I recently inherited my dad's '99 Tacoma 2wd SR5 extended cab 2.4L auto. It's a great truck, and I'm planning on keeping it as long as possible. Dad was pretty hard on the truck, he'd always owned full-size work trucks and treated this one pretty much the same. So far, I've rebuilt the starter, replaced the battery, fuel pump, filter, plugs, rewired the aftermarket cruise and installed an Alpine head unit. I still need to replace the factory speakers, install 4Runner tweeter pods, do something about the front catalytic (#@$## cali emissions on a Texas truck), and a few other minor things.
There are still a few things I'd like to fix, and I'm hoping ya'll can help out.
1. The headrests had this annoying bulge at the top, and I couldn't figure out why Toyota designed them that way. Then I found out that the bar had actually broken through the foam of the headrest. When you pull it up, it "fixes" the issue, but soon drops back down. Is there any way to repair this or do I just need new headrests? If I do, I may just go ahead and switch to the buckets and console instead of the 60/40.
2. The factory fold-down sunvisors are floppy, almost to the point they're falling apart. Can these be repaired? Are there aftermarket versions? I'd even consider tempered hardboard covered in vinyl like the old VW's used to have.
3. The stock side mirrors work fine, but it's extremely easy to bump them out of place. The passenger side will even move if you're driving fast into a headwind. Is there any way to tighten them up a bit? I still want them to fold if they're hit, but not that easily.