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08 Tacoma Access Cab 4WD question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hammerdog, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Feb 1, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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    hammerdog

    hammerdog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a 08 Tacoma Access Cab 4 x 4. I already read the owners manual and did a forum search and could not get an answer for my question.

    While driving it home tonight, I noticed the front drive control switch knob has no led illumination and I could not see it while driving. I did turn the knob to H4 and the four-wheel drive indicator light appears in the instrument cluster, but the knob itself has no illumination in the dark.

    I also noticed the same problem with the power mirror switch, no led illumination. Is this normal or are my led lights not working for these knobs.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2008 at 11:38 PM
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    natrlyst

    natrlyst Well-Known Member

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    YEs it is normal and it is a silly oversight in my opinion. Anyway there is nothing wrong...
     
  3. Feb 2, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks for your reply....i thought i might be missing something when i could not see that knob in the dark. At any regard, i still love this truck. The only thing i am trying to warm up to is the hood scoop which came with the sports package. Some folks love the hood scoop, but i am trying to warm up to it.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2008 at 6:24 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    I know someone added a light to the 4wd switch I think in the Toyotanation forum mods section. I myself like the hood scoop. :D
     
  5. Feb 2, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Yeah it sucks, but if I know piercedtiger, he will be working on that for a cheap mod and if I was a bettin" man he"ll have one by spring ! :laugh:
     
  6. Feb 2, 2008 at 7:13 AM
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  7. Feb 2, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    hammerdog

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    thanks for the info.....
     
  8. Feb 2, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    I've done it, and I have a clearer set of instructions are linked in my signature.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    khfactor

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    I used to own 2002 Ford Ranger FX4 and belonged to Rangerpowersport.com site until I acquired my first ever Taco thanks to members from this forum, particularly the Mav man, aka, now jorseeee driver, ha ha !! Thanks Mav and I still owe you lunch and beer (I have not forgotten), so whenever you get a chance to swing over to Philly, don't forget to contact me for free lunch and beer!!

    In any event, I did this MOD to my ol' Ranger with the LED and the intensity as well as clarity was phenomenal compared to the regular bulbs. Check it out !! Perhaps you can "adopt" this in lieu of the reg. bulbs, what da you think?

    Guy has a REALLY GOOD write up on doing the LED Conversion and I followed it to the T on my ol' Ranger!!

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/12
     
  10. Feb 4, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    If you have a black truck and wanna trade for a non-scooped hood let me know
     
  11. Feb 4, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    hammerdog

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    Sorry, i have a white one, but i would consider a trade with someone who has a 08 white tacoma with non scoop.....
     
  12. Feb 5, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    you wont havea problem finding someone to trade with you. most people would be happy to get a hold of your scoop
     
  13. Feb 5, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    hammerdog

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    I made a new thread in the sell/trade forum on trading my hood scoop, so maybe someone will want to trade who live close by....
     
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