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Some long overdue attention for my 09

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by dreed47, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Sep 22, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    Bought my 09 in late 2010 and used as my daily driver for the past 11 years. I did little to it other than normal maintenance and an occasional wash. I retired a while back so now I have more time to work on vehicles so a little over a month ago I pulled the tacoma into the garage to fix some stone chips. One thing led to another.
     
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    Next up was replacing my hitch. It was rusted pretty bad and I didn't feel it was worth the effort to clean and paint it. Also, was planning on touching up some rust on the bumper but it also wasn't worth the effort so I just replaced it along with the hitch.

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    Next up, my truck as always had a camera in the tailgate but I never had the LCD mirror so I purchased one and got that hooked up.

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    Truck never had cruise control or keyless entry. So I purchased a cruise control switch and a clutch switch and also the keyless control unit that goes under the glovebox along with a fob. Done and done.

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    Next, stock wheels were showing some signs of rust. I plan to get new wheels but in the interim I decided to paint my OEM wheels. Sanded, primed, painted, and cleared. They look better than I thought they would but I still plan to go aftermarket once I decide on what I want.

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    Was installing the control unit for the keyless entry plug and play? i'd like to add this to my base model 09 as well
     
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    Yes, bought the control unit on ebay and they sent me a fob too. I plugged the control unit in under the glovebox then went thru the steps to program the fob. Worked great! Cant believe I drove the truck for 11 years and grumbled every time I had to manually lock or unlock it.
     
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    Awesome, good to know! Do you have a part number for the one you used by chance? i am going to have to do some digging under the dash later to try to find those plugs
     
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    Next was intermittent wipers, again, same story truck never had them but was wired for them so I bought a switch on ebay and plugged it in, worked!
     
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    Next up was the stereo or more specifically the speakers. I had replaced the stereo a couple years ago with a Pioneer touch screen that supports Apple car play and Android Auto but I never swapped out the stock speakers. I opted for the Rockford Fosgate Power T1675-S bought from Crutchfield. I plan to put in a amp and sub too but haven't decided which one yet.

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  12. Sep 22, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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    Next on the list. My OEM steel skid plate had a few rust holes. So I ordered an OEM aluminum one from Jim Coleman Toyota when they were waiving the shipping fees.

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    Updated headlights ... opted for the Alpharex Pro's and Easy Eagle H7 LED swap

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    Next, I swapped the grill for the TRD style with rapter lights. I know many don't like these and think they are overdone, but hey, I figure if you don't like em you don't need to look at em! ;-)

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    Next up, I installed the WeatherTech hood protector.

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    Then, IMO a great upgrade, hood struts!

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    Nice work!! Givin me some ideas for my 2011 base.
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Did the Matt Gecko led mods for hood and bed (cause I needed a project today and ...why not).


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