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#7390 of 7624 Locking storage for the interior of our trucks.
Jan 24, 2007 (8:52 pm)
I've tried to find some sort of locking storage for the '05+ Tacomas for a while now seeing that Toyota saw fit to not put ANY locking storage anywhere in the cab of the truck... you'd think they might have put a lock on the glove box like any other auto manufacturer does... but no. I finally found a company called Console Vault that makes a locking safe type container for various truck consoles, but not for the Tacoma (yet).
I contacted them to find out if they'd be making one of their console safes for our trucks at some point in the future and was told the '05+ Tacoma was on the list for future production, but there were a couple of trucks ahead of ours and the exact production date wasn't set and would be some time away.
He said that if I could find other late model Tacoma owners to contact them letting them know they had an interest in a locking storage compartment for our trucks, that the '05+ Tacoma would get bumped up on that list. The more people that contact them requesting an application for our trucks, the sooner we'd see a product.
Right now I'm gauging interest and keeping track of that interest in a poll over in the 2005+ Tacoma forum at ToyotaNation.com. We're also looking to get some sort of group discount when this thing is eventually sold. So, if you think you might want one, now would be a good time to look into it.
I'm not trying to sell any product (and I hope this isn't taken as such), I'm just trying to get other Tacoma owners to contact this company if they'd like to see them produce a locking storage compartment for our trucks. It looks like a solid, well built safe and it'll fill a real need for us and our trucks. This is something I know I and other Taco owners could really use. Right now at TN, we've already got something like 55 or 56 people who've shown interest in getting this thing made. If you think you could use this, contact the company and ask them to make it. You can call them, fax them, snail mail them or use the contact form on their website. Thanks!
Jan 27, 2007 (7:23 am)
My wife's 2006 TRD Sport V6 D-Cab did the same thing, when it was new. After about 5,000 miles, it stopped doing it.
#7392 of 7624 Remove interior plastic trim on access door
Feb 01, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Has anyone removed the interior plastic trim on the access cab door (i.e. the "little door"). I've got something inside that door (on the driver's side) that starts a really annoying buzzing sound around 2-2,000 rpm and it's driving me mad.
It sorta looks like the trim can just be pulled off as I don't see any exterior screws or anything, but I thought I'd check first.
#7393 of 7624 Re: engine surge [bama6]
Feb 03, 2007 (7:54 pm)
If you have the climate control in the defrost mode or the air conditioner switched on, the idle jumps up (and feels like a surge) when the compressor is activated automatically as required. That is likely what you are feeling. Wes
#7394 of 7624 Re: engine surge [bama6]
Feb 09, 2007 (6:05 am)
I have a 2005 SR5 Double Cab LB and I noticed surging quite a bit when I first got it. It was especially disturbing when I was at a stop with a car in front of me (just like you). When I talked to my dealership about it, the service guy just said I probably wasn't putting enough pressure on the brake. Uh, yeah, but NONE of my other cars do this (with the same brake pressure).
Anyway, I'm glad to say that I haven't experienced the surging in a while now. Maybe it just needed some break-in time?
#7395 of 7624 Re: engine surge [hobo]
Feb 12, 2007 (6:13 am)
Or perhaps, you just got used to pressing on the brake harder?
Mine still does it, but I think I've just gotten used to it. Coming from a Prelude that was a 5-speed, it's a big difference to the amount of pressure needed on a brake pedal. In fact, it took me a while before my leg wasn't uncomfortable in stop and go traffic, because of the extra required pressure.
#7396 of 7624 Re: Noise in front end [troutdoorsman]
Feb 12, 2007 (7:54 am)
I've had a problem that may be the same as yours. There was a clunk noise comming from the front bumper while driving over bumps or breaking hard. There is a service bulletin (It mean that if you don't complain, they won't change the deffectuous part ) on a component on a beam just behind the front bumper. The no of the Service bulletin is 2274,2471. Hopefully it will help you!
#7397 of 7624 Re: engine surge [coldfoot]
Feb 13, 2007 (5:06 pm)
Never did my '05 V6 5 speed auto ever surge when idling. I doubt surging is either 'normal' or 'acceptable'. In fact, it sounds dangerous. Go to more than one Taco certified mechanic (different dealerships) to get the facts and learn what the 'root cause is for surging'.. Let us all know.
#7398 of 7624 Tonno Cover
Feb 14, 2007 (5:49 pm)
After having installed a Fold-A-Cover on my '05 Access Cab over a year ago, I find it still is weather, water. snow tight at all driving speeds. Same for the occassional run thru the local brushless car wash. I reported last year that I would write you guys and gals a follow up report and must say Fold-A-Cover is one fine product. They have a nice web site showing the cover in different folding positions. www.Fold-A-Cover.com
#7399 of 7624 Re: Internally Frozen Door Lock [hydrogenflow]
Feb 24, 2007 (9:10 am)
Once the lock is unfrozen you need to lubricate it, so it will repel water and it won't freeze again. I spray my key with teflon lube and then stick the key in and out of the lock several times. Spray the key a few times. The oil will get on the tumblers inside the lock, and it should prevent the lock from freezing up again.
You could also take the door panel off and spray the linkage with some lubricant. The door panel is easy to take off. Two screws, a pin, pull out on the bottom and then lift straight up.