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Old 03-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 gauges off one sending unit, is it possible?

Actually it is one gauge and an ecu. Long story is I am swapping a tundra motor into an FJ40, the tundra wiring runs the gauge signals through the ecu so I assume it wants to see them. There is an output from the ecu to the tundra instrument pack but I suspect it is a computer mumbo jumbo signal rather than a simple sender resistance signal. I want to run the factory FJ40 gauge cluster and I am wondering if it is going to screw with anything if I try to run two things off one sender. I know senders work off resistance to ground and it seems like it would be ok but I am doubting myself.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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than Likely the tundra temp sender is a 3 wire type and would not work with your cluster. Does the ecu have a seperate temp pin to the cluster? You will probably be better off adding the fj40 sender to the engine some where.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Without knowing more about the ECU and sensor, I'm going to say that you probably can't do what you want to do. In fact trying to may even damage the ECU.
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