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Aftermarket Blind Spot Monitor options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Styx586, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Apr 14, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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    Styx586

    Styx586 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd ask here if anyone has any experience adding a BSM kit to your second gen?

    There seems to be a good amount of aftermarket options out there, but the "best" ones I can find mention they don't work with steel bumpers and are designed to be mounted inside plastic fascia's like you'll see on a car or SUV.

    My issue is this... now that I have 2 kids (both in rear facing car seats in the back of the Tacoma), it's really tough for me to see out my passenger side rear window.

    This makes lane changes a bit sketchy... My Camry and Highlander have BSM systems from the factory but the Taco obviously doesn't.

    Please refrain from the obvious reply's of "just turn your head dude"... this doesn't work when there's a giant car seat sitting there lol.

    I'd like some input from people who have actually installed aftermarket BSM kits... with either good or bad results.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    deanosaurus

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  3. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    Knute

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    Blind spot mirrors are helpful and really cheap.

    Used them when I was towing a camper. Couldn't see over the camper to view the right rear corner of the camper for lane change clearance.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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    there are a few threads on replacing the standard side mirrors with spotter mirrors that have the convex part built in (and slightly adjustable I think) even upgrading to heated mirrors is an option. cheaper than a BSD system, looks better than the stick on option.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:20 AM
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    vtown

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    I have similar set up on my taco, but the next size larger. Similar to this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Utopicar-Mir...ords=blindspot+mirrors&qid=1618500077&sr=8-11

    They work great, seems like the same thing as BSM to me and a hell of a lot simplier.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    Waasheem

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    If your rear view mirror is obstructed, these probably won’t help. I’ve been using them for many years and they’re really helpful.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040DVL6U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8

    For the outside side view mirrors I got these. They’re a little small but do the trick. Once stuck on, they twist click adjust. Well I can’t find them.

    These are worthless garbage.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032J1KAK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8
     
  7. Apr 15, 2021 at 5:10 PM
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    outxider

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    SUMOTNK

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  9. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    Styx586

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    Thanks for the input guys... I'd really like an electronic option, but some of those mirror replacement options look pretty slick.
     
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