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

  1. Sep 19, 2008 at 9:26 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    oil change...
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  2. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    thanks. I just ordered a set for myself.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Added to the TOC in the first post. :thumbsup:

    Edit:
    errrr, it would've been but it seems that post is too long... :( If/when Bob changes that I'll add it.

    Edit2:
    Bob works fast! :D Limit is upped, and TOC is updated. :D
     
  4. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    sweet.
    now i just need to do the map lights on with dome light mod!
    I know what im doing saturday :D
     
  5. Sep 19, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Yeah, that would be kinda nice too, but I'm lazy. Although, I probably have the right parts laying around the office here and since it's my last day I should grab them while I can. :devil:
     
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  6. Sep 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    So are these LED's really that much brighter than the stock bulbs? I'd like to get the ones that are a true white light. I really want to do this but I don't want to get them & find out they are not that bright, thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  7. Sep 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    the map lights are for sure brighter, the dome light that I got was a little to small (only had 4 leds) the one i recomended has 6 in it and should be brighter as well. I know they offer several different colors. I went with the cool white and it has a bit of a blue hue to it. but I am very pleased with the results
     
  8. Sep 22, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Great, thanks for the reply! Gonna get some of those.....
     
  9. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Tonight I removed the 2nd air filter and removed a intake cover that make the tacoma recieve air from the rear of the wheel well. I also had to vacuum a huge amount of junk from the incabin filter. The fan is easy to vacuum as well for those of us with fan noise "tick". The glove box shock was a pain in the ass but you put it on bottom first. Thats the secret.
    Hope everyone gets some use from this. As far as a gain well I need to post that tommorow.

    Clint
     
  10. Sep 25, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    The best mod for the shock is to just remove that pathetic waste of differential pressure.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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    why not just tap into the trailer harness or one of the reverse light wires and add a relay?
     
  12. Sep 28, 2008 at 4:47 AM
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    You could do that, but here in NY I have a hard time getting relays to last more than a year. Salt and sand corrode them so being protected by the tail light seemed better.

    Not to mention:

    1. It's 2 bolts for the tail light. Not that hard, and the wires are easily identifiable.
    2. Do you know offhand which wire runs the trailer reverse lights without testing or finding a wire diagram?
    3. Didn't have to cut back/unwrap trailer harness to find wire to splice into.
    4. And most importantly: This mod works for people without the tow package. Since they may offroad, plow, or just want extra light while backing up too.
     
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  13. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:34 PM
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    As I herd a lot about these mounts breaking I decided to go another route and go rubber!

    http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0032498521713a.shtml
    2 of these hold my maglight on my seat...
    [​IMG]

    Sorry about the half shade/sun you can imagine what the other half looks like!!!
     
  14. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:41 PM
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    TexasJay If..Then..Else

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    Shit! Something else to add to my list of things to do.

    Jay

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    Good idea Bud,smart thinking.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    You can use cabinet locks for the bed cubbys:

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    I got the locks at Home Depot. The only downside is you can't get them keyed alike unless you search through an entire case of them for ones with the same key number, and even then it's just luck.


    Also, for the mod where you move the rear differential breather, it's easier to run it along the overhead wiring harness to the left rear brake light well than it is to run it up by the gas filler tube. Just follow the brake light wiring harness right up through the hole, remove the brake light assembly and tie it off with zip ties to the bracket near the top.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    (this was done on a 2006 tacoma)
    First you need to lift the fuse box so that you can get to the wires underneath.

    Remove pin 21 (it will be a red wire w/ a black stripe) and splice it into the light green wire at pin 25 (don't remove the green wire-just peel the insulation back). (see pic)

    **As you can see, I have already moved pin 19 to the empty slot of pin 13. This is all that needs to be done for the fog light always on mod. It will go off when the key is removed. Credit for this goes to 06tacoman on TN.**

    Next you need to remove the instrument cluster and expose the circuit board. Then remove one diode (D54) as shown in the pic.

    **This would be a good time to remove the door buzzer if you are tired of that noise.**

    Put everything back together and you’ll have a factory looking fog light indicator. It took me about 4 hours but that included figuring out how to do it. I think it can be done in less than an hour since those things are known now.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQOeRUy-3M

    Circuit Board.jpg
    Fuse Block.jpg
    Spliced Wires.jpg
     
  18. Nov 4, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    Are the LED for the dome and maps just straight swapping... plug and play style?
     
  19. Nov 5, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    Yes, it's a 2-minute straight swap.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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    How do the covers come off - just pop off?
     

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