1998 Toyota Tacoma Q&A

1998 Toyota Tacoma Question: Why doesn't the heater get hot and the temperature gauge is on hot?

I noticed that my heater was blowing cool air snd then the needle for the temperature went up to hot. When I turned off the heater the temperature went down some. -
Answer 1
Does the engine actually get as hot as the gauge shows? -
Comment 1
The engine did not overheat but the needle was on hot. -
Comment 2
Sounds like a grounding issue; Check and clean all your grounds before going further, and coolant level. -