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WTF is this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Navelfunk, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Navelfunk

    Navelfunk [OP] Not So Smart...

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    It was behind the glove box and seemed to have no purpose at all, other than being a very small stash spot. Thanks

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  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics Well-Known Member

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    it is the glovebox actuator, it connects to the dash and the glovebox on the right hand side
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    damper for the glove box, attaches to the right side of it
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    This^^ its like a shock for your glove box
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    great pic!! So much fun to connect!
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Actually.....it's a POS, falls off, never stays on.........pointless IMO. Toyota should have forgot this and added lighting behind the 4WD switch. Would have been time/money better spent.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Just buy the RCBS's lighted 4wd board that way you can't see the light from the switch anyway since it is behind the steering wheel.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    I did, about a month ago. Just saying it would have been more logical for Toyota to have done that from the get.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    that actuator is a over-engineered piece of shit.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    EXACTLY!!!:amen:
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    myname150

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    It's like they said, a shock absorber for the glove box.

    Mine wont snap back on to the dash. I just left it as is hooked on the side of the glove box. It's a truck not a Bentley, so I'm not expecting everything to be "dampened." I just open the glove box and hold on to it as it's opening.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    mattg43

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    The hole on the end of the skinny shaft goes on the glove box. The hole closest to your ring finger goes on the post on the dash itself. The top hole, next to the base of your wrist, is not used.

    Doesnt do much, but it does keep the glove box from slamming down too hard.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    WVTacoma08

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    Agree 100%. Total JUNK!!
     
  15. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Navelfunk

    Navelfunk [OP] Not So Smart...

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    Thanks everyone for the detailed explanation, nice to see the positive support. Yeah, it just kind of fell out when I opened the glove box all the way. I figured it was some kind of half-assed shock absorber thing after playing with it.
    The list of better time/$$$ spent for this truck is rather long for the baby taco. I believe the options list was under 10 items. I could only think of the 4 I have: AT, XM radio, door sill logos, & daytime lights w/SRW. Bluetooth was available, but I don't care about talking on the phone in the car. I could have used PDL, PM, PW, A MUCH BETTER bench seat, & CC... No SR5 pkg. available. I live in Southern California for *$!*'s sake. Those are vital options to have here! Bitch bitch, moan moan... Still love my truck, though!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    08TacoTrD

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    Agreed the actuator is over engineered and the connector on the dash is woefully under engineered. Pop the actuator off a couple times to change/clean the cabin filter and it'll never stay attached again.
     
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