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Old 08-01-2006, 01:23 AM #1
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DIY Mods: Post Write-ups HERE

Post up your write-ups guys! It doesn't have to be your write-up, you can post someone elses as well. Anything that has to do with the 4th Gen T4R should be linked to this thread for easy access.

Here is wasc007's write-up on:
using fog lights as daytime running lights
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=21316
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Good idea. Keep it simple. Just a link and a brief description.
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I am reposting this excellent article:

http://www.castulucci.com/projects/carpc/oemnaviaccess/

How to Remove the dash on a 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited Edition (LE)

Special thanks to Rando for making this guide possible!
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Good Idea.


Here are mine.

DIY LED tail lights using LED Truck Modules
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=12315

DIY LED Bumper Lights using Superflux LEDs
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=15651


DIY LED Interior Lights
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=5937
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Come on everyone, post your write ups here!
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Installed Homelink, bought overhead unit with Homelink, simple installation, works great.
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Electrical Mods

Things I've done with the electrical system (thanks to others for some of the ideas):

Engine hour meter:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=9752

Homelink garage door opener:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=1259

Map/personal light door setting:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=6738

Fog light independent switching:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=8435

'03-'05 Rear "fog" lights:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=1137

Always on 12V outlets:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=11038

Dual batteries:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=11818

Mack Truck block heater plug:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=20826

CounterAct Rust protection system:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=22317

PIE TOY03-AUX audio line-in:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=25324

Wiper/washer switch mist+:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=34217

Always on power windows:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=41086

Additional 12V front socket:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=49919

TPMS light bypass switch:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=50252

High Intensity Infrared (HIR) bulbs:
High Intensity Infrared (HIR) bulb install

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Functional Mods

Things I've done to improve functional items:

BFG A/Tko LT275/70R16 on steel wheels for winter/offroading:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=6857

Custom spare winch wrench:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=6480

SureDrain SD-3 engine oil drain valve (no link.)

Mobil 1 engine oil (no link; just search.)

Synthetic driveline grease. Mobil 1 for the U-joints.
Avoid Valvoline Durablend moly fortified for the slip yokes in winter climates.
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=79400

Custom shackle bracket:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=9053

Driver's seat cushion "adjustment":
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=9353

Horn mod:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=9296

AirLift 1000 rear spring helper kit:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=14181

Mobil 1 synthetic gear oils:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=10117

Replacement Michelin Cross-Terrain P265/75R16 tires:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=27144
and my analysis of the Doneflop tread:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=24484

Polyurethane sway bar bushings:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=34115
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Cosmetic & Other items

Other things I've done:

Silverstar light bulbs (no link.)

MagnaFlow side exit tip:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=2525

Plugged front inner fender holes:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=3781

Receiver plug:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=19698

Extra emblems (no link; just search.)

Front brake calipers (and pads):
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=36979
Front brake caliper rebuild:
4th Gen Front brake caliper rebuild for stuck piston

Front CV joint boot clamps:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=37107

Replacement windshield (post #56 in this thread):
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=28629

Broken side window:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=52437

Leather shift knob. Bought from a member on the forum. Just screws onto threaded shaft (no link.)

Tire repairs:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=34857
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=87206

Panasonic "maintenance free battery" maintenance:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=62199
06 battery ?
What Battery To Use?

Replacement 24F CT Eliminator battery:
2004 4Runner still on OEM Panasonic battery

Alternator/Generator repair:
Generator/Alternator removal assistance required

Prodigy trailer brake controller mount (starts at post #21):
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=79413

Radiator replacement:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=88666

OBDII cable and software:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...hreadid=121604

Temorary muffler rear pipe fix:
Temporary muffler rear pipe fix
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Re: Cosmetic & Other Mods

Very good stuff Kmvreter. Keep em comming!
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quick and easy diagram and tips for installing Hella 500s using the 05 Taco switch

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...126#post185126
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Power antenna fix for 2nd +3 rd gen.

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...&threadid=8838


Fuel filter replacement for 2nd gen.

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...ht=fuel+filter


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Expat's DIY CO2 setup:

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=21688
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This is my first (and most dramatic) mod so far:



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Mods for Ipod, Garmin Nav, Valentine1 and move 12v power socket...

Credit goes to members in other previous threads linked...

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...threadid=21903

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