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Magnet18 2008 DC Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by Magnet18, Aug 23, 2023.

  1. Sep 19, 2023 at 4:12 PM
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  2. Oct 8, 2023 at 10:32 PM
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    Been busy with project whiteout - once I started turning amber leds white I couldn’t stop. Each button/switch type has its own challenges.

    the info buttons are the easiest, 3mm leds easy to solder
    CHANZON 100 pcs 3mm White LED Diode Lights https://a.co/d/8lePVex

    the rocker buttons for bed light and dome light are also 3mm but Toyota opted to spot weld them. New ones could be soldered onto the spot weld but it took scratching the metal a bit to remove oxide, liberal application of flux, and a lot of heat

    the AOB aftermarket switches are also this size very simple circuits. Cut a trace and soldered a jumper to make both leds always on.


    the 4x4 selector was by far the hardest, particularly the desoldering, ripped two pads up on accident and had some very careful resoldering. I also got them all backwards the second time, the illumination + and - are clearly labeled on the pcb definitely do just one and apply 12v there to check
    Those were size 3014
    CHANZON 100 pcs 3014 White 6000K SMD LED Diode Lights (Surface Mount Chip 3.0mm x 1.4mm DC 3V 30mA 0.1W 11-13LM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CUGA4SY

    then there are the pushbuttons, tow/haul, traction control, and rcsa which are tiiiiiiiny 0603 size
    I actually found these easier since you can desolder them with a blob that hits both sides and resoldering wasn’t that hard. Definitely practice!

    I tried the same old chanzon as the rest of these
    CHANZON (5 Colors x 20 pcs = 100 pcs 0603 SMD LED Diode Lights Assorted Kit (Mini Chip 1.6mm x 0.8mm for PCB DC 20mA) Super Bright Lighting Bulb Lamps Electronics Components Light Emitting Diodes https://a.co/d/d7AlaFe
    but they were a little more blue than I liked so I ordered these on digikey and I’m happy with them. Honestly I might be imagining the difference it’s probably fine either way.
    IN-S63BT5UW
    https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/inolux/IN-S63BT5UW/7604936

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  3. Oct 8, 2023 at 10:35 PM
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    Pics so far. Still need to do the auto window button, and the little orange led in the center console, then I think I’m done

    the blue chanzon Amazon LEDs in the gauge cluster are suuuuper bright btw, trying to decide if I’m gonna live with that or find some dimmer ones

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  4. Oct 8, 2023 at 10:42 PM
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  5. Oct 8, 2023 at 10:45 PM
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    And a garage door opener switch!

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  6. Oct 11, 2023 at 12:43 PM
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    After seeing this excellent writeup I ordered the https://www.amazon.com/EASYGUARD-EC002-NS-Passive-Keyless-Password/dp/B00MBKVWJU

    I've seen it pop up a couple times, and for $120 getting keyless entry, pushbutton start, and remote start all in one seems like a great deal. Especially when the other options tend to be $300 and all the plug-n-play options are for 2010 plus
    Mostly I'm already annoyed at fumbling around trying to get my keys out of my pocket when my hands are full, and with a baby soon it's a small thing but a huge hassle saver.

    I also ordered these puddle lights https://www.vleds.com/universal-puddle-light.html mentioned in this thread https://www.tundras.com/threads/installing-puddle-lights-on-factory-sr5-mirrors.44755/

    Long term I want to get some fisheye lights in the mirrors pointing down as well, for looking at where the wheels are on trail and also to help with parking. Anything to help with parking. :D
     

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  7. Oct 21, 2023 at 6:33 PM
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    Paint match handle covers - https://www.ebay.com/itm/266226443221
    Looking good and saving me $300 over the OEM replacements. Fit/finish is "ok" had to trim a bit of flashing with a razor and I can tell the paint is soft and prone to scratching. But I have confirmed I love the look and if they ever fall off or something I'll consider the 10x more expensive OEM part

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  8. Oct 22, 2023 at 11:14 AM
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    ACDC2ZZTop Rock n Roll!

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    All cosmetic so far see my posts in 2nd gen Black out chrome in progress….
    How difficult is it to do the diodes? Need specific temp gun/solder iron?
     
  9. Oct 22, 2023 at 1:59 PM
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    I got this iron years ago and love it

    SainSmart TS80P Portable Soldering Iron with TS-B02 Tip & 9V/12V Charger USB Type C Cable, Adjustable Temperature, Auto Sleep Mode, Fast Internal Heating, OLED Display, Upgraded Complete Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089ZSG7XG

    a set of hot tweezers would make it a 5 minute job if you want to spend the money for the tool

    desoldering is a lot harder than soldering, if you’re new to it definitely get a practice kit to practice on
     
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  10. Jan 2, 2024 at 1:46 PM
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    The cheap $300 armordillo ebay bumpers came back in stock last week, and I got myself one!
    Review so far -
    Packaging, awful, parts were all thrown in one big box to bounce around all the way from china, the mounting hardware bag broke open and some probably got lost, but things look ok I guess
    I think it's the exact same thing as the armordillo bumper, looking at their site closer it looks like they're not an American company.
    Looks and build quality look good so far, I'm excited to get this and the wheel spacers installed

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