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Help removing fog light switch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redgrom, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Hello, I am trying to use my sock fog light switch for my new lights and can't figure out how to remove it. The lower row is easy to pop out but can't seam to reach the upper switch. What am I missing? (It's a 05 if that matters)
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    search the forums I know I saw some do a write up on putting other stuff in those plugs.. search 2nd gens..
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Already tried searching "fog light switch removal" but could not find anything. Ill try to expand my search.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    I got the fog light switch out by taking out the center blank, then I got the switch out by reaching in and pushing it out. To get the center blank out, I tucked strong fishing line behind the face of the blank, then yanked it out. You'll need something thin to tuck the line into the narrow space between the dash and the blank itself.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 at 1:00 AM
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    Hey buddy just did mine, really easy, this is what you do. Use a tiny flat screw driver to remove the mirror control panel, also remove the left side cubby holder thing right under it. This will give you space to see all the way up (from the bottom, laying on the floor of drivers side) to the fog light switch panel and others. Use a flashlight to see what your doing and a flat screw driver to push it out from behind and walah!!! ;) i will make a write up soon with pics. THIS IS TE FASTEST AND CLEANEST WAY TO DO THIS!!:)
     
  6. Oct 12, 2015 at 3:51 AM
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    kgarrett11

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    What about getting the wiring in there? I am currently trying to tackle this as well
     
  7. Oct 12, 2015 at 4:51 AM
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  8. Dec 14, 2015 at 1:41 PM
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    Thanks for the link.
    I'm swapping mine out for this switch for my light bar! #aironboard
    IMG_20151214_163934.jpg IMG_20151214_164008.jpg
     
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  9. Jan 28, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    What led bulb size is that?
    T1.5?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    Hahahahaha I love that switch!!! Where did you get it?
     
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    bulb size is T3
     
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    aironboard.com/online
     
  13. Apr 3, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    This blank pushed out really easy, didn't snap or click or anything? I just snaked my arm around until I could push first on the cubby spot that is molded into the switch cover and then to this blank which almost fell out in my hand?


    What I want to do is mod/add a garage door opener to my base model taco.
    http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2016-toyota-tacoma-4wd-access-cab-i4-at-sr/specs/

    After a week or so of crawling the forums I found this post and a more specific one here.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/no-homelink®-no-problem-first-mod.394920/

    There are some badass switches here and the only ones label "Garage Opener" I could find thus far.
    http://www.aironboard.com/online/pu...nt-garage-opener-momentary-led-green-red.html


    I do have questions, one to remove the cubby/switch cover do I simply pull, pry and push it out for the clips to release OR do I first have to remove a dash 10mm bolt? Almost every where I have seen has this topic they say you have to pull the door sill, the foot-rest and this lower dash bolt for the switch panel to snap off. Granted all those posts are on older models with completely different interiors. Question is does this pop off or should I get more leverage on it? I've already scratched and marred it with a screwdriver (only noticable to me) and don't want to do more damage.
     
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  14. Sep 12, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    I too would like an answer on this!
     
  15. Jun 2, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    Easy peasy. No need to take out mirror control, cubby tray, or wreck your dash. 2 ordinary kitchen butter knives, nice & dull: slip one in on left, other on right, like using a slim jim. Wiggle both knives, while pulling them. Switch pops right out.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    Just run a screw into it and pull on the screw
     
  17. Jun 2, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Love the switch , if anyone every asks tell'em it's for a flame thrower lol
     
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