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Satoshi Progress and new Gauge Light Pic's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samsterman99, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    samsterman99

    samsterman99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    MORE PICS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
    I was dead set on getting a new grill, and decided that instead of paying around 150 dollars for a new insert, I would spend the 150 dollars and make sometime a little more unique and custom, (aka Satoshi). The pics on how to start this process are all over and can be easily located. I think the only differences are how people decide to mount the mesh to the stock grill, so the pics below hopefully give a good idea on how i epoxied the bolts to the grill.
    As for the LED color change, I had a TN member, Yosh2000, help me out with them. We ran into a slight problem where my speedo needle lights would not come on, and 2 hours later of testing a re-soldering we found out my board was marked incorrectly from the factory, and the positive and negative were switched on one of the led perches. After that was sorted out, it all worked perfectly. So here are a few pictures showing what i had changed. The PRND4321 lights dont show up well on the camera, but in person they look so great. I have turned L into red, 2 is orange, 3 is yellow, 4 and D are green, N is blue, R is orange, P is green. I also was considering changing up all the lights to random colors, but figured since the check engine and airbag lights never show up, why even waste the time changing them. And I changed the cruise to blue, it sticks out a little more now than the stock green. It looks great with the white LED's on my Pioneer HU, and the Sirius radio is my next task. Hopefully I can break it apart and turn it white also to match the rest of my truck. The final picture is of today's simple modification, I made the inverter constantly stay 400W, and I also tapped into the wires so I can add a few sockets in the cab to charge anything I need to, mainly my camera batteries, and labtop.


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  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    looks great!
     
  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Looks great so far!
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

    shockittillyareconizeit Well-Known Member

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    How do you remove the center console?? It looks like you just unclip it, but i don't wanna do it without knowing.

    I want to change all the silver inside my truck to black.

    Looks great by the way. :)
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    samsterman99

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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    It pops up just like the rest of the clips in the truck. First, remove the shifter knob, then pull up and remove the trim around it. I grabbed in the cup holder and pulled the back up first, then it easily popped out. The actual center console is held in by 2 screws you uncover when you remove the trim that i just mentioned, and the other 2 bolts are under the carpet in the console. Just pull the carpet out (it is backed by a cardboard type material) using some pointed tool, i used a small dentist's pick to lift it up. It then just pulls right up, exposing the inverter, shift cable, and parking brake cable.
    Any other help, don't hesitate to ask.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

    shockittillyareconizeit Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks samster! I'll be asking for assistance if i encounter any problems tomorrow.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    samsterman99

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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    Allright, A few progress updates. Test fit the satoshi on the car, and finished installing the 120V outlet in the center console.
    Big thanks to the DIY section on here, all of the wiring connections were stolen from there, but I tried a new mounting location for the outlet, mainly because my sub box goes behind my center console, and I didn't want this to be visible at all. So I threw it inside the center console.
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  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Dude, I love the light mod in the dash! That looks awesome. Keep up the good work. I'm liking what you're doing to your taco.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    any way we can meet up so you can help me do the gauge light mod.. just lmk dude thanks.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    wolf13

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    that socket mod is very interesting, good work. do you have a complete write up of what you tapped into to set it up?
     
  11. Sep 26, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    mb_edgar

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    6000k headlights and fog lights, L.E.D lightning all around, satoshi grill, hella 5100's behind the grill, pnasonic in dash, dual fosgates ps3's behind back seat, powder coated back bumper.
    what kind of mesh did you end using on your grille i finished mine a couple weeks ago and the mesh just dosent look tough enough didnt really want to spend 100 bucks on a mesh online got any suggestions?

    Ps. I used kitty hair on the sides look like you used a patch either way works good..
     
  12. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    yosh2000

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    any updates dude on the grille?
     
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