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What seats can swap as pretty much direct fit? It's a 1997 extra cab lx with the split bench front.
Also, thoughts on adding a tach? Not happy about not knowing the rpm.

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Are you aiming for twin buckets? If so, the economy approach would be to get a pair of same-era Taco buckets and have them (re-)upholstered (and maybe padded) to suit you.

If you're going to splurge on aftermarket seats you can put almost anything in there as long as you have the mounts. The mounts are the hard part.

The reason I mention reupholstering is that it can be tricky to match colors from different years during 1995.5 - 2000 (the exact fabric and trim colors shifted from time to time).

You'll need to swap the track / mount / base pieces on the driver's side. If I'm not mistaken you can re-use the mount on your current passenger ('40') side, because it's essentially a bucket to begin with. However, I think there will be a difference in the seat back tilt and / or forward travel (when sliding) compared with the pure bucket mount.
 
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Who has the best price on short shifter? In traffic it's getting annoying already having to row.
 

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Was gonna go buckets but I'm lazy and don't wanna fab. Doing some hush hush work right now
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Sound pad in.
Doors sound padded.
Speakers in.
Now need to trim door panels to fit speakers. SMH
 

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Still a bit of tuning and tweaking stereo needed. Sounds good tho
Moving onto lighting
Is there a list of all bulbs for the interior and quantity?
I believe it's 194 for cluster and was already able to figure out the dome.
But don't want to rip into cluster to get at all of the bulbs. Tnx in advance
 

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Here's my old reference list for bulb types for the 1995.5 - 2004 era. It doesn't list quantities - sorry.

1995 - 1997 TOYOTA Tacoma (With sealed beam headlamps)
H6054

1997 - 2004 TOYOTA Tacoma (With replaceable halogen capsules)
9003

Parking light
1995 - 2004 = 168
2001 - 2004 = 4157 (optionally)

Front turn signal
1995 - 2000 = 1156
2001 - 2004 = 4157

Rear turn signal = 1156

Tail light = 1157

Stop light = 1157

High mount stop light
1995 - 1996 = 921
1997 - 2004 = 168

License plate
1995 - 1996 = 168
1997 - 2004 = 194

Back up light
1995 - 2000 = 1156
2001 - 2004 = 921

Front sidemarker = 168

Glove box = 74

Dome Light = DE3175

Step/Courtesy light = DE3021 / DE3022

Trunk/Cargo area
1995 - 1997 = DE3022

Instrument - General = 194
 

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Step and glove box lights? Imma need to search a bit more for those. Sounds like maybe the sr5?

As always @Enola Gaia much thanks.

Is there a count on the cluster bulbs? Looks like just 2. But wanna have in hand before I rip it apart to change over. And is there a listing for hvac? (Not even sure mine has lighting. Been a few days since I have had out in the dark)
 

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... Is there a count on the cluster bulbs? Looks like just 2. But wanna have in hand before I rip it apart to change over. ...
FWIW ...
The 1995.5 - 1997 cluster circuit documentation seems to indicate 4 bulbs for illumination in both the tach and non-tach clusters.
 
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