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Front radar (TSS) sensor error

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by polloloco81, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:03 PM
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    Other way around - China garnish, OEM grille.
    Not once have I had an issue; no problems with the garnish I linked.
    BUT! I cannot speak to a grille other than the OEM one I picked up from SparksParts. I feel like that is what made the difference when mounting everything up...
    An off-brand grille could have some effect I am not aware of.
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    Upon searching for a garnish i can not believe my eyes! A piece of plastic is really worth $300! Toyota wants to stop the pro grill being installed! Well never mind there goes my chances of swapping to a pro grille. I'll keep my stock 2019 stock grill for now I suppose. Thanks for your help I will definitely purchase fro sparks if the garnish price drops in the future
     
  3. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    I think we got wires crossed here bud. Or you are interchanging "grille" and "garnish" by mistake.
    I bought the grille from sparks - shipped it to Canada and paid shipping, duty, customs brokerage fee, etc.
    Got that garish from Amazon for cheap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph-z5y_TKkg&t
    The coupon code I used is in his description.

    Like I mentioned above- my dealer wanted $500 CAD JUST for the grille, and another $361 CAD for the garnish. no install/calibration, nothing. Just parts.
     
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  4. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:36 PM
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    No I gotcha, your grill is OEM but your garnish is after market. But I mentioned I wanted the OEM garnish and the replica grill, most folks sensors errors get fixed by simply switching the garnish to OEM. That's definitely not an option right now since the OEM is roughly 400 USD. I will keep your set up in mind. Sparks definitely has the cheapest OEM grill ive seen. I'm not to fond of the hole for the camera, my truck is the 2019 so I don't have the camera.
     
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  5. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    Ah understood - I'd bet you can look up the correct part number on sparks and order it nonetheless?
    An option anyways. Good luck!
     
  6. Feb 18, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Aftermarket grill and aftermarket garnish from thetacogarage.com. No issues at all even in rain and snow. I put one small washer under the sensor at the top to tilt the sensor up slightly when I installed the grill.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    What type of washer did you use? Did you try with out a washer or you have been running the washer at all times?
     
  8. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    I just used a washer I found in my garage, about the size of a dime, slightly thicker. I had read that’s what people were doing to fix the TSS pro grill issues, so I just put it in there from the start and have never had any issues. Adaptive cruise control works flawlessly and never had any alerts or warnings of any kind.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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    Awesome! It seems its pretty much hit or miss with the issues some people need OEM everything only to have issues some people run aftermarket and never encounter an issue. I hope I'm one of the no issues guy. Seems the aftermarket vendor are making products alot closer to the OEM
     
  10. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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  11. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:51 PM
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    My Amazon.ca knock off is just fine for me. Has some minor blemishes in the paint below the clear surface, but for what it is, I can live with it. Its covered in a layer of dirt 95% of the time and not noticeable unless you are within a few feet at eye level and specifically looking for it. Sounds like a typical "feature" on these knock offs, so be aware of that if you do go that route.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    Yes, I don't care too much about the cosmetics, just want it to work. I tried to order that same one but they don't ship to me in the US. :mad:
     
  13. Mar 18, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    Aftermarket grille and garnish from Amazon Jumbo Trucks parts.

    had to add 2 small washers on the top screw to adjust the angle, works fine since.

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  14. Mar 18, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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    I appreciate that ^ I ordered the eBay "OEM" piece and will try it. Jumbo Trucks ships CA only too apparently. I'll try the eBay special and post results. Thanks for the feedback!
     
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  15. Mar 19, 2021 at 5:18 PM
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    No issues at all?
     
  16. Mar 19, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    At first, Without the washers I had the TSS alarm and adaptative cruise didn’t work.

    after adding the washers on the top screw everything works perfectly and the TSS malfunction never came back.
     
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  17. Mar 19, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    Awesome still hesitant about getting this pro grille
     
  18. Mar 19, 2021 at 7:48 PM
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    Well I already have the grill and like it waaay better than my stick grill so I really want to get this figured out. Stock grill pick for sympathy... 81B04FCE-A3B0-4EDB-8323-C60644FBED2E.jpg
     
  19. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:06 AM
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    I was hesitant too after reading that some had TsS issues and others didn’t but after lots of reading here I found a member who mentioned the washer solution and later found this video and no issue since. For some reason some grille don’t need this adjustment and others do but in the end it works well.

    https://youtu.be/5IALeJ_l-Pc
     
  20. Mar 20, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    Thanks for the vid! I feel better now. Seems like not really much to it after all..
     
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