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El Cheapo 4WD selector switch.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mhagie, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    mhagie

    mhagie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like my 2012 Tacoma but there is one thing that really iritates me, that is the fact that Toyota is too damn cheap to illuminate the 4WD switch.
    They illuminate the Tundra but not our Tacomas.
    Don't suppose the Tundra switch will fit the Tacoma is there?
    Merle
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    there are write ups instructing how to illuminate the switch. welcome to tw.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/3681-diy-gen-2-illuminated-4wd-switch.html

    and they werent cheap, they chose appropriate for the price, they could of done it but cost would of gone up. if this is what grinds yer gears, shoulda gotten a tundra :D
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    IIRC someone here sells them
    edit: not sure if its the same for 2012
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    Look up rcbs204. Not sure if 2012 models have the same switch though
     
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    Couldnt find the link. Im on my phone :eek:
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    It does appear that way as the dash has been redesigned around the switch.
    Which brings me to ask if anyone can look at a Tundra and see if the switch is similar to the Tacoma?
    Its 40 miles to the closest Toyota dealer for me.
    Merle
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    This is from my 2011 Tundra

    no lights

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    with lights on
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  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    I'm gonna go with they were cheap. The cost of that part would have probably cost them pennies to add to the millions of Tacomas sold. :cool:
     
  12. Jan 9, 2012 at 4:40 AM
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    Could you please measure the diameter of the switch, the whole switch not just the knob,
    Thanks, Merle
     
  13. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    The whole switch measures 2 1/2" across at the center taking a couple of measurements.
    I used a piece of paper tucked just under the raised black inner knob which is at the center.
    From there, I made a tick mark at the outer edge of the trim ring (the whole switch) on both sides.
    Then I put the paper on against a ruler to get the meaurement.
    If you measure your truck the same at least you will know how it will fit.
    Hope this helps.
    judy
     
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