My 2007 Tundra is just a few weeks old and like any new vehicle owner I am scrambling to load it up with the must-have accesories. I don't mean the common items which were factory options, since we could have ordered a truck with those in the first place, I am talking about the small things which Toyota overlooked in the vehicle design. Here is a partial list so far based on my experience:
- Vinyl door-edge guards to protect from chipped paint when you open your door into another car or something else in the parking lot (usually because some idiot parked too close to you). I needed 3 sets of these from Walmart to do all 4 doors on my Double Cab, total cost about $10. They come in chrome and black but I liked black the best as it is nearly invisible in the door seam with my Pyrite Mica color.
- An LED light for inside the center console which comes on when you open the lid. This is a big dark space which makes it impossible to see what you are looking for in there without some kind of light, especially at night. I found an amber LED marker light at Walmart which can be removed from the exterior mounting plate and stuck on with surface mount tape, then wired into the existing lighting circuit. I will add a pressure switch from Radio Shack to turn it on when the lid opens. Total cost about $10 for both parts and it looks factory.
- Clear plastic divider trays for storing small stuff inside the center console. I picked up 3 Plano units with latching lids from Walmart for $3.50 each, the kind that you put fishing tackle in. They only fill half of the console but they hold a lot of stuff and it is easy to pull each one out separately. The black plastic container with the sliding lid from the factory was virtually useless so I removed it.
- A simple trash bag or bin. I have a thin black bag-style leftover from my Tacoma that I will hang from the lip of the drink holder on the back of the center console. It is narrow enough not to bother rear passengers but easy to reach from both front seats.
- Stainless metal valve stem caps for the tires. The factory units are cheap gray plastic!! I got my set from Walmart for $3.
- A good quality tire gauge with round glass dial, gold metal body, and an air release valve. $8 at Walmart.