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What have you done to your 5th Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Oct 17, 2023 at 7:18 PM
    FN2187

    FN2187 Stormtrooper

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    Yeah, I initially tried to keep the mods functional but I've definitely strayed into the realm of looks. At least you're the only ones I share with, I don't IG
     
  2. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:28 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    This is a mod??? Do you have a link?
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2023 at 6:16 AM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    JESBEN 89121-30020 Automatic Light Control Sensor Headlight Sensor Replacement for Toyota 4Runner Corolla RAV4 2019-2021 Highlander for Lexus IS250 IS300 IS350 RC300 RC350 LC500 LC500h https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B73ZPNFH

    I used this one and it works great.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2023 at 6:37 AM
    LCJ77

    LCJ77 New Member

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    Ceramic Tint, D/S grab Handle, waiting for Brite Box Anytime, may add Raptor lights
    I did it & it was not what I expected, kept flashing, really annoying for me.. Ended up breaking the connector in the sensor. Put the plug back in, just manually adjust.
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2023 at 7:36 AM
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  6. Oct 18, 2023 at 7:59 AM
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    Light sensor, yet another thing I didn't know I didn't have and now I need it.

    I have an occasional faint squeaking/rustling from the front that was driving me nuts until I saw posts here about the splash guards.
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2023 at 8:21 AM
    Emmantik

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    Added a tiny light to this;

    4x4selector.jpg
     
  8. Oct 18, 2023 at 8:44 AM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Sounds like you got a bad sensor. Sorry to hear that. Should only adjust in darkness.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2023 at 11:13 AM
    LCJ77

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    Ceramic Tint, D/S grab Handle, waiting for Brite Box Anytime, may add Raptor lights
    Yeah not sure but it was not something I kept long at all.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2023 at 1:06 PM
    Chucklehead

    Chucklehead Enjoy the ride! You only get one trip

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    Stock AF, with subtle personality tweaks
    Sooo I wade in timidly expecting some sideways action…
    It was cheap and free return so got and installed a 9-drive throttle controller.

    the dead pedal is real and tried the just press it more method for 40,000 miles now. My annoyance persists

    1st day. Im impressed thus far. Don’t care for the blue read out

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  11. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:23 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Thanks! I'm not sure if I have this, or need this. This is a picture of my dash. Someone help me out!

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  12. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:26 PM
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    backpacker New Member

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    That's where the JESBEN sensor would go. If you haven't replaced it, you probably have the placebo sensor, which doesn't do anything.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:27 PM
    Nubes

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  14. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:27 PM
    backpacker

    backpacker New Member

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    I installed Lock N Lube caps on the propeller shaft zerks today. Are there zerks on any of the other lube points?
     
  15. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:29 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Thanks guys. I'll put this on the "to do" list of mods.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:53 PM
    djwantke

