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Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by lousiana taco, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. lousiana taco

    lousiana taco Member

    Former Colorado ZR2 owner! Love my new Tacoma TRD Off-road! IMG_0114.jpg
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats and Welcome!
     
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  4. 2018TuRD

    2018TuRD Well-Known Member

    I almost bought a zr2 when I got my trd off road. I gotta know why the switch and how you feel about it
     
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    lousiana taco

    lousiana taco Member

    Transmission shutter! I love my Tacoma! Should have looked at Toyota first
     
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  6. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Nice Taco! Welcome to the family.
     
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  7. 2018TuRD

    2018TuRD Well-Known Member

    I miss the diesel torque...was my only reason for considering
     
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  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Welcome! What part of LA are ya in?
     
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  9. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Great looking truck. Welcome
     
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  10. elvin swank

    elvin swank Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum glad to have you
     
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  11. Tacomapop

    Tacomapop Member

    IMG_0617(2).jpg I just got my Barcelona Red, '17, double cab, Limited with 11,600 miles. The dealer couldn't give me detailed info about key fob storage to protect the battery life. Do I need to store the fob a minimum distance from the truck to minimize battery drain? I did get a metal box that will isolate the fob (about the size of a hard case for a pack of cig's).
     
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  12. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Welcome
     
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  13. TacoRick

    TacoRick Well-Known Member

    It's hard to say how long the batteries will last, but they're cheap and easy to replace.
     
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  14. Tacomapop

    Tacomapop Member

    Rick, Thanks for the reply. My concern rises from the Mazda key expense. I bought a used Miata and received only one key (it uses a similar fob system). I bought a second key, similar to a valet key to store in a hidden location on the car. When I took it to the Mazda dealer to have it programmed the cost was preposterously high. Secondly, here at the farm our practice is to always leave the keys in the car. That way if it's in the way of something, it can easily be moved. Theft is not an issue, since a thief would have to walk nearly a mile to get here unnoticed--most thieves are too lazy.
     
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  15. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Member

    I love my '19 TRD off road too. 20190713_203745.jpeg
     
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  16. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Why not use a square of aluminum foil? Just fold it over the keys 4 ways, then open one flap. That way you put your keys in and just close the flap, like an envelope.
     
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  17. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    One could just replace the battery when is goes bad. They are cheap and the truck will still start if its dead.. I wouldn't put too much thought into it
     
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