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Border Crossing into Canada - KPH

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jtpca, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Good Day,

    I am considering a purchase in America and have read the detailed threads on the technicalities of crossing the boarder.

    Question:

    Is there an actual dealer installed kit to modify the odometer into recording kilometers and the speedometer background km/h? In short, can the unit be converted into metric?

    Appreciate your experiences with this.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Wrap the truck in brown masking paper then just blow through as fast as you can and don't stop until you reach your garage. Then you will probably wanna lay low for a while and just look at the truck in the garage.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    My friend works as a service advisor for a Ford dealership near the border in Vt. The owner goes up to Canada a lot for dealership sponsored auctions & brings back Canadien cars & trucks w/ the non US gauges in them for sale on his lot. He gets them swapped out via working with Ford. There is a lot of paperwork for I have watched the process of the audit trail, the handling of the gauges & also state paperwork.

    Not sure if this helps or not.
    It can be done, not sure how you would go about it without involving a dealer :notsure: Good luck.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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  7. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Perfect - thanks!
     
  8. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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  9. Mar 9, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    Seems like there would be a Canadian part number for a Km/hr guage/cluster/odometer.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    MAKE SURE THERE ARE NOT OUTSTANDING RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE!!!

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