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2nd Gen Tacoma "Secrets"?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe Taco, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Joe Taco

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    I got this thread idea from a 4Runner forum, but thought it might work as well for the Tacoma, too.

    What are the little things about the truck that we might miss in the manual, or may not even be published?

    I'm thinking stuff like turning off the seat belt chime/alarm, and adjusting the bluetooth volume with only the stering wheel controls.

    I'm sure there are others...
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    powerban

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  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    nuckinfuts

    nuckinfuts NyQuil on the rocks.

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    Not sure if they're 'secrets', but I didn't notice a few things for quite a while that I either randomly figured out or read about here or at TN:

    Steering wheel controls: hold down the track up and down buttons until they beep to change cd's (6-cd changer obviously)

    Hold down the mode (I think that's what it's called, the bottom button) button to turn the radio off/on.

    The radio stuff is probably in the manual, but I'm sure I'm not the only one to overlook it.

    If you're tall like me, you can spin your mirror so the tab is on the top and rotate it up a bit so you don't have a huge blind spot in the middle of your windshield.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    David K

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    How about what drive options you have and how they all work? Note my long signature: 9 drive modes...
     
  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    If you're tall like me, you can spin your mirror so the tab is on the top and rotate it up a bit so you don't have a huge blind spot in the middle of your windshield.[/quote]

    Bro you don't understand how many times I have had to duck just to "see" around that blindspot...I 'm here at work and got off my chair JUST to go "fix" that!!! Thanks Bro....:) A world of difference!! Thanks Nuckinfuts...< that's funny that sounds like ...:eek:....walking away...:laugh:
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    ^^^ I'm gonna try that on the way home in a few minutes...........:D
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    You're going to like it....stupid simple little mod:rolleyes:
     
  8. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    I think that mod might need a write up with pictures haha
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Sigh. Is there a mod to invert the LCD backup screen in my rearview mirror? :cool: i would love to spin it upside down.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    nuckinfuts..... i love you man
     
  11. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    no prob guys, it's such a stupid simple thing, but makes a freakin huge difference!
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    there's a fire extinguisher underneath the front passenger seat in double cabs
     
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    are you just trying to see who u can get to look?
     
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    yup just checked its there:D

    my "secret" stems around the downhill downshifting the trans will do.

    Ever been riding the breaks down a hill and the awesome auto trans does a downshift 1 or 2 gears. Its nice i like it. Now say it flattens out a bit and you dont wanna get back in the gas but you wanna come up from 3rd to 4th, or from 4th to 5th. you can come up one gear at a time by moving the shifter from D to 4 back to D (you can do this quickly like .5 secs) . this will bring the trans up one gear at a time. If you wanna go straight to 5th from what ever gear the trans is engine braking in go from D to N back to D.
     
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  17. Jan 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Buy an ImMrYo bracket...
     
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    This ^

    but *ImMrYo
     
  19. Jan 27, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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    Yes, but not done
    If you're tall like me, you can spin your mirror so the tab is on the top and rotate it up a bit so you don't have a huge blind spot in the middle of your windshield.[/QUOTE]

    DUDE! If you are ever down south, 1st beer is on me! Thank you sir!
     
  20. Jan 27, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    I'm not even tall and it's still a huge blind spot. THANKS!!
     
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