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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tcBob, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. tcBob

    tcBob [OP] Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    Note: this post is a compilation of things that would otherwise be stickied in the 2nd gen thread. If you're looking for a thorough list of mods, check out the Tacoma mods (1st and 2nd gen) thread maintained by piercedtiger.

    TSBs

    2010 Transmission TSB
    2009 Transmission TSB

    Check here for a list of all the available TSBs

    Check here to see if anyone has had the Suspension TSB performed in your area and what their experience was.

    Common Problems
    -Steering Wheel Shake
    -Steering Wheel Shake 2
    -Steering Vibration Fix
    -Blower Motor Squeek Chirp Low Fix
    -Fan Speed Switch Not Working
    -Overhead Console Temp/Compass Fix
    -Squeaky Leaf Fix
    -DIY Fix your ticking engine

    Maintenance Tutorials
    -Remove CV Axle and Replace Front Wheel Bearing
    -Front Diff Transfer Case Oil Change
    -Reset Maintenance Required Light
    -Cleaning the throttle body
    -Full Automatic Transmission Flush
    -Replace shifter indicator lamp
    -How to change tail lights
    -How to change third brake light
    -How to Drain/Refill Automatic Transmission
    -DIY Full Flush Automatic Transmission
    -DIY Front Brake Pad Change
    -UCAs Alignment
    -How to remove/install 1GR-FE alternator
    -Transfer Case oil change
    -Inside 05 Transfer Case

    Modifications
    -Installation and Removal of E-Locker 3rd Member
    -Daytime Running Lights
    -Sleeved fog light housing
    -Install Homelink Garage Opener
    -DIY Tailgate Lock
    -DIY Tailgate Lock 2 (advanced)
    -Installing side steps
    -Heated Mirrors
    -DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter
    -Tinting your tail lights
    -Installing a Toytec Lift Kit
    -Installing a Toytec Differential Drop
    -Leather Arm Rests
    -Non-OEM Foglights
    -Illuminated 4wd Switch
    -Secure Locking Gas Cap
    -Lights under the hood
    -Differential Breather Mod for Dummies by Neubs
    -Bed Mat Mod
    -Program OEM Wireless Remote
    -How to wire bed lights
    -Satoshi Grill Mod write-up
    -Beep on lock
    -Cheap Vehicle Tracking System
    -Remove/Replace Door Handles
    -USB Power Plug
    -Installing running boards
    -Pop N Lock install
    -How to Trim Mud Flaps
    -Installing HID lights
    -Remove Center Console
    -Oil Pan Heater Mod
    -Long Travel Information
    -Lifting Your Truck - Things you need to know
    -Change LEDs in the stock radio
    -Backlit Toyota Grill
    -Inexpensive Mirror Mount for GPS, Radar Detector, etc.
    -Headlight Removal

    About Your Truck
    -List of sockets and wrenches for 2nd Gen Tacoma
    -Disable the Antilock Braking System (ABS)
    -Every Part # for your Ride
    -Toyota TRD Catalog
    -Drive Modes - Traction Control
    -1GR Info


    Show us your...
    -Taco
    -Taco - Take 2
    -Stereo
    -Stickers
    -Wet Okoles
    -Shell
    -Bumpers
    -Sliders

    Show us your Cab Styles
    -Double Cab Long Bed
    -Double Cab Long Bed - Take 2
    -Double Cab Short Bed
    -Access Cab

    Show us your Colors
    -Indigo Ink
    -Magnetic Grey Metallic
    -Timberland Mica
    -Pyrite Mica
    -Super White
    -Barcelona Red Metallic
    -Black Sand Pearl
    -Silver Streak Mica
    -Speedway Blue
    -Radiant Red
    -Impulse Red
    -Desert Sand
    -Blue Ribbon Metallic
    -Spruce Mica
    -Silver Sky Metallic
     
  2. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    I opened this thread for link suggestions.
     
  3. Simon2150

    Simon2150 Well-Known Member

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    It's there, 7th one from the bottom going up.
     
  4. Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
    Is there one for the "Backup Camera Anytime" "Switched Backup Camera" Mod?
     
  5. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    you can check the cheap tacoma mods thread, if it isn't there then you can provide me a link.
     
  6. Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
  7. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    I added some photo threads. Does anyone else have any favorite photo threads?
     
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    jmg256 Calmer than you are

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    wheels and tires
    my tires wub the front plastic when reversing. whats up with that?
    i just added spidertrax spacers also
     
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    06dak Well-Known Member

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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    i just need to find where to order 09 factory fog lights.... any help?
     
  17. Peanut424

    Peanut424 Its not the speed that kills Its the sudden stops

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    3' lift, tinted windows, foglight anytime mod, weathertech digital fit front and back, AEM cold air intake, craven speed stubby antenna and truxedo lo pro qt tonneau cover.
    I got a little over $300 for my birthday, I want to go with a spacer lift for the yota but some people say if I lift it than I should do it right and do UCA and coils and yada yada. But seeing as how I'm impatient and don't want to keep saving money. Which way should I go? Cold air intake, exhaust, other mods. I'm clueless.
     
  18. Tacoma2010530

    Tacoma2010530 New Member

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma with the factory VSP alarm. It like to go off for no reason. Has anyone heard of this or know why? I know it is a 2010 and it is under warranty, however I like to do a little research before going to the dealer.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  19. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I just ordered a set of Piaa 525 driving lights to go on my Smitty Bilt Bull Bar. they will be here next week.
     
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