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Today? Drove it to work after topping off the coolant. Still haven't figured out where I'm losing it. Not into my oil, luckily. It's been soooooooo long since I've even had to think about coolant issues in a vehicle.

Need to make some local gearhead friends I guess, haha.
 

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Make sure it isn't growing a stalagmite inside your wp pulley via the weep hole. My truck was doing same thing and that's what I found and no, it wasn't enough to drip on ground. Just enough to empty resevoir every 5 days or so which was about 350 hwy miles back then.
 

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The relay goes in on the side towards door and is a b1tch to get plugged in. Had the fuse box loose and had to blind monkey hand it in there.
that was my next angle at it
loosen the box up and stab at it blind
I just haven't had the chance yet.

I just ordered a quart of paint
and when I paint my fender I think I'm ripping the nose off and I'm gonna spray it again as its chipping
and the color match on it sucks
I should of done a spray out first but was in a hurry.
 

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Today? Drove it to work after topping off the coolant. Still haven't figured out where I'm losing it. Not into my oil, luckily. It's been soooooooo long since I've even had to think about coolant issues in a vehicle.

Need to make some local gearhead friends I guess, haha.
go to auto zone and borrow their coolant pressure tester
and you will have it figured out in about 3 minutes
 

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Freakin' sweet. I need to LED up my xB and BRAT sometime.
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50 bucks in gas
30 in tolls
about 6 hours of my time
and a 12 pack for all of this

a pair of side skirts
oem wheel covers
rear seat
3 sets of new fog lights
a few new switches
3 head lights
radio
shift boot
console
headlight switch
new o2 sensor
air box
thermostat and housing
rad cap plastic housing
clutch pedal
wiper transmission
spare doughnut and foam holder
new led lights in boxes
brand new fan assembly
some exhaust pipes
a bunch of metal guards and some new exhaust clamps and hangers
gaskets
relays
new exhaust tip
and a few things I forgot
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not bad for a Sunday Morning..
the best part was I could use a bunch of this stuff
now only if my back ordered paint would ever arrive
 

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The relay goes in on the side towards door and is a b1tch to get plugged in. Had the fuse box loose and had to blind monkey hand it in there.
its not easy
I have the bottom screws off and its still not moving
I probed around blind for a while with no luck
trying to come in the back going towards the front?
I even tried the side going in
and I can feel other relays back up in there.
read a few more threads and saw some more pics
it looks like it slides in between the 2
I will try again when I get a chance and will wonder how hard is it to rip the whole dash out. to get to it. lol
 

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yeah, it sucks but the alternatives suck worse.....look at pics and see which way it goes and keep goin at it. I got to the point of giving up but too hard headed to be defeated.
 

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yeah, it sucks but the alternatives suck worse.....look at pics and see which way it goes and keep goin at it. I got to the point of giving up but too hard headed to be defeated.
zero quit here. I will get it done eventually
I just have too many other things going on
that I don't want to waste a bunch of my time with it on the weekend
like slap a transmission back into another vehicle
finish up welding in a frame rail into another vehicle (and too much more!)

I just peck away here and there when I get a chance
I gave a good attempt yesterday
even pulled out a relay and checked its orientation and put it back in.
and after feeling around a bit and then coming back on here to check out
that pic again and I have a pretty good idea where it goes.
 

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Took off the AEM battery tiedown.....tired of conflicting metals, a dry new battery, clean mounting posts, clean hardware and corrosion free terminals resulting in tiedown corroding. Just went back with the black steel oem unit that came off my Tacoma and modified slightly to work on the xB. Battery was just sitting in tray jostling about when I bought it so that's how the spare Tacoma one came into play.

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Saw this link in another thread and decided since it was blue I would give it a try........


or maybe because of price and probably last handling part I "need" .....I mean want. Got STB and Progress rear sway bar and other than new struts/shocks/tires at some point, suspension and handling is good enough. Not sure I want to lower it. Already have a lowered car. Just gonna leave this one oem height.
 

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yeah, it sucks but the alternatives suck worse.....look at pics and see which way it goes and keep goin at it. I got to the point of giving up but too hard headed to be defeated.
Success at last!
I figure when I rip the dash up for the switch
I will do a radio swap and change the blown Speakers out
I saw your post on Speakers And I have a question
While I have your ear
Did you make those jumpers or can you buy then somewhere?
 

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The speaker harness adapters are readily available. I cut no oem wiring on any of the 6 speakers I replaced. The dash speakers are simple, just pop off the grills. The doors are not much worse, just door handle trim cup screw and a couple of others then pop off the door panel. The hatch is the most involved. I removed back seats, top and bottoms and all the trunk and hatch plastic and flooring. The center dash is 2 screws behind fan, temp, duct knobs and then the whole face pops off and then unplug climate, hazard and rr defrost plugs. Then the radio is cake, 4 bolts and then harnesses and antenna. The good news is none of the speaker and stereo replacement was as hard as the foglight relay, lol.


oh yeah, front door speakers you will have to drill out poprivets to remove them and both front door and hatch will require mounting adapters that bolt in. IIRC there are 2 size options you can go with in each location....6.5 or 5x7 or 6x9 up front and 5.25 or 6.5 in hatch.
 

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thanks for all the info
you are a great help 04_ Toaster
it makes it even easier to do this stuff
after reading about the fog lights
I figured the relay was the big hurdle and the rest of the install was cake.
that's why I went after it first
I finally have this car mechanically sound and tight
now to make it look half presentable
my backordered paint just got shipped so it should be here soon
I have some rocker rust I'm going to attack when I paint my fender to match
and one of my rocker skirts is broken and I have a replacement for it.
I will make a thread on tackling the rocker rust when I yank the skirts off
and another rust repair that I have in the wheel well.
I'm willing to guess my rocker rust is from previous accident damage (before I bought it.)
I want to knock it out soon because it only gets worse if you keep ignoring it.
 

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New radio installed
It already sounds better even with blown speakers lol

Got my foglights installed
And nothing when I turn it on
No power at switch
When I check for power at the switch I can hear the relay
Click so I'm pretty sure it's in the right position
It looked like the fuse is in there
I'm going to have to dig further
I always do it the hard Way it seems 😕
 
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