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rear locker light problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomazach, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    tacomazach

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    This may be posted already. If it is I couldn't find it on the first page of results.

    Anyway my problem is that I engage the locker and it comes on, I can feel it, but the light in the dash just blinks. I thought it was suppose to stay lit. Is something wrong? or is this how it's suppose to be?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    on my 1st gen, it blinks until it's engaged...do you engage the lock, then drive your truck forward or backward a little (10'-15', or so)? if so, does the light still blink?

    EDIT: again, and fwiw, on mine it takes "moving" the truck forward/backward a bit to "engage" the lock...once the lock is engaged, the dummy light stays lit (no blinking).
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    I feel it lock in. I'll have to try it again to see if its still blinking after I drive a little bit.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    are you in 4L?
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    It does it for whatever I'm in
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    @OP, press the lock, then swerve your truck back and forth and get back to us. The way the locker works is, the axles have to be lined up, so swerving will allow for the outside wheel to spin at different rates, so eventually the axles will line up and then lock.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    there's not a problem locking. just the light. I can feel it locking when I turn after hitting the button. And I'm in a 4x4 now, I guess I need to change that stuff
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    I don't think it engaging. You have to be stopped and in 4L. Find dirt and crank the wheel and see if one is breaking loose.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    since I did the grey wire mod mine does that also sometimes. Never really worried about why because the locker works fine just irritating to have a blinking light.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Sounds like a bad microswitch in the diff. I believe there is a seperate switch just to tell the computer that the diff is fully locked.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    I think that is what is going on. I tried everything today. It is definitely locking in and out with no problem. OH WELL...:confused:
     
  12. Feb 6, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    He states he has a Prerunner... (2WD Off Road) which has a locker that works anytime he wants...
     
  13. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Actually I bought a 4wd and I did the gray wire mod
     
  14. Feb 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    okay, great... but your truck info box over on the left says you have a '99 Prerunner...
     
  15. Feb 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    read the whole post.

    and i still have the prerunner too
     
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    I am sorry... I do scan posts here fast sometimes, as there is just sooo much to read!

    Have fun with your Tacos!
     
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