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Empty relay socket under steering column.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Eltacos, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    LED conversion on every accessible bulb, TRD exhaust (dealership threw in for free along with the Blu-Logic).
    I have searched the forums without an answer. While installing all of my extra lights I noticed there is a relay socket under my steering column with one wire shorting across two terminals. One theory I have is the "stealership" had a security device installed there to disable the ignition while on the lot. Maybe an aftermarket alarm (that I didn't pay for) ignition cut-off.

    Anyone have an idea what it is for? I don't want to mess with it as it may have a consequence if I remove the wire and start testing the leads for "hot" and "common" connections.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    CtTaco

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  3. Jan 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    Vstrom30

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    Do you have a remote start? Did you buy it used? Some remote starts/keyless entry modules utilize a circuit opening relay for the fuel pump or ignition. This being said, someone may have removed this feature because it can draw power(depending on the setup) while the truck is off and the doors are locked. Or they just decided they didn't like it.
     
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