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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. Nov 17, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    EightGodzillas

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    Just saw this and wish I had known. I have almost hit 5 cars because of this. I'm 6'2" and for me, the mirror completely covers a car at a 4 way stop coming from the right. Like, they are hidden and at every stop I have to look around the mirror to make sure no one is there.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    This does not work for the 2018 OffRoad TRD. There is no adjustment other than the ball socket. The mirror will not go up and down and it's dangerous. It definitely covers the field of view.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    It works on my lowly SR. LOL!
     
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  4. Nov 18, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    I just noticed that my 19 OR only had bed rails on the sides of the bed. The second gens also have a bed rail at the front of the bed. I had an extra set of rails (swapped out the second gen for unistrut) and the second gen front rail lines up perfectly with the third gen holes and bolts.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    The mirror on my 2018 Sport is adjustable. I’m 6’5” and couldn’t see sh** until I found this trick.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Do you have the GoPro mount beside your mirror?
     
  7. Nov 18, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    My mirror appears to be on a mounting rail. Looks like there is a locking set screw. This is based on a quick glance this AM . Will explore later.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    yes
     
  9. Nov 20, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Sure it does. It's the same mirror as the off-road and it works fine in mine. It's ball joint on both ends of the piece that connects the mirror to the windshield.
     
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  10. Nov 20, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    None of the 3rd gens come with the front bed rail unless they added it in 2020 (I didn't check the new stuff for that). It was one of the first things I bought when I got my 16 and I transferred it over to my 17.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2019 at 4:30 AM
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    I seen the dual ball joints.
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    What is the "slide" you speak of? All the adjusting (tilting, turning, raising, lowering) is done at the ball joints.

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  13. Nov 21, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    There is no slide adjustment. You are merely switching from just adjusting it on the mirror end to adjusting it on both the mirror and windshield ends.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    I found the adjustably using the dual ball joints within a week of buying my Tacoma.
    But just checked my past reading and see now that it was an adapter that someone made.
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    My sons truck is a 19 with power tailgate lock. Has someone figured out how to disable the auto lock/unlock with the doors locking/unlocking? I cant imagine the tailgate lock will last very long, as it is a very pronounced mechanical noise every time. I would love to turn the feature off
     
  16. Nov 22, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    I don't believe that's going to an option/feature. Since the Taco doesn't come from the factory with a power tailgate lock, someone (previous owner / dealer) most likely installed a Pop & Lock. That P&L taps in to the trucks door lock wiring, usually behind the front passenger kick plate.

    It's loud because there no insulation or sound deadening material in the tailgate. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. If that actuator ever fails, it's really easy to get in to the tailgate and replace it.
     
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  17. Nov 23, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    Edit: Serves me right for not reading farther down!
     
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  18. Nov 23, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    If you read the other messages, you can see that he was wrong and was thinking of some other mod. You can definitely push the mirror to the ceiling on all models. There's a ball joint on the windshield and on the mirror.
     
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  19. Nov 23, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    Yeah and is is stiff so a man needs to grasp the mirror on each side and lift up with some steady force.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    But not use so much force that you rip your mirror off and break the windshield like that one guy did.
     
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