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grey wire mod

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

  1. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Cykososhull

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    Thanks for the write up. This was so simple. Why doesn't Toyota make it standard to use the locker in 2 wheel and 4 hi?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    More than likely liability issues. Also if you try to engage the locker at any speed higher than about 10-15 mph it will strip the gears out on the motor.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    Hmm, as far as I know the warning is to not go above 5mph when engaging the locker. At least by Toyota.

    I just always come to a complete stop when engaging.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    Redneck92

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    Either way, I like to come to a complete stop as well. Seems to engage/disengage faster when coming to a complete stop vs. rolling.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    I done the grey wire mod! Simple easy mod that worked the first time I tried it before I put the kick panel back on. Tried it the other day in 4H,4LO and H 2 and now my diff lock light is blinking and my ABS light will come on
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    This is one of the best mods you can do for free.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    2003greenbean

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  8. Oct 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Hello all,

    First time poster here. Been reading about this for awhile. Went out and did it today. Works great!

    Thanks!
     
  9. Oct 25, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    i must do this now!!! (deep evil voice)
     
  10. Oct 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    Then go forth & grey wire my son (high pitched girly voice):p
     
  11. Nov 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Did this mod today. Easy as pie. 2001 DC 4wd limited. Worked like a charm. No ABS light.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    I did this mod a couple weeks ago on a 2002 dc and since then every once in a while i smelled a slight scent of wires burning. I stuck my head down by the mod area and it seems its coming from there. After checking the splices i noticed the screw the ground is attached to was loose and i tightened it and couldnt see any obvious sign of wires melting. Could the ground have been the problem or did i mess something up. And yes i cut the grey wire and connected the right end. Any advice would be appreciated before my truck bursts into flames
     
  13. Nov 15, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Whats the top speed to use the locker at without causing damage?
     
  14. Nov 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Once it's engaged, you can go as fast as you like pretty much. Just as long as you're not trying to turn sharp on terrain that doesn't have any give.

    It's the engagement process that you need to be under 5mph for. I just come to a complete stop before I engage or disengage my locker. Better safe than sorry.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    hey thanks a bunch! engagement seems like a no brainer but i keep thinkin there mustve been a reason toyota had a lockout on the elocker.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Just to keep you from grenading your rear diff probably. If you accidentally hit the locker button while going say 50mph, say goodbye to your rear end...
     
  17. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Oof... Haha yeah that would be rough
     
  18. Nov 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Not really sure why you'd be smelling burning insulation & as far as loose ground screw I guess you could get a little sparking at the loose connection point but dont think it'd be enough arcing to start something to burn
     
  19. Nov 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    If they say don't engage over 5mph, though, you can still easily do that in 4lo.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    I don't think I'd ever try to engage my locker on the fly, i always push the diff button at stand stll, then slowly apply gas for forward movement till gears line up & lock seems like doing it otherwise might be asking for ring gear chipping
     
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