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

  1. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    borderbrat

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    i used cheap underglow leds they have recently died after two years of daily use. I have bought some better quality marine grade lights but have yet to install them.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Will anyone here, know how to do that fog light mod for a 2004 Tundra? Because my friend after install the HID on it, the fog light did not work. Please help, Any info will be great.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    Looking through the original list, I'm getting a "you don't have permission..." message when clicking on the "Cheaper version here." link on #20 Illuminated 4x4 Switch...

    great list though :)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Next time just PM me since I maintain the list. Anyway, fwiw I removed that second option since that thread may not exist anymore, and inserted rcbs204's pre-made harness thread so people can order them cheaply.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Added Crom's side turn signal write up. auxiliary side turn signal repeaters / markers Looks pretty good! I usually have to sorta just "push" people over when I need to change lanes and they're too dumb to notice I need to get over. :laugh: As it is I always thought it was stupid that the stock front signals were in the center, completely hidden from anyone next to the truck. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    Not sure about you but whenever I put a water bottle or similar bottle in the front cupholders the arm that swings out and is supposed to hold the bottle in place moves very easily and really doesn't do it the job way it is supposed to.

    I added 2 layers of shrink tubing on each arm and it actually holds it in place like it should. The arms can still close normally but not as easy.

    *In the pics you can also see some foam I added to the ends of the cupholder, this took away some of the interior rattles I had.

    CupholderMod_5a5b7de31372eae09ed94347830ac244e44870c0.jpg

    CupholderMod1_46e454539847df05a712244a40bcb9de0b9f2045.jpg
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    That is a pretty good idea. I hate those cup holders. They only seem to hold drinks from fast food places. Bottles just do not ever seem to fit.
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    I usually have a rod or two in my truck bed but it takes up space. I figured if I looked around at a hardware store I could figure out how to mount them to the bed rails to keep them up out of the way of the bed itself.

    While at Lowes I found some 'J' type hooks with pre-drilled holes in the garage organization section for $1.47 each. These would work, I just needed a way to mount them. So I went over to the hardware section and found some screws that would fit in the holes on the hooks, and some washers to keep tension from inside the bed rail. To make the install tool-less and secure, I got two wingnuts. Total cost was under $5 and was done in the Lowes parking lot with no tools.

    Parts needed: 2x'J' hooks, 2xScrews (sized to fit pre-drilled holes - mine are 10/32x2"), 2xwashers, 2xwingnuts

    DSC01819_5f423843bab426fa9ff8a423da36a37b407300e9.jpg

    Note - I ended up with two different sizes of washers, one for the height/tension from inside the bedrail but the opening was larger than the head of the 10/32 screw. So then I got another size with a smaller opening than the head of the screw. Washers were about 15 cents each, so I got a few just to see what fit.

    Installation: Put the washers on the screw, smallest washer towards the head of the screw -
    DSC01820_e6980db5f0fefafc021d6fe3d0c2eb99db37b3b5.jpg

    Then slide that into the bedrail and adjust for length and placement -
    DSC01822_833a9be22c00280abd681881b0d46d2c9d929730.jpg

    Slide the 'J' hook onto the screw, then put the wingnut on and tighten by hand -
    DSC01824_7f81b22ff602b50600e179bb82f2e933527749ce.jpg

    Your finished product should look something like this -
    DSC01825_bcf3e6471e9926ea6cf8d5912db477116ac0f906.jpg
     
  9. May 4, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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  10. May 4, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    basically where toyota was suppose to give me a net for my center console and didnt i put rubber bands in an x patteren and one going acroos the two top slots works perfect and saved me around the hassel of deaing with the dealer and 20 bucks all for free
     
  11. May 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Thanks for the writeup! However I bumped into a problem. I received 84652-04141 part and tried to install it, it works but the intermittent speed dial gives speeds opposite to what I would expect (slower speed on wider end of the strip). The switch doesn't have part number imprinted on it, only a paper sticker showing "04141". I am thinking did they send me 2009 switch with a sticker on ? The imprinted symbols are 17E301, these seems to be some kind of ID. Does anybody else has this problem ?
    I ordered it from toyotapart.com


     
  12. May 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    I thought the wider the bar, the longer the delay (and thus slower speed).... :confused: Maybe I need to look at my 06 and see how that works.
     
  13. May 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Oh may be I just need to think about it this way .. :) May be there is no problem after all ..

     
  14. May 5, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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  15. May 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    I understand the links to this thread and all, but this isn't stickied? That's weird...
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    Keep all of the GOOOOOOD ideas coming
     
  17. May 12, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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  18. May 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    How much are you willing to pay for me to tell you the code that turns the seat belt chime off?


    Brilliant. I would have paid many beer for this! I am in and outta my truck for work all the time and it kills me to have to put my belt on for 2 min just to save my ears. Thanks meng
     
  19. May 19, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    My poles are to long for this :( I only use 1 piece Rods....Awesome idea though! I will do this when its trout season though, my ultra lights would fit perfect!
     
  20. May 29, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I just found this 2 min ago, and I'm totally pumped since I needed to address this! I have a manual so its really easy for me, an auto might be a touch trickier.

    So, for a manual:
    Remove the 3 cup cup holder directly behind the shifter. This requires grabbing it and pulling straight up. There is a tab on reach corner holding it in that will release with a slight pull.
    Look down and you will see a Y shaped set of wires. The 2 splitting off go to your brakes, the one goes to the pull lever.
    To increase tension tighten the bolt that conects the lever to the brakes. To decrease tension loosen it.

    For an Auto:

    As far as I know the only difference here is that you will need to remove the whole shift assembly. Not sure what that entails, but I would imagine it just snaps in as well.
     

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