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2007 Tacoma Tailgate LED Lightbar-Spare Tire acces

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by runninglight, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Dec 22, 2007 at 8:14 PM
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    runninglight

    runninglight [OP] New Member

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    I'm thinking of having a Tailgate lightbar installed and I am concerned about blocking the opening along the flat surface above the license plate to get access to lower the spare tire.
    Has any one installed a Tailgate LED bar and dealt with the spare tire access issue?
    Thanks.
    RL
     
  2. Dec 23, 2007 at 8:34 AM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    If you have of what I do, that area gets the hell knocked out of it, I would rethink that one.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    sunruner19

    sunruner19 Senior Senile Member

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    supercharger, ARE series 2 lid.
    My led bar has three points of attachment which can be unscrewed in the rare event of getting a flat tire. There are several different brands of this unit, some give you clearance for the spare tire tool as mine does. On my previous Toyota truck, the unit that I had on that did not give any clearance so it would have presented a problem.

    I purchased the new one from Advanced Auto which has a slimmer profile.

    One other thing here. On the older tacomas, the rear bumper had a different black step pad design than the newer ones and this interferred with the led setup, not to mention scrapping the paint off the bottom edge of the tailgate. A lot of work with a dremel usually took care of that problem. Removal of the pad was quite simple, squeezing the tabs underneath the bumper to remove the pad.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    eborgie

    eborgie Mean Big Brother

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    I just put a notch into my LED bar to allow the tool to go through
     
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