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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 2nd generation 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

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2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 2nd generation Toyota Tacoma, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

3. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb above the backseat passenger seats in your second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma, check out my DIY tutorial with the replacement part numbers by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

4. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The sun visors in a 2nd generation Toyota Tacoma are equipped with a vanity mirror and a light. If you need to change a burnt out light bulb, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left to view my DIY tutorial with the replacement part number.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
3rd Brake Light Bulb

5. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma High Mount 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out high mount third brake light bulb on your Toyota Tacoma truck, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
HVAC Cabin Air Filter

6. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma hasn't been working as well recently or the vents smells musty, you probably need to clean or replace the cabin air filter element.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

7. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time seeing out of the front windshield window of your Toyota Tacoma during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

8. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb on the rear bumper of your Toyota Tacoma, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulb.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the tail light bulbs (with the replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

10. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a 2nd generation Toyota Tacoma contain the dual filament combination low & high beam bulb, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

11. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck is to check for a faulty or "blown" fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulb Change

12. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of your 2nd generation Toyota Tacoma, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for a second generation Toyota Tacoma with the 1GR-FE 4.0 liter V6 motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

14. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your 2nd generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plug Change

15. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The OEM Denso and NGK copper spark plugs in a 2nd generation 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma with the 4.0 liter V6 1GR-FE engine should be changed every 30,000 miles.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for checking or changing the spark plugs by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma PCV Valve Replacement Guide
PCV Valve Change

16. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve should be checked about every 30,000 miles and replaced when it doesn't have a normal "rattle" sound and/or your engine has a rough idle.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
V6 Engine Oil Change

17. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter.

Other owners of vehicles with the 1GR-FE such as the 4Runner, Hilux, Land Cruiser, Tundra, Fortuner, FJ Cruiser and Lexus GX 400 might also find the DIY guide to be helpful.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

18. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the engine in your Toyota Tacoma, especially on a cold morning, and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engine Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

19. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If the OEM serpentine accessory drive belt on the 1GR-FE 4.0 liter V6 engine in your 2nd generation Toyota Tacoma has been squealing, squeaking, chirping or screeching, you might need to replace it.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Front Brake Pads Chang
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20. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding, squealing or screeching sound coming from the front end of your Toyota Tacoma when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, including the replacement part numbers, click on the text link or thumbnail image below.

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