    djwantke '16 white Trail Premium

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    Bought brand new 2016 After May 2021: -Approx 3" lift/level: Bilstein 5100's, OME 2884 590lb 3" front lift springs, SPC UCA's, ICON 158506 2" lift rear coils, diff drop -Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ LT285/70R17 Load E -Mickey Thompson Sidebiter ll 17x9, 0 offset, 5 backspace -Pro Comp black spline lugs ^installed by 4WheelParts^ -New brakes and rotors by brake shop -4-piece ARB skid kit -Smittybilt 2" nerf steps -MBRP black exhaust tip, chopped OEM -Drivers side OEM FJ oh shit handle -All blacked out emblems -Blacked out roof rails -4x WeatherTech window rain guards -OEM custom rear mud flap deletes -KICK BACK MUD FLAPS 12" WIDE - BLACK TOP AND BLACK WEIGHT -K&N Engine Air Filter *NOW FRAM EXTRA GUARD CA10835 -1797 LED tricolor fog bulbs Yellow 3000K White 6000K Blue 15000K 28W 4000LM -Armour paint lower rear bumper -Front bumper high stage high clearance cut -Fenders cut straight across, pink reservoir sprayed black -4Runner Lifestyle sequential fog fangs -4Runner Lifestyle smoked taillight decals -Pedal Commander -Rear passenger cargo mounted 120v truck tire pump -4x Spidertrax 1.25" black aluminum wheel spacers -Yota Twins Paracord Hatch Strap sand camo -Teton Workshop hard anodized matte black aluminum shift knob -Ditch flood lights 4 LED 20w 1400lm w/ OEM hood mounts on OEM style dash switch -Backup flood lights under bumper 6 LED 18w 1500lm on OEM style dash switch -Body Mount Chop; cut, weld, paint -Fender mount chop, re-weld, paint -Wheel well hammering, painting ^done by Arc One Industries^ -valance cap trim -Agency6 Black Shackle Block 2" US Certified 6061 T6 CNC machined aluminum -DRT fab universal hitch skid -ACDelco inner tie rods, outer tie rods, bellows -Full Dr. KDSS switch kit -March 31 Behind grille 13-1/4" 32 LED light bar + wide-angle, eagle-eye lens 6000lm on OEM style dash switch -RAA Powder coated steel roof rack cargo basket, 1" side rails, 64" x 39" x 6", 250lb limit -roof gas can, water can, shovel -PEAKTOW PTT0063 Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 51-1/2 x 17-1/2 x 4 inches 500 lbs. Capacity (trips only) -July/2023: purchased first needed SPC balljoint replacement kit - newly released, upgraded non-zerk sealed joints 25002 -July 15/2023: The Original Universal EZ Flares, 1". All four corners -Dec. 2023: removed bumper cover and crash bar, drilled frame, installed Apex Overland KDSS Recovery Points -Jan. 2024: SPC balljoint replacement kit - upgraded non-zerk sealed joint design 25002 -Feb. 3/ 2024: 4x KC Wire Hiders, for roof rack lighting Feb. 13/2024: New ditch lights, on new Rago Fabrication Extension brackets. 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Replacing 3inch EVERGEAR clear lens ditch light pods w/ yellow lamix-x In progress: 4th, 5th, and 6th set of off road lights Electrical components and wiring purchased, not started -roof rack scene lighting - EVERGEAR ea. 1,350 lumens, 30w, 3-¾" round floods. Custom, side mounted w/ galvanized flat bar And -roof rack upper ditch lights - 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to front corners And -roof rack reverse amber pods / secondary hazard lights. 20W 2000Lm 2-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to rear side And -roof rack F1 smoked chase light w/ lighting effects. Custom bolted to rear side -POR15 rust proofing line-up, 3-step process PAUSED until 70⁰ weather Bought, in the garage queue: -BlueFire 6-Circuit Fuse Block with LED Indicator & Protection Cover -Blue Sea Systems 100A Circuit Breaker w/ reset lever -Rust prevention •New can POR15, 2x Black Fluid Film, long spray nozzle attachments, 2x PB Surface Shield, 1x Chainwax •partially used POR15 Degreaser, Metal Prep Wanted - PerryParts or Wheelers bump stops, self fabricated limb risers (seasonal, removable), 1" body lift, powder coated center winch bumper w/ large bar (got no tss), rear steel bumper w/ tire carrier for an LT285 Kumho on steely, sliders, bolt on cat shields
    Rainy day, rotated all the Mickey's on Mickey's in the Runner garage. Plus Blaster brake cleaning.

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  17. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:04 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Thanks. I just had a thought. If I don't have auto-on headlights (no 4Runners do, right). How will this sensor benefit me? Don't get me wrong, I love modding and slapping accessories onto my truck, but only if they work!
     
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  18. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:07 PM
    kmeeg

    kmeeg LionRunner

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    This is why I did it -
    https://youtu.be/ozlauIjifeo?feature=shared
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:11 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
  20. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:13 PM
    kmeeg

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    As far as I know the one on my video may not work for your 2023. I think someone on this forum had a newer part for 2020+ 4Runners. Please check compatibility before ordering.
     
  21. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:16 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Thanks. The great thing about ordering from Amazon, they'll let you return anything and refund you ASAP. It's already ordered. If it doesn't work, no biggie, I'll return it right away and get a refund.
     
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  22. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:30 PM
    Idayota

    Idayota New Member

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    Did my first oil change after the "break in" period (1500 miles in this case). I broke the new Fumoto valve I was ready to install and will probably just stick with the stock drain plug for a while haha :(:facepalm:
     
  23. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:43 PM
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    It should make the head unit display illumination be controlled by the ambient light instead of by the headlight switch.
     
  24. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:45 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Okay, you have a 2023. Did it work for you?
     
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  25. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:46 PM
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    I'm still looking into which switch to get. There are a couple alternatives.
     
  26. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:57 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    You don’t have it. If your lights are on your stereo and dash will adjust when you go cover it. You just have the plug. Be careful if you remove the plug as the wires are underneath. If you drop the wire it’s hidden in your dash forever.
     
  27. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:58 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Go on Bamswholesaleparts and order there.
     
