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Fuse box cover

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sgt.Tee, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Sgt.Tee

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    Is there a trick to get the cover off to access fuses on 3 gen Tacoma. I did a search but come up with not much. I read some guys broke the tabs off and trying to avoid that. I could buy a Meso cover but they are not available right now. If someone has one to sell I am interested. The fuse panel in the cabin is the one I need access
     
  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    Fuse box in the engine bay or inside the cab? The one in the engine bay you have to mess around with a little bit. I used a flathead screw driver for the tabs since the ones on mine were incredibly stiff.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    I just put a small flat head screwdriver under the tab and pried it up. It's much easier if you remove that side kick panel rather than trying to work around that corner. I left mine off after I installed a couple of Add-A-Fuse. The fuse box cover that is... Thought maybe I'd buy a Meso cover but they are never in stock. No matter, there's not much that can happen to the exposed fuse box since it's tucked way up there.
     
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  4. Jul 29, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    Inside the cab, LT gave suggestion
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    I just left mine off anyway (yes I did break it) because I used a fuse tap and can't get a MESO cover. It's tucked away and I don't see it unless I am cleaning my floor mats, so no worries. Just throw the cover in the glove box and done deal.
     
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  6. Jul 29, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    You and many more have taken this approach. Dang Toyota engineers. The placement of that fuse block makes it really difficult for the average owner to access.
     
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    shane100700

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    I have a brand new first gen MESO fuse cover if interested.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    I should have waited! Thanks, but the one from Ebay will be here in a day or so. I'm still gathering parts for Phase 2 of my radio install project, so there's no rush.

     
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