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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kingtaco, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    kingtaco

    kingtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know its a relay but don't know what its for. It looks aftermarket but I'm the only owner and I didn't install it. Any ideas on what it's for?

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  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Haha I thought it was yellow if their yellow relays its your airbags..
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    Alarm ? Remote start?

    What are those two black screws in your plastic ?
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    kingtaco

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    You guys don't have this? It doesn't seem to be connected to anything but one black wire that was spliced to the negative of the relay.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    No. Bought it june 2006.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    JKD

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    Looks like part of a dealer-installed alarm. If you didn't opt for it, they didn't install the rest of it when you took delivery.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    I would not worry about it's not active.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    That's where you attach the flux capacitor.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    its an aftermarket gps tracking device. someone wants to know where you are at ALL times. not cool...
     
  10. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Looks to me like the electrical connection for a trailer brake controller. Many mount a controller in that area, it's the right number of wires, and many controller mounts would match the two nearby screws.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Something weird is going on there if you are the original owner - those two screws are not from the factory.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Borg infestation
     
  13. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Almost certainly a dealer installed anti-theft device. I've had other cars that had them. First they install it and then try to sell it to you. If you say no they yank it out and leave their quality craftsmanship behind.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    This
     
  15. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    I have two of those relays in my truck in approx. same area.They were there after I had alarm and remote start installed.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    This is what happen. I went to the dealer and thats what they basically said.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    And after you speed to 85 mph and see what happens. Maybe it's a sign.
     
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