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OK - started now! (Thanks BlueT) - but what relays do I need to carry with me?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cobra6, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Cobra6

    Cobra6 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Since I was able to replace my EFI relay and get going - my next question is - what should I learn from this?

    Do you carry extra relays, etc, with you?

    Which ones (if any) are interchangeable?

    On my old cars I always had a few tools, fuzes, bulbs, etc. with me. I am wondering if this is cost prohibitive on a Tacoma, and I just need to join AAA.

    Thanks,
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  2. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Ha ha glad to help, :proposetoast:
    EFI relay going bad on Toyota is notorious thing.:D So if ever you get bad start with empty cranking just pop EFI relay out and drop on the ground . That should untistick it right there. If it is wet put in the pocket to warm up.
    Open the old relay out with out destroying it. clean contacts and carry as spare to get you home. ;)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Well - O'Reilly Auto Parts (I don't think you have those in your neck of the woods) has a BWD - Relay - Multi-Use that shows it works on 311 Toyota vehicles, but looks like it is only for EFI.

    I picked one up at NAPA hoping it would be a little better than the "dreaded Duralast" at Autozone (plus AZ didn't have it in stock at that store) and I didn't want a gold-plated one from my Toyota Dealer.

    But - the NAPA part was $22+ (made in China) and looked like it may be the same part that Autozone carries for $12.99.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Good find, I have Toyota EFI spares. Not sure about others plus when I go off road I carry 5 way 50 amp relay that I can wire any way I want. This way I can fake any relay i n the car to get me home [​IMG]
    I doubt any other will fail in the lifetime of vehicle, EFI is the one that carries a lot of current to power up whole engine management system so when it engages it draws power like crazy. Thats probably the reason why connectors go bad. Toyota should have split that to more relays instead having one big one.
     
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