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Fogs Anytime=Dead Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bjasper, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    bjasper

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    Today I tried to do the Fog Lights Anytime, but I ran out of time and just left out the fuse and did not reattach the "green" wire. Then I noticed my tail lights might be out, but they weren't. So I put the fuse back in and reconnected the circuit and the fogs worked again. However, later today I ended up on the side of the road with a dead truck. The radio went out first then the speedometer went to 0. Eventually, it didn't start and the lights worked for only short periods of time.

    I think the alternator might be broken or the battery is not recharging. Could this be because of a problem with the fuse box?

    Has anything like this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    Aw9d

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    I just did this mod about 5 days ago and had no issues. Got any pic's of what you installed?
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    I have never had issues with mine. Photo of what you did would be helpful.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Its in the shop right now, but all I did was splice the green wire back together and it worked again.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    I didn't splice a green wire.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    dYL0n

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    There is multiple ways to do the mod. Where'd you get the write-up to do it?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    don't know which write up you followed, but it should have only taken 15min tops.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    I used the write up I'm piercedtiger's cheap/free mod thread. I couldn't find any others that made sense to me.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    Don't cut the green wire. Tap "into" it. The wire has to be connected other wise it bypass the charging system and doesnt send a charge to your battery. I had the same problem. Just re-connect the green wire
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Yeah the 2012's are different but I think the links posted should work. I would redo it and you should be all set.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    You most likely burned a cell in your battery too. I had to change mine
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 at 2:27 AM
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    yeah, similar thing happened to me yesterday, but the truck didn't die......just lost the speedo, compass, outside temp, power windows, temp and fan (cabin), had the lights on for parking brake, traction control, and abs.......I looked back at the foglights anytime mod for 2nd gen 05-11 and someone had the same issue.
    all it was was a 10A fuse for ign2 that had blown....guessing that the fuse is linked to a relay to give power to all those things....it's fixed now.

    Good luck with yours OP
     
  15. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    Like others said, don't cut the green wire, splice/tap into it. People really need to learn the difference between cut and splice before trying electrical mods.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Or dont do them if you don't know what you're doing.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    Yeah. A lot of these mods only work if you splice (tap) into a wire, and things break if you cut. While others actually require cutting a wire. Some mods require both, and doing the wrong order really f's things up.
     
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