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    86 4Runner, 22R-Eliable, 5-Speed Manual, dlx. WHAT'S YOURS?
    If you want us to help from afar please let us see, hear, feel what you're dealing with.
    A picture paints a thousand words.
    Toyota components are bullet-proof. Issues often arise from poor wiring, assembly and/or maintenance. Suspect those first.
    Next only to our senses, the multi-meter is the most important electrical diagnostic tool. Spend $6 at Harbor Freight or $$$ blindly replacing parts.


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  • Last Activity: 06-23-2019 05:35 PM
  • Join Date: 03-15-2012


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  1. SomedayJ
    02-08-2018 09:32 AM - permalink
    Happy birthday Ray, I wish you the best!
  2. YotaRick27
    01-25-2018 02:51 PM - permalink
    Uploaded a video on the issue check it out
  3. yotantn
    11-25-2017 04:48 AM - permalink
    Hey there! You were highly recommended as the electonical guru that might could help with my dashboard lighting? I'm replacing them with LEDs. The LEDs aren't working any better than the original bulbs. Just not bright. And yes, dimmer is turned all the way up. lol. The speedo looks fine but the other side is very dim.
  4. ksti
    10-16-2017 07:50 PM - permalink
    Found this, the letters on the bottom right (GJ) are supposed to indicate models they fit, not a good straight shot but clean.
    I got this from a thread from some guy that hasn't been here since February 2017, got my work cut out for me.

  5. Mr. Magoo
    08-15-2017 06:35 AM - permalink
    I tested the wires that plug into the relay like what you showed in your write up. The black power wire directly next to the black/red wire had power to it when the ignition switch was turned to the start position. The second black wire had zero power to it ( you said it was suppose to have continuous 12V power), so once I saw that I knew my stuff was messed up. Its funny, I have no problem rebuilding motors, installing lifts, doing body work and paint, but.... I am one of those people that are intimidated by electrical systems. Too many wire, too many colors, too much amperage to blast yourself with if you make a mistake. After seeing your detailed write-up, I felt the need to suck it up and give it a try. Thanks for the hard work that you put into figuring the issue out and I will try to remember to to take a picture of the relay and send it to you.


    P.S. Your red 4runner is bitchin BTW. One of the cleanest looking runners I have seen in a long time.
  6. Mr. Magoo
    08-14-2017 10:07 AM - permalink
    Just wanted to shoot you a message and thank you for starter relay wiring issue post that you put up. I drive a 1988 3.0L V6 pickup and I had the same wiring mistake that you showed (you said you wanted to know which vehicles are affected). I I ended up doing the same thing that Terry87 did, just run a wire directly from the battery w/ inline 30 amp fuse and boom, fired right up. You saved me time, money and I learned something. Thanks again.
  7. 07-09-2017 02:48 PM - permalink
    Guess I really meant how to fix the starter relay.Don't have a camera so I can't send pic of the relay,but it's the one on the passenger side of a 1986 Toyota truck 4x4 2.4 with the manual tranny...and I can't get under the truck to check the starter solenoid.This morning it died again in the exact same spot but I immediately pressed in the clutch as the motor died and the motor and steering were right back,very weird.The lights and radio always stay on.Haven't been able to find anyone as yet to help with the wire from the positive battery post to the 80 amp fuse in the engine bay.Just wanted info in advance if and when I find a helper..thanks.
  8. 07-04-2016 11:13 AM - permalink
    Thanks 4 help ,my backup sensor is on driver side I checked something on the leftside (Neutral switch) ?, but anyway got one at Toyota, wasn't the pigtail one , so changed it anyway boink backups work. I pushed in spring part and a bit of oil kept coming out of it ripped diaphragm in there I guess . It works
  9. 03-02-2016 02:40 PM - permalink
    I just got my first Toyota. 87 4x4, I had to put a motor in it. Of course I am having ignition problems. I have read the post but am still a little confused about ST1 at the ignition switch. From what I can tell two brown wires at the switch go hot when I turn the key but neither are ST1. I have been cleaning connections, but still no luck. Also,changed the switch just because I had an extra that I know was working(still nothing). Also, no turn signals or wipers. Ran toggle switch from battery to solenoid and motor fires right up. I still need wipers and turn signals. HELP
  10. 01-27-2016 10:33 PM - permalink
    Yourock! Well done thanks

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