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Is there a way to disable ABS?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Country101, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Country101

    Country101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My ABS have been a pain in my but and I dont know why they would ever be put on a 4x4. The first time I went down to the creek I tried to stop before I hit the water and slid in the silt for about 10-12 feet because they kept engaging. If they had locked up I would have stopped in 3. Then on the way home one day, I hit a reflector in the center line as I went to turn down my road and they engaged and almost made me go into the ditch. Toyota would not tell me how to disable them cause they are a "safety feature"(big sarcastic quotes there....). Does anybody know how to temporarily disable them(incase I sell it down the road, I want to be able to turn them back on)? I have seen a mod with a switch, I think, but I dont want to have a switch because they will never be turned back on while I am driving.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    Pugga

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  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    Pull ABS fuse and be done with it:D.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    Is there another mod that doesnt use a switch?

    How many fuses do I need to pull if I want to do that? Arent there 4-5 of them?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    Yeah, cut the wire and don't put the switch in...

    Make sure you use the correct write up, one is just for the Off Roads.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    Hey,

    I am not sure of your states inspection requirements so with that in mind, you’re probably going to have to put a switch in. Here in Delawehere??? lol they have a brake check stop pad that measures your braking percentages per wheel. I am not real sure they could tell you had the ABS turned off but, if it affects the numbers enough they might be able to say there is something wrong with your brakes and fail your inspection. Just my two cents I do agree with you ABS can get you into trouble but as it's already been said there are people who do not know how to drive with out them. I think everyone should be taught how to drive in a standard shift, manual steering, manual brakes, manual everything vehicle. If you can do that you can drive any car or non commercial truck and not rear end someone at 45 while looking for the switch for the rear windows lol ( Ask Me How I know ) and no not in my Tacoma different vehicle.


    Cypher
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    I dont have to worry about any inspections. We dont have them here any more. Havent done it since I was a kid as best I can recall.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    Anthony250f wired up a switch to his and it works really good
     
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