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Possible Newb Question - WHAT button is this

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by winterboy04, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    winterboy04

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    I have a button located just above my E-brake (manual 6spd 07 taco access). It looks very similiar to the one pasted below, except the shape of the switch is actually round and doesn't have a light-indicator. I do have the tow package, so i was wondering if it just kills the power to the harness in the back? I have not had a chance to hook up a "working" trailer yet to test. I did some searches, but all it yielded were people talking about the fog lights. Any ideas?

    link to pic in case it doens't show up:
    http://www.carlmartin.com/Images/octa_on_off_switch.jpg

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    onoffswitch.jpg
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    Its not stock.
    So, the previous owner probably installed an accessory switch for something. Does it do anything when you switch it on?
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    mcampos0

    mcampos0 Today I Will!!!!

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    Welcome to TW!! and yea its an aftermarket switch but theirs only one way to find out what it does :D
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    are there any additional lights mounted on the truck or are the seats heated?
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    passenger ejection seat switch
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    I have been slapping the switch around and can't figure out what it does. I have OEM fogs, and the respective switch for that. i bought it used, so, like you said, it must be aftermarket then. I've tried it moving, wit the car on, off (to see if i could hear what it was doing)...nothing. I guess i am just going to have to trace some wires...

    no the seats are not heated...that would have been GREAT for the weather out here.

    Must be my "supercharged-turbo-nitrous" button.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    It powers the Flux Capacitor. DO NOT HIT 88 MPH WITH THE SWITCH ON!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    :rofl:
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    i'll bet the previous owner had extra lights and removed the lights and didn't bother taking the switch out... so it's powering nothing right now.. see if you can find the extra wires somewhere and stick some paperclips in there with the switch off, and then get someone to hold onto the paperclips and turn the switch on and see if they jump :goingcrazy:
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    trace the wires. maybe there wont even be wires connected to it when you look if thats the case it does nothing. its just there instead of taking it out and leaving the hole.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Well, i planned on sound deadening the whole thing in a couple weeks, so i suppose one or two more panels removed won't be a big deal. Seat warmers would have been sweeeeeeeeet...
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    Was there a DVD player in the truck? Sometimes a switch is used for the by pass so you can play DVD's while driving.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    is their an aftermarket alarm in your truck?
     
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    Well, just so you guys all stop worrying, i figured it out on my way home from work tonight. I stumbled across a hidden 3.5mm jack cord that was poking out from behind the shifter. As it turns out, the switch turns on (and off) an FM Modulator that is wirde into the stock radio. Works better than any one i have ever had, so i consider this a score! However, gas tank bombs, super-nitrous, and DVD players would have all been scores as well.
     
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    Last of the V8 interceptors , would have been a shame to blow it up ,

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