1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Blank spots under radio

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Glocker23, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM
    #1
    Glocker23

    Glocker23 [OP] Drive fast take chances

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Member:
    #4206
    Messages:
    840
    Gender:
    Male
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB Sport
    Debadged, Tonneau cover, Grillcraft MX grill, OKLED 20" light bar in grill, Aero AT2525 muffler
    The blank spots under the radio. has anyone taken those blank switches out. I would love to get a picture from the back of them I was wondering if I can put a small toggle switch drilled into one of those blanks. I am looking to mount covertly a switch for my horn. The switch is going to be an on/on. I want it hidden but if not hidden tucked away and not seen. any ideas of other locations>
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM
    #2
    drsus

    drsus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53107
    Messages:
    281
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    4Runner TRDpro
    stock
    i tossed mine when i installed toyota seat heater switches there, they're basically hollow. They have legs to snap into place but other than that they're very much useable to install toggles on them for sure.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:49 AM
    #3
    Glocker23

    Glocker23 [OP] Drive fast take chances

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Member:
    #4206
    Messages:
    840
    Gender:
    Male
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB Sport
    Debadged, Tonneau cover, Grillcraft MX grill, OKLED 20" light bar in grill, Aero AT2525 muffler
    How can I take them off. Is so I can see how much space I have to work with.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:50 AM
    #4
    Glocker23

    Glocker23 [OP] Drive fast take chances

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Member:
    #4206
    Messages:
    840
    Gender:
    Male
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB Sport
    Debadged, Tonneau cover, Grillcraft MX grill, OKLED 20" light bar in grill, Aero AT2525 muffler
    ?????
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:53 AM
    #5
    ProForce

    ProForce IG @proforce.expeditions OB#5411

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Member:
    #24205
    Messages:
    7,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    SoCal-Rancho Cucamonga
    Vehicle:
    09 MGM TRD Sport DCSB 4.0 Auto 2wd
    Too many to list. See build page. Link in signature
    Means "subscribed" so they can watch the post and access quickly. ;)
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:09 AM
    #6
    ProForce

    ProForce IG @proforce.expeditions OB#5411

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Member:
    #24205
    Messages:
    7,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    SoCal-Rancho Cucamonga
    Vehicle:
    09 MGM TRD Sport DCSB 4.0 Auto 2wd
    Too many to list. See build page. Link in signature
    Can you take a picture of the area your talking about specifically please?? I am petty familiar with anything behind the dash or any panels in this vehicle but Im not sure what part your referring too.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:19 AM
    #7
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    13,535
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    I think you need to swap that piece of the dash for mine since it only has the 2 12v holes in it. That way there are no blanks left that need filling other than the ones to the left of the steering wheel. Let me know when you're ready and I'll pull mine and get it ready to ship.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:49 AM
    #8
    drsus

    drsus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53107
    Messages:
    281
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    4Runner TRDpro
    stock
    you can take them off one of two ways. the first is if you don't care about making a hole in them. screw and nice size dry wall screw in it and pull once its through enough. that would be enough to pull them out. you can try simply prying them out with a flathead, bout it will be hard not to damage the surrounding area.

    the second way is if you actually ned to get behind them to route cables or if you don't want to damage. you have to remove the center console (shifter area and storage). it only take 3-4 screw/steps.

    snap out the front cup holder and the single cup holder pieces. theres two screws under matt in the center console storage and two more like it under the single cup holder piece you snapped out. theres two more drywall style black screws up by the rear of shifter gate. also unscrew the shifter knob. you'll need to put in neutral to give you room to move the center console back and out. now you'll have some access under the area where the blanks are so you can push them out and route cables and such.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top