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diff lock mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BrianPK, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Apr 4, 2007 at 3:06 AM
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    BrianPK

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    My 01 came with a diff lock switch. i've tried turning it on once. the light just blinked.

    i was browsing through the 2nd gen taco forum and saw that the stock config only lets the locker engage when it's in 4lo. is it the same for the first gen? is that why my light just kept blinking?

    if so, is there a mod to bypass it? can i use the same writeup to do the mod as the 05+?


    lots of questions!
     
  2. Apr 4, 2007 at 5:51 AM
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    What you are looking for is referred to as the "Grey Wire Mod"


    And yes unmodded Toyota designed it to only be used in 4lo
     
  3. Apr 4, 2007 at 2:01 PM
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    The diff lock has to be performed in 4 wheel low.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2007 at 12:19 PM
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    It doesn't HAVE to be used only in for low but toyota did include this as a safety feature and quite frankly you should never really need this in any other situation. If you are in a predicament that requires extreme traction, the lo and lock combo will work but usually just the low itself will work in places where you would be tempted to use the high and lock feature. I would not bypass the lo and lock feature unless you really know how to use it or at least make sure you use it with caution.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2007 at 1:45 AM
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    i checked out the web site and it alks about using it on the 1st gen tacomas but is it available for the 2nd gen's?? or is it the same for both??
     
  6. Jul 22, 2007 at 5:20 AM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    I have a friend that works at the toyota dealership and he made it so my diff loc works in 2 hi 4 hi and 4 lo I dont know what he did but I have never used it I dont think my taco has seen more that a dusty dirt road.. what a waste huh.. but I can ask him what he did to it if you would like and if you can do it to the 05+ :D
     
  7. Jul 26, 2007 at 1:17 AM
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    that would be great!!! please do!! also ask him if the dealership will give me hell if they find out.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2007 at 1:23 AM
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    that would be great!!! please do!! also ask him if the dealership will give me hell if they find out.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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    hey I asked him about that and he said they can do it but if they find out they will freak out and, you know how they are the warranty will be an issue, since Mine is lifted and they tell me that the warranty is shit anyway Im past 36000 so thats why I didnt care if the engine or trans shits the bed I guess we will have some issues so Id wait till you get the miles on it or lift it.. hope that helps
     
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