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Old 12-18-2009, 01:21 AM
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Overhead Console Temp Display Repair

Does your console not light up anymore?
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Before you start the process, cycle the button a couple times to make sure its not just turned off.

Tools needed:
#2 Phillips
T10 bit/driver
Soldering gun & solder

If you are not experienced with a soldering gun use caution, or let someone tackle this that knows how to do the repair safely.

I am not responsible for any damages to you or your truck, this is merely a guideline to go by, individual results may vary


Start by removing the Phillips screw located above the mirror
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In the rear door, there are plastic tab that have a metal clip. (one on each side) But all you need to do is just grab the console firmly and pull straight down on it. The console will pop off, make sure you dont pull too hard or you risk damaging the wires on the display.

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The wiring connector is just clipped on the display, just slide it straight right to left
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Disconnect the wiring connector, and take the console to your work bench (tailgate) and prepare to disassemble it.

Next you will see the 4 T10 screws.
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Once removed, you will have the entire display unit
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Take the green lens off, its just two clips to the housing on each side
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The circuit board will just lift out of black housing. You can choose to disconnect the jumper harness from the board, or leave it on there and work around the harness and housing
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Now that its fully disassembled we will now go over the repair process.

This resistor is the concern and will be the focus of my next series of pictures
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From the side you can see that the resistor has popped up from the board slightly. I think this has to do with the board being suspended upside down in the truck and subjected to large temperature changes.

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The repair process is actually quite simple, just a matter of heating up the solder, and nudging the resistor flat again, adding a pinch of new solder if needed.
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Make sure its got full solder all the way across width of the resistor and you should be good to go.
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Test the display on the truck before you completely put the display and console all back together

From there work back words through the steps and reassemble the display and console.


Put it back together after successful test run and enjoy!
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If you see another resistor starting to lift, you may want to give it some loving with the soldering gun, but might not be needed.

Good luck.
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:24 AM
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Nice. I had sold one of these to help someone fix the problem on someone else's overhead.

Out of curiosity, does PATS control that? I'm asking as if its possible to install in a 98. I'm guessing not...
 
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wow. I sort of wish that mine didn't work so i could follow this awesome write up and fix it
 
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mine didnt work...but i went to a scrap yard and got one for 10 bucks..not too bad
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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Thanks I needed that!
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for posting this! I was just about to head to the wreckers to start looking for a replacement, but know it works!!

Another few bucks saved thanks to Patman!

 
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:40 AM
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Nice write up, now the question is, can you change the colors?
 
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Patman----on my 03 Lariat my overhead console is different. I do NOT have a screw visible anywhere on the console and its about a third the size of yours. Mine houses the button for the sunroof (which works) and 2 Map lights (which work) and the Green Screen Compass/Temperature (which DOESN'T work). Do you think mine just pulls straight down? I've been meaning to do this since I bought the truck and never got around to it. I'm off this weekend and may try to tackle the job. Thanks---DirtySCREW
 
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dinggus View Post
Nice write up, now the question is, can you change the colors?
I would think that the only way to change colors would be to change out the green lense. Looks as if it would be next to impossible. Guess you could put some colored cellophane tape on it and mix with the green. Blue would make it purple. LOL
 
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lmao at using that big ol soldering gun!

That's great..

Good right up though.
 
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I would think that the only way to change colors would be to change out the green lense. Looks as if it would be next to impossible. Guess you could put some colored cellophane tape on it and mix with the green. Blue would make it purple. LOL
You would think they would make an aftermarket part like that.
 
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Originally Posted by Dinggus View Post
You would think they would make an aftermarket part like that.
I doubt there is enough demand to cover the tooling, manufaturing and marketing of that part.
 
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtySCREW View Post
Patman----on my 03 Lariat my overhead console is different. I do NOT have a screw visible anywhere on the console and its about a third the size of yours. Mine houses the button for the sunroof (which works) and 2 Map lights (which work) and the Green Screen Compass/Temperature (which DOESN'T work). Do you think mine just pulls straight down? I've been meaning to do this since I bought the truck and never got around to it. I'm off this weekend and may try to tackle the job. Thanks---DirtySCREW
You must have a moon roof on your truck. I know the console you are talking about it, just give a little tug on it and see what happens.
 
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:57 PM
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Nice write-up Patrick!
 
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Did mine today-really easy. The only problem I had was I lost one of the 510 resistors. Went to Radio Shack but all they had was 480, they said I could order the 510 but I called an electronic/computer guy I know and he said that the 480 will work fine. Had to fork out a whopping 99 cents for five of them. Stuck it back together and it works GREAT!! The only thing I would suggest different is to use an iron and not a gun to do the fix.
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