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E Locker help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kuntry09, May 9, 2017.

  1. May 9, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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    kuntry09

    kuntry09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For a while now the e locker on my truck hasn't worked correctly. It would seem to lock in, but the light on the dash would still blink. I decided to investigate yesterday, cleaning all the electrical connections first, when I discovered that one of the connectors had been separated from the wires. From my reseach, it appears to be the connection for the indicator light on the dash. The wires had some how pulled clean out of the connector. Ive tried searching all over to find a female connector the same as this one, but I've come up empty handed. The only solution I've found so far is to buy a whole new harness from low range off road. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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  2. May 9, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    Is that for the detection switch? (the thing that tells the computer that the diff is locked)
    If so 90980−11250

    If the wires are still good and have the metal pins attached, you can just push them straight into the new housing. If not, you will need 2 of these (repair wires).
    82998-12440

    I found this info using the 99 tacoma connector reference and the master toyota connector reference. I first found the connector number from the 99 list, then searched in the master list to verify that it looks the same. Then search the 2nd part of the part number and you will find the repair wire part number for that particular connector.
     

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  3. May 9, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    Yes, it's for the detection switch, telling the computer that it's locked and turns the Diff Lock light solid. Everything else is working as it should and is locking, I made certain of that this morning. The light on the dash just continuously blinks even when it's locked.

    That is exactly what I have been looking for! Unfortunately the wires broke from metal pins, so I will have to use the repair wires. Thanks for the help!
     
  4. May 9, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    taco03Trd

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    Hey guy sorry to jump in just looking for some help on the same issue. My elocker not working. Went i hit my swich i get no light on the dash. I check my fuse is good . Can the switch go bad ?

    Again sorry to jump in just looking for help .

    Have a good day TW
     
  5. May 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    Does it light up when you put the key in the ignition? I would lean towards the light not working before the switch. Does the locker engage even without the light?
     
  6. May 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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    taco03Trd

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    Sorry for the late respond the light dont turn on on the switch i check it in the bulb in side maybe burn out . The elock wont engage at all .

    Whats next?
     
  7. May 9, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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    If you've checked fuses, and all are fine, I would think that the problem is in the locker itself. do you have a way to check and see if it is getting power at all?
     
  8. May 9, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    taco03Trd

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    I took the switch off an i did check for power i do have power .
     

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