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Secret Button?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by kidthatsirish, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Feb 16, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    kidthatsirish

    kidthatsirish [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes, when looking on the firewall at the spot where the wiring comes through on the passenger side, I found what appears to be a black button roughly a 3 inches above the groment.

    I want to push it:D

    Before I try to, does anyone know what it is? My only guess is that it is to reset the fuel or something in case of an accident.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    rick

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    its a self destuct button
     
  3. Feb 16, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    Pics? Could be some sort of aftermarket alarm.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    2000Tacomer

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    Sounds intriguing....I'm curious now.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    lightmup

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    Now I'm got to look and see if i have one!
     
  6. Feb 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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    lightmup

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    It looks to be just a rubber gromet to plug a hole in the fire wall.:confused:
     
  7. Feb 16, 2008 at 2:08 PM
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    ;):p

    Ya panzy!! PUSH the damn thing!!!

    :D

    Call us from the hospital! ;)
     
  8. Feb 16, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    eject eject eject !!! :eek:
     
  9. Feb 16, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Is it labeled "DO NOT PUSH"? If not, don't bother.... nothing interesting will happen.... :D
     
  10. Feb 16, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    Haha. Definately. That which is unobtainable is always the most desired......and therefor, anything without a big "DO NOT SCREW WITH THIS" sign, can't be too great.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    kidthatsirish

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    Well, it definetly appears to be a button...and I can feel what appears to be a spring like resistance underneath it when slightly touching it.

    If its a gromment, it would stand to reason that there would be some sort of wiring, or if it was for other wires it would stand to reason that it would be bigger?:confused:

    I dont know....my PIC is starting to kill me and I want to push it:D
     
  12. Feb 17, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    I've seen a few grommets around 1/2" in diameter with a 1/4" center circle. Sorta looks like a button I guess, but it's the part you push on to set the grommet back in place if you take it out. There's one in each corner of the back of the cab behind the rear seats. I have wires for my bed lights running through them.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    the famous last post.......
     
  14. Feb 18, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    I think he was referring to the OP... posting his question without ever returning.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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    We need pic's!!!
     
  16. Feb 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    No I meant, like, he pushed the button and was never heard from again...
     
  17. Feb 21, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    Ha! Even better!
     
  18. Feb 24, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that's an auxilliary wiring grommet. I used one on mine to run wire for fog lights. (I think it's the same thing you're looking at.)
    I snipped enough of the end off -like a squeeze tube of caulk- to make an opening just big enough for the wire I needed to run.


    Rob
     
  19. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    My guess is that it is the reset button for maintenance scheduling... a light is supposed to come on every 5000 miles to remind you to change the oil...maybe this is what the mechanics push to reset the 5000 mile counter.

    If this is not the button, but there is a button elsewhere for this, please advise!
     
  20. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...eneration-tacomas-reset-maint-reqd-light.html
     
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