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Whats the deal w/ the clock?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StormTrooper, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    I keep hearing ppl talkin about how they cant see the clock? i'd love to seee a pic
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Not my truck...
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Because maybe some trucks don't have any.

    My 96 truck didn't have one. I bought one and installed it.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    wow. lol
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Ron he's serious. It's kind of pointless to manufacture a clock behind the steering wheel. It's a pointless pain in the ass.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Clock placement is about as logical as not illuminating a 4x4 switch. Oh well they got it right on the 05+ i think.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    I don't understand why they don't have it on the radio like every other make...
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    I don't think I've ever experienced the "clock issue" before.
    Gonna hafta pay more attention next time I'm behind the wheel.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    Yeah, the placement of the clock is pointless. Better off with an aftermarket headunit or watch
     
  10. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    I was wondering why 1st gen owners were saying the only way to see the time was if they swerve into the next lane. That's some funny shit
     
  11. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    I used the stock stereo for the first few months I had the truck. So even though my new head unit has a clock on it, I'm still trained to arch my head around the steering wheel to see the time.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    Yeah and i took care of the 4x4 Switch so it is all good now.:D

     
  13. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    idk what you guys are talking about. This is almost exactly what i see as I'm driving. I'm joe average 6'0.

    2010-11-16 07.39.59.jpg
     
  14. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    my t100 is placed good .... but im used to looking at the stereo since my prev truck didnt have a clock
     
  15. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    That camera isn't at head height. Your barley able to see over the dash... Also your steering wheel is tilted waaay down which is why your able to see it.

    You gotta put the steering wheel all the way up, lean your seat alllll the way back, put one hand on the steering wheel and get a gangster
    look about ya while driving, then you'll see what the homies are talking about.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    the camera doesn't have quite the wide angle of sight humans do. My steering wheel is exactly where it always is. I don't even think it has a tilt adjustment. That picture is almost exactly what i see when my eyeballs look downward as i'm driving. I can see over the dash just fine and my seat is not that far forward.

    maybe people just need to stop being b pillar hider cholos and have a proper driving position:confused:
     
  17. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    Then the roads might become safer. Why would we want that? :D
     
  18. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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  19. Nov 17, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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    Do all of you want some cheese with that wine?????

    Really is this all you have to complain about well you really have nothing. My 96 didn't have a clock.

    Are you constantly worrying about having to be somewhere then buy a watch. Use your cell phone or set your phone alarm but get over this cause this is nothing.

    And the one that said put it in the radio well over half of you take out the stock radio and lessen the value of your truck. And put in a piece of junk yourself, cut the wires and just create problems for the next owner.

    I had a hard time finding a truck with a stock radio that hadn't been fugged with by some young kid wanting to go deaf before he turned 40.

    Find something else to complain about cause this aint' it.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    I definitely sit upright, no gansta here, and I'm about 5'11'', and with my steering wheel set at a comfortable height I can't see the flippin' clock unless I either lean forward or toward the center. If I set the steering wheel way low, so it's brushing my thighs, I can see the clock. Or if I move my seat way forward I can see it.

    No way at all I'm seeing what you see, guess you're the model Toyota used to design things?
     
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