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I need help with the upgrades and repairs needed to this Tacoma.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MaleChauvinistPig, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Feb 23, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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    MaleChauvinistPig

    MaleChauvinistPig [OP] New Member

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    Howdy from North Carolina,
    I am a displaced Texacan. and I own a 2003 Toyota Tacoma pre-runner, TRD crew cab with 153000 miles now. Call it a project. This is my first Toyota. I was long time chevy owner until a 2009 Colorado ruined me. That was the last straw. I owned it a month and got rid of it. What junk!!!! Anyway, I bought this 2003 and I have a laundry list of things to do. As a chevy owner you might expect for me to be good at fixing engines, BUT I am not good a fixing electrical issues. Such as, a bulb is out on the A/C control selector switch and the window controls work and then not work. I have replaced the transmission oil and filter, rear diff oil, spark plugs and wires, fuel filters, side mirrors (just because they were chrome and mine weren't), battery, alignment was done. basic stuff really. Is there a place where I can buy a manual or a website that you guys go to buy lights, control switches little stuff like that??? I need the help the web is full of unscrupulous sites. thanks for your help!!!:)
     
  2. Feb 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    TRD S/C, Full OME Suspension, LR UCAs, Relentless Front Bumper, Derpwerx Fab HC Rear Bumper, 285/75/16 Revos, XD Hoss Wheels, Safari Snorkel, Infiniti FX-R HID Retrofit, Airbags in rear, Optima Yellow top, Besttop, All-Pro Skid, All-Pro HD Sliders
    Welcome to TW :wave:

    Check in the 1gen section for help with your issues.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2014 at 5:27 AM
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    TejasYOTA

    TejasYOTA Countinuous improvement

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    Check the TTORA Garage Section....
    Trdparts4u.com
    http://tps.toyotaofdallas.com
    As for a manual....we were able to gain access to the FSM, FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL. But Toyota put the kabash on that about a year or so ago.
    In it you could find the part numbers, torque values, etc.
    Now you have to go to the service department to get access or just by the cd from them $$$$$

    Did you try one of the parts dealers like autozone?
     
  4. Feb 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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    koditten

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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    I use AlldataDIY.com for online manuals. Very detailed and a very good price.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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    MaleChauvinistPig

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    I will try that website for the manual and lights. Thanks again for your help!:)
     
  6. Feb 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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    frizzman

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    hitch w/ 7-pin (custom wired), Leer cap (LMM), Green Filter, JVC head unit (orange color to match), Infinity amp/10" subs. Undercover tonneau.
  7. Feb 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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    Pakrat

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    Front dome light added,light reminder added,door chime mod, added 2nd gen 4runner headrests,grey wire mod, 2lo mod, more later.
    It do believe the bulbs are 74s, now are you saying the bulb is out on the switch that you push in to make the ac come on? Not sure how to change the bulb in the actual switch, never had to. But I had a bulb go out on the climate control panel, you have to remove the 3 knobs and faceplate, and remove the climate control assembly, the bulbs are installed from the back side of the cc panel,I had to take out 4screws I think to access the bulbs there are 3 of them the bulb is in a plastic 1/4 turn piece. Hope this helps.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2014 at 4:39 AM
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    Demosthenes

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    brush guard, LED headlight surrounds, Alpine stereo system, running boards, bigger tires (all came with the truck when I bought it)
    Negative! The climate control bulbs are NOT 74s! They are actually a proprietary bulb that you can't get, except from Toyota, and iirc, they're about $5 apiece. I found a link for LED replacements, if you want to go that route. Otherwise, gotta go to the dealer.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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    Hawaiian05

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    Bilstein 5100's/ OME 881's/ Toytec AAL/ Toytec Diff Drop/ TRD Tundra Wheels/ Duratracs/ Hayden 678 Trans Cooler/ Rear Diff Breather Extension/ ScanGuage2/ Wet Okoles
    You got that link for the LED replacements? Thanks
     
  10. Mar 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM
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    Demosthenes

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  11. Mar 7, 2014 at 6:05 AM
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    Demosthenes

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    brush guard, LED headlight surrounds, Alpine stereo system, running boards, bigger tires (all came with the truck when I bought it)
  12. Mar 7, 2014 at 6:09 AM
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    Hawaiian05

    Hawaiian05 Well-Known Member

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    Cool man thanks!
     
  13. Mar 7, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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    Demosthenes

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    No sweat. You can also Google “neo wedge t4 LED".
     
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