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Uh, what is this thing?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Leadgolem, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    Leadgolem

    Leadgolem [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's shaped funny, flips up, and is behind the passenger seat in my 98 taco. What is it?

    whatis.jpg

    whatis2.jpg

    I can't think of any possible use for it. I'm thinking about removing it when I replace my carpet...
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 1:46 AM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    The things required to pull bitches
    Its a cup holder. You can put the legs down.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    Jap

    Jap Loving this

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    Cupholder
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 1:48 AM
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    JManders

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    its a fold out cupholder
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 1:50 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Do all models have this cup holder?
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    JManders

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    I'm sure all 98-00 have it, not sure about all the other 1st gens though
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    Leadgolem

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    Thank you, hadn't realized the legs folded out. :) I'll probably just remove it when I do the carpet then.
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 2:33 AM
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    yeah that thing confused the heck out of me when I first got mine as well. pretty worthless if you ask me, I can never understand when I would use it as a cupholder when you can't reach it from the driver's seat.
     
  9. May 12, 2010 at 2:36 AM
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    The only way I could think of, would be if you had 2 passengers. If you have 1 then they sit up front and already have a cup holder. If you have 2, then 1 would sit in the other back seat and use the cup holder. With it folded down you can't sit in the 2nd back seat. So if you have 3 passengers it becomes useless again.
     
  10. May 12, 2010 at 2:40 AM
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    yeah I'm thinking of just removing mine if it's easy enough.

    and I was looking at your pictures, how did you get the white instrument lights? I really like the lexus white, the green is just so boring.
     
  11. May 12, 2010 at 3:31 AM
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    I did this
    http://www.fourwheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=257

    I used bulbs from superbrightleds. You'll need 4x 194 sized bulbs. I used wled-xhp5's in white. I also used 2x 74-xhp3's for the lights behind the ac panel. I used a key to slightly widen the bracket for the bulbs in the ac panel. It's very slightly to small to get the new led bulb in.

    Taking the dash apart isn't really hard. Just time consuming. There was a really good guide with pictures I was looking at, but I can't find it now...
     
  12. May 12, 2010 at 3:34 AM
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    Its an extension for mounting a car seat. My 2000 had it also.
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Barnone

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    Bingo.
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I sure hope you guys aren't really using the fold out cupholder for ANYTHING related to a baby carseat. Can you say "bye bye baby"?
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Yep. I got a seat in my 02 right now....
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    i use it as a toilet, just put a pan underneath and your good to go... :D

    there 2 holes so you and your friends can sword fight
     
  17. May 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    Sure you can reach it from the drivers seat. It's right behind the passengers seat.

    It's for the driver to use when his passenger is using the front one or for a kid in the back to use.

    I have a 2003 and it's in there.
     
  18. May 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    That is it.
     
  19. May 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Omg what the hell is it lol!?
    1. Cup holder?
    2. Baby seat holder thingy?
    3. A pooper/sword fighting thing for you and your friends?









    :eek::goingcrazy:
     
  20. May 12, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    NraFan

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    I am equally concerned. I hope they are joking.
     
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