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Noob Q: Fake fog lights on some models?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gtracs, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:12 AM.

  1. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Gtracs

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    So I've noticed in looking around I think it's the base models that have molded plastic where fog lights should be?

    At any rate I'm looking at a 2013 that has TRD stickers but no fog lights, which confused me. Did someone just put a TRD sticker on this one? The tailgate lettering only says "PreRunner."
     
  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Pics of the truck and we can figure out what youre looking at pretty quick. What engine does it have?
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Thanks. So it also has the 17" (if I'm not mistaken) wheels also?
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    Thats a SR/Base model with the 4cyl. The grey grille and the grey fender flares with no fog lights give it away. Its not a TRD. Its the same model as mine but i have painted my grille and added the factory fogs. I think those wheels are 16's but could be wrong and the truck didnt come from the factory with them. Good looking truck though. Just dont pay a TRD price for it.
     
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    Thats a SR model with the 4cyl. The grey grille and the grey fender flares with no fog lights give it away. Its not a TRD. Its the same model as mine but i have painted my grille and added the factory fogs. I think those wheels are 16's but could be wrong and the truck didnt come from the factory with them. Good looking truck though. Just dont pay a TRD price for it.[/QUOTE]

    Aha, so I was right to be confused. This is for sale at a Toyota dealer, too.

    So you can actually add real fog lights to this?
     
  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    My friend, you can add real fog lights to anything with a power source.
     
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    Aha, so I was right to be confused. This is for sale at a Toyota dealer, too.

    So you can actually add real fog lights to this?[/QUOTE]
    Yep, and pretty simple too. I bought some used from a local guy here on TW for $30 and a factory style switch from Amazon and wired them up. Pretty simple.
     
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    Yep, and pretty simple too. I bought some used from a local guy here on TW for $30 and a factory style switch from Amazon and wired them up. Pretty simple.[/QUOTE]

    Is the wiring already down there for the fog lights? Do the existing black plastic discs pop out or something?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Aha, so I was right to be confused. This is for sale at a Toyota dealer, too.

    So you can actually add real fog lights to this?[/QUOTE]

    My base model has the plastic fillers where the fogs go. I bought the Caliraised LED fog pods and fog light brackets...only to find my bumper doesn't have the stock brackets to bolt my "fog" pods into :rant:

    I'm still trying to find someone with a wrecked bumper to unhook and sell me the brackets.
     
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    Is the wiring already down there for the fog lights? Do the existing black plastic discs pop out or something?[/QUOTE]
    Mine did not have wiring but ive heard some do. The black disc has two screws and the fogs fit in the same way when removed.
     
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    I see alot of those trucks used as service trucks Engery ,pest, etc. even 3rd gens same model
     
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    Hmmm, I didn't realize that the Pre-runner was available not as a TRD. Does the base Pre-runner not have a locker nor downhill assist thingy?
     
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    Also, TRD will have the 110v outlet in the bed.
     
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    Nope, neither of those on mine.
     
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    You have a lot of confidence in me. :rofl:
     
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    There are several good TW threads and you tube videos on how to install the fog lights.
     
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    Give me some money so I can fill in this info
    My base model has the plastic fillers where the fogs go. I bought the Caliraised LED fog pods and fog light brackets...only to find my bumper doesn't have the stock brackets to bolt my "fog" pods into :rant:

    I'm still trying to find someone with a wrecked bumper to unhook and sell me the brackets.[/QUOTE]


    You may be in luck buddy. I have a smashed bumper that I just ripped off the truck. If my cousin hasn’t trashed it yet, I can go get them. From a 2015 prerunner
     
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