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

  1. Jul 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    rbishopp

    rbishopp Well-Known Member

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Wonder if it will work on a Rav4 ? Have to try it once my GF gets home from work.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    Borla cat back, K&N cold air, Silver star bulbs, Nerf bars,NEW BFG, Weather teck windows, Flash light on the drivers seat, TRD off Road ft tow hook, Rear driving lights on bumper, Weather teck windows & ft bug guard, 4X4 switch glows, Windows tinted 20% sun shade
    I tried to turn the buzzer off on my 2011 TRD. No luck.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    rbishopp

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    Moved Ultra Gauge and installed Phone Dock. Need to pick up power someplace under dash.
    Can someone tell me where they tapped into 12v on with ign ?

    I plan to install a cig lighter plug with two USB ports behind the dash someplace.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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    01tacomakid

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    Hello I have an 01 tacoma and have a quick question if any one could answer thank you! So I wanted to make my turn signals into fog lights and make my parking lights in the corner my turn signals... So I changed the wiring to make that possible so it works great but one thing. My turn signals blink really fast I know it's cause it's not enough power or something but is there a way around that and to fix it? Thank you much appreciated
     
  5. Aug 2, 2013 at 3:26 AM
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    BigBoi

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    Do you have any pics or a write up on this?
     
  6. Aug 2, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    rbishopp

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    I think the speed is determined by the flasher unit. different rates depending on current. you may have to try a few.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    Vincent05

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    Thanks for the fog light mod, works great and very easy to do.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    aw10tacoma

    aw10tacoma backyard mechanic

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    I have a 2011 base model I doubt the wiring is different... if u look at the picture I posted you can see the wire harness under the ignition to disconnect
     
  9. Aug 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    keninsb

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    I tried it on my '13 Taco LTD with no luck either.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    The dealer can do it in a min. That's who did mine......
     
  11. Aug 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    I wish the doors would auto lock when U put it in gear...
     
  12. Aug 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    Yeah, i believe that the '12 and 13' tacos, and probably the '14 too have to turn the buzzer off in the computer, if you look around a bit i remember seeing a thread showing where to get the cable and the software to DIY
     
  13. Aug 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    yota243

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    Why? Genuinely curious no being asinine. A bunch of my work trucks that I drive do it and I hate it if someone needs to jump out and check a trailer or get something out of the back or anything its locked and gets on my nerves.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Ditto... or if people are getting into the van, my boss is a bit quick on the shifter and he's always locking people out.

    And IMHO, unlocking automatically when parked is not safe.
    There's a reason that every door other than the driver's door on every one of my vehicles is always locked.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    I don't like more door locks to do ANYTHING automatically. Ever.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    grueinthebox

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    I liked the way it worked on my MINI - doors locked when you got up to like 10 mph. Could be turned off in the car settings.

    Like having the doors locked, but don't usually think about doing it. I'm a fan of the auto lock feature.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Bushytaco

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    what then would you do if you leave your keys in the truck? the old credit card to pop the clasp on the rear window is my saving grace. The crackheads around here just smash the windows if they want to get in..
     
  18. Aug 13, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    okay, on the cabin air filter mod... im a dumbass and bought a non customizable air filter, and had the thing halfway apart before i realized this...... any ideas if this can be done? im gonna need a dremel for the plastic outer frame, the plastic is too thick for my knife.......
     
  19. Aug 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    adio

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    HI
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    ^^^ best thing you can do is cut it to size and use zip tie to put it together.

    image courtesy of erklep.
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  20. Aug 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    Thanks, I'll do that then, damn, was hoping for a nice clean install, but oh well. My dad wants a grille and found one while we were there, but decided to wait, so at least I get a chance to do it right the second time.....
     

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