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2020+ Tacoma Radio Knobs Mod- Rav4 Knobs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoTim85, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Mar 14, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    TacoTim85

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    Here's how to switch your 2020 and up Tacoma radio knobs to Rav4 knobs.

    If you hate your factory 2020+ knobs like I did...change them. Easy!

    If your radio looks like mine, this will work. If your radio does not look like mine, you're out of luck.

    Order the OEM Toyota part number shown in the photo at the end. You will need two.

    To install, pull your old knobs off. Just grab and pull straight out. Then pop out the black plastic piece on the inside of the new Rav4 knobs.

    You can use a small pair of needle nose to grab the black piece, or just use your hands. The black piece will pop out easily. Then the Rav4 knobs will slide right onto your radio.

    The Rav4 knobs are larger, have rubber grip, and they are back lit. Win.

    Here's the pictures and the part number at the end.

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    Factory 2020 knobs. Too small. Hard to use while driving.
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    Factory 2020 Tacoma knob vs Rav4 knob.
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    Rav4 knob before removing black plastic piece.
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    Rav4 knob after removing black plastic piece. It comes out very easily. It's clipped in. Just grab the protruding black edge of the plastic. Use small needle nose or your hands.
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    Pull your old knobs off. Take the new knobs and align the Rav4 knob into your radio. It has a flat side so just get the orientation correct and press it on. Repeat for the other knob. You're done!
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  2. Mar 14, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    Tacomaroma

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    Nice write up. What was the pricing and availability?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    TacoTim85

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    About $16 per knob, but you can easily find them online for $11-12 per knob plus shipping.

    They were on national back order until maybe a week ago. Should be in stock now.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2020 at 9:33 PM
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    Got it, that's clever of you to figure all that out, thanks for posting !
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2020 at 9:35 PM
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    I figured it was worth a shot. It worked.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2020 at 10:02 PM
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    This is really cool. I dont have a need to do this mysel . But good on you OP.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2020 at 10:04 PM
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    TacoTim85

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    At least now you have an option in your back pocket. Just in case. :thumbsup:
     
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    I tend to only use the steering wheel controls. I do think those knobs look much better than the stock ones though. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Mar 14, 2020 at 10:08 PM
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    If only I could switch the volume up and down buttons to the up and down position on the steering wheel controls. Lol.
     
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  10. Mar 14, 2020 at 10:11 PM
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    Definitely!! Took me a week to get that shit straight. Lol
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2020 at 10:12 PM
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    Only a week? :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice job OP. I like those knobs ;)
     
  14. Mar 15, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    Looks good OP!

    guess the 2020 radios are diff to let a backlit shine through unlike the previous years.
     
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    If you did that. Wouldn't you need to switch your head unit so the volume up/down display be linear with the controls?
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    Good find OP, I have a 19 rav4 out in the driveway. Going to try and see if it works on my 17 taco.
     
  17. Mar 15, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Let us know!
     
  18. Mar 15, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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    Only adjust the volume when you are making a sharp left turn. :)
     
  19. Mar 15, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Nice man, I cant stand those flimsy sad knobs.
     
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  20. Mar 15, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    GarlicFarts

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    Awesome thinking.

    I use the steering wheel controls 99% of the time but I know others don’t. Props for coming up with this!
     
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