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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

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

  1. Aug 10, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean B.S. Goodwrench

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    For real???
     
  2. Aug 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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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 ).
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean 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.

     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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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.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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  6. Aug 20, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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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.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    sytfu510 INSTAGRAM: sytfu510

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    I need to do this, as it's annoying not having the front added D-Ring swivel.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    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
     
  9. Aug 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    stuart1996t100

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  10. Aug 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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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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  11. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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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
     
  12. Aug 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    can we add show your BASE MODEL to the original list of photo threads?
     
  13. Sep 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    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?
     
  14. Oct 7, 2012 at 5:17 AM
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    I have a 2003 Tacoma. Anyone have a good tutorial(video maybe) on how to replace the altrnator belt.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Did you try PMing a mod?
     
  16. Oct 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    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
     
  17. Oct 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    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.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    hello,
    this is not really a mod, but you may want to add to the list. the first run of shipped TRD sports did not come with a cabin filter installed, so people may want to check and add 1

    cheers,
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  19. Oct 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    IGR, Need Fog Lights.
    **Taco 2012 Prerunner 4 Cyl. Dbl Cab**
    Which Fog Lights would be the best buy? Are there any for other Toyota
    vehicles that will fit? Would also need wiring info.
    Thanks
     
  20. Nov 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    I need some help, All windows but my driver will not roll up or down. I checked fuses and that is not the issue. My truck might of experienced some salt water spray after the hurricane but I doubt that did anything, any input helps. I really dont want to go to the stealership to fix it, thanks in advance
     
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