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Anyone pulled their ABS Fuse out???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by offroadTRD, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    offroadTRD

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    If you have.... then please enlighten me on how. I have used every pair of channel locks, needle nose pliers, and screwdrivers (for prying up) out there with no luck to get this little fellow out. It is the yellow 60 amp fuse under the hood that I am talking about in case you are wondering. I have quit trying after 2 attempts on removing the fuse now since I have mangled the plastic body of the fuse with my efforts before I lost my composure and hit it with a BFH and caused more damage. To let you in on my reasoning for this "customized" change, I am at ends meet with my tacoma's ABS system. It has caused me to have multiple ass puckering moments in the driver's seat in normal braking conditions and has almost left me with a mangled truck at times :mad:. One little rock under my front tire under normal pedal pressure has caused this sensitive system to kick in at the worst possible times and has left me second guessing my own ability and my trucks' ability to maintain control of my vehicle even under normal conditions. Normal braking pressure on a dirt road or a slightly slippery hunting road WITHOUT my ABS engaging.....?? Haha, forget it!!! MY ABS takes over each and every time and I am frankly disgusted with it. Sorry for the rant guys, I would just love to get this fuse out or disable the system somehow so that I can live Toyota ABS free for a change. Thanks in advance for replies.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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    G scott04

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    I am abs free now as well!! I do have that stupid annoying dash light though, will the fuse your pulling fix that?

    anyway damn if needle nose won't get... Idk thats all i have ever used for pulling out a fuse....
     
  3. Feb 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    The fuse is bolted in...
     
  4. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    yeah its bolted in from the bottom. I had this exact same problem and if you look at your fuse box under your hood, the top of it seperates off (there is little clips on the side) and I just unbolted the wire that goes to the ABS fuse and electrical tapped it. The ABS light comes on in the dash but you can actually stop on ice haha
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    When I first bought my truck I was kind sad to find out it didn't have abs
    This kinda makes me happy I don't
    A light on the dash would kill me

    Good luck removing it
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    just remove the ABS2 fuse... i think it's 30 amps. no need to pull the ABS1 fuse. i pulled just the ABS2 and then removed the bulb from behind the dash so no annoying light. :)
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    X2----^^^^^
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    Makes me wonder if anyone has setup a switch to turn ABS on and off. I've seen it for 2nd gens but I haven't seen it for 1st gens even after I tried searching around. An ABS on/off switch would be cool so you can have ABS when you want it and have it off when you don't
     
  9. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    yeah i dont have abs love driving without it in all my sport cars n truck hehe. hate abs
     
  10. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    i hear ya! the ABS system on my truck was throwing fits and would randomly kick in under even light to moderate braking. i had enough.

    i have driven many, many cars without ABS and ride a motorcycle on the track... i think i know how to brake.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    Whats ABS:notsure:
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Find the feed to the ABS fuse, and run a cutout switch to the dash. Use the same gauge wire, and size the switch to the next highest rating above fuse's rating.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    ^^^This. shouldn't be that hard.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    you are kidding, right ?

    antilock braking system designed to allow steering ability when
    tires would normally lock up under hard braking. abs allows wheels
    to spin then grab again...in pulses. these pulses allow steering inputs
    to actually work

    sometimes ABS kicks in when you do not want it to and
    it can mess up handling when offroad...because sometimes
    you do want the wheels to be able to lock up. also a locked
    up wheel builds up dirt/snow in front of it, and this helps braking
    but doesn't do crap for steering

    ABS= pretty much mandatory for street use and safety...
    ABS= optional and sometimes disgusting for offroad use
    ABS= unable to be switched off on early Tacos
    ABS= able to be switched off on newer Tacos via switching
    to specific traction modes

    most offroaders design a way to turn off ABS at will
     
  15. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    I was kidding...

    Sarcasm is sometimes lost over the interwebs
    My 02 didn't come with it...:anonymous:
     
  16. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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  17. Feb 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    A sarcasm font would mitigate this.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    Where is the abs2 fuse on my 03? i am led to believe that if i remove this fuse i can say good by abs?
     
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