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

  1. May 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    flightcancled

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    While I am at it:

    Leaves in my Cabin air filter?

    This is the result of a SNAFU with Toyota engineering. To fix it grab a 12"x10" squatre of rat-wire or other mesh, a phillips screw-driver and two zip-ties.

    Open your hood and move to the bottom pasenger side of your wind-sheild.

    Look at the bottom corner of the black plastic piece that runs along the bottom of your windshield and locate a black philips screw.

    Now: That isn't really a screw, its a black plastic clip like the ones that make your grill/headlights connection. To remove it twist 90* and push up from the bottom. Once it pops pull up from the top.

    That removed you can now pull up on the bottom edge of the black piece to pop it up. Open it up until you have access to a 10"x4" opening.

    If you look inside there you can see your air filter. -No wonder it gets so dirty! You can also see two pre-drilled holes on the bottom edge, looks like something was supposed to go there, but never did. If you see stuff down there you can shove a vaccum in to clean it up.

    Double over the rat wire over so that the squares are opposite, making the mesh as tight as possible. Place over the opening and bend to completely cover the top and sides and put a zip-tie through both holes.

    Reinstall everything and while your at it clean your air filter.
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Hi Guys,

    Not new to the forum, but have not post ever.


    Questions: I'm looking to trick-out my 2008 Taco, 4cyl. (mostly stock now) to more off roading, but still pave driving too. Here's the list of Shit/stuff I'd like to do...

    #1: Change front (with winch) and back bumper to off-road:

    #2: change the stock bench seat out to bucket seats..Ya, I know it's not recommended...

    #3: sunroof,...Ya, I know it's not recommended...

    #4: good off-road tires (snow), stock rims OK for me...

    FYI: I (and wife) like to do back country (mountains SW) camping and hunting, I fabed a rigid metal frame (removable) to the bed and had a local lawning company make a canvas tent shell for the frame, made cots (removable) in the bed, and we love it... Got ride of travel trailer, it's the best of all worlds, we can get in places that few can go camping....I'll post pics at some future point....my point is, on the above list, I do not want to spend a lot on these things, I've been on a few off-road sites, but most are just to out of reach on price. Plus they want to take the order charge my credit card now, and ship in 4-6 weeks....BS!

    Thanks, for any help...
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    whats up guys...am new to this forums..i been on different forums like r6-forum.com honda-tech...ect..but i recently got a new tacoma n i must say this forum helps out a lot...this tread is pretty awesome!! :)
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    Can someone explain the difference between the "intermittent wiper stalk install" and the wiper stalk that came on my 2010 tacoma sport dc? I have Off, Low, High, and then a little ring that you twist that apparently speeds up or slows down the wipers a little more.
    I dont really care for this style.. my last 2 GM trucks had a much different wiper setup. would that be the difference right there? the new truck does NOT have intermittent??

    little confused...
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    replica9000

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    You have the intermittent wiper stalk. From what I hear the ring on the newer ones spin more like the GM stalks... Mine spins the opposite way, but other than that, it's just like the one I had in my 2000 Grand Am
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    up is longer down is shorter
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    I am not a fan at all of the wiper set up. Rain is never consistantly heavy or light so I am always looking for best "low + medium fast or low + fast" but really, if you go to high, it is pretty much as fast as you need for 99% of harder rain and pointless otherwise. I just need a low, mid, and high setting on the column. Just my opinion
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    I think this sentence can be mis-construed without additional nouns. :D
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    Thanks for the code. Worked on my 2010 dbl trd.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    mud flaps gone, second air-filter gone, DTRL, fog light whenever and work with hi-beams, cut exhaust (was wicked flow), flat black stock rims, ABS switch, cup holder led's (with switch), turning signal mod #45, Bilstien 5100's, grill mesh
    one worded answer..... legit.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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    mud flaps gone, second air-filter gone, DTRL, fog light whenever and work with hi-beams, cut exhaust (was wicked flow), flat black stock rims, ABS switch, cup holder led's (with switch), turning signal mod #45, Bilstien 5100's, grill mesh

    Did you have day time running lights before? I have an '07 and im not buying that stupid plug.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    No I did not.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    Ok. Maybe youll be some help. The truck is an 09. It has all those nooks and crannies. What wire do I mess with on the brake thing? My trucks wiring is different from my friends and we tried to do it to his. He has lockers and all those things on it. But just not the same wire I had to snip. Everyones tutorial didn't really explain that well. HELP!:eek:
     
  15. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    Did you cut the wire or splice into it? You don't need to cut the wire in half and use one end for this. You need to keep the wire intact and splice the new switched ground wire into it. (I made that mistake the first time.)
     
  16. Jun 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM
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    Ok so I splice into the wire but not cut it all the way in half. Check. But on his truck his wire colors are different. Which one would it be? It's 09 with diff lock and trac. And also, so I take the wire that I splice into and run a wire to the switch.... then a wire from the switch to a ground.... right?
     
  17. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    Yes.


    I suppose one way to do it would be to look at the wire harness diagram that I posted in the OP ( http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2109419/3 ), and compare to see what color wire you have on pin 20 since you can apparently splice it at the 4WD ECU harness or at the ABS controller. Then you could splice it at the 4WD harness or look for the same color under the hood. Now, I didn't get it working off the 4WD harness, but I may have cut the wire instead of splicing it, and only realized that after I had moved on to the ABS controller and consulted the guy that came up with the mod.

    This diagram:

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  18. Jun 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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  19. Jul 4, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Did this mod successfully, but still get 5 beeps. Is this normal?
     
  20. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    I just thought I’d make an update to this post. I just finished doing this mod on my 2010 Tacoma. It was as easy as claimed except it took me about 45 minutes, I had the beer. Getting those darn covers off was the hardest part. One change to the order of the procedures that I would recommend. Remove the switch from the steering column before you remove the plugs from the wiring harness. If you do this, then you can use the fingernail of your thumb to push down the retaining clip of the plug(s) and slide them loose all in one motion. It was real easy. I ordered my switch on line from 1stToyotaParts.com. The part number was 84652-02610 and the cost was $106.49. Works like a charm! I’d like to thank whoever came up with this DIY mod as I was real unhappy that the truck didn’t come with this as standard equipment.

     
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