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Why no bed light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stump jumper, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    stump jumper

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    I am an ex Ford owner and I am use to having a bed light. I see the Tundras have them. To me this is a big short coming of the Tacomas. Is it because they are build overseas? I get awfully tired of fumbling around in the bed at night when I am in a dark place.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    maglite mod...:D

    but all kidding aside...myself and I'm sure tons of other guys here would say that they don't agree with some of the decisions that toyota comes out with for the tacoma...

    while toyota can go all out on other vehicles it seems they like to cut corners on the tacoma...even though its the best selling vehicle they have for our platforms; 4x2/4x4 pickups/suvs alike...
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    The Tundra is the "big brother" and the Tacoma is the "left-handed red-headed stepchild" ..... the $$$ would be through the roof if everything offered on the Tundra were to be offered on the Tacoma.

    As for being built overseas ..... mine was manufactured in California .... although many consider that a foreign country. :cool:
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Andrew H

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    Money. If it sells the way its selling, why would they do anything to it that would just increase cost for us and slow down sales for them?
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    You can't really use the Tundra as a comparison but the Frontier comes with a cargo light, 4 wheel disc brakes and a 4 leaf rear spring pack. Too bad it's so f'in ugly.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    i really hate not having a bed light as well. When i get done racing motox and it's dark out it sucks to not have a bedlight when packing everything back up. I really, really hate it. I have looked for a 3rd light that replaces the factory with no luck, i think i'll be doing a bed light diy in the very short future.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    gusotto

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    My Tacoma was built in California.
    I "think" the Tacomas are built in the US and the 4Runners are built in Japan.
    No need for a bed light in a 4Runner.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Matic

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    Alot of tacomas are built in evansville,ind. arent they?
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Completely agree, this is a major over sight in the design. It obviously wasn't a deal breaker for me, but I used mine all the time in my old truck, and I've needed it many of times now.

    Does anyone know if there is an after market replacement out there?
     
  10. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    A lot of them are built in Mexico and US. Used to be Fremont, CA., but production was moved to TX when the Fremont factory closed.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Tacomas are assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds are all built in Mexico.

    In August 2009 Toyota announced that it would relocate Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Mark C.

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    There is a mod on here somewhere where a guy removed his cyclops, and installed a combo brake/cargo light. Try a search for it. Might give you some ideas.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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  14. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Y'all wine and complain about the dumbest crap. You knew before buying the truck it didn't have "X" or that it had "Y" and yet you bought it anyways. And before you try and pull that crap saying you didn't know that would just show you didn't do the proper research and made an impulse buy.

    I've come to realize that no vehicle is perfect; not even my beloved Tacoma. I bought the truck that I thought was most perfect out of the bunch. Anything it didn't come stock with I planned to add later at my own expense. I suggest everyone else do the same and try to enjoy their vehicle.
     
  15. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    it's because the folks that buy Tacoma's have such stellar vision that they are not needed.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Just MOD it. The third brake light / bed light is only good at blinding you anyway. You can come up with a better idea than that. One that actually lights up the box and not shine in your eyes.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    mine has bed lights,switch inside the cab to.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    I agree its frustrating that it doesnt come standard, nor is it a factory option.... but I have seen many solutions on this forum, from stick on battery powered lights, to converted underbody neon/led kits, to full on custom wired setups to suit your needs.

    on a side note, Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed Aug 6, 2010 to be "Tacoma Day" as the first Tacoma rolled of the line at the San Antonio, Texas plant.
     
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    HELL FREAKING YES! Next year guys....we're having a Tacoma Day Party!
     
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