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An American Taco in Canada, with strange features..

Discussion in 'New Members' started by hogie, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    hogie

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    I just bought a 2007 Tacoma Double Cab Short Box TRD last week. It is a US truck sold new in Mobile Alabama, and was imported into Canada in early 2008. It has some very unique options that I have never seen before in a Taco. For starters, it has leather seats, and the driver and passenger seats are heated. There is also a very cool interior lighting feature. A button on the console labeled "illumination", press it once, the front 2 cup holders and the inside of center armrest light up amber. Press it again, blue lights shine down from the drivers and passengers foot wells. Press it a third time the amber lights (from the first push) go out and just the blue stay on. One more press turns them all off. Finally the interior mirror has a subtle blue light that shines downward onto the stereo area, and can be changed to amber and soft white. Does anybody know if these are factory items? I was always under the understanding that leather was never offered in a Taco in Canada and in the US.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    BLKTRD6SP

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    Leather was offered in 2009 in Canada, not sure about previous years. Many people have added leather to their Tacomas. The lights are most likely installed by a previous owner.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    ROADHOG

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  4. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    sounds very cool! pics!
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    hogie

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    I'll load up some pics ASAP (tomorrow)
     
  6. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    Pioneer DEH-P5100UB single din HU and black dash kit, Alpine 12" sub custom inverted box bed liner'd, various interior trim painted black, 48 blue LED domelight, cheepo floor mats, hose clamp mod, Cobra CB and knock off firestik, Stock steelie rims, with 265/75/16 Sumitomo HTR Sport A/T's
    Sounds custom, anything else customized?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    hogie

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    Nope, typical accessories, box cover, steps, grille inserts...but aside from that, stock. The seat heater switches and the illumination button look right at home in there, and those lights I mentioned are so tucked away, you'd never know they were there.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Only has 20,000 miles, looks like its never been driven
     
  9. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    jandrews

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    This is the dealer-installed interior lights package. I had it installed on my 2009. It's nice for aesthetics, but that's about it. It's available as a dealer installed option, and I *think* it's only available at SouthEast Toyota dealerships.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    Dang, my 09 has more miles than that almost
     
  11. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    Agreed, jandrews the lights are pretty useless, but man are they cool!!!!
     
  12. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Also, some dealers offer a dealer-installed leather option as well...the seat heaters I'm not sure about, but from a technical perspective they wouldn't be that hard to integrate if you're already redoing the upholstery...

    And yeah...those lights weren't cheap, but every time someone's ridden with me at night I have them on I always get questions and compliments (typically, "man, that looks cool!"). The only useful bit I can figure is if you need to root through the cupholder or console for toll both change at night.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    They are really well done, whoever did them. The seat bottoms and seat backs are both heated, high and low.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    My bet is interior lights are dealer installed, the seat setup is a custom job done up by a private shop somewhere.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Sounds cool! Congrats on the new ride and welcome to TW.:) Where are you in the great white North?
     
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