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Cubbys above wheel wells?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wbhvacer, May 5, 2008.

  1. May 5, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    wbhvacer

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    Can anyone tell me what the intended use is for the cubby holes above the wheel wells? ive checked the manual and cant find it.:(
     
  2. May 5, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Good question but alot of use it for bed lights.
     
  3. May 5, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    You can fit two beer cans in each while you're tailgating, or at the beach. That's about all I've been able to do with them.
     
  4. May 5, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    joedirt

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    Toyota put them there so people would go onto toyota forums and ask what they are there for. :)
     
  5. May 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    jonny_jard

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    you can put stuff in them.... they're great, I always put stuff in them. Just filled with stuff.
     
  6. May 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    4x4x4trd

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    I keep my cleat tie downs and bungee cords there while my tonneau is on.
     
  7. May 5, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    luni

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    Ammo, smokes, its a handy place for your cell phone when you're fishing off the tailgate and back into the lake to play truck boat. Or you could go back a few years and use it for a cubby's intended purpose, to hold your trapper keeper and snacks.

    Now the real question is, what is the little pull out tray down and to the left of the steering wheel slightly underneath the dashboard for?
     
  8. May 5, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    That's for my subwoofer power switch, and Subway punch card. It's in the owner's manual. :rolleyes:
     
  9. May 5, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    You put your weed in there.
     
  10. May 5, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    No, no, no..... its not YOUR weed, its your buddies weed. And you didnt know it was there. You dont know how it got there, but your being truthful, its not yours.
     
  11. May 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I've seen people install speakers in there and also bed lighting.
     
  12. May 6, 2008 at 5:46 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Its to remind us that the bed could have been 6 inches wider. But neato storage compartements and 400w outlets sell trucks I guess...

    Seems beer caps, work gloves, or muddy socks are usually in there.
     
  13. May 6, 2008 at 5:58 AM
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    Mine are empty! If ya can't lock it then I'm not using it.
     
  14. May 6, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    Bed lights.

    I like the 400w in the bed though. Its great for going to the beach.
     
  15. May 6, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    How do you remove those inserts? Might want to put stuff inside ...
     
  16. May 6, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    It's so the illegal immigrants have a place to hold on to when going down the road.:D
     
  17. May 6, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    zmtnbik

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    If you remove them any stuff you put in there will end up on the ground. The bed sides are not sealed.

    As for the little door to the left of the steering wheel....great place for the garage door opener.
     
  18. May 6, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    I saw somebody using the holes above the wheel wells for a board for a divider (the board is just slightly longer than the bed is wide so you slide it in one side and "lock" it in by sliding it into the other). I can't really explain it in words, but it actually worked.

    As for the little pocket to the left of the steering wheel...that's for my gun club access pass.
     
  19. May 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    GotLift37

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    somehow mine is full of mud... lol. But say were going 4 wheeler riding and such, ill leave my keys in there so I dont lose them or get them full of mud.
     
  20. May 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    MaGuyver

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    I have seen where people put lights in there. The sad thing is if you store anything in them then someone walking by could just take it. Unless there is a hidden Toyota reason, they are just a waste of space.
     
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