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You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Mar 22, 2004 (6:25 am)
Here's what Edmunds has to say:
"Along with the leather, the Limited also comes with standard features like fake wood trim, heated power driver and passenger seats, automatic climate control and a CD player. These items can't be ordered on the SR5, but there is a Sport package that adds a fender-blistered, hood-scooped, monochromatic exterior treatment on the outside with larger brakes, bigger alloy wheels, a front skid plate and a performance-oriented rear differential underneath."
#9641 of 11429 RE: SR5 vs SE by rogers12
Mar 22, 2004 (6:46 am)
"Along with the leather, the Limited also comes with standard features like fake wood trim"
-Fake Wood Trim? I thought is was fake granite trim. LOL
Mar 22, 2004 (9:54 am)
"...and a CD player. These items can't be ordered on the SR5"
No CD player? News to me.
#9643 of 11429 rogres12
Mar 22, 2004 (9:43 pm)
i added it!
Mar 23, 2004 (10:08 pm)
I know this has been fully discussed here before. I was looking at a side by side comparison here between the 4Runner and the Sequoia. I notice that the recommended fuel type on a V6 or V8 Runner is premium but the fuel type on the V8 Sequoia is regular. Is this correct? Aren't the V8's in both vehicles the same. I am deciding betweemn both but if the Runner does need premium, I think it'll be about the same price as using regular to fill up a Sequoia.
#9645 of 11429 kennynmd
Mar 24, 2004 (6:45 am)
I have run my V-8 4 Runner on 87 Octane in my 03 for over a year and 17,800 miles with no problems.
It really depends on what you want your vehicle for. The 4Runner is ideal for off road. The Sequoia is larger and for use on road.
#9647 of 11429 third row seats..
Mar 24, 2004 (9:10 pm)
For those that have 3rd row seats, are they comfprtable? How tight is it back there? How easy is it to access it? When you are back there, are you really close to the rear window? Do you have any room for luugage of any type? Thanks...I'm deciding between a Sequoia or Runner. I really like the Sequoia but don't know if the body will change for 2005. But the Sequoia also drinks gas.
#9648 of 11429 How to Hardwire!
Mar 24, 2004 (9:34 pm)
Just bought an Escort 8500 radar/laser detector for a trip to Sun Valley. I also purchased the $29 hard wire accessory kit, which comes with a handy inline module that you can mount (w/velcro) at your finger tips, which allows you to mute the detector w/o reaching all the way up to the windshield.
The 8500 is a great product, with many features, yet very easy to use.
I mounted the detector low, near the dash, running the wire across the dash to the left, down the left side (Toyota uses a cool pliable material to cover the gap btw the dash and the body, this is very easy to push the wire behind). Once you have routed it down under the dash, you should use some zip ties to route the wire out of harm's way.
Now you need to get in to the center console. I was not sure how to do this but I thought I'd try anyway. It turns out no tools are required!
1. Lift the main console door, this will reveal the small cavity behind the shifter and the large cavity at the back of the console, (where my disc changer is).
2. Open the cell phone cavity (where the 12V power outlet is).
3. Put your left hand in the cell phone cavity, and your right hand at the top edge of the small cavity behind the shifter, lifting on the top edge of the panel.
4. Now this is where it gets tricky. Lick your fingers for good grip. Pull up with you left hand in the cell phone cavity, and rock/wiggle the top assembly back and forth, you will soon see where it should separate from the rest of the console.
Once one side comes up, it will become clear what you need to lift up on to get it to come loose. The piece you are removing, is the piece that includes the cell phone cavity, and surrounds the shifter. Use caution, as there are several wires attached to the bottom of this panel, depending on what accessories you have, ie: 12V power, heated seats, DAC, Rear Air Shocks etc. You may or may not have to unplug them to access the 12V wire below.
5. Once this is loose you will need to locate the black (maybe brown, sorry I have C.R.S. Can't Remember S---) wire which goes to the 12V power outlet.
6. The $29 hard wire accessory kit comes with a little blue splicer that clamps on the black (maybe brown) 12V power outlet wire. Clamp this on, and plug in the Red wire from the kit. The other wire in the kit is black an has a eye crimped to it. This is the ground. Find a screw that is grounded (I had to drill out the eye so the screw would fit) and ground it.
7.You will need to route and stow wire as you see fit.
This is all from memory, so hopefully you get the jist of it, and can apply a similar process if you do not have the "hardwire kit" from Escort.
Oh and don't hold me responsible if you break, or mess something up. My expirence was very positive, and I was very happy to be able gain access to the console area so easily!
Oh, while I was in there I also hard wired my Garmin StreetPilot III.
Like I said it was a late night before a road trip, and it went off without a hitch!
Mar 25, 2004 (4:16 am)
Thanks for the 4Runner off road link.