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#21 of 660 $49 ElectroChromatic Gentex Auto Dimming Mirror
Jun 11, 2003 (4:05 pm)
For those interested, BrandSport is blowing out electrochromatic auto-dimming rear view mirrors for $49 w/ free shipping that will fit all years of 4runner:
Toyota 4Runner 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (fits models with factory windshield mounted mirror only)
The mirror came in a Genuine Toyota Parts box:
Description: Mirror, EC, RR View
Part no: PT374-0C020
SEE SITE FOR OTHER TOYOTA APPLICATIONS.
These are JUST the mirror WITHOUT the compass or maplights. Was an easy two wire hookup. Mine arrived today and it took me 10 mins to install in my 2003 4Runner SR5. (I grounded at the bolt at base of the dash, and plugged hot side into accessory fuse) See this URL if you're interested in this steal of a deal for an auto dimming mirror:
Jun 17, 2003 (10:26 am)
Anyone have any info when Toyota will be making the Fog lamps available to the consumer? Bought my 4Runner a month ago and thought I'd put them on later.
Was told unless the truck came with them when you bought it, can't get them.
Jun 17, 2003 (2:45 pm)
I don't have the double-decker shelf, so I just got the one for the whole floor. It seems to me that you have two options. You either get a floor mat for top of the double-decker shelf, or you get one that goes underneath it. There are pictures on mats.com that seem to show both of these cases. I like the rear mat much better than the floor mats because it was made specifically for the 4runner so it fits down to the centimeter, and it has a large (2-3 inches) lip to contain spills.
#25 of 660 Touch Up Paint / Paint Blob Remover
Jun 18, 2003 (12:29 pm)
Want a better match for your paint than the blob bottle from the dealer? Check out:
They sell touchup paint and clearcoat in custom made pens, bottles and even spray cans. Prices are very reasonable and they come highly recommended...
Also check out http://www.langka.com to eliminate paint blobs..
Jun 18, 2003 (1:06 pm)
Hey Bryan, any idea how the blob stuff works? It's more than a toothpick in a can I take it?
#27 of 660 Langka blob remover
Jun 19, 2003 (10:06 am)
Apparently the Langka blob remover is a specialized solvent that works only w/ touch up paints. It will not harm existing factory baked paint. You essentially apply it to a tightly woven fabric such as a tshirt, etc, and use a plastic straight edge similar to a credit card to keep the fabric taut while gently "scraping" away the blob w/ the solvent on the fabric...
I've read reviews/articles on "other boards" which can't be posted here, and the results (and photos posted by others) showed some impressive results. Doing a search for "langka" on groups.google.com should suffice to help folks find the articles.
Jun 19, 2003 (10:20 am)
Thanks Bryan - interesting stuff people think up.
Jun 19, 2003 (10:23 am)
Macneil mats (www.mats.com) have models that go both on top and below the double-decker cargo system. Personally, I've found the double-decker shelf to be more of a pain than a help, so I will likely get the model that fits below and just leave the shelf lowered. My 4Runner came w/ the carpeted embroidered mat which looks nice, but isn't practical for hauling "dirty" items.
Mats4less.com is another source that sells products made by husky and nifty products for slightly less money than what Macniel sells for. I had a nifty mat in my Envoy and it sufficed.