OK...this is my first post so be gentle. Recently bought a 2009 Tacoma DC Sport LB, V6/Auto. Great truck!! It replaced a 2004 Ford F350 6.0 Diesel CC that I hated to part with, but the way Ford treats its customers, I didnt dare own it out of warranty. So when the 5yr/75K warranty was almost xpired I knew it was time. It was a toss up between the Toyota and Nissan Frontier. Liked the Nissan but knew the Toyota would be the better of the two in terms of longevity and durability.
Anyway got busy doing some cheap free mods as found here in the forum and am having a problem with the Defrost/AC Mod as outlined in the post. I had no problem locating and removing the D3 connector to the defroster servo but try as I might I could not remove the green wire from the connector. I have removed plenty of wires from connectors in the past but this one just wouldnt give in. I tryed all kinds of thin wires and clips and screwdrivers but it would not come out. Was about to give up...when the wire suddenly broke from the terminal. I guess from all the tuggging and pulling I must have weakened the copper wire to the point of breaking.
Figured it was diconnected anyway which is what was needed...so I reconnected the connector and started the truck and guess what? The A/C still operates when in the Defrost mode. So I guess for the 09 models it may not be the solid green wire. Only thing is now the compressor seems to be working even in the other modes as well. ARGG!!!
So now what do I do? I still cant get the terminal out of the connector to resplice it back to the green wire. And if and when I do correct it, does any one know which wire is the correct one for an 09 model? Sorry for the long post! Hope to keep posting in the future as I learn more about the truck!! Happy Trucking!!