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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jan 22, 2024 at 6:42 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Thanks, I'm pretty sure the dealer was talking about the Redarc. It helps that the dealer is also a friend!
    I wasn't too worried about it yet because I won't need it until March, but knowing which direction to go is awesome.
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2024 at 7:51 PM
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    Got an email sayin' I have a refund coming. Guess I was one of the 1st five. Those funds will go toward a dash-cam.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2024 at 12:48 AM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Congrats on the refund! Do you know which dashcam you are going to get? If not, I have one brand new that I'd sell because I sold the vehicle I was going to put it into (CRV not the Taco, nobody panic). It's a VIOFO A229 Plus 2 channel, latest STARVIS sensor, polarizing filter, and hardware kit. PM me if interested and I'll make you a deal. If not that's fine, anyone else that's interested let me know.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2024 at 3:54 AM
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    Tempting, though dash cam is waaay down on my priority list.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2024 at 3:57 AM
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    Thank's Adam. I already have an appt at the car audio store.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2024 at 6:43 AM
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    Pro tip... Don't leave your bed lights on for 2 days. They'll eventually drain your battery. :mad:

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  7. Jan 23, 2024 at 6:57 AM
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    Funny how that works...
     
  8. Jan 23, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    My door jam had some ice that made it not close as easy as usual... The lights (puddle) eventually shut off, but because of the constant use... the bulb on the drives side died. Bother.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2024 at 8:12 AM
    Shellshock

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    Should put it way up. They are cheap and I grab videos from mine more often than I expected
     
  10. Jan 23, 2024 at 8:13 AM
    Shellshock

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    Pro tip, any electrical load should be ignition switched or have a low voltage cut off so this doesn’t happen
     
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    I need the bed lights when the truck is off. Explain low voltage cut off to a wiring newb.
     
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  12. Jan 23, 2024 at 9:03 AM
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    Pro tip
    If your vehicle seems like it's not warming up, check your sunroof.
    On the Rav4 the sunroof switch is by an overhead storage bin where the wife keeps the garage door remote.
    I'm pulling the fuse for the sunroof.


    https://youtu.be/DFNTDJ5ZdJw?si=rcJCzkRvlMRDH_Sb
     
  13. Jan 23, 2024 at 9:18 AM
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    Once the battery voltage gets to a certain level, it shuts off the circuit so the battery won’t run all the way down and leave you stranded.

    Both my fridge and switch pro have it built in. You can also get a module to put inline to do the same thing.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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    Okay cool. Not sure if my Auxbeam switch panel has that built in. Will have to check, but I did wire that through the fuse panel to run on accessory ignition. Regardless, the bed lights are not wired through the panel. The on/off switch is in the bed. Same with my under hood lights, switch under the hood.
     
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    Water jugs. Half installed. The other half will be on the other side of the post and removable.

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  17. Jan 23, 2024 at 10:03 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up Dean.
    I should run my under hood lights thu the Auxbeam.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2024 at 10:18 AM
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    Yeah, I could do that too, but I like the convenience of having the switch under the hood. Pop the hood and turn em on. Same with the bed lights. No need to have the truck ignition in accessory mode and I generally don't have either of those lights on for long. Unless I forget to turn them off. :bananadead:
     
  19. Jan 23, 2024 at 10:23 AM
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    What about a plunger switch in between tailgate and bed to go on and off when tailgate opens/closes?
    Could tap in a secondary switch in the box if necessary.
    Food for thought.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2024 at 10:26 AM
    rubbersidedown

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    I considered that when I installed the lights, but the tailgate is open when I have my bed tent set up and occasionally when hauling. Secondary switch would help with that I suppose. Food for thought indeed...
     

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