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I have always been anoyed by the positioning of the dash mounted factory clock, and have a feeling that others are too. I'm 6'3 so I don't know if those less tall folks out there can see it but here goes.

Bend the wiper lever up bout an inch or two. Be careful. I'm sure you can break the switch assy. if youjust push the end of the lever up with force.

What I did...Take your right hand (like your gonna give your boss an uppercut) and grab the lever with your pinky finger at the base of the lever shaft. Now with your thumb positioned along the end of the shaft(like top hand grip on golf club) bend the lever up. You want the shaft to bend at your pinky, not inside the switch mechanism. My reasoning, the lever pivot point is probably stronger than the lever throw stops.

If done as I described, you should be able to see the clock. I did mine with no problems.

DISCLAIMER: This is what I did, and it worked. I make no claim or guarrantee that you WON'T f-up anything...more legal blah blah blah. Goes without saying but...you know. :D .
 

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Goldentaco said:
I have always been anoyed by the positioning of the dash mounted factory clock, and have a feeling that others are too. I'm 6'3 so I don't know if those less tall folks out there can see it but here goes.

Bend the wiper lever up bout an inch or two. Be careful. I'm sure you can break the switch assy. if youjust push the end of the lever up with force.

What I did...Take your right hand (like your gonna give your boss an uppercut) and grab the lever with your pinky finger at the base of the lever shaft. Now with your thumb positioned along the end of the shaft(like top hand grip on golf club) bend the lever up. You want the shaft to bend at your pinky, not inside the switch mechanism. My reasoning, the lever pivot point is probably stronger than the lever throw stops.

If done as I described, you should be able to see the clock. I did mine with no problems.

DISCLAIMER: This is what I did, and it worked. I make no claim or guarrantee that you WON'T f-up anything...more legal blah blah blah. Goes without saying but...you know. :D .
Gots pics???
 

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First off, I don't even know what kind of vehicle this is for. Secondly, why go bending things to make other things right? That's called Jerry rigging where I come from
 

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Sorry but what kind of vehicle do you think its from? Come on man.
 

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Hmm.. I'm 6'3", and where the lever is on my '98, I can see the clock perfectly. It's the wheel which blocks my vision!

If I bent the lever up, it would block the clock more- all in the seating position I guess.

-Dave
 

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Yeah I'm 6' tall and the steering wheel is the only thing in the way. The wiper lever is not in the way at all, it would be in the way if I bent it up though.
 

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SAStoy said:
First off, I don't even know what kind of vehicle this is for. Secondly, why go bending things to make other things right? That's called Jerry rigging where I come from
your sas is just as jerry rigged as his wiper mod.
 

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Hasn't this thread taught you anything?

Just bend the steering wheel...You don't need it!
 

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JLtaco said:
Just sit with a gangsta lean...problem solved.
GANGSTA!!! all the way, im 6'5" and i dont have a problem, but i guess i am from around St. Louis, so i probabally ride a little gangsta....LOL
 

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SAStoy said:
First off, I don't even know what kind of vehicle this is for. Secondly, why go bending things to make other things right? That's called Jerry rigging where I come from

96 extcab 2.4l, 3"bl, 31's, 4.10, Gibson cat back, LCE header, Tokiko trekmaster front, Rancho Rs5000 in rear, rancho aal. 138k and counting
 

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SAStoy said:
Wait what? Are you pulling stuff out of your ass or have you actually seen the SAS on my old truck?
i didn't say your sas is jerry rigged. i said your sas is as jerry rigged as his wiper mod. and i happen to think his wiper mod isn't jerry rigged. toyota didn't design a perfect truck. we modify them to suit our needs. that's why there's no need for you to trash on his mod.
 

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peekay331 said:
i didn't say your sas is jerry rigged. i said your sas is as jerry rigged as his wiper mod. and i happen to think his wiper mod isn't jerry rigged. toyota didn't design a perfect truck. we modify them to suit our needs. that's why there's no need for you to trash on his mod.
I wasn't trashin on his mod, rather trying to make sense of it. Hey if it works for him and others, thats cool.

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i used my DeWalt Riciprocating saw and took a peice out of the steering wheel! problem solved!
 

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cartman308 said:
i used my DeWalt Riciprocating saw and took a peice out of the steering wheel! problem solved!
LMAO... Just a thought, not tryin to piss anyone off, but why not do what i do and just look around the steering wheel when you are wonderin what time it is.. Problem solved and absolutely no Jerry Rigging! BTW SAStoy I happen to think thats bad as hell! Wish i had the dough!
 
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