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Question-What is it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by newertoy, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    newertoy

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    Just purchase a 2003 tacoma. there is an object on the roof attached to the rear brake light. Thought it could be a temp sensor but there is no display?? is it an extra antenna--sure has me puzzeled. Also, there are modules connected to the spark plug wires (passenger side only)- Where should I look for info-Nothing in the owners manual-FIGURES-is there ever.
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  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    cab4you26

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    What does the object look like? Is it an antenna? It could be a cell phone amplifier. Pictures?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    phidauex

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    The modules on the spark plug wires are the coil-on-plug system, on that side the ignition coil for that plug is on the wire, instead of in one location elsewhere. Not sure about the object on your roof. ;)

    -Sam
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    It could be a satellite radio antenna I know XM had one back in the day I don't know if they still do.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Here is a picture -if I can figure out how to load it
    WTF i cannot figure out how to do it. Got the pic cannot get it to the post
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    THANKS GUYS will try again when i get a BRAIN
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    I'm pretty sure it's the optional XM antenna, my truck has one too and I also do not have XM. Wait... THEY'RE TRACKING US!!! No seriously.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Yes... because XM existed in 1991
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    We're talking about a 2003. Did you read the post?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Damnit sorry... I looked at the description in his info bar :frusty:
     
  11. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    If it's a small 'wart' object with a wire leading behind the third brake light's seal, it's probably an aftermarket XM or Sirius antenna.

    Satellite radio was not a factory option through 2004.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    Thanks Guys-guess i will need to get a sat. radio so I can use it. Have one at work --NO COMMERCIALS
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    My driveway is getting crowded-still have the 91 too. just cannot bring myself to part with it. When my son gets home from college-I'll post some pics
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    I've got something weird on my roof as well.... Does yours happen to look anything like this?
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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