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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:08 AM
    xCaldazar

    xCaldazar Well-Known Member

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    My tailgate locks with the remote. So they can't pull the handle. It doesn't unlatch when locked
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:09 AM
    Silver Jacket

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    If you have a multimeter handy, try this:

    How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter
    1. Turn the headlights on for two minutes to get rid of any surface charge the battery may have.
    2. Set the multimeter to 15-20 volts.
    3. Turn the lights off.
    4. Connect the multimeter to the positive and negative battery terminals.
    5. If you don’t have a voltage of around 12.6 volts, you may have a bad battery.
    6. Now start the car and look for a revised voltage over 10.
    7. If your voltage drops below 5 when the car is running, it is bad and should be replaced right away.
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:09 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    1. 2" OME Lift Medium load 2. TRD like wheels 3. 265x70x17" Nitto Grapplers 6/26/2021 4. Custom Sheepskin Leather covered Arm Rest 5. ShearComfort Kryptek Camo Typhon Full set seat covers 6. 4 Amber Front Marker lights 7. LED interior lights 8. Stryker pneumatic hood gas shock openers 9. START-X Remote Starter 10.JBL Club 9632 front door speakers 11. Kenwood KFC-1696PS rear door woofers 12. JBL Club 3412T dash tweeters 13. OME UCA 14. License plate light delete in reverse FBC 15. RCI Engine skid plate 16. RCI 5 degree sliders (coming soon :) ) 17. RCI Transmission skid, & RCI cat guards 18. A\C drain hose relocate 19. Automatic Tailgate Lock 20. DD SS3 Fog lights, Amber back lit
    I'll give it a cleaning today.
     
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  4. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:12 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    I got one. Two minutes with lights on may take it to the grave.....

    I'll look into it though, will report...

    Thanks.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:15 AM
    cgolf

    cgolf Well-Known Member

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    My mods and changes are all very simple. 2020 Off Road. Removed the badging from the rear QPs, added a blackout package, LEDs for the interior, pedal commander (big difference), front driver sear risers (big difference), upgraded all 6 speakers (big difference), bed mat, and front floor mats. Also added a dashcam.
     
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  6. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    RockawayPrettyGirl

    RockawayPrettyGirl Active Member

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    Its Lunar Rock. Although the cement was my second choice.

    She is a good friend. We've been friends for more than 20 years. I didn't even get mad when she stripped this screw. LOL with a little ingenuity, she got it.
    stripped.jpg IMG_0492.jpg IMG_0493.jpg
     
  7. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:21 AM
    HanShotFirst

    HanShotFirst Well-Known Member

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    Screws aren't what they used to be anyway. I'm starting to sound like my dad!
    :eek:
     
  8. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:25 AM
    18trdsport

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    Factory batteries may average 3 years. Many less than that, very few more than that. I only got about 2 years out of my factory battery. It sounds like you got good life out of yours. I would look at it as an opportunity to upgrade.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:28 AM
    RockawayPrettyGirl

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    :amen: I couldn't believe how easily it stripped. As I watched, it looked like the screw was made of soft aluminum.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:28 AM
    roboturner

    roboturner Dead Eyed

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    Agree, the factory battery is trash, If cleaning the posts don't help you should probably just grab a new one
     
  11. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:34 AM
    HanShotFirst

    HanShotFirst Well-Known Member

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    Bump. Wash that truck, yet?
     
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  12. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:35 AM
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    Taco4cheaps superwhite grille letter overlays. Vleds resistors in the tail lights for hyper flashing in reverse with signal on. Also tacomods aluminum knobs

    20220917_133244.jpg

    20220917_133656.jpg
     
  13. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:38 AM
    TwinTaco31719

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    Good work!
     
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  14. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:44 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    What is a good upgrade? If you give me a name I'll do a little gooGGle search of shops nearby me. Thanks.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:44 AM
    Silver Jacket

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    I don't leave the lights on for 2 minutes when doing this test. It's only to eliminate residual surface charge when testing the battery if the car is off. The real indicator will be how low the voltage dips while you're starting the car. The tricky part about that is seeing the multimeter while starting the car if you don't have a second person to help you. I usually just set up the multimeter to where I can see it through the gap between the bottom of the hood and the cowling when the hood is open.

    If that voltage dips below 10 when cranking the engine it's at the end of its life.
     
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  16. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:48 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    I read you, and I got a helper. Thanks.
     
  17. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:49 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    Optima Yellow or Red top?
     
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  18. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:50 AM
    TwinTaco31719

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    Looks awesome!
     
  19. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:52 AM
    Tacospike

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    Where you been?

    tundra gone?
     
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  20. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:53 AM
    TacoTime55

    TacoTime55 TT56

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    Awesome!

    Glad you are happy with them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2022

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