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ABS disable switch Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yoytoda, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    I found an easy way to disable the abs by accident. I installed my lift without taking the wheel sensor wire bracket loose. Snapped the wire. I didnt know until i had an ABS light come on. after troubleshooting the wiring i found the broken wire. so i thought, why not install a switch there to disable WHILE OFFROAD in conditions of loose terrain.


    The wheel sensor has a plug located on the top of the frame rail just inside the inner fender(either side) the passenger is a bit easier to get to... choose one wire and cut it. install a SPST switch in the cab and run speaker wire (18g 2 conductor) from the switch to the cut wires. Installing the switch in series. When you turn the switch off (opening the circuit) it will take out a sensor and kill the abs system. when turning the switch back on you may need to restart the vehicle for the abs to reset.

    on 09+ with TRAC (when the abs is off/disabled so is the VSC and TRAC) this will kill the auto lsd and the added traction.


    This is strictly for information. I do not recommend this. I am not responsible if YOU modify YOUR vehicle. I am not responsible for you killing yourself or others by using this mod... OFFROAD USE ONLY as ABS has been proven to shorten stopping distance

    Pictures will be posted as soon as I get a more aesthetically pleasing switch
     
  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Just a thought - some of that stuff is sensitive to voltage drops. I personally would use a relay located close to the location of your splice and wire back to your switch. That way there would be a minimum voltage drop to the ABS system. ...but I may be over analyzing it! :)
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    very good thought! im not sure the impedance of the length of wire and if the added legnth will cause over sensitivity do to the pulse being different due to added resistance. a relay would work great. now to use a NO or NC relay... i guess it depends on whether id have abs on or off more...
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    i will test different configurations. after doing some research on the wiring diagram i can see a few ways to disable abs without worrying about wheel sensor sensitivity or wiring a relay.

    KISS
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    KISS - yes!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    i wouldnt mind doing this to my first gen
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    take out 50amp #2 fuse and 30a #1 fuse and it disables abs. havent figured out which #1 fuse it is. theres 5 in one spot and 4 more on the side so its 1 in 9. is its possible to wire up a switch and a relay rather than pulling the fuses out each time i go offroad?
     
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