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Fan speed switch not working.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbmcmahon, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    BenMara

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    LOL but i like it when the wire bundle diameter is doubled cause the splices... i can just wrap more Scotch 70 around it and tie with waxed braid...
     
  2. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    So this worked for mine- three days ago my 2013 tacoma started only blowing on high, I read through the first few pages of this thread while I was sitting at the toyota store and decided to look through my wiring before buying any parts from the dealership. Somewhere at the start of this thread I also read that not having enough flow from the cabin filter could also result with some overheating of the resistor and/or wires and cause wires to burn.

    I also had a minuscule, odd sounding, high pitched squealing noise that increased with my RPM. I had no good way to describe this noise to get any results from google (also fixed during this process, described below).

    What I did ( and now mine is working again)- I stopped by autozone and picked up some electrical connector grease and a cabin air filter. First I replaced the cabin filter, then visually inspected the resistor and wiring. The "C" pin on my connector had a slight burnt dark brown spot and the connector was pin inside was not as tight as the other 3. So I popped out that one pin, bent the pin back to the position where it would have a good connection, coated in the grease, and put back together. It has worked great since then without replacing any parts.

    For the strange sound- I took the blower motor assembly apart by removing a phillips head screw, then another under the first. Removed the cover, which mine was pretty tight and tricky but it comes apart, and used wd40 to lubricate the shaft. I did this by removing the little "C" clip thing and several rubber washers beneath the clip, sprayed a very small amount of wd40 on the shaft and let gravity take it down the shaft toward the inside. I did this from both sides of the shaft. The inside of the motor was filthy with black dust, so I blew it out and put it back together. I'm no electrician, so if this was graphite and was suppose to be in there someone please let me know lol. But after putting it all back together the noise is gone and my AC works in all positions.
     
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  3. May 5, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Well I have had the exact same fan switch problem on and off for 2 years thinking it was some kind of CAN bus problem with one of the computers. Dumb me, no hi tech involved. Just a roasted connector terminal in a poorly designed wiring harness!

    I ordered one of the Amazon kits, but don’t want to really wait for a virus delayed delivery. I just used a poker to bend the fried connector a bit and sprayed it with DeOxit. Working fine now and there is nothing wrong with the resistor module.
    If it happens again, I’ll replace the connector but not the resistor. What a PITA getting that resistor out. Nearly lost one screw down under the carpet.

    I bought a resistor and connector for $15. Probably manufacturing cost is <$3. If Toyota was really “with us through these difficult times” As their ad says, they would just send every gen 1 & 2 owners a new connector.
     
  4. May 13, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    Got new inline connector with crimp splices and new resistor module today. Guess I have some work now to do.
     
  5. May 29, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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  6. Jun 1, 2020 at 8:10 PM
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    anyone have the opposite problem? today my ac started acting up. It works fine on the first 3 settings, then when it goes to the last setting (high) it blows like its on the lowest setting. First time it happened I turned the truck off and restarted and the ac worked fine. Second time it didn't work at all, even with restarting it. Drove to work, turned truck off, waited a few minutes and restarted it and the ac worked fine on high. 2008 model fwiw.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...nt-work-on-high-setting.643036/#post-23460625
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    It’s been ~2 months after “repair” of old connector by cleaning and tighten the connector. Still working fine.
    Guess the Amazon repair kit will remain in the glove box for a while longer....
     
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  9. Feb 6, 2021 at 6:09 PM
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    Thank you for your time and information that you gathered. The wiring document is an added plus.

    So far, the metal jacketed resistor is working really well with the new square connector. Thanks again. I am very glad everything is working perfectly again.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    Thank you for this. I love the new parts. This new design resistor 87138-04070 works great in my 2012 Tacoma. I love the new square connector too. Thanks.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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  12. Feb 8, 2021 at 3:50 PM
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    I have the updated resistor pack. New hip :mad: will not let me install. Stop by willya? :)
     
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  13. Feb 9, 2021 at 1:38 AM
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    Kansas might be a bit out of my way.

    I would be glad to if you were closer...
    How is the new hip BTW?
     
  14. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Just a bit lol. Hip not so good, by now it should be 100%.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Thanks to all that have spent hours documenting and figuring this stuff out. I put the blame on Toyota with a poor design to begin with and then a solution that is like painting a moving train.

    My history: (you can skip down to my solution)
    Mine is a 2010 OR purchased brand new off the showroom floor. No one else but myself and a few minor trips to the dealer have touched it. A year after I bought it the blower motor started to squeak. I took the whole thing apart and polished the armature, commutator, bearings, etc. I lubed it up good and it ran for a year or more quiet. Finally it squeaked again. Toyota had an upgraded blower (expensive) but I bought it and it's been fine ever since. About 7 years ago I had the dreaded fan only on high issue. It was a burnt connection to the resistor. A little electrical cleaner, bending the contact to make a stronger connection and some die-electric grease (let's not get into its not a conductive grease discussion, I know that and that's exactly what I wanted). It worked fine for a few more years but finally really burned up again. This time I bought the Dorman aftermarket kit with a new resistor and plug. It worked great until my trip to Las Vegas last week. Great time to go out. I tested the resister for ohmage like specified and it was open connections on all pins. I ordered another Dorman resistor and it came DOA with no ohms either. Pissed off I went to dealer and got the OEM with the new upgrade harness. The OEM resistor now has ohmage. I verified all voltages in all switch connections and they are good. On LO I get 12V between pins 3/4. On M1 its 3/1 and 3/4. On M2 its 3/2 and 3/4. My common pin on the old flat connector is 3.

    My solution:
    My current pin layout of the flat connector is from right to left
    A - Green with yellow stripe
    B - Blue with black stripe
    C - White with blue stripe
    D - White with black stripe

    upload_2021-4-14_13-9-48.jpg

    Now I see in previous post that Toyota must have changed the pin and wire color layouts on the square harness. Mine looks like this

    upload_2021-4-14_13-12-12.jpg

    Sorry for the blurry photo but the top is 2,1 and the bottom is 4,3. THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SQUARE WIRE PINNING.

    1 is Blue
    2 is Green
    3 is White
    4 is White with black stripe

    I used the one from the chart caribe_makaira provided (thanks)

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    Since there are so many variables with the harness wiring, 3rd to 3rd gen, 2nd gen to 2nd gen, I decided to give it a try but used wire nuts temporarily and plugged in the new resistor.

    upload_2021-4-14_13-22-11.jpg

    It worked like a champ. LO is the lowest, M1 is a little faster, M2 is even more airflow, and HI is full blast. I then undid the wire nuts and squeezed them into water resistant butt connectors.

    The harness number I bought at the dealer 4/13/2021 is 82141-04Q80 ($19.19). The resistor is 87138-04070 ($39.59).
     
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