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Toyota 4Runner: Meter Illumination does not Dim at Night

DESCRIPTION

If the dimmer switch is turned to TAIL, HEAD or AUTO, the main body ECU sends a TAIL relay signal, panel light illumination signal, panel relay signal and TAIL cancel OFF signal to the combination meter. Then the meter and accessory meter become dim.

HINT:

w/ TAIL Cancel Switch:

When the headlights are illuminated and the TAIL cancel switch is turned on, the meter does not dim.

WIRING DIAGRAM


PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK CAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

(a) Check for DTCs (See page ).


Result

Result

Proceed to

CAN communication system DTC is not output

A

CAN communication system DTC is output

B


B

Go to CAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


A

2.

READ VALUE USING TECHSTREAM (LIGHT CONTROL RHEOSTAT)

(a) Operate the Techstream according to the display and select the Data List (See page ).


Combination Meter

Tester Display

Measurement Item/Range

Normal Condition

Diagnostic Note

Tail Cancel SW*

TAIL cancel switch condition/ON or OFF

on: TAIL cancel switch on

off: TAIL cancel switch off

-

Rheostat value

Light control rheostat switch input/Min.: 0, Max.: 100

Light control rheostat switch is fully turned downward (0) → fully turned upward (100)

Unit: %

  • *: w/ TAIL Cancel Switch

OK:

Light brightness can be changed within specified range by manual operation.


OK

REPLACE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY


NG

3.

INSPECT LIGHT CONTROL RHEOSTAT

w/o TAIL Cancel Switch:

(a) Inspect the light control rheostat.


(1) Remove the light control rheostat (See page ).


(2) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Switch Condition

Specified Condition

7 (T) - 1 (E)

Always

8 to 12 kΩ

3 (RV) - 1 (E)

Light control rheostat fully turned upward → fully turned downward

8 to 12 kΩ → Below 50 Ω

w/ TAIL Cancel Switch:

(b) Inspect the light control rheostat.


(1) Remove the light control rheostat (See page ).


(2) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Switch Condition

Specified Condition

7 (T) - 5 (TC)

TAIL cancel switch off → on

1 MΩ or higher → Below 1 Ω

7 (T) - 1 (E)

Always

8 to 12 kΩ

3 (RV) - 1 (E)

Light control rheostat fully turned upward → fully turned downward

8 to 12 kΩ → Below 50 Ω


NG

REPLACE LIGHT CONTROL RHEOSTAT


OK

4.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (COMBINATION METER - LIGHT CONTROL RHEOSTAT)

(a) Disconnect the F14 meter connector.

(b) Disconnect the F5 rheostat connector.

(c) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

F14-37 (RHIG) - F5-7 (T)

Always

Below 1 Ω

F14-38 (TR) - F5-3 (RV)

F14-39 (E2) - F5-1 (E)

F14-36 (TC) - F5-5 (TC)*

  • *: w/ TAIL Cancel Switch

OK

REPLACE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY


NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

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