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Locker mod problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jason'sLawnCare, May 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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    I've seen the same question asked on multiple locker mod threads and all have been unanswered. When cutting the wires, which end gets connected to the relay, the end coming from the harness or from the plug side that goes to the ecu?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    Why won't anyone answer this, lol? :confused:
     
  3. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    The end coming from the harness. The relay replaces the function of the ECU.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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    Thank you. I figured as such, but didn't want to wire anything wrong and screw something up.

    I tried the other single wire method and I didn't like that I would have to unlock and turn off the switch to get out of 4HI.

    I haven't opened it back up to check wire colors. Has anything changed for a 2013?
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    I don't think the wiring has changed for any 05+ tacoma.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    Success!! Tested it out and it works great. Mine is one of the ones that the locker light does not light until it locks. No blinking.

    Thanks for the help username :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    does this mod also work on 07 thanks in advance
     
  8. Jul 27, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    Yes it does.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    i know tis looks like a hammered horse but , i am a recent discharged wounded warrior, my wife bought me a 07 crew cab 4x4 and the rear lock doesnt work in any selection will the mod help also when everyone says # 12345678 , they are talking about looking at the blades on the relay the two that are alike at the top starting left to right top to bottom that is order referred to right ? also if any trouble shooting would help my brother and dad took the actuator off it was clean as a pin inside , but are you supposed to be able to turn the worm gear and the contacts looked like new , also thy moved the rear fork into the locked position manually and it worked fine then un locked manualy and still no locking in 4 lo please help.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    What does being a fubar joe have to do with it? (I am one too before you get huffy). The mod won't fix a fucked up locker motor, if that's what is wrong. They are kind of a pain to get locked. You saw the shift fork right? Well it slides a splined sleeve over the end of the axle and if the splines aren't aligned it won't lock. It helps to drive in an S pattern, as this lines up the splines. If the locker motor isn't spinning at all, it might need a tear down and cleaning. It's pretty common for them to go tits up, especially if they get submerged in water a lot. Here is a link on how to rebuild them. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyota-truck-4runner/698966-e-locker-actuator-rebuild.html

    If that's too complicated or you just want a new one you can buy them from the dealer or sometimes ECGS has them- http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-12068451-toyota-rear-differential-e-locker-motor.html

    Some other reading on the subject- https://www.marlincrawler.com/tech/guide/how-index-your-electric-locker-motor

    How to test your motor- http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old.../06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/037008.pdf

    Good luck dude, let us know how it goes.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    i tried the mod and my relay sounds like a motor running so i went back to r/s and got another and same thing any answers
     
  12. Aug 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    sorry didnt finish my thought , what i meant to say is that being said it takes me a pretty good while to do this and of course i have to have help so it may be a while till i get to try and report back , sorry also i tried it and my relay sounds like a motor running got a new and same thing ?
     
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    The relay shouldn't make any noise other than "click" when you turn it on. Maybe find someone who is smart on electronics give you a hand, if you were closer I'd offer to help myself man.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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    I know this seems to be brought back up, but I'm going to attempt as my first TW post to simplify this mod. I installed it today on a 2014 Tacoma TRD Off-Road.

    First off, the directions are kind of complicated in a way and don't give the full details. The pictures give you a good idea. So use them as a reference. Second, DO NOT use the Radioshack relay 275-0217 (120VAC). This is the mistake I made and it does not work.

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RADIOSHACK RELAY 275-0218 (12VDC).

    Once you get behind the glove box, DO NOT remove the CPU. Its the black box on the right side looking at the glove box directly behind the plastic. If you take it out with the 2 screws its a pain to get back in. You can slide it off the bracket but theres no reason to and its in there tight. You will probably just break something.

    Make sure your locker is disengaged and truck off. You do not have to disconnect the battery since with the RR DIFF LOCK button off you don't get power to the wires anyways.

    One confusion is which connector piece do you cut the wires on? Cut from the connector that has the VIOLET and the WHITE. Some of the other colors are the same with the other connect.

    Another confusion is which end to you attach the spade connectors. You want to attach them from the HARNESS SIDE, not the ECU side.

    Once you get all the connectors on, this is how to attach them:

    1. Violet
    2. Green/Black
    3. Pink
    4. Violet
    5. Blue
    6. Green
    7. Red/Black
    8. Ground

    I had some connections reversed and to disengage the locker I had to press the RR DIFF LOCK button to ON.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    Attempted this mod today. The relay clicks but for some reason my 4wd light comes on when I push the locker button, and the locker doesn't actuate ??:eek: any ideas as to what I did wrong? Check the wiring countless times and it's right according to the diagrams.
     
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  16. Dec 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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    If the 4x4 light comes on then you definitely hooked up to the wrong wire somewhere. The light for the locker is red and does look similar to the 4x4 light except the 4x4 is green.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    Excuse the electrical tape but that's my set up right now. The only green wires I have is the light green and the green/blk ones.

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  18. Oct 11, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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  19. Nov 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    That 12v relay is not avalible anymore anyone know of a good replacement
     
  20. Nov 21, 2015 at 10:22 PM
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    Use of any standard DPDT switch or relay will work
     

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