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

  1. Dec 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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    replica9000

    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    Anything is possible. I can't see it being cheap though.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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    dipstiktaco Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, taco noob here. I'm attempting to do the locker mod and being in Canada we don't have access to radio shack products easily anymore. I did however find a relay that should work but the numbers don't match the radio shack ones. Its been quite a few years since ive dealt with relays and I was just wondering if someone here could just say which colours go to which pins on this style relay. Thanks.

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  3. Jan 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM
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    Is there a tutorial on how to replace cruise control stalk on my 2006 Tacoma TRD Sport?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:59 PM
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    Gabassman installed D-rings in the bed of his rig to use a bungee attachment points, holding a water jug. Details here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...cheap-easy-water-jug-mount-3.html#post9741900

    I plagiarized that idea and installed something similar.
    From that posting...

    Thanks Gabassman....all credit goes to you on my mod...I bought rubber insulated conduit clamps..why rubber coated? I didn't want to create a knuckle buster...these at $1.70 a pair and strong. I put a set on each side...no drilling, just unscrew, insert, and retighten...I'll post this in cheap mods also.

    pics tell all...

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  5. Jan 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    mbmack1 That F'n guy

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  6. Jan 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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    I know these threads are old as dirt, but being new to the forum and back into the fold with my 2009 TRD Sport DC I am not only glad to be here but include those feelings with these simple mods. worked like a charm, THANKS
     
  7. Jan 25, 2015 at 3:51 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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  8. Jan 26, 2015 at 7:26 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    Glad you were able to take my idea and make it work for you. Good idea on the conduit clamps.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2015 at 6:23 AM
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    The link for the BHLM just redirects to this forum.
    Here is the real link.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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    Here is my bike rack. I obtained the lumber from a dumpster dive next door. What I really like about it, that I didn't plan for is that my trash cans fit nice and snug in the two large openings. No more sliding trash cans. I measured the tire slot a little small so the tire would fit snug and not come out easily. I stapled some weather stripping on the bottom and it has never slid on me. Works great to put stuff in so it won't slide around and all i have invested is a little paint and some screws.

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  11. Feb 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM
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    shameless plug of my cheap mod that i made for myself, then made a few extras to sell. Link to FS thread in my sig :D

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  12. Feb 17, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Apologies if this has already been included. I didn't really take time to read 88 pages of this thread.......

    I did find some similar older threads in other places, but for under $5 I thought I'd show mine. I first did this when I had a convertible that I didn't want to worry about someone snagging the remote when I was parked top down.

    Don't have and don't want to pay for a homelink mirror. I like my autodim/temp/compass/rearview camera just fine :D. Don't like how the remote fits on sunvisor, sometimes falls off when using visor. Would just rather have out of sight.

    So, big steps list.

    1) open door opener and remove battery and circuit board.

    2) locate main switch and drill hole in back of opener case.

    3) solder wires to pins behind switch.

    4) remove blank in dash you want to use

    5) drill hole in blank for switch you buy. I used a momentary SPST from Radio Shack for ~$4.50. It requires a 1/2" hole.

    6) pull wires through hole and solder to new switch

    7) place switch in hole and blank back in dash

    8) secure the wiring and opener in a convenient way behind the dash. I zip tied it to a dash bar. It's at a place I can reach it for battery replacement when needed w/o disassembly of the dash.

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  13. Feb 18, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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    Mach375

    Mach375 Habitual Violator of Wheeling Rule #2

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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    Original post can be found here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...-off-your-tpms-light-forever.html#post9885016

    I can't personally vouch for years other than a 2011 DCLB (my truck), but I don't see why Toyota would move things around much.

    In the process of replacing my blown curtain airbags and ripped headliner yesterday, I found the TPMS Receiver box. Knowing my next set of tires I would be removing the sensors entirely, I tested what disconnecting the plug would do (light on? light off?).

    This is super-simple!

    The TPMS Receiver box is located above the headliner, driver side, above the rear seat. It's a couple inches outside of the sliding window locking trim edge, and about four to six inches in from the window. To the driver's side of the high-mount stop light. It's a black box about 2"x3"x1", with a single connector leading into it.
    Disconnect the plug, and the light will never turn on again. I removed mine entirely (single M8 nut...10mm wrench).

    While I had removed my headliner entirely, you should be able to do this with minimal dis-assembly of the interior.
    You will need to remove the rear coat hooks for sure: push a small flat-blade screwdriver under the front (hook side) lip, and twist the hook 90*, then pull it out. You should be able to pry down the headliner enough to access the receiver......you may need to open the slider window for easier access. The black box is tucked up inside the white plastic headliner support skeleton, so you may need to feel around a bit for it.
    If you can't reach it this way, also remove the driver side grab handle (pinch the outer ends, then use a 10mm socket), and figure a way to get the headliner loose from the C-pillar (the correct way is, in order: remove the seat back, remove the storage bin, remove the lower C panel, remove the two M8 [10mm wrench] bolts, then pry the C-pillar trim straight out......all easier than it sounds).

    I will try to get some pics up shortly. I will edit this first post if I do.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2015 at 4:31 PM
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    T Fades

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    Satoshi, debadged, rear view mirror bracket, tail gate hose clamps, trimmed mud flaps.
    Removed rear head rests, and stored them behind the rear seat. Much better visibility!
     
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  15. Feb 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM
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    Diff lock anytime ,Fog lights anytime new 2 inch toyota technology front springs with 5100 shocks
    Lokk at the pic and look at thr relay numbers there backwards from what you r saying please look again thanks
     
  16. Feb 20, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Look at what? My number matches the model number in the Radio Shack link. This post is 8 years old and you're the first to question that.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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  18. Feb 21, 2015 at 9:11 AM
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    whahahajr

    whahahajr Lone Star Club

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    Relay in the pic looks like its upside down, but the wiring is correct.
    Number 1 should start at bottom left.

    Here the thread I used

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/353724-locker-anytime-mod-dummies-2005-a.html
     
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  19. Feb 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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    Diff lock anytime ,Fog lights anytime new 2 inch toyota technology front springs with 5100 shocks
    Just finished it installed new actuator old one wasn,t working. toyota replaced my 4x4 controler when it was a year old so mine was upside down from factory .going to rebuild the old one for sale or spare thanks again bill
     
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  20. Feb 27, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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