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Old 05-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Why I LOVE TW! ... A FSM is HOW much on ebay?!

This started simply enough - a trip to Amazon to buy a Haynes or Chiltons manual for my 2011 Tacoma. Surprise, surprise...they haven't printed any...LOL

Sure, the 2009 might be mostly the same, but when I'm upside down under my dash, "close" will just piss me off and remind me what a waste of time & money the book was...

Next up, a search here.

...whereupon I discovered I can subscribe to a DIY service access with Toyota online - now we're cooking with gas, I'm thinking! Sure, sir, right this way...you have your $400 a year fee, right?

Sorry, my wife is calling me...be right back... *runs*

Clymers (nope), Bentley (nope), Chiltons (nope), Haynes (nope)...nothing it seems for the 2011 model (in most cases, nothing even for this generation of truck!).

Over to eBay to do this the right way - buy a factory service manual.

Holy shit! Full stop! No f*cking way!

2011 FSM (brand new, mind you) - $880.
2010 FSM - $990.

Now, I really like having a manual at hand while working on my vehicles. Always nice to double check things before the screw driver hits the metal bits. The cost of those FSMs, htough, is simply extortionist!

But, we're living in the wired age, so maybe I have to change; get with the times, as it were...

While my wifi doesn't extend out to my driveway, and I have little interest in printing random pages to have on hand from websites, I will forever be grateful to Tacoma World and it's members for taking their time to create excellent content that answers so many questions.

Staring at my dash, wondering how the heck I get access to the back of the head unit, it just ain't obvious. 30 seconds on this site and I know where to start!

Same if I want to upgrade speakers. First step, remove the door panels - again, how do I do this without potentially breaking a clip, which I then need to chase down a replacement for, etc, etc.? TW to the rescue again!

So as a member I want to personally thank everyone for contributing to such a great forum! To the mods, being a mod elsewhere myself, you have my never ending respect for the work you do. To the owners, thanks for taking the risk way back and starting the site. As someone who's job it is to help businesses be more successful online, I know all the work and effort it takes to grow a community. Well done!!!

Now, I must tinker... (That's TINKER...not tinkle... )
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Then you missed the discount code I uncovered for the FSM! LOL














Kidding...I kow you just had to use the gif somewhere...
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Dafuq? lol

To OP, I second the notion. TW makes owning a taco even more awesome than it already is, and the mod ideas and support here are great.
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Then you missed the discount code I uncovered for the FSM! LOL














Kidding...I kow you just had to use the gif somewhere...
Yea since I figured out how I wanted to use it
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Sure, sir, right this way...you have your $400 a year fee, right?

Sorry, my wife is calling me...be right back... *runs*

Over to eBay to do this the right way - buy a factory service manual.

Holy shit! Full stop! No f*cking way!
Awesome!
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I agree with OP. This site has given me soooo much info on my truck that is not available anywhere else. It has also cost me $$$$$$. All those mods! Haha. Some of the mods are so easy and handy, i.e. power point in the bed, add'l tie downs, bed and underhood lighting, and a myriad of others. Thanks, TW!
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I can't find it at the moment, but I know there's a thread that has the link to download the whole fsm.
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