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Covering TSS Emblem in 2018 Taco?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JimmySport, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Dec 9, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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    TT005

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    Looking forward to your finished product. I know you’ll keep us posted.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    I am interested in this as well. My sensor works fine when covered in some snow or dirt. But if it is super clean and the sun is bright and low in the sky it throws “The Code”, inoperable- clean sensor. It’s a love -hate relationship.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    First time hearing of this scenario. These sensors are so sensitive (pun intended).
     
  4. Dec 9, 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    My sensor was replaced once already under warranty. Started acting up again, went back to dealer, they could not replaicate the problem, cloudy day. They talk to Toyota Engieneeing Support, “system is functioning as designed “ is what I was told. The system shuts down by default when it “sees something it doesn’t understand”.
     
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  5. Dec 9, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    You must be beyond frustrated at this point. Do TSS features still operate when the clean sensor indicator appears?
     
  6. Dec 9, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    It comes right back on, no problem. Sucker does not like bright low sunlight.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Any updates? I would love to replace the T with
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    I've decided against this. Last thing I want to do is block the sensor with a different badge and god forbid something happens in a wreck if it malfunctions, etc. I don't want the liability.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Probably a good call.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Yeah just not worth it. Plus I've got other fish to fry.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    I have since switched to the faux Pro grille with OEM garnish. not one issue and almost 1000 miles on the truck since switching. I also covered the garnish with a piece of scrap matte clear bra material to tone down the gloss. still not one issue. I just did not like the stock emblem one bit.
     
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