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Blew something up... help me figure out what

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flightcancled, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    flightcancled

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    Ok, so last night I finally finished my $15 4x4 swtich illumination project. After tying into the climate controls everything was fine, but I realized that what I thought were white LEDs were yellow and went to swap them. I pulled the switch back out, cut the power and ground wires and went back inside.

    All back together and ready to go but... its really dim, wait now its not working! Wait, where are the illumination lights for my climate controls and radio buttons???

    My guage lights are still functioning as is my dimmer switch, radio (including the screen), the lights for the climate control buttons and power outlets. It seems I have lost the circut for all the interior lights that come on whenever your headlights or running lights are on.

    I have been trying to search and figure out which fuse I might have blown, but I am not sure what circut that power is off. I have pulled all the 10 and 7.5 Amp fuses, and they all look good. My best guess is that when I snipped the wires the cutters made a connection and blew something, I just don't know what...
     
  2. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    S.B.

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    It is mot likely a fuse. Look in the fus panel behind the left side box thing next to the steering wheel.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Check your IGN NO.2 fuse
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    wat?
    what means were used to tie into the A/C controls? i had a situation when I did mine where the tap cut enough of the wire to make the A/C controls go out, but still 'feel' intact
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Did you cut the power and ground wires together? If you did, then you essentially tied them together and shorted them out. I'd check the fuses.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Exactly what happened, didn't even think about it when I did it.

    I never would have thought to try the ignition fuses. I'll see if that will work!
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Well its not the ignition fuse, but the tail light fuse that you get the power from. Took hours to figure it out, but now I am all set. Thanks for the help!
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    sounds like another successful mod way to go
     
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