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Old 01-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Gauge cluster lights

I recently changed out my AC panel bulbs and gauge cluster bulbs to red LEDs.



Now that I have it all back together I realized that I want to change out some of the indicator lights in the cluster as well. Does anyone have a diagram for the bulb sizes in the back of the cluster? I know the 4 main ones are 194 but what are all the other ones? Are they 74s like the AC panel?

I noticed that there are a few open spots on the back of my cluster for lights. Specifically the gas light. If I put a bulb in there will it actually work? Will any of these with the twist lock base work http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/i...cluster-gauge/ ?
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Noah:

I'm not sure what you mean by 'gas light'. The fuel gauge is supposed to be illuminated by one of the 4 194's behind the cluster.

Where is this 'gas light' located, and what makes you think it's got something to do with gas?
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Noah:

I'm not sure what you mean by 'gas light'. The fuel gauge is supposed to be illuminated by one of the 4 194's behind the cluster.

Where is this 'gas light' located, and what makes you think it's got something to do with gas?
By gas light I mean the low fuel level light. I can see the fuel light on the front of gauge face, and there is a spot for a twist lock bulb on the back.
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Do you have a tach? If so - was the tach OEM on your Taco, or have you done a tach cluster swap?

According to the 1999 wiring diagrams only the tach clusters have the low fuel indicator lamp.

Furthermore, this low fuel level warning was some sort of option (not standard equipment). However, I can't find any 1999 documentation that shows what package(s) may have included this low fuel warning option.

One thing I can tell from the '99 wiring diagrams ... The fuel sender (sensor thingie that sends signals to the cluster) is different for tach clusters (the only ones that can have the low fuel light) versus non-tach clusters.

However ... The wiring diagram seems to indicate the same sender is used on all tach clusters. If this is true, you might be able to add a bulb and a wiring connection to get the low fuel warning function. I don't know for sure ...

Here (attached) is the 1999 tach cluster wiring diagram ...
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Do you have a tach? If so - was the tach OEM on your Taco, or have you done a tach cluster swap?

According to the 1999 wiring diagrams only the tach clusters have the low fuel indicator lamp.

Furthermore, this low fuel level warning was some sort of option (not standard equipment). However, I can't find any 1999 documentation that shows what package(s) may have included this low fuel warning option.

One thing I can tell from the '99 wiring diagrams ... The fuel sender (sensor thingie that sends signals to the cluster) is different for tach clusters (the only ones that can have the low fuel light) versus non-tach clusters.

However ... The wiring diagram seems to indicate the same sender is used on all tach clusters. If this is true, you might be able to add a bulb and a wiring connection to get the low fuel warning function. I don't know for sure ...

Here (attached) is the 1999 tach cluster wiring diagram ...
Good info to know! I have a tach cluster that came stock. Is there a way to tell what the bulb size is from that diagram?
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No, the wiring diagram doesn't give any clues about bulb types.

The warning indicator bulbs aren't included among the bulb types listed on generic lighting references.

The bulbs and associated sockets are only listed by Toyota-specific parts numbers on all the detailed parts diagrams I can find.

Your best bet is to simply get it from a dealership parts department (or at least take a look at it to see if you can tell what standard form factor it is ...).
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No, the wiring diagram doesn't give any clues about bulb types.

The warning indicator bulbs aren't included among the bulb types listed on generic lighting references.

The bulbs and associated sockets are only listed by Toyota-specific parts numbers on all the detailed parts diagrams I can find.

Your best bet is to simply get it from a dealership parts department (or at least take a look at it to see if you can tell what standard form factor it is ...).
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Should be the same as the ac panel i swapped mine out for leds too

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However u need the twist socket

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Looks good!
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