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

  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    What mod did you do?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Fog light mod
    The fog light on anytime mod.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Oh okay. Yeah that's a sweet mod!;) Simple but different.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Yea I like it I wonder why it isn't just done that way. Most trucks I have seen are. Any other Tocoma mods you really like? I don't want to spend all my time modifying the truck but usefull mods are good.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Will the fog lights stay on when the headlights are on high beam?
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    If you do the mod? Yes, the fogs stay on with the high beams activated.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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    Yea they stay on during high beam use.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    Thus the "anytime" in the mod description. :D
     
  9. Mar 3, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    Very correct you are.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    I should hope so. I'm the one that wrote it up. Maybe I need to explain "anytime" a little more. I thought I was pretty clear on how it works, but apparently not.
     
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    Ok Ok I do like the mod thanks for writing it up.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Hello everyone, first post here. First off, thanks tiger for throwing this thread together. This reminds me of the V-Rod forum I belong to. Tons of info and a lot of great people that like to help each other out.

    I want to install my female cigarette adaptor for my XM under my center console. I have a place to ground it, but can anyone tell me where I can find a hot wire to tie into? It doesn't need to have constant power. I had the center console apart today and was afraid to mess anything up because I'm not the brightest when it comes to electricity. Any help is appreciated.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Hi: This is my first post. So here goes.
    Here are a couple photos of my installation of $9.99 Harbor Freight Dual Air Horns. I did not need to drill any additional holes because I used existing holes.
    Here's blurry a picture of the horn and compressor. My camera was accidentaly set on manual mode...
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    Here's a picture of the relay. It's mounted just behind the drivers headlight.
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  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    but how do they sound?
     
  16. Mar 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    The sound is definitely loud. The dogs were in a panic when I was testing them out. The pitch is a little high for my taste though. But for the price, I am happy enough to keep it this way until I find something better.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    i want to hear the panic not read of the panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    let there be sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sound
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    sound,...ok im done can you post a video of the horns in action and did you sub the horns for the stock? or did you run a different button for them.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    How do you do the Cup holder LEDS mod? there was no write up on it?
     
  19. Mar 19, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    In response to your question... Yes, I installed an LED light pod (this was an extra light pod from my motorcycle kit) in the center console/armrest. I tapped power off of the gear position light under the shifter (automatic). The light goes on when the parking lights are on. I plan to install a switch on the lid at a later date. I can take more pictures then. I also ran my iPod cable into the console. I notched a corner of the carpet panel and ran the cable through it.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    These rectangular nuts fit in the upper left, right or forward tracks. They can be used to mount anything. They are 1.5" X 1" X .25" in size. Threaded with 1/4-20 in the center. The material in the pictures are aluminum (prototypes). I ended up making the final ones from steel bar stock picked up at Orchard supply. I scribed the length on the bar and simply cut it with a hack saw to 1.5" long pieces. Before I cut them to length I put the holes and tapped them. I also spray painted them black to prevent rust. I used them to mount my bike fork mounts. There are two used on each bike fork mount. You can also see I installed the Toyota D-Rings in the forward corner of the bed. I followed the the Toyota instructions in this case; they are mounted on the wheelwells not the floor.
     

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