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Electrical issues dash, FIXED

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1997tacomav6, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    1997tacomav6

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    Anyone,

    Im having random electrical power loss.

    The dash lights, radio, heater, alarm, clock all loss power while driving for
    2 to 5 seconds and then power comes back.

    Dosen't effect the motor.

    What could this be?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    GQ7227

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    does the new alternator have anything to do with it? :notsure:
     
  3. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    No, don't think so, maybe a ground issue?
     
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  4. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    GQ7227

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    they want everybodys tacomas
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    But uselessly misinformed:D
    Poll says
    Bad ground:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    This is going to be interesting as those loads are grounded through several different ground points.

    Be simple if it was all one ground a Major ground loss would take out the ECM

    Loose fuses ??

    You say Alarm I would look real close at that No telling just what it is tied into .
     
  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    It was the neg battery cable to the battery post.

    The clamp is as tight as it will go and its still loose,

    Shim time :)

    20200228_160822.jpg
    20200228_161218.jpg
     
  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:16 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    The fact the ECM did not stumble is interesting.

    Then you might not have noticed .
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    Now that I think about I think it did a few times, but I thought it was something else
     
  10. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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  11. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    glad it was a easy fix
     
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  12. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    I was really happy when I figured it out.

    Minor pothole: I'm not sure the diameter of that hole, but it matched up with the clamps I had laying around already. Not sure if the ones I linked on Amazon are the same.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    I have had a set of military style terminals that have gone uninstalled for over a year because I've thought I would have to make custom cables and dreading it :homer:
     
  15. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    I had no idea they made those!!! I cut mine off abd put some cheesy aftermarket clamp on there. DAMN
     
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  16. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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  17. Feb 28, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 [OP] V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    All better, I trimmed the OEM cable so that there was just the tab and drilled the wire tab holes out a bit and both OEM cables fit on the wing bolt section now.

    20200228_175242.jpg
     
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  18. Feb 29, 2020 at 1:43 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    I use these clamps on all my vehicles.

    So much better
     

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