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Grey Wire assistance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cheesycook, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    Cheesycook

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    I went digging for my gray wire today in my 01 DC TRD and came up with nada. I found a couple boxes in the kick panel but nothing like what is shown in write ups and nothing with a gray wire in the appropriate locations. Anybody else find it in a different spot?

    And before somebody asks, yes, it does have an electronic locking diff.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    the louisiana garrett

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    I know what your talking about, mine was all the way back closest to the firewall, hidden by wires and the rug. I just had to do a thorough search as i knew it had to be there and i found it.
    Hope this helps and good luck.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 5:27 AM
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    Gray wire, Some lights in the bed area, and some character marks throughout.
    mine was right where they said it was, behind the panel and right to the left of the furthest forward bracket for the left kick panel. just unplug it and there you go. Make sure you cut the #8 and not to just look for the grey wire.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2009 at 12:32 AM
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    I figured out why I was having so big a problem finding the module. It's not there!!! I found the connector, but no box. What the hell?!!!
     
  5. Oct 18, 2009 at 1:48 AM
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    Yup, I confirmed that the module is missing and the locker is inop right now. Anyone know what the part number is and roughly what I am going to pay?
     
  6. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    So wait does your 4x4 work?
     
  7. Oct 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    Yeah, goes into 4wd nice and smooth and transfers to low easily. Light comes on properly.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    The grey wire mod is on the plug that goes into the 4wd computer, are you sure youve got the correct plug?
     
  9. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Yup, correct plug and wire layout, just no module. Having a heck of a time finding one.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    This is a guess on my part but it would seem like the 4wd computer where the grey wire is plugged into would have a hell of alot to do with your 4wd system working properly. You said that it works fine so something seem wrong.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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    Finally found a scrap yard with the module. They want $100 plus shipping. Definitely beats the dealership's $195. I guess I will check the finances on payday.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    i wish i had a gray wire!
     
  13. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    UPDATE: I got the control module from a scrap yard for $75, grounded the grey wire, and hooked it all up and............ IT WORKS!!! I tried her out in a gravel area and could feel the rear stiffen as the light went solid. It was a strange little adventure but it works now and that is what counts. Now if I could just find a canopy.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    :woot:Nice! good to hear man!
     
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