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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

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

  1. 20ten

    20ten New Member

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    marked.
     
  2. KWMF

    KWMF B.S. Goodwrench

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    For real???
     
  3. Jimmyh

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    Yes it requires the Toyota Techstream software. Also if you get it turned off and them disconnect the battery it will revert back to on again (the default setting ).
     
  4. KWMF

    KWMF B.S. Goodwrench

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    Dang, that stinks,

    I read someplace that a man took his gauges out and opened uo the backside and found the little type tweeter in there and basically removed a wire of sorts and killed it,

    May have been an earlier model and not the 2012 though.

     
  5. Jimmyh

    Jimmyh Well-Known Member

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    I haven't looked into the newer models, but You're right the older ones had an integrated speaker soldered on the combination gauge circuit board.
     
  6. tacoidaho

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    D-Rings that swivel like factory!! See below.
    As I was thinking about adding more d-rings to my 2012 Taco to tie shit down with my engineering mind came up with this,
    1. Remove the front bed bolts.
    2. Measure the bolts O.D.
    3. Buy steel pipe that will freely slip over the bolts.
    4. Drill out the d-rings slightly bigger than the pipe O.D.
    5. Cut pieces of the pipe that are 1/32" thicker than the d-rings.
    6. Place a piece of pipe in the d-ring, slip the bolt thru the piece and
    install.
    7. Enjoy, Done deal.
    Since I'm an engineer and a machinist, I made my own pipe pieces on an engine lathe. I just turned the O.D. on a piece of bar stock smaller than the I.D. drilled in the d-ring, drilled and bored the I.D. bigger than the bolts O.D. and cut them of with a cutoff blade.
    Tools Needed;
    Dial Calipers or Verneers to measure O.D. and I.D.
    Breakover handle w/ wrench to fit bolts.
     
  8. sytfu510

    sytfu510 INSTAGRAM: sytfu510

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    I need to do this, as it's annoying not having the front added D-Ring swivel.
     
  9. litegide24

    litegide24 Well-Known Member

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    Hi 1GR (Scott),

    Saw your offer and we could sure use your help in this post

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-...overhead-console-2-7-4-cylinder-possible.html

    Many of us have 2009-2012 4 cylinder trucks and have attempted the standard overhead console swap (for the compass/temp display) with little success. As you probably already know the '05-'08 consoles are not compatible with '09-'12 vehicles. The trucks (except standard cab) come with a full spare harness up in the headliner. However, when plugged in only gets a compass read and the F --- for the temp reading.

    As it stands the 4 cylinder trucks share the temperature probe (on front of radiator) with the ac system. The '09-'12 trucks harness runs through the ac amplifier. The consensus is that he newer trucks only use 5 wire harness at the display where as the '05-'08 used a 6 wire connection. The harness had two pins that could be dedicated for the additional sensor. The new trucks just have 1 wire (out of he 5) that is dedicated for the sensor.

    The real puzzle behind this is that you can take any 6 cylinder SR5 (or base model v6) and pull the spare harness down from the headliner and it works right out of the box. The understanding being contemplated is that the AC amplifier (part number) is different between the 4 cylinder and the 6 cylinder.

    On the post I was able to obtain a color drawing for the " accessory meter -aka the compass" so have some idea how it's wired. There are a few unknowns...
    1. Can we get a copy of the 2011 4 cylinder double or access cab wiring harness that's sitting in the headliner. If we could confirm the plugs on the diagram (to the one we have) it would allow a better picture to see exactly where the differences are between the 4 and 6 cylinder termination points of the harness. We have good reason to believe the wires don't land in the same spots as on the accessory meter diagram which is most likely from a (6cyl) TRD truck like you have.

    Do you or one of he best guys in the dealership know if this mod can be done in a 2.7 and if so how? I thought of adding an additional ac amplifier out of a 6 cylinder truck if it can be tied into the ECU (or combination meter).

    Do you know the part numbers (also rough cost) for the 6 cylinder ac amplifier and the 4 cylinder ac amplifier?

    Thanks
     
  10. 1GR

    1GR Toyota Dealer Technician

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    Litegide24:

    Thanks for the challenge! I will definitely look into this and see it I can find a better solution! Adding a 6cyl AC amplifier is an expensive solution. I will compile all of the info you have requested and have an in depth answer for you tomorrow!
    Cheers! -Scott
     
  11. litegide24

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    Cool! Thanks Scott!
     
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    The A/C amp is $100 and can be had for $70 online. This may not be as expensive if it provides the necessary signal from the amplifier. The wiring diagrams make no distinction between different functions between the v6 and 4 cyl on the amplifier besides the temp output. The hope is that they are plug and play between them.

    Edit: They are the same for v6 and 4...puzzling. Part number with A/C is 88650-04020
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    I replace the stock radio on my S-runner 2003 and install a pioneer cd,radio,dvd navigation system. But i can't locate the vss wire.
    can you help me out
     
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    can we add show your BASE MODEL to the original list of photo threads?
     
  16. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    How does one get their how to thread linked in this sticky? In my sig is a thread that is a how to on making a rear view mirror bracket that can be made for a few bucks and can be used with all sorts of devices. I've had a lot of people tell me how helpful this is so maybe it should be linked in this sticky?
     
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    I have a 2003 Tacoma. Anyone have a good tutorial(video maybe) on how to replace the altrnator belt.
     
  18. ziggynagy

    ziggynagy All Glory To The Hypnotoad

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    Did you try PMing a mod?
     
  19. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    That sounds difficult. :D

    Edit: It wasn't! I PM'd the OP/mod of this thread and it was done within minutes. Now that's what I call service! lol
     
  20. jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    I sent you a PM with a link for repairs.


    Edit: I just noticed you were on 03, the link may not help much unless you did an 05+ underhood conversion.
     
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