  28. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:01 PM
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  29. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:07 PM
    djwantke

    djwantke '16 white Trail Premium

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    Bought brand new 2016 After May 2021: -Approx 3" lift/level: Bilstein 5100's, OME 2884 590lb 3" front lift springs, SPC UCA's, ICON 158506 2" lift rear coils, diff drop -Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ LT285/70R17 Load E -Mickey Thompson Sidebiter ll 17x9, 0 offset, 5 backspace -Pro Comp black spline lugs ^installed by 4WheelParts^ -New brakes and rotors by brake shop -4-piece ARB skid kit -Smittybilt 2" nerf steps -MBRP black exhaust tip, chopped OEM -Drivers side OEM FJ oh shit handle -All blacked out emblems -Blacked out roof rails -4x WeatherTech window rain guards -OEM custom rear mud flap deletes -KICK BACK MUD FLAPS 12" WIDE - BLACK TOP AND BLACK WEIGHT -K&N Engine Air Filter *NOW FRAM EXTRA GUARD CA10835 -1797 LED tricolor fog bulbs Yellow 3000K White 6000K Blue 15000K 28W 4000LM -Armour paint lower rear bumper -Front bumper high stage high clearance cut -Fenders cut straight across, pink reservoir sprayed black -4Runner Lifestyle sequential fog fangs -4Runner Lifestyle smoked taillight decals -Pedal Commander -Rear passenger cargo mounted 120v truck tire pump -4x Spidertrax 1.25" black aluminum wheel spacers -Yota Twins Paracord Hatch Strap sand camo -Teton Workshop hard anodized matte black aluminum shift knob -Ditch flood lights 4 LED 20w 1400lm w/ OEM hood mounts on OEM style dash switch -Backup flood lights under bumper 6 LED 18w 1500lm on OEM style dash switch -Body Mount Chop; cut, weld, paint -Fender mount chop, re-weld, paint -Wheel well hammering, painting ^done by Arc One Industries^ -valance cap trim -Agency6 Black Shackle Block 2" US Certified 6061 T6 CNC machined aluminum -DRT fab universal hitch skid -ACDelco inner tie rods, outer tie rods, bellows -Full Dr. KDSS switch kit -March 31 Behind grille 13-1/4" 32 LED light bar + wide-angle, eagle-eye lens 6000lm on OEM style dash switch -RAA Powder coated steel roof rack cargo basket, 1" side rails, 64" x 39" x 6", 250lb limit -roof gas can, water can, shovel -PEAKTOW PTT0063 Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 51-1/2 x 17-1/2 x 4 inches 500 lbs. Capacity (trips only) -July/2023: purchased first needed SPC balljoint replacement kit - newly released, upgraded non-zerk sealed joints 25002 -July 15/2023: The Original Universal EZ Flares, 1". All four corners -Dec. 2023: removed bumper cover and crash bar, drilled frame, installed Apex Overland KDSS Recovery Points -Jan. 2024: SPC balljoint replacement kit - upgraded non-zerk sealed joint design 25002 -Feb. 3/ 2024: 4x KC Wire Hiders, for roof rack lighting Feb. 13/2024: New ditch lights, on new Rago Fabrication Extension brackets. 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Replacing 3inch EVERGEAR clear lens ditch light pods w/ yellow lamix-x In progress: 4th, 5th, and 6th set of off road lights Electrical components and wiring purchased, not started -roof rack scene lighting - EVERGEAR ea. 1,350 lumens, 30w, 3-¾" round floods. Custom, side mounted w/ galvanized flat bar And -roof rack upper ditch lights - 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to front corners And -roof rack reverse amber pods / secondary hazard lights. 20W 2000Lm 2-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to rear side And -roof rack F1 smoked chase light w/ lighting effects. Custom bolted to rear side -POR15 rust proofing line-up, 3-step process PAUSED until 70⁰ weather Bought, in the garage queue: -BlueFire 6-Circuit Fuse Block with LED Indicator & Protection Cover -Blue Sea Systems 100A Circuit Breaker w/ reset lever -Rust prevention •New can POR15, 2x Black Fluid Film, long spray nozzle attachments, 2x PB Surface Shield, 1x Chainwax •partially used POR15 Degreaser, Metal Prep Wanted - PerryParts or Wheelers bump stops, self fabricated limb risers (seasonal, removable), 1" body lift, powder coated center winch bumper w/ large bar (got no tss), rear steel bumper w/ tire carrier for an LT285 Kumho on steely, sliders, bolt on cat shields
    been helping dad, this part not helping

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  30. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:08 PM
    raimieb

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