myself? Can I get a picture or some installation instructions?
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Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 12:53 PM

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Tiny
IMPALASS
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Hello -

Okay, look in the drivers side fuse box and check the ECU IG fuse and the GAUGE fuse. Use an ohm meter.....don't trust your eyes. This is the first step for the tach, fuel and water gauge being inop. I have a red arrow where these are if that helps.

For the speedometer as you see it says the vehicle speed sensor. Don't get that confused with the counter gear speed sensor and the turbine speed sensor.....I attached those also so you see what you are looking at.

You might also consider going to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and for FREE they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for FREE also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter.

The VSS may have thrown a code.


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Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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I went to Toyota dealer and they told me it is the cluster. Which is behind the gauges. Is it feasable for me to get one from salvage and put in myself? Is there any way I can get a picture of the cluster? They told me a new cluster is 670 dollars.
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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Hi johnmcfarland,

When all gauges fails, it should be a power supply fault and this might be something repairable.
Did Toyota remove the cluster to test or just informed you that the cluster is bad by looking at it?

You can get a cluster from the scrapyard which would be cheaper but the odometer would have to be recalibrated.

I do not have any diagrams to show on removal of the instrument cluster but it requires disabling the airbag system and removal of the driver's airbag and steering wheel.

Removal & Installation
1. Disable air bag system, remove driver's air bag and steering wheel. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEMS article.
Remove steering column covers.
Remove instrument cluster finish panel. Remove holding screws and carefull pry it outwards, there are a few clps that might be a little stiff and requires some force, use a screw with tape would at tip to prevent damage to dash.

Note: If you think you got sufficient space to get the cluster finish without removing the steering wheel by lowering it to the maximum, skip removal of steering wheel and airbag.

2. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Pull cluster outward far enough to disconnect wiring harness connectors. Remove instrument cluster. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM

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