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2013 tacoma ac resistor issue

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by betboy25, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    betboy25

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    Hello group,
    About 2-3 weeks ago my AC unit in my 2013 Tacoma stopped working except in the HIGH position. I did some research and found that I should replace the resistor and that should take care of the problem. I did that and it fixed it. Yesterday, the same problem occurred again. The AC stopped working except on HIGH speed. Anyone have some ideas about why this is happening? Thanks for any help
    Lee
     
  2. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    @Jimmyh will have some suggestions for you.

    I have tagged him with this post.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    tomwil

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    Probably the connector itself is either not making a good connection, or is overheated/burnt.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. I am a green horn at this. Can I replace the connector myself or is that something a mechanic needs to do? I was able to change out the resistor myself(as much cussing trying to get at it in the small space on the dash board area).
     
  5. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    Thank you.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    You can change the connector with a stripper and a crimper.

    The terminals on the motor and resistor bridge fit loose and are prone to burning.

    Resistor and connector needed for the fan speed.

    [​IMG]

    Look at both connectors on the motor. I'd be willing to bet one or both of them are burned.

    If they have burn marks you need to replace the connector plugs.

    Part number 90980-10916 Connector

    Part Number 82998-12380 Wire and terminal

    Not sold as a kit, sold as each. So you will need one of the plugs and two of the terminal and wires.

    Connector:


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    Terminals:

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  7. Jul 19, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    Thank you very much for the help. I will check it out tomorrow and let ya know what I find.
    Cheers!
     
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  9. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    That was the problem! I replaced the wiring and it works now. Thanks for your advice!
     
  10. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    I just bent the pin a little in mine so it would make better contact still working after 2 weeks
     
  11. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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