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Factory Toyota Tacoma Service manuals?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bizjettech, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    bizjettech [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone purchase the factory Toyota Tacoma Service manuals? I just picked up a new 2011 and I always get the factory service manuals when I buy a new vehicle. Just wondering if anyone has got them for a 2011 and how much $$ ?

    I'm not talking about Chilton etc. I want what the techs at the Toyota dealers use.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    Best bet is go onto toyotaowners.com

    For $15, you can get a two day subscription with electronic access to all the factory manuals for the vehicle - including updated info.

    I've done it twice - once when I removed the headliner to put in my NMO antenna mount in the roof, and once when I had to clip a factory wire behind the dash to get an ignition signal wire for my ARB compressor install.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    I can't believe you linked him back to that thread.

    "I'm warning you..." :rolleyes::D
     
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    So yeah, there is this:

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/

    But the stuff I personally want most is up to date electrical. And since those are from, what, an 06? they're not up-to-date enough to let you e.g. cut a yellow wire with confidence you're doing the right thing.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Man, I saw that Taco factory manual was $555. I guess the $15 rental's looking better.

    RZ Rob
     
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    I bought the FSM with some help from my brother, still the roughly $500 price was steep for the 2009 manuals. My family owns 4 Tacos so having the FSM is handy.
     
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    If you're determined to buy the hardcopy, go to helminc.com - they sell them direct so you don't have to go through the dealer. It's roughly half-off that way. Still to the good side of 300 bucks, once you add in the four volumes plus the wiring diagrams.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Hey Thanks! Ive dealt with Helm for many years, but was unaware they did Toyota manuals. I will go online and order them. Thanks again.

     
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    Helm only recently started having the Tacoma manuals. There are cheaper alternatives, but the Helm manuals are genuine factory, and a lot cheaper than Toyota.
     
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    You should post this in the 1st Gen forum - 1995-2004


    Here's 2nd Gen info + 1st Gen also available for free in the 2nd URL:


    You can click on the 1st URL or use the 2nd if you wish to download to your hard drive.

    http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old/files/05FSM/repair.html

    http://web.archive.org/web/20110102225436/http://www.ncttora.com/FSM/
     
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