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

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    Has any one EVER droped there spare tire, well its PINA!!!! , So I got an extra jack rod drilled a hole in it put a bolt through it & put a small tac weld on it & now it works GREAT....
     
  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    I did when i first got the truck, just to check out how to do it.
    You're right, it was damn difficult to get the stock tool/hook lined up in the hole. It would be a major beotch to do in the dark or in bad weather.

    got pix?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    I will try to do the pick thing again, I tried the other day & could not figure it out....LOL

    There is another post about a gas tank locking gas cap also that I took & made it better. I took 120pd test line that is ss cable & it has a plastic coating on it. I the hole on the gas cap door I put a small gromet in there made 2 loops & used very tiney crimps & put a hole through the cap....Works better...LOL

    The next mod that I'm ging to work on is a light in the center consul & 1 in the glove box......
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    I assume VHT nightshades was used to smoke the turn signals but that is about the same shade I am looking for so how many coats/what process did you use/preparation/clear coat?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    If you mean the amber lens inside the headlight assembly, then I just removed it.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    Im talking about the one on the front of the light toward the grille for the turn signal, I though it was more of a clear lens with a yello/amber tint, you removed that one?

    Did you also remove the orange reflector on the side of the light?
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Have you taken the lights apart yet? The lights are in 5 major pieces:

    1. clear outer lens
    2. chrome bezel (that you paint)
    3. gray back piece (with reflector cone for head light)
    4. amber lens for turn signal
    5. lighter lens for side marker (more of a yellow or pale amber)
    I left out both internal colored lenses when I put the lights back together.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    No I haven't gotten around to taking them apart and painting them yet
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    were did you the lights from?????
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Where did who get what lights from?
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    the led lights in the cup holder & WHAT color are they.....Thanks
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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  13. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    the leds in the drink holder
     
  14. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    "Writeup with pictures for LED cupholder mod"

    Am I missing a part of your question?
     
  15. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    :confused:I have an 03 taco tried the gray wire mod and failed gonna try again. When I did it the wire I grounded turned my overdrive off all the time. Is their a different wire in 03 cailf? models or what pin #?
     
  16. Jan 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    I just registered to thanks to the folks here who have posted about various modifications and how to do them, particularly adding cruise control and intermittent wipers to my Tacoma work truck. I really did not know it was possible to add these on after the fact, and am very glad I found out you could.

    I had a dealer install the cruise control since it affects driving controls and I wanted a dealer's fingerprints on the job if something potentially related goes wrong. Wimpy, I know, but I'm glad I did since they ended up having to take off the whole dash to run wires to the hook ups on the sides. It works perfectly.

    When I scheduled the cruise control installation, the parts manager at the dealer told me that they could not add in the intermittent wipers since "it required reprogramming the computer." After reading the "how to" posts here, I was pretty sure that was BS so I ordered the intermittent wiper stock and just now installed it myself. Took me about 20 minutes and it worked well in my garage.

    Can't wait to take a long drive in light rain!
     
  17. Jan 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    Welcome to TW!!![​IMG]
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    AiServo

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    FYI: I did the seat belt mod and it works on a 2010! Thanks for that one!
     
  19. Jan 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Did you do any sanding to the chrome on the grille itself or just painted straight over the chrome?
     
  20. Jan 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    No prep. Probably should have. Then again, the factory chrome is coming off just as bad as my unprepped job. :rolleyes: I was going to light sand it with a brillo pad or something just to get the loose flakes off and roughen it up a bit this summer. But I got lazy and had a can of Rustoleum in my hand when I took a cardboard shield and threw a layer on while it was still on the truck. lol
     

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