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  1. Stealthspawn

    Ktjo Grab Handle... Dreadful

    Little introduction... Nice to meet ya all names Steven, I got a 21' TRD Offroad,, Extended bed, Upgraded interior, Voodoo Blue Tacoma & it has been my dream truck for years & finally bought one last year. On to my painful question lol, I bought this driverside grab handle a month ago & having...
  2. Bessi3-taco

    Headlights DRL issue

    I have the spyder sequential headlights and when the truck is running the DRL D-side don't turn on. Anyone experience this? See below. The first is when running without switching to DRL. Second is when I do switch to DRL. DRL switch is good. Inspected wiring and didn't see any visible damage.
  3. TacomaMTB

    HELP ! Rear differential 3rd time problem after re-gear

    I re-gear my 2016 Tacoma 4 door long bed to 4:88 , after 10k miles the pinion seal got bad and got replaced and add an ARB Locker, after 5K miles a ring gear bolts came lose and a bolt made a hole in the 3rd member while I was driving in the freeway, then the 3rd member was completely replaced...
  4. L

    Maintenance require stays on..?

    My son truck..(he went on a plane trip) …2016 TRD , 102,000 miles…. His center digital..kept showing the words ..maintenance require..I push the arrow buttons ..had to couple of time..before it got removed.. This time I went to pick him up…again it show ..maintenance require, bUT it never...
  5. bonifacio

    Recall - 20TA02 - Vehicle May Stall During Driving at Higher Speed

    Anyone experience this? Is this was puts the truck in limp mode? I got the issue once and couldn't go over 10-15mph. Turned it off and back on which cleared it. Gave an out of the ordinary message. Check it on the Toyota Owner's Site.
  6. L

    Wiper blades?

    Finally had to replaced wind shield wipers… Costco’s Goodyear blades..$6.99 each..22” & 20”… Turn out very easy to replaced.. But I saw a couple of YouTube’s videos..showing ‘How to replace just the blades”. ..cost approx $20.00 from Toyota dealers…looks like a very easy thing to do…those...
  7. Mehmetimx

    squeaky door panel

    hey all, I love my 2021 OR, and overall im really impressed with this truck, but since the day I brought it home 6 months ago the drivers side door panel squeaks and its driving me nuts ! at low speeds, going over bumps or making a sharp right turn it squeaks. id describe it as plastic...
  8. Jaino

    CV axle won’t go in

    Had my truck regeared with an ARB locker and have been working on installing my CV’s literally all day. My problem is that they won’t go in regardless of what method I’ve tried. I’ve even taken off the C clip just to see if it was the C clip but nope even with the C clip out the axle still...
  9. n2wind2000

    Dealer recommended Throttle Body cleaning at 22k?

    Just took my 19 SR5 3.5 in for an oil change and tire rotation. Several days later I get an email recommending "THROTTLE BODY SERVICE : PERFORM THROTTLE BODY & MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR CLEANING". Is that normal for 22k miles? Price was $189. Thoughts?
  10. mgmyota

    Help! Pinion seal going bad

    Long story short, sounds like my pinion seal is going bad again for some reason. The truck is regeared and has been for over 20k miles. Had the rear diff rebuilt about 4-5k miles ago because a bearing gave out. Now it sounds like my pinion seal is going out. I’m assuming this because I can hear...
  11. ToyBliss

    Repurpose some unused "switch holes" in my dash/console

    I want to repurpose some unused "switch holes" in my dash/console and wonder if anyone else has had success doing so. I want to try to use the factory switches to keep a tidy look and likely they will simply snap into place. We have a 2021 TRD OffRoad DCSB V6 6MT and there are places for three...
  12. C

    Melting Grill and Mirrors after Carwash

    Hi! I am new and excited to be here! I bought this 2016 TRD Tacoma the end of last year. It had one previous owner who took immaculate care of it. I spent quite a bit on it and wanted to really take care of it. I live in N Indiana and it’s been quite snowy with lots of salt pouring out all...
  13. C

    Lighting Help

    Does anyone happen to know what colors the wiring are for on a 16 Sr5 Crew Cab in the info below? Left Rear Turn Right Rear Turn Reverse Lights Brake Left & Right
  14. Berserker__taco

    Warped fender liners

    I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue. I've been hearing a tire rub the past couple weeks. Every time I would turn left I'd hear the rub. Especially turning left uphill when the suspension loads the passenger rear leaf pack. I went and checked it out and the damn plastic liner his...
  15. Reddirtnaps

    Altitude causing diff leak?

    Front diff regeared to 4.88 and fluid changed to 85-140 swapped and filled in Oklahoma but visiting family in Denver which has been decently cold, diff is leaking pretty decently from the vent, anyone else have this happen?
  16. M3rcury17

    Door speakers

    So, does anyone know if I can just slap in some 450w pioneer speakers in place of the factory door speakers without an amp? The box says they fit the door on the tacoma but it doesn't really specify if I need to add external power or not, not that I can see at least. They're the Pioneer TS900M...
  17. M

    Help! 2016 tacoma ltd dbl cab paint failure

    I have a 2016 tacoma limited dbl cab. The two rear doors around the window frames are looing paint, showing gray primer. I only have 38000 miles on it. Anybody else having this issue ?
  18. Tyler

    OEM Part # OEM wiper blades?

