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grey wire mod

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

  1. Jul 13, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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    LAL00O00

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    Hey so i started doing the mod, but when i took off the panel i found this. i was missing that box that you have on your tacoma (box covered with black foam). Anybody know what its for?
    it was just a loose connector

    P.s. i already did the grey mod, but i want to know what that box is for?

    photo.jpg
     
  2. Jul 14, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    SAND. SAND EVERYWHERE!! It think the box controls the transfer case actuator. So if yours is a J shift that could be why you don't have it. That's the Only thing I can think of.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM
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    Did this today. The only trouble was getting the white harness to unplug from the control box. I don't know why it fought so hard, but it wanted to just pull all the innards out with it. Other than that, 10 minute mod.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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    Sir clean your truck
     
  5. Jul 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    Hahahahaha i did that the second day i got it.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    After reading a handful of these posts.. Too lazy to ready them all at work.. Does this work with a 2nd gen tacoma as it does the first gen? Seems that it would be the same but wanted to double check
     
  7. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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    stumpjumper509

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    mod worked, quick and easy thanks fellas
     
  8. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Nope, whole different process
     
  9. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    DR007

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    Thanks that's what I needed to know. Now do you know if you can point me in the right direction?
     
  10. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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    Pretty sure theres a write up in 2nd gen section ...
     
  11. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    I searched and kept getting this one pulled up. I'll do some more searching then.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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  13. Jul 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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  14. Aug 5, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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    I successfully did it and tested it out over the weekend. Everything went smoothly, thanks to everyone's post in this thread. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014
  15. Sep 28, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    I just did this mod. Seems to work fine. It seems to take a while to get it to lock - 20-30 seconds or so. Is that normal?
     
  16. Sep 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    Thats pretty common either with or without the MOD, you'll find that the more you engage it the easier & quicker it'll become...
     
  17. Oct 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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    Just did the mod since I put a new e locker motor on yesterday, so I did this today. Took about 20 minutes because I ground the grey wire from the wiring harness instead of grounding the grey wire from the connector that plugs into the 4x4 black box

    Just a heads up on anyone about to do this mod, remember to ground the grey wire pigtail out of the white connector that plugs into the 4x4 box

    Just a great mod, I love using the locker in 2wd. It has a lot more power. I LOVE IT!
    a must do mod for anyone with an e locker
     
  18. Nov 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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    ChrisWilhelmArt

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    Basic block lift, there when i got it.. Stock otherwise.
    does this work on a 98 tacoma 4x4 single cab? i didnt realize these trucks came with lockers in the first place!?
     
  19. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    Basic block lift, there when i got it.. Stock otherwise.
    does this work on a 98 tacoma 4x4 single cab? i didnt realize these trucks came with lockers in the first place!?
     
  20. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    I didn't think there was a single cab 1st gen TRD w/locker ??...:confused::confused:


    But if for whatever reason you DID have the E-locker I'd think the process was the same...
     
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