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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tcBob, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Sep 30, 2015 at 6:39 AM
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    Kturner23

    Kturner23 Well-Known Member

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    Just got my 2nd gen and the fan speed switch light is super dim compared to the rest of the knobs. Do I need to replace a light? Any direction? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2015 at 4:36 AM
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    bubagump74

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  3. Oct 4, 2015 at 6:16 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    This may not be original...but it is to me and I thought I would share it just in case anyone else likes it. I assume this would apply to any 4.0L V6...be it Taco/XRunner, 4Runner, FJ, etc.

    Since our oil filter is on the top of the engine, many of us use some hose to connect to the nipple on the collar of the filter housing to drain into the catch pan. Nothing wrong with that at all. This is just an alternative to using a hose.

    I just took a plastic cup (a slim one), put a couple of holes in the rim and attached a small bungee cord to it. When your done carefully lift it out and dump it. Throw the cup away or clean it out and use it next time.

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  4. Oct 4, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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    outxider

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    A few mods here and there and counting....
    Innovative. I like. I normally use a water bottle. Good tip.

     
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  5. Oct 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco Yesterday you said tomorrow. It's tomorrow

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    Thanks. I've done 2 OC's with it. Very easy and clean with nothing more than a paper towel to clean out the cup when I'm done. No more nasty dripping hose for me. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 4, 2015 at 3:24 PM
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    DrFunker

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    the fuel hose i use make oil run threw it like water on a ducks back. :D
    i was pretty impressed with it after my first change.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2015 at 7:04 PM
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    twright1894

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  8. Oct 5, 2015 at 10:11 AM
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    tcBob

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    I edited this into the big oil change guide (and linked back to your post as well). :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    SoCal Hillbilly

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    What he didnt show, because he already had the bumper off, is the 3 push pins that hold the grill to the bumper and good luck with the little plastic clips.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    Cmurder

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    nothing cool
    I like it. I usually use a water bottle also. But this is still a cool tip.
     
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  11. Oct 17, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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    Lots of good info. Comes handy
     
  12. Oct 17, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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    i've got a question. my 2015 acc cab , dosent line up with the bed. i noticed it before i put my cap on it,but it really stands out with my snugtop on it. i know the dealer can address this,but i don't know if i want to go through the hassle. is this as easy as loosening the bolts move about a 1/4 to 3/8 retork and be done, any thoughts.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2015 at 8:28 PM
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    EricU

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    if the bed is just off center then yea, you should be able to just loosen bolts and shift the bed around.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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    This thread has helped me immensely. Reading here I installed cruise control, intermintent wipers, and backup camera. Now I looking for the next thing to do to my 2015 DCLB
     
  15. Oct 29, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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    Does anyone know if the dealer is able to program the key fob to unlock all doors by pressing once, instead of having to hit the button twice?
     
  17. Oct 29, 2015 at 9:57 PM
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    Try this from https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-unlock-all-doors-one-click.299950/ but from reading the thread it didn't work for a lot of people.

     
  18. Nov 4, 2015 at 10:28 AM
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    I guess I've got to start this very soon....
    2014 DCLB Cab mount chop and cut some fill plates.

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    Going to wait to fill... Once I put the 35s I'll check for rubbing and either cut more or fill.
     
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  19. Nov 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    ^ Nice man,

    LAFD huh? Dad just retired from LAFD after 33 years!
     
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  20. Nov 16, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    Anyone have a good solution for an outside temp gauge? I have updates from weather.com on the navigation but would rather know what temp it is on the other side of my door.
     
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