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Lost power on all gauges and A/C

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Zorro, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    Zorro

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    Need some help!!

    After rearanging some wires in the kick panels LH and RH side, lost power on the gauges and dashboard lights plus the A/C quit. Everything else works. NO short in the wires that I can see.

    All my fuses are ok.
    Clock ok.
    Lights ok.

    The truck will start and drives ok.

    Any ideas?

    Zorro out
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    definitely sounds like a fuse. did you check both fuse boxes?
     
  3. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    i think the fuse for the guages on the 1st gen is under the hood
     
  4. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Guys,

    I did check both of the fuse boxes. No fuses are blown. What throws me off, is what does the A/C have to do with the dashboard gauges and light indicators.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    thats what makes it seem like a fuse...a lot of those things are tied together in the fuse blocks...

    i know i lost my headlights one time when i shorted my truck via the light in the ashtray :confused:

    and on one of my patrol cars...i lost my ac/turn signals on a fuse
     
  6. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    Ok. I'll check one more time but I didn't find any fuses that were blown. Lets see what happens.

    Thanks,
    Zorro out
     
  7. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    i just checked out the FSMs on our trucks...ac and gauges arent on teh same fuse


    if your gauges are out...check your taillights
     
  8. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    I have a Haynes with the wiring diagrams for 1st gens but I'm not at home. Gimme a yell tomorrow afternoon if you don't figure it out before.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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  10. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    I would need more info on what's not working but the common power feed for the 10amp tail light fuse and the 10amp A/C fuse is 120amp Alt fuse.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Update:

    Well ALL the fuses are ok.

    I'll try to explain better:

    What doesn't work:

    -GAUGES: Tachometer, Speedometer, Fuel, Water Temp, and odometer.
    -Lights in the dash: Airbag, Check Engine, Cruise Control, parking brake, High beam, Blinker indicators, none of those indicators work at any time not even when cranking.
    -No A/C funtions work

    What does work:

    - Ilimination light of dashboard with deamer, Radio, Hazar lights, Head lights, Blinkers, Tail lights, Stop lights, power windows, electric mirrors.

    I can crank the truck with no problem and can drive around. 5 speed trans so no problem there.

    Hope this helps.

    Zorro out
     
  12. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    so the fuses are all good...how bout the relays? all i can think of from this..
     
  13. Jan 26, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    There are a lot of key junction connectors and other wiring in the kick panels. Odds are you screwed up something with your 'rearranging' ...
     
  14. Jan 26, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Guys,

    Thanks for all the input, the zorromobile is fixed.

    I spoke with a friend that used to have a shop. Explained the symptoms and said he had a similar problem with a 4Runner a few years ago. The problem was the transmission relay that is in the RH side kick pannel. Purcahsed a new one and problem fixed.

    This happens when you start changing *&*^# around because of the mods.

    Zorro out
     
  15. Jan 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    good to know you got it fixed...my next guess wouldve been the relays but i dont know shit about whats tied into which so i wouldnt have been much help
     
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