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typical AC/ heater fan resistor problem and fix?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hoover, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:11 PM.

  1. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Hoover

    Hoover [OP] Gone fishin'

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    So I have the typical problem with this resistor and wiring harness. I replaced the resistor, and cleaned the plug. It worked once, then quit working again. So I re cleaned the plug and applied electrical grease. It worked for maybe a week then quit working again. We have had similar problems with our John Deere tractors, we solved the problem by shoving a piece of tin foil in the plug with great results. I did the same thing with my Tacoma, and the fan has worked flawlessly for 2 weeks now. My question is, am I going to do any damage by doing this? It's a redneck fix I know, but it works!:rofl:
     
  2. Apr 21, 2017 at 4:44 AM
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    Jimmyh

    Jimmyh Well-Known Member

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    Replace the plug. It is a well known issue with sloppy terminals. I have to add that Dielectric grease is an insulator and does not conduct current. It is used for sealing moisture out of connectors.

    Parts needed:
    Connector: P/N 82141-04M40
    Resistor Assy: P/N 87138-04052

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