    I'm trying to find the part number/price for OEM wiper blades online. I want to see what they would cost online before I go to the dealer to get them (I don't like the way aftermarket wipers look). For some reason I can't find the part number.
  19. N

    Stuck--Attempted to add some air horns...

    HELP please. I have a Taco 3rd Gen TRD Offroad. I had some old but working air horns in my garage. I disconnected 1 of the 2 stock and added a compressor with 2 horns. No giant compressor just the regular old type. Worked great till the 4th time I used them and held down for 5 seconds. I...
  20. SilverBullet3g

    Sirius XM

    So I recently got a free 6 month subscription to Sirius XM from buying concert tickets. My truck is a 2017 and is compatible with Sirius XM. Once they activated it the other day they sent a signal to my trucks radio but it never would pop up. I asked my local Toyota dealer about it and...
  21. Shack

    Cold air intake

    Is a cold air intake worth the money on a 3g with a Borla exhaust ?
  22. Asmara

    Solved Seat Heater (heated seats) installation using factory fuse and relay

    There are several threads on installing seat heaters aka heated seats but the ones I have seen, have you tap into the fuse box. I like to keep my installs looking stock so I decided to pull the wiring diagram and trace the seat heater wiring to see what I could find. It turned out that in my...
  23. Asmara

    Wire Junctions - Driver's Side Kick Panel Identified

    I'm working on a seat heater install (will post how I wire it later) and needed to ID the location of connector IE2. Between the similar nomenclature and the cold outside, I decided to photograph the connectors and identify them inside. Since I didn't see it anywhere else on the internet, I...
  24. W

    Extended Brake Lines

    I'm actually surprised I can't find the answer to this on any Tacoma forums, hopefully people have an idea here? I'm lifting my 2022 Tacoma Sport (when it arrives from mexico) with ADS extended travel setup, Tyler from ADS suggested I install the extended brake lines prior to the lift kit...
  25. G

    Maintenance Additional torque and lubrication checks if using Tacoma for towing?

    I'm confused about something that I'd like some straight talk about. I own a 2021 Tacoma Off Road edition. It only has 7790 miles on with me having it for a year. I bought it to haul a 4,000 pound trailer camper with and to do a little very light off road recreation with. I bought it for what I...
  26. L

    Self adjustable rear drum brakes..

    I just learn every time you pull up the hand brakes…it is able to self adjust the rear drum brakes on the Tacomas ..(mines is a 2019).. I was getting terrible gas mileages after the try to fix the rear brakes locking up…I got about a average of 15 + mpg…32 inch tire 2.5 lift..before.. After...
  27. Tyler

    Help! Recommendations for slow air leak sealant? Firestone airbags

    I want to put something in my Firestone airbags to see if it might help with the slow leak they have. I’ve never used these types of things. Has anyone used anything you can spray in tires/air lines/etc?
  28. Jive

    Limp Mode: Code P2103. Please Help me

    Just picked up my first tacoma last Monday and I'm been having a lot of fun fixing it up. Here's my current problem: I'm getting two engine codes - P2111 (Throttle actuator control system stuck open) and P2103 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit high). The big one I need you to help me on...
  29. StormRnr

    Lower Ball Joint?

    Howdy. I have some play in one lower ball joint. Is that replaceable? I can only find the part for The whole LCA. If I have to buy the whole thing I'd rather get something cooler looking, I mean stronger and more impact resistant. -M
  30. SilverBullet3g

    Truck pulling to the right real bad

    So I’ve done a post about this previous but I thought I’d go back into it now that I have an alignment sheet. I finally went to an alignment shop the other day that actually gives out alignment sheets and the guy tells me that the truck is perfectly in line. He checks the frame and all the...
  31. SilverBullet3g

    Clutch slipping / Regear needed?

    So it seems for a while my truck has had trouble shifting gears at random times where it’ll basically studder for like 5 seconds and keep re-accelerating until it finally goes into gear. Today it did it pretty bad, worse than ever before, for like 10 seconds. To the point where I was worried...
  32. G

    Help! Transmission issues

    Backstory: Had my RMS replaced in my 2017 4x2 Access Cab TRD Sport about 5k mi ago (warranty replacement after a leak was found). Shortly after I started noticing the truck really struggles at the 1-2 shift right around 1100 RPM. This just happens to be around 20mph and the perfect stop and go...
  33. bonifacio

    Smart Key Fob - Lock - No Response

    Has anyone ever tried to lock their truck and didn't get any response? Usually it's the lights blink, beep and lock. Sometimes nothing happens. Other times I have to hit unlock then lock. I believe there are 2 antennas. One behind the glove compartment and one in the rear of the center...
  34. H

