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Electrical help please

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by frickdogg, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    frickdogg

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    Arb bumper with warn winch, fox 3 inch racing system
    My 98 Runners dash and taillight fuse keeps blowing. Any suggestions, it happens after a few min of driving with the lights on.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    bicklebok

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    It's likely you have a short, where an exposed wire is touching metal. You may have to find a wiring diagram to help chase it down.

    If you have trailer lights or any other non factory wiring installed on that circuit, that would be a good place to start looking.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. OME aal with OME nitrochargers out back. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    I would also suggest looking into areas where you did a recent instal of a part. Bumper, lights, t hitch, anything close to wires that could have been pinched during an install.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    What he said ^^^
    That's were is was for me, trailer harness. :cool:
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    jbrandt

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    electrical problems are an absolute bitch to trace, if you're easily frustrated or just plain don't know what you're doing (I don't claim to be an expert!). Get yourself the wiring diagram (link below) for your truck and work methodically. Start at one end of the circuit and work up form there.

    Starting where you've recently done work or at your trailer harness is a good place to start, though.

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/
     
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