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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Apr 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    kylemob

    kylemob The Jacobite

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    Do you know if this part# would fit a base model '08 taco? And if not, does anyone know of a way to get the intermitent (sp?) wipers for my model? It's killing me that there is only 2 settings... high and Really high. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2008 at 2:55 AM
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    According to Toyota there here is NO intermittent wiper stalk available for the "base" truck but the stalk for the other trucks fits and works perfectly.

    Order Toyota part # 84652-04141 “Windshield Wiper Switch” I found it for 97.57 from 1stToyotaParts.com. It will work in any second generation Tacoma.

    I'm almost finished with the pictures for the install guide.
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2008 at 9:57 PM
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    kylemob

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    I will definitely look forward to seeing it, I would love to get this mod done.
     
  4. May 1, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    ---going to try this now, if it works- TRDtoy79 is the man and you are the man for reposting so I could find this. thanks.
     
  5. May 2, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    Roland

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    I finished adding the picts to the wiper install guide. In my humble opinion it is clearly superior to the one with the missing pictures on TN :D
     
  6. May 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    I just printed out the pics and will be getting busy on it this next week. The step-by-step pics are clear and easy to understand. You are the man Roland, you're getting some rep from me.
     
  7. May 2, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    kylemob

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    I'm fairly new here, so I'm not sure if there is bad blood or friendly rivalry between Tacoma World and Toyota Nation, but they have a great archive of DIY mods. I'm sure some of us here are members of TN so you may have seen these already. But for those of us who haven't, here is the link to TN:

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/archive/topic/93275-1.html
     
  8. May 2, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Not so much bad blood, but too many assholes over there now. I have over 4,000 posts there, but rarely spend time there anymore.

    That, and the fact I hate looking through a bunch of threads for guides are the reasons I made this. And, as Roland mentioned, some of the DIY guides now lack pictures.
     
  9. May 2, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    Thanks for the rep :D If you have any problems let me know.

    I don't think there are any issues between the sites. They like Tacomas, We like Tacomas. No problems. I've looked around there for information but it takes so long for the pages to load that just casual surfing is just too painful.
     
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  10. May 3, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    Not to mention the site goes down once a month, EVERY month. :rolleyes: Seems like the last time I actually wanted to find something there it was down for a day and a half.
     
  11. May 3, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    CONGRATULATIONS Piercedtiger for almost 35,000 hits on your thread!!!! Nice going:D
     
  12. May 3, 2008 at 6:29 AM
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    Thanks! :D I saw that too!!
     
  13. May 5, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    Hope no-one minds me fetching this back up, regarding the downloads site? :) If anyone does have any write-ups or tech info that they ever wish to contribute to the site, I'll gladly pop it up there for everyone to access it. :) The only reason the write-ups/mods sections are a tad empty is due to the fact that our bunch over in the UK aren't as enthusiastic at documenting as most of our counterparts in other countries. :D

    Btw, seeing as this is my first post, hello all. :)
     
  14. May 5, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    Feel free to take anything I've posted here and put in your mod section! :D I used to search through dozens of threads on Toyotanation.com to find mods, and got tired of looking. Just wanted 1 place to find things or point people too. I'm not the best at describing stuff so I try to take pics now for others to follow. :laugh:

    Oh, and I was tired of telling people "go here for this mod" only to find out that the pics disappeared, or web site was gone.
     
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  15. May 5, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    Cheers. :)


    I know that feeling well. :D That's why I originally started the downloads site. It initially started just as a place to try and centralise all the available tech info for the Surf/4Runner, but as you can quite possibly tell, it's repertoire has expanded somewhat since then. :D The mods/write-ups sections are sadly lacking at the moment though, as you so correctly noted. Just on a slight sidetrack regarding that, btw, if I could possibly sweet talk anyone into creating a pdf of any future write-ups they may do, and e-mailing me a copy to upload, one would be most grateful. :) :) Can never have too much info.


    That does appear to happen quite often, doesn't it. I know I've come across a cartload of dead links whilst having my occasional net scouring sessions for new material to add to the site.
     
  16. May 14, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    Auxilllary backup lights, removed secondary filter,
    Installed one backup light this week on my 08. I did not use a relay. I had a similar setup on my 96 and it worked fine without a relay. Its a round work light.

    Gonna get the smaller lights later this week from WalMart like what is shown above, but maybe the fog light (wide pattern) instead of the driving (beam).
     
  17. May 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    The link to the .doc file that you get to after following your link is dead. I'm wondering if this is available somewhere else?
     
  18. May 16, 2008 at 6:10 AM
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    I have the .doc file saved so PM me with your email and I can send it to you. It's too large to upload here, and I gave up trying to make it smaller.
     
  19. May 24, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    For the daytime runninng light mod and over head console lights to come one when opening door. Do I need any special kind of wire and what gauge?
     
  20. May 25, 2008 at 6:32 AM
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    For the DRL mod I just used some wire I had laying around that happened to be slightly larger than the stock wiring for the lights. Not sure of the gauge. You'd probably be ok just using similarly sized wire.

    Only time I use larger wire is when I know I'm drawing more power: amp, fog lights, winch, air compressor, etc.
     

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