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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. Jul 24, 2022 at 7:28 AM
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    2k2

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    I just press the power button on my radio, but this is good information
     
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  2. Jul 24, 2022 at 7:46 PM
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    Is there a way to get the time to show on the instrument panel? First vehicle I've had in a long time where it wasn't there. I can't get used to it...
     
  3. Jul 25, 2022 at 8:46 PM
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    @TheSpartan The simple answer is no, unless you're good at hacking and then you need to post how you did it. The head unit shows the time, so when you're doing an instrument sweep and check of the passenger mirror you'll see that. For me, I've got a mount for my cell to the right of the steering wheel, so i see the time on my phone when it's there, plus I wear a watch on my right wrist I can check. You could attach a clock/watch of your choosing to the dash somewhere, maybe get a thin, rectangular, digital one to place right at the top of the instrument cluster up against the hood. Good luck.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/clock-add-on-location.570314/
     
  4. Jul 25, 2022 at 9:22 PM
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    Does anybody else's vents blow hot air while the ac and fan are off? I've never had a car do that before.
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2022 at 10:23 PM
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    Only if I'm driving and recirculation is off.
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    Well, the answer if you are using Android Auto is yes if you are using Google Maps for navigation. It should be displayed upper right with cellphone signal reception strength, and also phone battery charging status. I have never tried it, but I suppose there could be a clock app which is compatible with AA that you can download and run.

    While running Google Maps under AA, I will often ask Google to send a text message to a recipient, or some other command / question like "OK Google, what time is it?" Since the audio of the phone is connected to the head unit via BlueTooth, you don't even have to be running AA to make the request.

    I think the same is possible with iPhones and Siri and even Apple CarPlay.
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2022 at 6:30 AM
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    What I meant to write, if you have the phone connected to Bluetooth, you have hands free calling... But you also have access to Siri or the Google Assistant, and you can ask for the time... You don't even need a head unit that can do Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. If you can ask your significant other for the time, you can ask the digital assistant in your phone for the time.

    If however your digital assistant is your significant other, well no comment. :threadjacked:
     
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  8. Jul 27, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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    I know the clock is on the infotainment screen. I was wondering if there was a way to display it on the instrument panel
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2022 at 3:32 AM
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    Yeah, sorry about that. Seems like it would be a good thing to have but perhaps the clock hardware/software only exists in the head unit. I would be surprised if that were true though as some of these smart boxes must time-tag certain events that the diagnostic tools can pull.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2022 at 10:23 AM
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    Yes. Turn the AC control to the right if you don’t want it blasting heat with it off. Or hit the recirc button to stop it completely. I kinda like having the ventilation, but never leave it on hot because hot air sucks.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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    Stupid question about A/C and heat. Does turning the temp UP/DOWN to a different temperature actually change the temp that the air blows out at, or does it simply cause the fan to blow at a lower speed when the cabin temperature reaches the setting when in "Auto" mode.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2022 at 4:36 AM
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    Don’t know if this is in the 117 pages of this thread yet, but on my ‘16 limited, the rear center headrest affected the auto dimming feature of the rear view mirror. Removing the center rear headrest allows for proper dimming of the rear view.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2022 at 7:57 AM
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    I'll try this. I've always had issues with it's auto dimming
     
  14. Aug 7, 2022 at 8:08 AM
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    Tried really hard to get used to the gigantic auto mirror and how much it blocked the windshield. I have my seat reclined and moved back as far as is practical and with the mirror lifted as high as it would go the thing still blocked a critical part of my field of vision.
    I recently replaced it with an 8” generic flip mirror that lifts all the way to the ceiling.
    I am SO MUCH happier now despite having to manually flip it. No more ducking to look below the mirror just to clear intersections.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2022 at 7:31 PM
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    love this!
     

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