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Toyota Tacoma Solar Panel Install

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by monkeyevil, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Apr 14, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    monkeyevil

    monkeyevil [OP] Victory 4x4 Vendor

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  2. Apr 14, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Great tutorial and sweet looking truck.
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    Hey Daryl,

    Awesome write up. I’m going to do this soon and had a couple of questions. What exactly is behind that windshield seal? By lifting that seal up a bit does water get in or is that more of just a cover for the gap? I also read that is the way to run the wire for the LED light bars on the ROOF rack.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    The seal on my truck is lifted from the windshield a wire sized gap from the factory, there is like an inner lip that actually seals I think.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    Awesome idea, definitely going to look into it
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    I’m doing it this weekend I went with the 80w panel everything else the same, should be a easy install overall. I’m out 120 total had to get wire and a fuse.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    I’m doing something similar to this as well man. Maybe you can give me some tips/advice so that u don’t burn down my truck haha

     
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  8. Apr 27, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  9. Apr 28, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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