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Ghosts at the dealer.............

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by hoosiertaco, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Dec 6, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    So I had my first oil change and service done this week at the dealership.

    Took a TSB to get checked out as well. Without going into a huge mass of information, lets just say I may have said something to the writup person that got relayed to the 'master tech' working on my truck.

    Long story short, I use my headlights as an indicater on the wall in the garage to tell me how far to pull in. Its always dark when I get home.

    The same day of my service on the way home from work in the dark, and when I pulled in the garage, my headlight on the driver side seemed to be a little outa wack. (actually ALOT)

    Well, I adjusted it about 10 rounds on the adjustment screw and now it is lined back up.

    Had the truck for about 4 months, park in my garage every night with no issues at all, and all of a sudden I have a headlight that is many turns out of adjustment........huh....

    Is it me, or do these strange things happen at Toyota dealerships often?

    I'm finally getting this posted because it has taken me a while to cool down.:)
     
  2. Dec 6, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    Khaos

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  3. Dec 6, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo What is the Search Tab for????

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    <<<<<<<<< Hmm.....did you say GHOST????
     
  4. Dec 6, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    And where were you and what were you doing on Dec. 3..............:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. Dec 6, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo What is the Search Tab for????

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    I was here....I SWEAR!!!!

    In all honesty though, yes the evil gremlins like to mess with our trucks when they're at the dealer. My dealer had to remove my brushguard to work on my timing belt cover. When they so-called re-installed it, they couldn't even align the existing holes back up so while i began driving home, the brushguard was laid back onto my hood and rubbing my fenders.

    Needless to say, when i took it back, they ended up replacing the grill and repainting the paint rubbed fender.:mad:
     
  6. Dec 6, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    I believe you that you were here, I can hear the addiction in your voice!!!:D

    Nice truck btw, I really like your brush guard. I want to get one just like yours eventually. I think it looks good with the factory stance and wheels as well. Helps me picture what mine would look like. Glad the dealer made it right with ya.....
     
  7. Dec 6, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    If you want a picture with the factory stance here it is....This is before the 3" lift was added
    DSC00698.jpg
    .
     
  8. Dec 6, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    yep, I already had checked it out in your gallery.........thanks.:)
     
  9. Dec 6, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    Oh yeah.....forgot that was there.:eek:
     
  10. Dec 7, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Did you have it done up my way, if so I know the location.
    Had a few odd ball things happen, cover unlocked, XM radio station changed, and a pack I carry messed with. Most times I don't notice until I get home, but nothing ever taken.
    May do the mouse trap idea for the pack, but knowing how things go sometimes I may stick my own finger into it and get SMACKED :eek:
     
  11. Dec 7, 2008 at 1:18 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    not up your way bow....wanted to use the dealer closer to town where I work......save me some time and gas money.....but didn't start out to well!:eek:
     
  12. Dec 7, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    longbow I see you now..................

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    I guess alot of them must be alike, I am glad you got the light thing figured out, after the lift, it took me forever to set things right. Finally dad said to put it on the street and let's have a look see in his car.
    Ended up pretty much keeping it as it was.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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