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Will this void my Toyota warranty...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JWWPHOTO, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Jul 6, 2008 at 5:55 AM
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    JWWPHOTO

    JWWPHOTO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am an Amateur Radio operator and want to reinstall my 2m VHF raidio in my new Tacoma. A guy told me that this will void my warranty. All I am going to do in tap into the 12v system to power the radio.

    What is the difference if I added XM radio or some other elec related mod?

    Please advise.


    Jeff W. Waldrop
     
  2. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:11 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    I would not be concerned about adding a 12volt accessorie and my warranty. If it is still a concern of yours, just run a fused (fuse no more than 8'' from power source/battery) hot lead from the battery or power block.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    It won't void your warranty.

    Thanks to the Moss-Magneson Act, no modification will void your warranty, unless the dealership can prove that it caused/contributed to the problem you're trying to have fixed under warranty.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    JWWPHOTO

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    Perhaps the guy was a little over-zealous and was burnt by a warranty before. Nevertheless, I will call my Service warranty just to ask.

    or I could plug in a 12 vlt power supply to the outlet in the bed of the truck and run the cord in through the sliding glass window... Yeah, thats it.

    Jeff :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:22 AM
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    Janster

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    Absolutely positively nothing.... Don't worry about. Just install it....

    Could you utilize the fuse box in the dash to hard wire it?
     
  6. Jul 6, 2008 at 6:46 AM
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    it willnot void your warranty as stated above. i would recommend running your power from the battery however. i install these 2m radios on yachts and they use a little more power than the radio circuit will let you.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    JWWPHOTO

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    I power a powerblock directly from the battery for VHF and HF equip.

    Thanks for the replies...


    Jeff
     
  8. Jul 7, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    If you ever run into K1DB in your ham radio travels....tell him I said HI!!
    (thats my dad)
     
  9. Jul 7, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    Can we make a warranty sticky or something? It gets a little old linking people to the Magnussen-Moss Act on a daily basis.
     
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