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Mark C.'s Mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mark C., Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
    Here are a few of my mods. Anyone interested in "How-to", please ask. Most of the mods and ideas for them came from TW. Thanks all!
    Sorry about the pic quality..........getting used to camera and uploading this stuff.....hard for an old fart!

    Thanks for looking.........

    Non-TRD....so I improvised.

    [​IMG] Add-On Thermometer


    Didn't like the GPS above the Dash soooo.......

    [​IMG] Mount and Cable for GPS


    [​IMG] Back of GPS


    [​IMG] GPS Mounted


    Works great for checking just how close that tailgater is!

    [​IMG] Back-Up Camera Switch


    Cheaper than the push-button switch, and fits nicely.
    [​IMG] Older style lighted rocker fog switch


    Oznium LED Floods with modified reed switch activation.

    [​IMG] Engine Compartment Flood LEDs

    Got tired of the buckle banging on the hard plastic on rough roads.
    Sticky-backed felt pad cut to size from Home Depot.
    [​IMG] Seat Belt Buckle Pad


    [​IMG] Engine Flood LEDs 2
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    pauls2ndblessing

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    I like the engine bay LED's a lot man!
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    MadeInMaine

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    What kind of lights did you use for your engine compartment? You have great output from those...

    I just bought some strip LEDs and going to hook them up in near future
     
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    x2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  6. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    Where did you run the little circular thingy for the thermometer? I've got the same one, and I just havent gotten around to running that part for the outside temperature.. lol
    looks good
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:19 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    I got those from Oznium. 12V Marine LED floods. They are waterproof and are sometimes used for swimming pool lighting. The lights are automatically switched on when I lift the hood. I installed a relay and a reed (magnetic) switch along the side near the battery and a rare earth magnet attached to the hood. Makes it much easier to see in the night.....should you have the need to.

    The floods come in different colors.
    [​IMG]

    and............you can get them here:
    http://www.oznium.com/marine-led-light
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:22 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
    I will try to get you some pics tonight. I ran the wire under the door weather strip, along the fender/body seam, under the "lip" along the left side of the engine compartment and attached the probe on the inside of the grille with 3M HB double sided tape. I was surprised at how well it works.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.
    Some pics of thermometer sensor wiring run:

    [​IMG] Route temp sensor wire under weather strip and out gap between near hinges and between fender and hood.
    [​IMG] From under door weather strip up past door hinges.


    [​IMG] Temp sensor wire between fender and hood.

    After that, run it down the wire run inside the left front fender in the engine compartment, past the battery, under back of headlight, and attach to inside of grille using VHB (Very High Bond) 3M tape.
    Done!
     
  10. Nov 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    Now, if I can remember where i put the thermometer, I'll do this, thanks for the help.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    If you can't find it.....they're $9.99 at Wally World! Good luck!
     
  12. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    I know the cross-member color of the stock grille on the 10 doesn't match the MGM....but painted and emblem with the fusion gray textured paint and applied a couple of coats of topcoat.

    Here are the pics...but it was starting to get dark and they may be hard to see...and I am still experimenting with the camera.

    Please comment. (I received another grille today from an 07, which has flat black cross-members. I am going to clean it up and apply some fresh flat black to see how it looks)

    Thanks for looking....

    [​IMG]
    With Textured Emblem
    [​IMG] Stock with Chrome Emblem
     
  13. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Got bored and tried this. The cup holder is hold up very well after 3 weeks..and pretty hefty changes in temperature.

    [​IMG]
    Driver door

    [​IMG]

    Passenger door. Will let everyone know how it holds up.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    jrobson

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    I like the LED's under the hood. I may have to do that one.
     
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