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I messed something up please help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tiresmokintacoma, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    tiresmokintacoma

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    So i wanted to do the fog light on at any time mod. First this is how i did it. went to the fuse box by the battery. Found the little lime green wire. spliced into it. ran a connector to the relay for the fog light and it should have worked. I know a couple of people that did it this way and worked perfect. I tried and nothing. tried different pins on the same fog light relay and nothing. Weird things would happen when connected. The lights wouldnt turn on/ off. fog light wouldnt turn on stuff like that. Then after trying to make it happen I went to turn on my truck and the "abs" "brake" and the "rear locker" light came on. I DONT HAVE A LOCKER! my windows dont roll up. My A/C dont work. what happened? I put everything back to normal. but nothing. Please help. I checked the fuses. they are all good. I check the ones under the driverside dash. good. IDK what happened.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You blew a fuse. Your gonna have to pull all of them, and check.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Chris saves the day once again! :cool:
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    The thing is that I did pull them all and checked them. They all look perfect. Is there anything else that could be wrong? how do I fix the lights on the dash?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    IGN. No.2 Fuse
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Fuse, oorrrrrrrrr you might have been electrocuted into a third dimension when you spliced it where you now have a rear locker... and everything else just doesn't work. That's what I think happened.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Try the 50 AMP J/B fuse too.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    If you pulled the fuses make sure you put them back in the correct location.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    how can you tell when these are bad?
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    I make sure before I put it back in
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Got a multi-meter? use the continuity setting on a meter, touch each probe to either one of the prongs, if you get a tone, the fuse is good.
     
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    That or if you have a 12V light bulb hook a wire to the battery, then to one side of the fuse. Take another wire from the other side of the fuse to an anode on the light bulb. Then a third wire from the other anode of the bulb and back to the other side of the battery. The bulb should light. If it's an LED, polarity is specific. Sometimes you just have to MacGyver shit.
     
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    Just curious, have you tried undoing your splice?
     
  15. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Note to OP, whenever doing any electrical stuff on the vehicle, disconnect the battery first!
     
  16. Apr 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    yes. I put everything back the way it was.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Have you tried disconnecting the battery since? Leave it disconnected for 10-15 mins. Then hook it back up. This will clear temp data in the computer.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Ouch!!! I just did this mod about 2 hours ago.....worked great and only took about 30 minutes but only because I soldered my splice. My dad told me long ago he would woop my ass if he finds out I ever used a Scotch Lock Splice.....so I always have to do things the hard way to avoid an ass woopin.

    So.....uhhh......Shity man I got nothin! Im sorry.

    My only advice would be to PULL every fuse from both fuse boxes and start testing! Only to make things a bit easier on yourself in the end...only pull one at a time and make sure whatever you do, put it back in the exact same place. Sounds to me like you fried a relay before blowing a fuse. Some of this shit that turns on/off ect ect goes through the computer or a control box depending on what it is. Not sure if your seeing a combination of weird things because of that or not. I fried the dimmer switch in my dash and it caused the headlights, dashlights, markerlights/DTRL to do all kinds of crazy crap. Pulled the connector off the switch when I traced it down to that........everything works fine. except I have no climate control lights but whatever. Good luck man ill keep thinking about it maybe there is something im missing.

    Hey take a pic of the wire and relay you tapped into and post it for us. A pic of what you did might help?!
     
  19. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    X2 but forgot to add that to my story:rolleyes: Def do this OP!!!
     
  20. Apr 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    after about 6 hours of bull shit I finally fixed the damn problem. 2 fuses were out. "J/B 50amp" and "IG1 no.2" both of those were the ones that were messed up. thanks to everyone who helped. :)
     
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