    P21D0 Cylinder 2 Injector "B" Circuit/Open

    I have a continuous misfire at idle on my 2018 3.5 litre V-6. When it transitions from idle to load and the direct injectors take for the port injectors the miss goes away but if I try to pass a vehicle it begins to bog down and starts missing badly. I know the obvious is "did the rodents get to...
  35. Cochise

    Unlock beep

    New to forum. I recently purchased a 2017 Taco TRD off-road. The dang beep when locking and unlocking with key fob is annoying as hell. Is there a way to disable it (Without) factory radio? I have an aftermarket Pioneer head unit
  36. New Holland Overland

    Maintenance Fuel Pump ECM Failure

    Recently this week my fuel pump ECM failed (98K miles). Anyone else ever had this issue with their fuel ecm going out? Luckily the part was covered under powertrain warranty, but dealer cant explain the failure. My thoughts are mud/water intrusion which caused a connector to corrode and fail...
  37. L

    Deadly crash…Possible master brake cylinder?

    This past weekend a Tacoma P/U truck with 5 people in cab and three people in the bed…were coming down Mauna Kea mountain after playing in the snow…elevation 13,803 feet…(Big Island of Hawaii). Was raining on the way down…dirt road…they say speed & brake failure? Or brakes fail and truck was...
  38. L

    Maintenance The high beams headlights do not work under 21 mph?

    I live on a coffee farm…no lights (off the grid). Mostly dirt and gravel road…. It was very dark..I went to turn on the high beam after turning on the headlights ..( wanted more lights )..it did not work..if you flip the level towards you ..it does light up the high beams…speed about 5-10 mph...
  39. nv_blazin_trd

    4x4 Flashing but not engaging T/S

    I'm making this post to help anyone that has this problem. Very little info out there so I am sharing what I found and fixed. *** I would start with the A.D.D module before the T-case shift motor. Less chance of messing up the timing and it is much easier. *** So last night I put my truck...
  40. Avgtaco

    Not starting when engines hot

    I have a 2017 Tacoma trd sport and it just now started to have an issue that when the engine is hot it won’t fire back up if turned off it’ll crank fine as if nothing is truly wrong with battery and spark plugs I have to jump it to get it going again it is throwing 3-4 codes; being idle air...
  41. T

    2GR-FKS engine removal procedure?

    Hey everyone, I need to swap out the original 2grfks (3.5L) from my 2016 after apparent failure in the number 5 cylinder. I'm going to purchase a remanufactured long block and wanted to start the process of pulling the current motor. Does anyone have access to any info/have experience swapping...
  42. S

    Windows and ac don’t function

    So I have a pretty modded 3rd gen (2020) and most of my sensors don’t function because of it (LDA, pre collision system) but someone pressed the LDA button in my truck the other day and now four things are happening and no one can help me so far. 1. Windows will not operate 2. AC dashboard...
  43. Stuarthewild

    Maintenance Thermostat replacement

    I currently need to replace my engine thermostat, can anyone point me to a good video or step by step list for instructions? I'm trying to avoid giving the dealership nearly $600 for them to do it
  44. TacomaMTB

    recommended differential oil with nittro gears 4:88 and air locker

    Is there any recommended differential oil with 4:88 gears and air lockers?
  45. RevN3

    Help! Where can I find these canopy clamps?

    So, I have the whimpy J hook canopy clamps that I've turned to hamburger and I wanted to upgrade to six of these: And then since I installed the header rail, 2 of these: But my canopy shop can't sell me anything apparently. I tried looking on Amazon but the reviews there are sounding like...
  46. thedirtTaco

    Engine replacement, looking for help hydro vs vacuum booster engines?

    Hey all I am replacing the engine in my 2018 Tacoma, long story short, last owner ran it out of oil now it’s toast. While searching to buy a new engine I have seen two different types . Those for “Hydro booster” and those for “Vacuum booster” . The only difference I’ve found is that one works...
  47. JOSE VERDUGO

    Ruido culata derecha y pistoneo

    Que tal, tengo una tacoma 2019 y tengo 2 situaciones molestas. La primera es que cuando le pido fuerza al motor se logro escuchar un pistoneo o cascabeleo, a veces fuerte, a veces debil. EL segundo es un sonido en la culata derecha, me dice toyota que es un ruido normal de la bomba de gasolina...
  48. A

    PCS Camera

    Recently quoted $2100 as my PCS camera no longer works on my 2018 OR. Truck operates flawlessly but warning lights flash/remain on. I was told they would remain on even if system was permanently disabled. Advisor indicated he has never seen this problem with camera. Grill sensor is operating as...
  49. taco_surfarri

    Quad-Pro LED Projector Headlights - no main lights

    Bought these to swap out another after-market set I had, but the main lights aren't turning on. The blinkers, DTRL, and high beam all work so I assume it's either a wire switch or a fuse (if the normal lights are even on another fuse). I saw a reviewer say that they fixed a similar issue, and...
  50. mgmyota

    Maintenance Transfer case fluid?

    Need to change my transfer case oil. The genuine Toyota stuff is wicked expensive. I've heard of people using ravenol 75w fluid. Are there any other options? what is everyone running on their rig?