Instrument Clusters for Toyota RAV4
Toyotas compact crossover SUV, the RAV4, has been sold since 1994, with four generations and a number of different body styles, gasoline engines, and electric and hybrid versions. The RAV4 has manual and automatic transmissions and a variety of instrument panels for different trims, years, and editions. In order to get the right instrument cluster replacement or repair components, it is essential to know the RAV4 year, edition, and specifications.What do Toyota RAV4 instrument clusters include?
Instrument panels from the RAV4 will include a speedometer and operating gauges, but the type of display, whether analog or digital, and the information it shows will vary depending upon the year and SUV specifications. Some gauge units available for purchase may be parts recovered from non-operating vehicles. Clusters will contain digital or analog dials and connectors for the dash and to the onboard computer. Lenses and face kits are also included with the complete cluster.Will replacing the instrument cluster reset the RAV4 mileage?
In most cases, the odometer will reset to the mileage of the Toyota RAV4 that is being repaired as soon as the cluster is connected to the electrical system. The Toyota ECM (electrical control module) keeps track of mileage whether or not it shows on the gauges, and unit replacement will reflect mileage as a result.Do Toyota instrument panels need to be reprogrammed?
Digital speedometers and gauges from RAV4 are generally replaced by used clusters that will reflect the mileage of the original vehicle they were taken from. The instrument clusters may be purchased as reprogrammed as long as the part number matches exactly to the RAV4 where they will be replaced. Owners of Toyota RAV4s with replaced instrument displays must disclose the replacement with a door sticker. Aftermarket light and gauge replacements that have never been used will not affect mileage and do not need programming.Can odometers and speedometers on RAV4 be repaired?
Pre-digital instrument displays for the RAV4 have odometers that turn mechanically using plastic gears, which can be repaired or replaced. If speedometers are not moving, the mechanical speed sensor may be the cause of the trip and overall Toyota mileage failing to change on the dashboard, and it can be replaced. Vehicle speed sensors are located in the transmission. Another cause of failure, which can be repaired and replaced, is the connectors between the speed sensor and instrument display. Mechanical parts may fail and require repair even when they are connected to completely digital dash displays.Can Toyota RAV4 instrument clusters be upgraded?
Instrument clusters can be upgraded on the RAV4 with a number of different aftermarket products. High-performance digital aftermarket instrument clusters may be installed. Lighting may also be upgraded, including LED backlighting. Gauge faces may be upgraded, and lenses for the aftermarket instrument cluster may be replaced with upgraded materials.