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Removing Dash Plugs on 09 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by e-rok, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Nov 1, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    Hey Guys-
    Does anyone have a good method to remove the plugs in the dashboard where switches would go? I want to run a wire for my scanguage out the middle hole but cannot get it out and i do not want to tear up the dash, any suggestions?

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  2. Nov 1, 2008 at 5:34 PM
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    Reach in behind it and pop it out if you have room and if you don't use a small putty knife so that you have a wider flat edge that won't damage your dash. You might have to use a little pressure but they pop right out.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    I am almost certain they have tabs on the top and bottom so don't pry from the sides.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    Thanks for the quick response Jay. I could not pop them out from the back, a putty knife was too thick, so I bent the end of a hose clamp at 90 degrees slipped it in, and pulled it right out. Here are a few pictures of my "tool".

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  5. Nov 1, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    .......and here is my Scanguage mount, turned out pretty clean. This thing is cool, time to go for a test drive and try it out.

     

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    Hi, I got a question, I wondering dose those switch light up? mind dose not light up, how about your? can you let me know?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM
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    Not sure I understand, the black thing that I took out are just plastic plugs and do not light up (or do anything but fill a hole for that matter), the ScanguageII lights up in 62 different colors that you can choose.
     
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  9. Nov 1, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    Did you glue the scangauge on to the plug?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    Just used the supplied velcro on the 2 plugs that were left, I ran the wire through the middle plug that I removed. It is surprisingly well attached and can be undone if I decide to remove/move it.
     
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    Nice location! That looks good, great call on the improvised tool also.
     
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    Sorry for the confuse, my question is dose the TRSD switch light up? Mind dose not light up since day one.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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    I don't think so, I have not noticed but I have only had my truck for 2 weeks, I will check it out tonight
     
  14. Nov 2, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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    I had mine mounted there for a while...couldn't see it around the steering wheel very well...
     
  15. Nov 2, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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    So, where did you move it to?
     
  16. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    I was wrong, noticed tonight they do light up, who knew..........
     
  17. Nov 3, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    For now, I have it velcroed to the top of the steering column. But, in order to avoid blocking important warning lights (like the oil warning light), I have to lower the steering column more than I really like. So, eventually I plan on getting a Blendmount & mounting it over the rearview mirror.
     
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