1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The frames have arrived

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yosh1975, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Mar 11, 2015 at 12:03 PM
    #1
    yosh1975

    yosh1975 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Member:
    #139573
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    northeast ohio
    Vehicle:
    2005 std 4x4
    So dealer said frames have arrived but not a wiring harness. Supposedly it will be another 4 weeks for harness. Hope to have my truck back by Summer.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2015 at 12:08 PM
    #2
    scottalot

    scottalot FooW

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105349
    Messages:
    124,354
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stockalot
    SC
    Vehicle:
    2018 tea four arghh Offroad 4x4 White LoveMachine
    Bone stock like Chicken in the Crock Pot .Dakkars,305/70/16 MT's, Extended length Fox Coilovers, Fox RR rear Shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Dakar Leaf packs, LED Map and Dome, Breather relocate, Slimer from Ghost-busters starut up screen, Vent Visors, LED Pod's on Ditch Brackets soon, Level 8 Strike 6 Wheels, New MT Tars - Fierce Attitude, SOS front bumper -steel, SOS bed rack, LED white marker lights, LED reverse, TRD exhaust, Wheelers Super Bumps up front, SOS sliders bolt on with fill plates, Csjummper2003 White/Amber DTRL and white parking led bulbs, RTT rack basket Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
  3. Mar 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM
    #3
    yosh1975

    yosh1975 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Member:
    #139573
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    northeast ohio
    Vehicle:
    2005 std 4x4
    OK so now dealer called Friday and said they were in middle of frame replacement . I asked if they had received the wiring harness. He said it was good and it didn't need new one. What do you think? BS? I called Toyota and asked for clarification.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2015 at 9:42 AM
    #4
    ranger098

    ranger098 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Member:
    #130377
    Messages:
    754
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Minnesota
    I am in the same boat as you, and if i have the option to keep my existing harness ill take it. Nothing wrong with it before, no reason to believe it needs to be replaced..
     
  5. Mar 18, 2015 at 10:49 AM
    #5
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    3,939
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Mods are currently being changed .....
    I havent been following the frame replacement threads, but why are they replacing the wiring harness? Seems like they could easily reuse that.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    #6
    R0dzilla75

    R0dzilla75 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Member:
    #149038
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rodney
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    05 Sport
    HID fog light 265-70-17 Firestone destination ATs Led interiors lights TRD seat covers
    If given the option, I would wait for a new harness as well. I mean what's another 4 weeks of waiting? Get as much as you can replaced for free. You never know what will fail in the future. Just my 2 pennies.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM
    #7
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    3,939
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Mods are currently being changed .....
    Yea, but there's no reason that a wiring harness should fail. The sensors or ecu attached at either end might, but I can't come up with any reason that it'll just stop transmitting signals lol.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    #8
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    47,674
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Can't corrosion get inside the wiring jacket and harness itself ? I don't see why not
     
  9. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    #9
    offgrid taco

    offgrid taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Member:
    #131718
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    ned
    mass
    Vehicle:
    18 cement TRD sport 6sp manual ac cab
    Because their ripping off one frame and attaching it to another. The insulation on the wires does get old and could get brittle.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2015 at 12:12 PM
    #10
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    3,939
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Mods are currently being changed .....
    Yea, connectors can corrode. But thats usually a one shot deal. I think in all the cars I've owned, I only had one connector that really needed scrubbing. After cleaning and spraying it a few times, I gave up and bought a new sensor and connector.
    I guess I'm thinking they (toyota) had a larger scale reason for replacing them. I suppose it is just to allow the techs to be wreckless with removal.

    But you're not ripping it off really. Wires running along the frame are likely only held on by a plastic strap which can just be popped off and on.
    Brittle? We're not dealing with 50 year old cars here lol.

    Anyway, I'm not advocating they stop replacing. I'm just not seeing the reason.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2015 at 12:56 PM
    #11
    Fitz235

    Fitz235 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Member:
    #151142
    Messages:
    2,037
    Gender:
    Male
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    Black '05 AC TRD Offroad 4WD
    - Bilstein 5100's Set to 1.75" - Wheeler's 2" AAL - Toytec 1/4" Driver's Side Spacer - ECGS Bushing - Powdercoated Tundra Wheels - 265/70/17 Toyo Open Country 2's - TRD Catback Exhaust - Access Lorado Tonneau - Factory Tube Steps - Jumper's Interior LED Map/Dome Lights - Pioneer AVIC 5100 NEX - Sony Speakers - Depo Black Tail Lights - Kleerz Third Brake Light - HomerTaco Satoshi Grill

    I just talked to my dealer yesterday, and that's pretty much what he said.

    He also said that because of the backlog, Toyota has relaxed their requirement to replace the harnesses, and are allowing certain frames be replaced with the old harness. He said Toyota has write up on how to carefully remove it, and re-install on the new frame.

    I have been waiting 9 months for mine, and don't mind waiting a little longer for a new harness, but my inspection is up this month, so I may end up with the old one.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2015 at 1:38 PM
    #12
    bludweiaer

    bludweiaer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Member:
    #49016
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    pa
    Vehicle:
    2017 Pro DBL Cab
    avs rain guards,,,tyger auto tubesteps... stealth SR8's.265/70/17,ridge grapplers..shiftsense pro...
    had my frame replaced on my 2001.. 2 yrs ago, took 4 days and i had it back,,fyi, never had a problem with it afterwards,,
     
  13. Mar 18, 2015 at 5:16 PM
    #13
    white91formula

    white91formula Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Member:
    #12973
    Messages:
    623
    Gender:
    Male
    Boston, MA
    Vehicle:
    05 6speed TRD OR

    They didnt replace the harness on mine and never mentioned it and they certainly did not remove the old harness carefully. they broke every plastic clip holding it to the frame and left it pretty much dangling.

    After i brought it back and complained their solution was to zip tie the broken clips back to the frame.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2015 at 2:45 PM
    #14
    Fitz235

    Fitz235 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Member:
    #151142
    Messages:
    2,037
    Gender:
    Male
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    Black '05 AC TRD Offroad 4WD
    - Bilstein 5100's Set to 1.75" - Wheeler's 2" AAL - Toytec 1/4" Driver's Side Spacer - ECGS Bushing - Powdercoated Tundra Wheels - 265/70/17 Toyo Open Country 2's - TRD Catback Exhaust - Access Lorado Tonneau - Factory Tube Steps - Jumper's Interior LED Map/Dome Lights - Pioneer AVIC 5100 NEX - Sony Speakers - Depo Black Tail Lights - Kleerz Third Brake Light - HomerTaco Satoshi Grill
    That sucks. Those guys sound like hacks.

    You would think even if they were going to re-use the harness, they would have at least put some fresh clips on it.

    What dealer is was it?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM
    #15
    ranger098

    ranger098 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Member:
    #130377
    Messages:
    754
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Minnesota
    I talked to my dealer yesterday and he told me that he "found a way around waiting for the harness". I assume this means there is a TSB on how to safely re-use the old harness... and im OK with that.

    I know that my harness is corroded near the back of the truck... theres a plug about 2 feet back from the 7 pin trailer plug, and the wiring had corroded so bad that i had to bypass the harness with one wire to get the 7 pin to funtion properly.

    I wish i could wait for a new harness, but they wont give me a truck and i need a truck! Plus i dont think they would let my truck sit while waiting for a harness anyway... now that they have this new TSB to reuse the old one...
     

Products Discussed in

To Top