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Grey wire mod

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

  1. Jan 30, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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    back_on_two

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    I just did this on my 2004 and, as everyone already said, super easy!

    I didn't read through every page, but one thing I'll note is that my connector did not have 5 pins on top and 5 on bottom, but 4 on top with a space in the middle and 6 on the bottom.

    1 2 _ _ 3 4
    10 9 8 7 6 5

    It was still pin 8 and a gray wire, but just a different connector than the one illustrated on page 1 of this thread.
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    Alright, I finally got around to doing the "Grey Wire Mod" on my 2002 3.4l TRD. When I first spliced the new ground to the truck I used the kick panel screw, only to find that the mod did not wot as to my diff lock light still flashing and the e-locker not engaging. I relocated the ground to the bolt just above it and it was still flashing. I drove the truck around the yard and it finally engaged and now it engages every time after that. I don't know if it wasn't making a good connection or the motor was a little cold/seized. Any input?
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    I'm still planning to do the mod. Don't know why I haven't yet! Anyway, it took a bit to get my locker working but after using it a couple of times it was way faster. I posted about it in this thread somewhere. Thanks for reminding me to do this before winter!
     
  4. Nov 22, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    The diff actuator can become stuck from not using. Use it once a month for keeping it working correct. It not locking right away had nothing to do with your ground.
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Not reading this whole post. Has the light always on been fixed? Easy way around it?
     
  6. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    What light always on?
    I did the grey wire mod on my ‘03 4x4 and had no lights stay on.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    Wondered about the locker light being on. On the first page, that was the case. I figured someone has since corrected.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    This one. Maybe I misread and it was actually was supposed to be engaged and my brain assumed otherwise.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Correct, he was just showing how the locker can now be engaged without the vehicle being in 4x4 :thumbsup:
    It did trip me up also when I read it.
     
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    I wish I could do this. But my buddy will be pumped.
     
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    Everyone just scrolled back to the top now!!
     
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    My 2003 TRD has the same pinout.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    Also I want to point out that one reason I did the grey wire mod is my pin 8 was giving 12V even when in 4-LO. It was never grounding and thus was preventing the actuator from attempting to lock.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    This may be a dumb question but will this work on a 98 Tacoma with a elocker? I only seem do see the early 2000 model years posting on having done this.
    Thanks
     
  15. Nov 17, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Being this is in First Gen forum, and a '98 is a First Gen Tacoma, I think your odds are pretty good.
     
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  16. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    That's kinda what I thought but some things are different, like the rear springs between the 96-97 compared to the 98 and later models.
    I didn't want to let out any of that magic white smoke that makes everything work.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Well, let's see if anyone has anything more to add. I am not a Toyota mechanic or have done the mod on my 2001... I had no need for a locked rear in anything other than low range 4WD. I used it often, however.
     
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  18. Nov 17, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Hoping to hear of someone with a 98 that has done this or knows for sure. Most of my wheeling will probably not require 4 wheel drive if I have a locker so for me it seemed a good option.
    Anyone out there have a definitive answer?
     
  19. Mar 28, 2020 at 2:18 AM
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    I have a 2001 sr5 and it has factory locker. Can I grey wire mod it ?
     
  20. Mar 28, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    Yes.
     
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