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Ok, so I got an SR5 guage cluster from an 86 to go into my 86. I currently have the bare bones cluster with just the speedo and idiot lights..... I have a chiltons manual but the schematic it gives me is a "typical" schematic for "late model"..... whatever that means. Before I go out and spend $$$ on the factory service manual has anyone done the swap?? If so what recommendations do you have..
 

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From my experience, if your vehicle is fuel injected, you'll only need to install an oil pressure sending unit in place of the oil pressure switch and plug in your new dash. If it's carbed, your tach may fail to work and you'll need to run a tach signal wire from the cluster to the tach output on the igniter. Don't plug in your new dash until you disconnect your oil pressure switch though. You will quickly burn the windings on the oil pressure guage, rendering it useless.

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What about the temp sender? Do you have to change that too?
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No, the standard dash uses the same temp sensor thermistor as the SR5. Both have a needle that swings between H and C.
 

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I'm still having trouble with my swap although I think I burn up my oil guage because I put the wire onto the spade connecter on the new oil pressure switch rather than the little nipple.

I was curious if you use the same pressure switch wire for the new cluster or do you have to chase down a different wire in the harness? If so which one.

I swapped my buddies guage cluster into my rig and my oil pressure still didn't work so I know I did something wrong.

You are correct about the tach BTW.
 

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You have to use the oil pressure sender from the SR5 truck. Or you can buy a new one.
 

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Originally posted by 4RnrRick:
I'm still having trouble with my swap although I think I burn up my oil guage because I put the wire onto the spade connecter on the new oil pressure switch rather than the little nipple.
This part was done for me by a helpful local A/C idiot mechanic who saw the wire dangling. He reconnected, then fired up the truck to work on the A/C and destroyed my oil pressure guage. I hadn't found a guage sender yet, and was running the oil pressure wire unconnected.

I swapped my buddies guage cluster into my rig and my oil pressure still didn't work so I know I did something wrong.
You probably ruined your bud's guage, too, right?

Now I'm looking for a damaged or cheap (broken lens etc) SR5 panel to replace my non-working oil pressure guage.
 

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Luckly we didn't damage my buddies gauges, we only had it pluged in for a few seconds.
Also my Buddies rig is a carb'd 84 so I can't compare with his wiring.

So does anyone know what wire you are suppose to connect to the SR5 Oil pressure sender on a 22RE? Is it the non SR5 wire or is it a different one?

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Use the exact same wire that used to go to the switch. The sending unit only requires two connections: The wire from the sending unit to the dash is one. The other connection is made when you screw it in as the resistive element in the unit is internally grounded to the unit body, thus grounded to the engine block once it's installed.
 

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I tried that and it didn't work for me?

In my schematic is shows a different color wire for the SR5 Gauges is the reason why I asking. Can anyone else confirm this or not.
 

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Originally posted by 4RnrRick:
<STRONG>I tried that and it didn't work for me?

In my schematic is shows a different color wire for the SR5 Gauges is the reason why I asking. Can anyone else confirm this or not.</STRONG>
I can check in a couple days.

Also: I put my SR5 cluster in my 85 EFI 4Runner and the tach does not work. Guess I need to add that wire.
 

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I just got back from vacation and checked the thread, Thanks for all the replies. I too, toasted the oil guage.... oh well I'll put in another.... anyone know what color the tach send wire is off of the ignitor??
 

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When I did the swap, I used the same wire that was used for the non-SR5 temp sender for the SR5 sender. There is no diff except for the sender itself.
All the little plug-ins get plugged into the back of the unit and everything should work. Make sure the printed tape is not damaged in the gauge cluster before you plug the connectors in.
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Thought I would bring this back from the dead, unplugged my oil sending unit and plugged in the Guage cluster and the temp unit is not functioning either. whats up??? Is it a bad unit or what?
 

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if you do not need the SR5 oil pressure gauge, but do not want to fry it, what do you do? i have an 88 SR5 cluster to put in mine. the previous owner installed a real oil pressure gauge to the left of the steering wheel as shown in the pic, so i do not need the one in the cluster. i do not have the correct sender for the SR5 cluster, but there is no sense buying it. even so, if it is easier to just get it, what is the part number for the sender for a 22RE EFI.
 

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Got my temp guage in the same place!:laughing:
Didn't trust the SR5 guage after putting the fan through the radiator and all the way home (20 miles & 5 gal. of water) the needle never went past halfway.
 

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Anyone know if the 89-95 V6 SR5 cluster is a direct bolt in for the crappy guage cluster on another 90 V6? I have a line on one.

Opps.. It could also be from a 4cyl of same years not sure now. Will this bolt in place of a 90 V6 too?
 

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surlynkid said:
if you do not need the SR5 oil pressure gauge, but do not want to fry it, what do you do? i have an 88 SR5 cluster to put in mine. the previous owner installed a real oil pressure gauge to the left of the steering wheel as shown in the pic, so i do not need the one in the cluster. i do not have the correct sender for the SR5 cluster, but there is no sense buying it. even so, if it is easier to just get it, what is the part number for the sender for a 22RE EFI.

Just dissconnect the sensor.


Not sure of the part number (Will have it tomorrow) but it is about $25 at the local Toyota Dealer.
 
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