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grey wire mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2003greenbean, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    No, you can switch between locked or unlocked with the push of the RR Locker button in your truck whenever you want.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    ahhh got it!
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Ok so went wheeling up above the B in bountiful ut, went to shoot aome guns, snow filled muddy road, problem with locker still exsisted. Tested it out was not working. Got home tore panel off and just re did the whole jump wire. Now it works!!!!! But the light stays flashing so any one got an idea of why???
     
  4. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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    Excellent write-up, worked perfectly on my '03 TRD 4x4.

    Thanks :bananadance:
     
  5. Mar 25, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    If the RR locker light is blinking rapidly, your rear locker is still trying to engage. If the light is blinking at a slow pace, it means you are driving too fast (over 5mpg).
     
  6. Mar 25, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    The quickest way I'm able to get my rear diff to actually lock (solid light) is by after pressing the RR locker button, to drive slow and straight then turn my steering wheel slightly left and right. That always gets me locked in. YMMV.

    BTW I love this mod :D
     
  7. Mar 25, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    My light is always blinking, but I can hear it engage and feel it. Changed the ground multiple times still blinks. Oh well it works :D
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    Finally did this since it was warm outside. Going to come in very handy this Saturday! :D
     
  9. Apr 12, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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    Did this, everything went smoothly except the truck doesn't lock. I did all the things people recommended, driving in some dirt turning left and right trying to get the damn thing to line up and engage. Then I thought, well I never had it locked (thought I did when I test drived it months ago when I bought it, but remembered all the light did was blink and I had no idea that didn't mean it was locked) and I know the previous owner never wheeled it so I think I'm going to be tearing into it this weekend.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    Before you start "tearing into it" Try engaging a few more times, & since you've never had it locked & previous owner prolly never did, it may take a bit more to engage, I'd go ahead & put it in 4 lo & do the usual left/right turns. Also I'd stop in the middle of turns, put it in park & then put it into drive..

    This is a common problem for those who never engage their junk kinda of a "use it or lose it " deal...
     
  11. Apr 13, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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    That's what I read here too and saw from your other post. I was in 4 lo for at least 15 mins driving around with no luck in getting the thing to engage. I feel like it's seized or something at this point. It's a manual so I put it in neutral and first and second in low with no luck.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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    You might get a volt meter & see if the acuator/solenoid is getting juice also
     
  13. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Mine was barely used if at all before I got mine. It took a little while for mine to want to engage, and I would have to shift through all of the gears to get it to engage a lot of times.

    After I went wheeling and engaged and disengaged it a lot out there, it works pretty much immediately every time.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    Agreed, the more you use it the easier the engagement becomes...;)
     
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    Did it today on the new Taco (2002 sr5 4x4). Awesome mod, thanks for the posting of it.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    Took the locker off today. Actuator is seized. Electrically I am good as the actuator did twitch a couple times. Looking into tearing into that now.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Maybe some lube will get her moving again? :p Can you take some pics for us if you end up figuring it out? I'd love to keep a visual reference in my head on how to fix a non-responsive factory rear locker.
     
  18. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    Most likely its either dry/corroded or dry & corroded & from non use

    Good idea on the pics , best way I've seen to keep the E-locker alive & well is use, even if peeps dont see the dirt, sghould find a dirtr lot somewhere & engage it , consider it maintenance
     
  19. Apr 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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    I'm going off this second write up here:
    http://ttora.com/wiki/index.php/Actuator_Rebuild

    I will definitely take pics. I bought the truck last summer from the original owner and he never locked it so that's what, 12 years of non use? lol
     
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