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Tips and Tricks on the 3rd Gen Tacoma

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

  1. Aug 30, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    El_Taco_Blanco

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  2. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    johntoyota

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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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    Taco16LB

    Taco16LB wut ?

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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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  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    Melmantaco

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    Did you find the update made a big improvement?
     
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
     
  10. Nov 7, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    Taco16LB

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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
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    Still going back to this thread and making small fixes thanks bud!!
     
  12. 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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    anyone here have the moon roof leak on them?
     
  14. Nov 12, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Not sure if this was mentioned but I found out accidentally that if you push on the volume switch it not only mutes the volume but also brings up the input selection screen.
     
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  15. Nov 12, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Yea, pressing the PWR-VOL knob turns on/off the audio system. When off, the screen goes to the "AUDIO" mode screen where you can select different audio sources - same as if you press the "AUDIO" button.

    Related... if you press and hold the PWR-VOL knob for 3+ seconds, it'll restart the system, kinda like rebooting a computer.
     
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  16. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    This is good to know!
     
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  17. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    I meant lightly touching the knob will temporarily just mute the speakers without turning off the radio.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    mlr69

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    I believe what you are describing is the audio system being turned on/off by the power knob push. The radio, aka head unit, doesn't get turned off, unless you shut off the truck.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    TacoSportTRD

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    I get it now, the button puts it into a standby mode and brings up the input selection.

    To change the input I was hitting the mode button on the steering wheel multiple times to change inputs.
     
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  20. Nov 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    mlr69

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    Pressing the AUDIO soft-touch button also brings up the source selection screen, without turning off the radio.
     
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