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Old 09-30-2013, 01:39 AM   #381
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No grey wire cut!

I never wanted to do this mod because I was non fond of cutting a factory wire! So I figured out a way to do it without cutting it. Actually two ways. First way remove grey wire from the modular plug then I found a modular plug in the same area not in use I think its for the factory security system. So I removed one of the wires from the unused modular plug and cut it back 6 in. Then inserted it were I removed the grey wire from the 4wd mod plug and put a ring terminal on other end. When I reinstalled the 4wd control box I just put the ring terminal under the bolt for ground perfect and neat! Second way is remove grey wire from modular plug put shrink tube over end to protect. Now open the black 4wd control box and slide out circuit board (very easy to do) Now on the back of the plug on the circuit board on the bottom row of metal strips from plug solder a jumper to connect the two middle ones. One is from the grey wire the other is a ground. this is a very neat and professional way to do it! My only word of caution is taking the wires out of the modular plugs is a BITCH.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #382
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Thanks for the write up. This was so simple. Why doesn't Toyota make it standard to use the locker in 2 wheel and 4 hi?
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #383
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Thanks for the write up. This was so simple. Why doesn't Toyota make it standard to use the locker in 2 wheel and 4 hi?
More than likely liability issues. Also if you try to engage the locker at any speed higher than about 10-15 mph it will strip the gears out on the motor.
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More than likely liability issues. Also if you try to engage the locker at any speed higher than about 10-15 mph it will strip the gears out on the motor.
Hmm, as far as I know the warning is to not go above 5mph when engaging the locker. At least by Toyota.

I just always come to a complete stop when engaging.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #385
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Hmm, as far as I know the warning is to not go above 5mph when engaging the locker. At least by Toyota.

I just always come to a complete stop when engaging.
Either way, I like to come to a complete stop as well. Seems to engage/disengage faster when coming to a complete stop vs. rolling.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #386
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I done the grey wire mod! Simple easy mod that worked the first time I tried it before I put the kick panel back on. Tried it the other day in 4H,4LO and H 2 and now my diff lock light is blinking and my ABS light will come on
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #387
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This is one of the best mods you can do for free.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #388
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It's good because it's free and makes drifting dirt roads even more fun
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Hello all,

First time poster here. Been reading about this for awhile. Went out and did it today. Works great!

Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:54 PM   #390
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i must do this now!!! (deep evil voice)
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #391
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i must do this now!!! (deep evil voice)

Then go forth & grey wire my son (high pitched girly voice)
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #392
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Did this mod today. Easy as pie. 2001 DC 4wd limited. Worked like a charm. No ABS light.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #393
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I did this mod a couple weeks ago on a 2002 dc and since then every once in a while i smelled a slight scent of wires burning. I stuck my head down by the mod area and it seems its coming from there. After checking the splices i noticed the screw the ground is attached to was loose and i tightened it and couldnt see any obvious sign of wires melting. Could the ground have been the problem or did i mess something up. And yes i cut the grey wire and connected the right end. Any advice would be appreciated before my truck bursts into flames
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What top speed do you guys do when locked?
Whats the top speed to use the locker at without causing damage?
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Once it's engaged, you can go as fast as you like pretty much. Just as long as you're not trying to turn sharp on terrain that doesn't have any give.

It's the engagement process that you need to be under 5mph for. I just come to a complete stop before I engage or disengage my locker. Better safe than sorry.
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hey thanks a bunch! engagement seems like a no brainer but i keep thinkin there mustve been a reason toyota had a lockout on the elocker.
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hey thanks a bunch! engagement seems like a no brainer but i keep thinkin there mustve been a reason toyota had a lockout on the elocker.
Just to keep you from grenading your rear diff probably. If you accidentally hit the locker button while going say 50mph, say goodbye to your rear end...
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Oof... Haha yeah that would be rough
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I did this mod a couple weeks ago on a 2002 dc and since then every once in a while i smelled a slight scent of wires burning. I stuck my head down by the mod area and it seems its coming from there. After checking the splices i noticed the screw the ground is attached to was loose and i tightened it and couldnt see any obvious sign of wires melting. Could the ground have been the problem or did i mess something up. And yes i cut the grey wire and connected the right end. Any advice would be appreciated before my truck bursts into flames
Not really sure why you'd be smelling burning insulation & as far as loose ground screw I guess you could get a little sparking at the loose connection point but dont think it'd be enough arcing to start something to burn
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Just to keep you from grenading your rear diff probably. If you accidentally hit the locker button while going say 50mph, say goodbye to your rear end...
If they say don't engage over 5mph, though, you can still easily do that in 4lo.
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