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Need Help Figuring out what this is

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mar_ga_rita, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Sep 3, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    mar_ga_rita

    mar_ga_rita [OP] Head of the MASTERS CIRCLE

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    BUG SHIELD BULL BAR OFF-ROAD LIGHTS 4-RUNNER FOG LIGHT SWITCH K&N EYE OF THE TIGER ON THE BACK GLASS TONNEAU COVER
    Alright in my Double Cab there is a component that I cant figure out what the heck it is. It is on the driver side rear just behind the seat. it says

    Converter with Bracket
    Toyota
    08721-04821
    061800-0171
    12V
    Denso

    Anyone have a clue what it is.... I was thinking it was something for either the stereo or the Alarm but not sure....
     
  2. Sep 3, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I think it is for the towing package.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Yes - it's the towing circuit 'converter' box.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Ya I'm almost 100% sure that it controls your trailer lights and maybe something else. But I know it controls your trailer lights.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    ^ You are correct sir ^
     
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    does anyone know where i can get a new one? I think mine's bad since it's only giving off turn signal power, the stop and running lights are not working . . .
     
  7. Oct 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Gulf Taco

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    Sorry for jacking this thread but I have the exact same problem as Finalshot. Turn signals work but tail and brake lights do not. I've traced the lack of power to the tail light wiring back to the converter box but I can't get in to the box easily. Finalshot, did you find an answer for your problem?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Grousehunter 12

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    Are they fused ? Seems like I remember replacing a fuse in that box.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    Gulf Taco

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    I'm hoping that's the case. I haven't been able to get the box open yet. I lifted the two clips on top and both broke right off. The cover still did not just pop off like I expected. I had read elsewhere that someone damaged the contents of the box when they opened it so I haven't been forceful. Yet.

    If there are fuses in there then that most likely is my problem. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    hossmaster

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  11. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    Gulf Taco

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    That's exactly what I needed! Thanks! I found the fuses this morning and my stop and tail light fuses were both blown.

    Glad to know I don't have to get into the box. I've been trying for the last couple days and so far that little plastic box has defeated me in trying to get it open.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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