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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

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

  1. May 15, 2024 at 4:58 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    I agree, go with the brush on powder coat. My wheels are painted with a 2 part expect paint and I have been impressed how well it's held up. After 2 years I'm just now starting to get some rust staining from the deep crevasses where paint doesn't get into anyways.

    I did similar to you for the wife's sliders. POR-15 base coat and brushed on Rustoleum satin black for a top coat. Took me a week with flipping the parts around to coat different area and I do have a few runs. They look great on the truck though.
     
  2. May 15, 2024 at 5:04 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    Agreed, and agreed. The top plates collect and hold the winter slop and the summer mud. Reason I bought mine with them was so my mom could use them as a step to get in. The top plates hurt the dogs paws when she is getting in as well which sucks.
     
  3. May 15, 2024 at 5:06 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    I did get some stair grip tape from Home Depot for the top of the wifes sliders. That works great for a non slip surface.
     
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  4. May 15, 2024 at 5:07 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    Note to self. Jonny really needs to read through the whole thread before jumping in with comments.
     
  5. May 15, 2024 at 5:08 PM
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    Are you just looking for switched power?
     
  6. May 15, 2024 at 5:12 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Oh. Hmmm
     
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  7. May 15, 2024 at 5:13 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    I tapped mine off one of the headlight fuses. Works good as when I need the lights I have the headlights on anyways. I believe @Supr4Lo tapped his Switch Pro off one of the fuel injector fuses as a switched source.
     
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    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Yes.
     
  9. May 15, 2024 at 5:33 PM
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    Not sure about third gen but sec gen has a green w/white stripe wire that's switched entering the fuse block by the battery.
     
  10. May 15, 2024 at 6:13 PM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Rich. I believe 2nd gen has 2 switched fuzes under the dash. Not sure about turd gen. I used a tester to locate mine. Off hand I don't remember which fuzes were it. If I see you Saturday I can show you my set up
     
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    The extra drl/sequential turn I added under the headlight is powered off the INJ under the hood.
    DRL portion is always on with ACC.
    Sequential turn wire gets tapped in behind turn signal plug. Or spliced in.

    The 3 glorious amber lights in my grill turn on with the 2nd drl setting (when the taillights and drl are on but no headlights).
    Those I spliced in with DRL.
    (Blue clips).

    20240515_200401.jpg
     
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  12. May 15, 2024 at 6:31 PM
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    Well, I'm learnin' a bunch again today. It's been a long time since I tried to tap power out of a fuse panel in a vehicle. If I'm understanding correctly, Toyota has all fuses in the main panel always hot. Power then goes to the relays, which get their trigger, which would be a ground, via the ignition switch. Without going into the interior fuseblock, it seems that most (maybe all?) of those fuses are switched. End user (radio/wipers/whatever) supplies the ground for operation.

    I guess I need to run the pwr wire through the firewall to the interior fuseblock. edit: First, I have to figure out how to get the cover off...

    Thanks for the input guys!
     
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  13. May 15, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    I used the INJ fuse located in the engine fuse panel as my ignition on reference. You can sneak a wire in along the other harnesses. The use an Add a fuse to tap into the circuit. I would only use the INJ circuit to power a relay that would turn on power to your device. Don't power the device straight from the INJ circuit.
     
  14. May 15, 2024 at 7:16 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    The Auxbeam comes with an add-a-fuse (5A), which supplies power to the switch controller/triggers the output relays. I'm guessing SwitchPros works the same? So, you're saying fuse #44 is what you tapped, next to the big 120A &140A fuses? I didn't check that one, didn't think tapping FI was going to be a good move.
     
  15. May 15, 2024 at 7:38 PM
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    Not sure the fuse number but yes it's a 10 amp fuse closer to the 120 amp one

    Not my Pic but the one with the arrow.
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  16. May 15, 2024 at 7:43 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    That's the one, will check in the morning. Thanks.
     
  17. May 16, 2024 at 5:01 PM
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    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    Another beautiful spring in this wonderful state of ours. Good start to the year for fishing as well. First fish picture was last night and second fish picture was tonight.
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    A couple good fighters, there.
     
  19. May 16, 2024 at 5:05 PM
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    Smallmouth and musky are my 2 favorite fish to catch, always such a good fight.
     
  20. May 16, 2024 at 6:13 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    I call BS, that's the same fish!



















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