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FS: 2nd Gen ('05-'10) Lower Center Dash Panel

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by billyjoe, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    billyjoe

    billyjoe [OP] Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    SOLD!

    I have a Lower Center Dash Panel from my '05 Taco. I am selling since I recently replaced it with the '09 version that has 3 switch bays. It's in very good condition with a couple of very light scratches. Dealer sells this for $120.04. Asking $30 shipped.

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  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Man I think you are starting to be my hero, it seems you are doing all the upgrades i am wanting to do to my truck... We need to talk, I could definetly use some advice on a few items as I purchased my truck used more as a project to have something to do...

    Mike
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    What did you have in mind?
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    The stering wheel upgrade with the power outlet upgrade would be two good starting points...
     
  5. Feb 24, 2010 at 12:52 AM
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    I covered Steering Wheel Audio Controls upgrade in my BST posting for the clockspring.

    Regarding the lower center panel, it all started with my wife wanting to be able to play MP3/WMA CDs. We both like to maintain the OEM look in our vehicles. So, I replaced the radio with an '09 model. Since the '09 radio directly supported an AUX Input, I replaced the Lower Center panel to keep the OEM look of the '09 with regard to the AUX-IN jack. Of course this required an OEM AUX Jack along with an aux-cable, PAC audio isolator, and 5 "Terminal Repair" wires to insert into the "R3" connector that plugs into the back of the radio. The '09 radio also supports ASL so I connected the SPD signal to R3 to enable this feature as well.

    '09 Radio (eBay): $100
    AUX Jack (TW): $ 25
    AUX Cable (Toyota): $ 12
    PAC SNI-1/3.5 (eBay): $ 10
    6 R3 wires (eBay): $ 15

    Total = $162

    Entire project was quite easy IMO.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    BillyJo, you haven't mentioned doing the Factory Satellite antenna install? This goes up close to the 3rd brake light. Have you not wanting to do that? I did it and it isn't that bad of an install. Also, why did you wantt o install the Aux input button? I have heard those have horrible problems with the sound and cuts out some. I just ended up buying a PA-TOY15 and install it so i could have access to my ipod through the stock 2010 radio i bought for my truck. I ran the PA-TOY15 up underneath the center console so you cant seet all the wiring.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    That is some good information, I am going to start working on getting mine completed asap. Do you have any pics to show how it all turned out?
     
  8. Feb 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    free bump could you post pictures of that 09 lower part... this may need to happen for me too lol
     
  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Neither my wife or myself have any interest in Satellite radio.

    We usually listen to finance programs which we dowload and burn to MP3 CD or download to MP3 player (which is why we wanted AUX-IN).

    Yes, many '09-'10 owners complain about their AUX-Input (low volume, noise, tone, frequency response, etc.). After researching this issue, I found the culprit to be the inline noise filter Toyota used between the jack & the radio. The resolution was to instead use a PAC SNI/3.5 Audio Isolator. These are hand wound isolation transformers with virtually perfect freq. response and a 1:1.3 ratio so it actually provides a slight gain and the sound is simply great!
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    Here's a pic I pulled off of AutoTrader:

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  11. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    how much did the'09 lower dash cost? out of curiosity....kus i would love to have one too
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Dealer MSRP: $129.44
    Part #: 55407-04040-B0

    You can get a 30% discount thru Colonial Toyota:

    http://colonialtoyota.com/Markup.aspx?MarkupId=5244
     
  13. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I got mine for 90 bucks from toyotapartsoutlet.com
     
  14. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Thanks guys, i really like how it looks in Billyjoe's truck.
    Was it a PITA to put in?
     
  15. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    actually you have to pull out almost everthing in your truck...but its not that bad..i did mine in about 30min.
     
  16. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    camztrd is right, you'll need to remove the following:

    -footrest
    -DS scuff plate
    -DS kick panel
    -panel under steering wheel
    -center console
    -radio
    -HVAC Controls
    -dash trim surrounding instrument panel (just lift the right edge when removing the upper center trim)
    -upper center dash trim surrounding radio (vents and all)
    -FINALLY, the lower center dash panel

    Believe it or not, removal can be accomplished in about 15 minutes if you're familiar with the location of all the fasteners. The tricky part, I thought, was removing the Power Outlet & Cigarette Lighter from the OLD lower center panel. You may want to consider just buying those new along with the panel. On the other hand, if you enjoy a challenge, success tastes even sweeter after overcoming this obstacle. In retrospect, it only added another 15 minutes to the removal process. Total time for removal & install was less than an hour (~50min).
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Yes, those power outlets were a pain in the ass..
     
  18. Feb 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Say, camztrd, I see you color matched your grill & rear bumper (excellent choice of color BTW :p). Did you swapout for TRD Sport parts or paint over chrome? And why not the side mirrors (for the total "Sport" look)?
     
  19. Feb 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    yes i traded a guy with a sport, for his grille and rear bumper, im looking for the mirrors now..
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Sweet ride, I wanna do the same.
    Alas, there's no cure for Taco fever...;)
     
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