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Although this glass cockpit display looks very cool, for my kind of remote wheeling there is no way I would willingly install such a SPOF (single point of failure) for EVERY instrument and indicator. Imagine every data point supplied by your cluster, including fuel status, trip odos, powertrain readouts, 4WD status, fluid overheat indicators, etc., all running though an aftermarket display that I doubt has had the same reliability testing as OEM Toyota.

Now imagine the new display suddenly going black out in the bush. How much fuel do you have? Er, no gauge. You think no problem, check trip ODO that you reset every fuel stop. Er, that's gone too.

Now if you have Torque Pro running through your OBD2 port, you could use that as your Standby Instrument System for most critical readouts. And for those who don't do really remote wheeling, this should be fine.

Even so, for me the coolness factor isn't worth the SPOF.
 

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Although this glass cockpit display looks very cool, for my kind of remote wheeling there is no way I would willingly install such a SPOF (single point of failure) for EVERY instrument and indicator. Imagine every data point supplied by your cluster, including fuel status, trip odos, powertrain readouts, 4WD status, fluid overheat indicators, etc., all running though an aftermarket display that I doubt has had the same reliability testing as OEM Toyota.

Now imagine the new display suddenly going black out in the bush. How much fuel do you have? Er, no gauge. You think no problem, check trip ODO that you reset every fuel stop. Er, that's gone too.

Now if you have Torque Pro running through your OBD2 port, you could use that as your Standby Instrument System for most critical readouts. And for those who don't do really remote wheeling, this should be fine.

Even so, for me the coolness factor isn't worth the SPOF.
Yep, that would be my major concern also.
 
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Fancy tech for mall crawlers and show trucks, they have issues in cold weather they become unreliable at 7 Degrees F. and black out at -3 when we tested one. some functions were just slow. if they had top quality parts and assembly it would be a great product but reliability just is not there. Same build quality as them 12" stereo units for the FJ.
 

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I'm curious if anyone here has installed this digital dashboard (search yielded zilch). FJ CRUISER digital dash &TPMS(For TOYOTA FJ 2007-2021 ) - CAROBOTOR

Looks pretty plug and play, but are there any issues we should know about?

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hi there,

just got mine few days back , am trying to install this and keep you updated for any issue’s, just now my main concerns is the buttons on the steering as al them are linked to my 12.3 unit and functional fine, just i need to figure how i would retain the same function with the new dash to be controlled on ? I saw carobotor posting buttons which are 5 buttons extra in oem look i wonder if they figure this out yet, also i bought the tpms with them as my fj 2011 doesn’t have this feature.

edit : installed and never felt better, they are very colorful in person and the response of the RPM and speed are accurate,

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hi there,

just got mine few days back , am trying to install this and keep you updated for any issue’s, just now my main concerns is the buttons on the steering as al them are linked to my 12.3 unit and functional fine, just i need to figure how i would retain the same function with the new dash to be controlled on ? I saw carobotor posting buttons which are 5 buttons extra in oem look i wonder if they figure this out yet, also i bought the tpms with them as my fj 2011 doesn’t have this feature.

edit : installed and never felt better, they are very colorful in person and the response of the RPM and speed are accurate,

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I don't have steering wheel controls so I wonder if it can be set up without them?
 

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I don't have steering wheel controls so I wonder if it can be set up without them?
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you can’t without the buttons, as once you boot up the screen, there will be inputs need to be navigated through them ,after month of installing it am gonna say am happy and also i installed the tpmsas mine didn’t have them in first place just i think there is general issue with the light on the dash of tpms icon won’t go away even though the reading are functional fine and have the reading on the dash, i think Carobotor needs to release update to fix on that issue, also if they able to try todo an update to include features of sand/desert theme, maintenance millage for differential fluid, transmission fluid, intake filter that would be very nice 👍🏻
 
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