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Tips and Tricks on the 3rd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by AAChaoshand, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    mlr69

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    Something like this would be plug and play:
    https://www.amazon.com/Charger-RAVPower-Adapter-Compatible-iPhone/dp/B01B182976/

    This one is more permanent though I honestly don't know if it'll even fit in the spot where our 12v socket is, but I'm sure something like it out there will work:
    https://www.amazon.com/Charger-CHGeek-Waterproof-Voltmeter-Motorcycle/dp/B07F84VVB4/
     
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  2. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Tullie D

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  3. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    I just use one of these (fits pretty flush but you can get it out easily) and i pulled off the hinged cap thing that was on the truck....looks stock unless you take it out

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6QODH...i,+Samsung+Galaxy+Note9/Note8/S9/S9++and+More
     
  4. Jun 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    I just put one of those in my truck last week.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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    bnv

    bnv Boy I say, use CRAWL to sneak up on that dawg!

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  6. Jun 20, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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  7. Jun 24, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    I didn't know whether to post this here or in the maintenance thread, but here goes. The center display on my dash said something like "brake system malfunction override, please visit dealer". So I checked the master cylinder and it was low :crapstorm: So I added fluid and got a little too much in, so again :crapstorm: This made it so the truck would not start and I had to remove the extra and disconnect the battery to reset the computer before it would start. So, check your fluid once in a while and don't over fill it.
     
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  8. Jun 24, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    ...^^^... Good find ... thanks for the tip .. :thumbsup: .. put on my Amazon order list tonight.

    You should be making some cash from referrals ... :spending:
     
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  9. Aug 24, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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  10. Aug 30, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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  11. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    If youre having trouble getting the drum off, the bolts that hold the hard line to the housing fit in the the two holes on the drum and can be used to push it off.
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    Models with smart key/push start, directly below the top entry sensor on driver side door handle, there is a secondary entry sensor as well.
     
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  13. Oct 17, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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    Hello everyone, I'm new to this. Just got a Pro this week. Been reading page 1 of this thread of some minor problems, low trans oil, axle U bolts loose on 4x's and lack of grease on universal joints. This thread started about 2 years ago. Are these issues I listed still happening today. Hard to imagine but you'd think there would have been some service bulletins to address this. Thanks all. Glad to have a Tacoma Pro.
     
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  14. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    I have a 2016 TRD OR .
    A tip for the Navigation sd card . I bought this on Ebay and the numbers say it is the latest for 2018/2019 , but the cards are said to come out in Oct. so there may be a newer one in a couple weeks for $180 .Anyway the 2020's have a different system that will require a subscription and cell phone /service . Who knows if they will continue to update the nav cards for the 2016-2019 .
    Anyway it is pretty cheap now ( $46) and thing one worked perfectly in my 2016 , and it updated the software what ever that was . This was my first update I bought since new . I also did a check to search for newer stores that did not show up on my older version and they now show up , so it really updated ,
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-NAV...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Another tip for leaving the hood open and truck off to use a battery charger . I found that the warning on the dash for (hood ajar ) will go off after about 1/2 hour or so .
     
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  15. Oct 23, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Thanks for the tips! I ordered the updated Navigation card for my 2017 on Saturday, and it got here today (the following Wednesday). Just stuck it in and turned it on, and it took a few minutes to update, but it went fine and I now have the newer maps. Thanks!
     
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  16. Oct 25, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Also just did this after reading your post. Works great, thanks for the tip!
     
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  17. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    So you take the old card out (if there is any)
    Put this in and leave it in?

    Thanks
     
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  18. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    Here is a link to install. Yes ,after the truck finishes the install the card stays in the Head unit .
    https://parts.toyota.com/go/navigation.html
     
  19. Nov 9, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    Still going back to this thread and making small fixes thanks bud!!
     
  20. Nov 11, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Really? Wish I knew this sooner. My mirror is always in my way. Damn
     
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