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Adding blindspot monitor?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by digidan2017, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:01 AM
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    digidan2017

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    Hello,

    I have been bothered with a terrible blindspot on my Tacoma2017, access cab, on the passenger side. Between the small side window the posts and the head rest I have had a few close calls and it makes me nervous. I did not get a package with blind spot monitors, which I realize now, I could have possibly ordered originally.

    I tried the little tiny round mirrors that you stick on your side view mirror, but the view is so small, and confusing it only makes it worse. Almost dangerous at night. Anyone have any solutions?? What are my options at this point? Can I add something after market?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Try messing around with those small mirrors so the only thing they show is the side of your truck and your blindspot. That way you don't have to search around in that mirror, if there is a car there you will immediately see it.

    I have the BSM system and I trust the mirrors more. What if there is a motorcycle or bicycle lane-splitting? I'm not confident in its ability to pickup smaller vehicles.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    digidan2017

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    Wouldn't a camera on the side be nice, that when you turned your turning indicators on, it would fill your camera display with the image to your right or left? Meanwhile I will try and move my little mirror. Right now it is very confusing seeing in duplicate what the sideview mirror already shows. Especially at night, they both have too many lights in them and it is terribly confusing and distracting. Thanks
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    I swapped out my mirrors with the Rav4 mirrors that have the built in extra mirror in the corner.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    Just buy Toyota RAV4 mirrors, they have the extended vision width mirrors built in. Pop out tacoma mirror pop in Ravs
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2017 at 12:16 PM
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    The OEM BSM is not possible to add without major costs, due to the costs of the radar, possible harness, ecm compatibility etc.

    Best to adjust mirrors better, add 2016+ Rav4 LE mirror lenses or adjust speed up or down 5mph prior to passing, this tests the blind spot before moving into the lane.
     
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  9. Aug 13, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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    Lol that blind spot is crazy dangerous. My left hand turn onto my main road has almost killed me twice because that b pillar in relation to the spot i need to see is fucking massive.

    I feel your pain. But you just have to adapt. Or, you know. Die.
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    Die?? Not a good plan!!

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    You all got part numbers for said mirror glass?

    I'm failing at the google game today.
     
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    I've had two close callsalso. If know one is in passage seat move it up and straighten the seat so the head rest is even with the pillar. That helps until you can come up with a better salutation. Btw I have AC can also.
     
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    There you go

    Enjoy

    Search tacoma world for tacoma stuff Not google lol

    Heater still works too in glass if equipped
     
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    Does toyota have the rav4 mirrors with the convex mirrors and the BSM light? I would like to have both. The BSM is great, but i would still like to see before switching lanes.
     
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    Do people still shoulder check?
     
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    I always shoulder check. My truck and my wife's Lexus has the BSM, but I don't trust it completely. I also drive a work van without all the bells and whistles and rent tons of cars, so I have to drive like every car doesn't have these safety features, just would be nice with the convex mirror on my truck, even though I already have the BSM.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    I wanted this as well, but when I asked before it seems like this combo doesn't exist.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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    I'm selling BSM's off my 2017! Two for the price of one!
     
  20. Aug 13, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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    Honda has that, for passenger side only though (you don't want to look right torward your display when you should be looking left)
     

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