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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rand, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Rand

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    Tacoma newb here...just picked up a 2019 TRD Sport and love it so far. No mods installed yet, but I have things on order ;)

    So in the engine compartment I noticed a small module mounted and wired to the battery. It has 3 lights, 2 white and a green and a small switch on the side. I have no clue what it is. I did some Google searches but didn't really find anything.

    I realize this probably isn't a Tacoma-specific question but since I now have a Tacoma here I am!!

    Thoughts anyone?

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  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Natetroknot

    Natetroknot Experiencing TW at several WTFs per thread

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    Guessing that's a varmint deterrent. Strobe + ultrasound.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF River Trash Aficionado

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    Natetroknot

    Natetroknot Experiencing TW at several WTFs per thread

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    And welcome aboard! :cheers:
     
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    Crappy after-market alarm system?

    I was close!
     
  6. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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  8. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    Thanks! Great to be here :)
     
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  9. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    shaggy135

    shaggy135 Everything happens for a reason.

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    Where do you live that you need a varmint deterrent system? ha.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Newer vehicles have a wire wrap that is soy based, rodents like to chew on it, destroying wiring in the process.
     
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  11. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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    wow...i need one of these.

    one time i opened the hood of my rx7 and there was 3ft snake laying on the turbo....scared me to death!
     
  12. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    I live in Rhode Island, but the truck came from somewhere in NY. The dealer bought it at auction. Maybe it was upstate on a farm lol :)
     
  13. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    I live in a nice area, in a clean house and yard and recently found evidence of a mouse or rat under the hood of a vehicle I park outside. I hired a pest control company to place and maintain three bait traps around my yard (they take the bait then die in my neighbors yard). Costs $40 a month. I check the traps weekly and noticed during the first month something was eating a lot of the bait then they stopped so I’m guessing I don’t have a rat problem anymore :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    Yeah those are usually installed after a rodent has chewed on your wiring
     
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  15. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    Toss it OP. They don't work even if you did have a rodent problem.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    Not just throwing that out there, either.
    Lots of personal experience out here in the woods with rodents and all manner of bait, traps, poisons, repellents and deterrents.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    El Duderino

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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Yea that’s not uncommon about a salesman
     
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  18. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Welcome to TW and congrats on your truck, you will love it!
     
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    What straight-to-netflix movie is this? I'd watch it.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    I'd love to know if that actually works. I know the plug in ones I bought for my garage don't work at all.
     

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