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Any idea what this is for?!??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mouse, May 21, 2008.

  1. May 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    Mouse

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    I have installed hood struts on my 08 and this thing is in the way. I think I might have bent it a little when I closed the hood for the first time.

    Anyway...does anyone know what this does of it for? It is on the driver side screwed onto the fender screw. The hood closes on top of it pressing the button down. The wire go from the button into the dash board somewhere behind the firewall. I have turned on the truck and pressed the button and see any warning lights on the dash going on or off.

    Also...I am looking at moving it closer to the hood hinges so I can still get these hood struts working...can I do that with this part?

    Thnx
    Mouse
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  2. May 21, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?

    it looks like a hood switch for an alarm system
     
  3. May 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    kwalton

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    you are correct. it is a hood switch for the alarm.
     
  4. May 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    How does it work?
     
  5. May 21, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if the hood pops up while the alarm is set, it'll go off, i do believe
     
  6. May 21, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    When your hood is popped/open, it triggers the alarm.
     
  7. May 22, 2008 at 4:10 AM
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    luk8272

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    Had one on my 02 except it was mojnted in the center of the hood on the fire wall.
     
  8. May 22, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    SteelCity

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    I had the same problem with mine. I removed it and lengthened the wire a bit, then installed it closer to the front of the truck. I put a few washers between the outer and inner fender surface to support it after I drilled a new hole.
     
  9. May 22, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Mouse

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    I think I bent mine...is your straight?

    I tried to test it to make sure I didnt break it by pressing the button down...turning on the alarm...then releasing the button, but that didnt seem to do anything.

    Does anyone know of another why I could test this to see if I broke it or not?
     
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