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Does the 2012 Lower trim panel fit on pre 2012 trucks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ShaLor, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    I know the 2009 trim panel with the spots for switches fits on a 2007 tacoma, but now that Toyota has come out with a new lower trim panel for the 2012 year with one more spot for switches, I am wondering if anyone knows will this fit on older than 2012 trucks?

    The 2012 part number for the lower trim panel is: 55407-04050-B0
    The 2009 Part number for the lower trim panel is: 55407-04040-b0
    I don't know the part number for the 2008 and older panel.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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  3. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    I will let you know soon...I ordered the part and waiting to go pick it up at Toyota ;)
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    Looking forward to seeing your results. :D
     
  5. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    yes it fits ;)

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    only problem...you cant install the cigarette lighter on it...the part itself is bigger than the hole since toyota eliminated the lighter plug for the 2012s
    so one of these days ill buy another 12 v olug :thumbsup:

    also., it uses the same blanks as the 09+ so your existing atrac button will fit perfectly
     
  6. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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  7. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    negative....i dont smoke so im good lol
    you can make it fit...just need to make the hole bigger
     
  8. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    WooHoo! happy to hear it. :cheers:
    One more favor please. Looking at the picture of the switch blanks, it looks like there isn't room for the carling switches in there. I know you generally have to trim the sides of the switch blank opening for the carling switches and it doesn't seem like there is enough room to trim. So I was thinking of ordering the switch blank holders from OTRATTW and cutting out the space and putting them in that way. Can you find the measurements of the flat area for the buttons?

    Three switch holder:
    Cutout required for installation is 3.05 X 1.90 inches
    Finished dimensions are 3.40 X 2.30 inches

    Four switches
    Cutout required for installation is 4.08 X 1.90 inches
    Finished dimensions are 4.434 X 2.3 inches

    Do you think either of these would fit?

    Thanks so much for being everyone's Guinea pig. :bowdown:
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    id have to check...post a link of what switch exactly so i can look...
    im running the same blank covers from the 09 on this piece...i know there are new blanks now

    but from what you say, it may fit

    no prob...gonna post my 09 dash for sale soon
     
  11. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    I may just buy that from you
     
  12. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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  13. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    Yep, that's why I was thinking I would just have to cut out the entire panel and put in their switch holders. I was wondering if the area is big enough for the switch holders or not.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    im pretty sure theyre not big enough...so trimming will be required
     
  16. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    I think we both agree that trimming is required, I am wondering if the flat area would hold the size that the OTRATTW switch holders would need to be without overlapping over the edges. I am not sure if I am communicating clearly or not, so my sincerest apologies if I am confusing.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    it may fit...i would need to check one of those buttons to see how much need to be trimmed
    now im curious because i plan on adding a locker and this is where i plan on adding the buttons
     
  18. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    These are the dimensions of the switch holders:
    Three switch holder:[​IMG]
    Cutout required for installation is 3.05 X 1.90 inches
    Finished dimensions are 3.40 X 2.30 inches

    Four switches
    Cutout required for installation is 4.08 X 1.90 inches
    Finished dimensions are 4.434 X 2.3 inches

    And here is a link to a thread I found on installing these particular switches and how much to trim.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...-contura-v-carling-stock-switch-location.html
     
  19. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    All these replies after this post and not one "thats what she said" comment?
     
  20. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    ya that panel wouldnt fit on there...id rather just cut the piece on the existing panel...i wanted to try to fit a 5 switch and completely move the 12 v accessory plugs on a new spot

    if you want to check it out, im having a bbq meet thing here at my house next saturday...burbank is about 45-50 mins from my house

    i was going to but....mehhh :laughing:
     
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