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TRD Locker won't engage

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bull, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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    bull

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    Hey guys,

    New to the forum and need help. My 2008 DC TRD is equipped with the locking differential. When I push the button, I get the red flashing emblem but it won't stop flashing to indicate that the locker is engaged.

    What is the solution?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    MonkeyProof

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    you must be in 4low to engage the locker if you didn't already know that. occasionally when trying to engage the locker when in 4low it will take a second or 2 for it to engage
     
  3. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:44 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Huh? I have an 06 and the emblem is green. Remember that after you engage to 4x4, you have to either stop and go or press on the gas pedal for it to lock in.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    Thanks for the help! It took a few seconds to lock after I followed your advice. I did not realize that it had to be in 4L. The manual wasn't much help.

    By the way, I love this truck...
     
  5. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:51 AM
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    The more you use the locker, the quicker it engages/disengages.


    Also, for all you Prerunners. I come to a full stop before engaging the locker and then I let the truck idle forward and it usually engages pretty quick.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    Hold on. So the locker only locks in 4L? Also, whats up with the Vehicle Stability Control system. I was going through my manual and came up on it. Is that only for "off-road' editions?:confused:
     
  7. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    If your a 4x4, you can only get the locker to work in 4lo. Prerunners with the locker (2wd) can engage the locker anytime.

    I don't know nothing about the stability control stuff.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    Oh okay got yah!;)
     
  9. Dec 28, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    Well just took my truck out and tried the 4L. It didn't engage the first time but came to a complete stop again and 2nd time worked like a charm! I don't think I have ever had my truck in 4L!!! Never heard my truck beep at me neither!!! haha, it was kind of cool! Hey the engine did sound a little different though when i was in 4L, is that normal?:confused:
     
  10. Dec 28, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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  11. Dec 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    Haha yeah! What is the typical speed range when in 4L? I sure know it didn't want to go very fast!:rolleyes:
     
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    I usually go pretty slow in 4lo, like 20-25 max is what ive taken it
     
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    not sure about the 2gens, but 4low in a 5sp Manual 1st Gen is about 45-50MPH in 5th Gear.
     
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    Okay thanks guys! I'm not to worried about it because I barely use it anyways! Good info though.;)
     
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    but like some of the other said, you can modify the comp, (Grey Wire Mod) to use the locker when ever you want... EX 2wd
     
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