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Mystery Part

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DriverSound, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    DriverSound

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    So I was looking under the dash of the truck yesterday since I was thinking about doing the clutch pedal mod and I came across some white electrical tape but it wasn't securing anything since it was loose and seems like something used to be taped under there. So I look around some more and came upon a small piece with a bunch of green wires coming out from it. I figured if it was a factory part then the wires should be color coded but this piece just had green wires and it was heavily taped with black electrical tape. It's just right above the clutch pedal further up connected to what seems to be the main wire bundle for the fuses.

    Anyone else have this? I will try to take a picture of this when I get home later.

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  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    DDD

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    That is part of the tracking system that the Department of Homeland Security puts into all 2009 cars and trucks.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    Ha ha. It could be. I know there was a LoJack option for my truck since I received the paper wrok when I bought it but the truck actually came from another dealership delivered into my local dealership that doesn't do LoJack so I'm guessing it's the mystery LoJack piece that no one seems to have ever seen.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    i have that too. i thought it was weird as well.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Finally got a picture. Anybody know what that is?
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    maybe this is part of the "black box" that records speed etc during a collision?
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Do the greenish blue wires go any where? Is it plugged into anything?
     
  9. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    I took another looked at it. The wires are connected to where it's taped on. Also it's hard to tell on the pic but right next to it (right)is a black connector that's connected to that piece wrapped by foam tape. There are no markings on any of the pieces from what I can see and using better lighting, it's definitely not Toyota's. Even the tape that was used is a different shade of black.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    So the green wires don't double back into the plug? (like jumpers)
     
  11. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    That is the XM interface. I just mounted the XM in my truck over the weekend. You put the receiver box under the cargo accessory box (I have ACC cab4x4) and run the cable under the scuff panel and connect it under the dash to the cable recveiver. The cable receiver has white tape on it.

    Hope that answers the question.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    Bad date ejection seat option, part of the Toyota DYD option package.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    Ahh... Mystery solved! Thanks!

    Now on to finding the LoJack...
     
  14. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Aren't ya glad you don't have bench seats?
     
  15. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Don't cut the blue wire:bananadead:
     
  16. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    lojack is usually behind the glove box
     
  17. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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  18. Apr 29, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    I think you are confused with the 5100 again.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    Mmmm mysterious parts...
     
  20. Apr 29, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    ...ask the dealer if you take it in for the service.... they've answered all of my questions. I also have a harness behind a little black plate on the dash that's for disabling the passenger side airbag.

    The wiring is there for ALL options, some are just not installed...

    I think it's the jumper for the warp drive, myself...
     
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