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Truck Won't Start

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by db2, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    db2

    db2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is more of a solution then a question. I was doing the Inverter Mod, the one that allows for 400w while out of Park, I wired everything up according to the directions I found, but when I went to test it, the switch lit up as expected but the truck wouldn't start. Everything else worked, but when I turned the key nothing...radio turned off but it wouldn't crank. I double checked all my wiring and everything looked fine. I started check fuses under the hood and found the problem. The STA 7.5 AMP had blown. I believe this fuse has something to do with the Electronically Controlled Transmission on the V6 Tacoma. Since the Inverter checks to see if the Transmission is in park before allowing 400w it must be connected to the same Fuse at some point. I must have ground that wire at some point while I was doing the wiring.

    So, here is my suggestion...

    1. Doing electrical work on your truck - disconnect the negative battery terminal.
    2. If your truck won't start - one place to check is the 7.5 STA Fuse
     
  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    bigmooze

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    Thanks for posting your findings. Hopefully it all works as it should now.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    snowgod06

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    yea, when i installed my remote start i blew that thing a few times till i tracked down my wire problem. Freaked me out at first, glad it was an easy find/fix.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    db2

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    Yeah - Freaked me out too. I thought I was gonna have to call a tow truck! I had checked and rechecked the wiring everything looked right...but no starting...
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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