1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Question about a 2011 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lnet, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    #1
    Lnet

    Lnet [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Member:
    #54183
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    I was just at the dealership today looking at a 2011 4x4 TRD Access Cab cause I wanted to get a vehicle that I could take for long trips and also take off road on the trails. The taco drove great on the test drive but when I looked under the truck, there was something that looked like an alternator with wires sticking out of it under where the driver would sit. What is this thing that was there? It doesn't seem like it would be a good location for anything that had a connector and wires because thats where all the mud and water would get to first so please help me figure out what that part that could be and if its possible to relocate it to somewhere higher. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:53 PM
    #2
    spares

    spares Canadian Bacon

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Member:
    #43710
    Messages:
    313
    Gender:
    Male
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    06 DCSB TRD Sport
    is there any chance the dealer throws GPS trackers there until its sold and or paid for?
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 9:08 PM
    #3
    Lnet

    Lnet [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Member:
    #54183
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    I doubt its a tracker but I'll be going back to the dealership tomorrow to figure out what it is
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:17 AM
    #4
    Lnet

    Lnet [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Member:
    #54183
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    I just went to the dealer and took some pics:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I guess this is the transfer case, but why are the wires so low to the ground and not protected at all? Couldn't they easily get ripped on small bushes or plants?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:20 AM
    #5
    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18122
    Messages:
    12,180
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 FourDubDee TRD OR
    A-TRUCK, Fat Kid in the Bed, Custom Pinstriping, Ported and Polished Muffler Bearing, Hi-Performance Bed Mat
    Bad design by Toyota.

    Becuase of their proximity to the crossmember, it's unlikely.

    But the solution is easy: get some real skid plates and take the factory bullshit off.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:21 AM
    #6
    smileyfish

    smileyfish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Member:
    #53428
    Messages:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mark
    mass
    Vehicle:
    trd sport
    none YET
    yes it's the t case, electronic switch so it needs the wires, it is a water resistant conector.
     
To Top