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01-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,171
Posted By Steve 1stgen

To all, I just finished changing my antenna...

To all,
I just finished changing my antenna mast with an OEM mast, and it is a was a process. The Toyota dealership told me they don't even like to do it. The reason, you need to 1) pull the mask,...
01-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,171
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Death Cougar, I am an OEM guy also. However...

Hi Death Cougar,
I am an OEM guy also. However CZ Eddie ordered through the website: http://www.antennamastsrus.com . On the site they "claim" OEM parts. Are they lying? I have never used them...
07-07-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, I switched wires to keep the converter...

Hi Ron,
I switched wires to keep the converter box on the driver side. When I tested of course the trailer lights were the opposite of my truck turn signal. I just need to switch the wires and I...
06-19-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Thanks for the offer for help. ...

Hi Ron,
Thanks for the offer for help. Everything is hooked up and all my electrica is working on the truck (interior lights, brake lights, turn signal lights, parking lights, cruise control). I...
06-18-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, I think I figured it out. The Hopkins...

Hi Ron,
I think I figured it out. The Hopkins kit has their wire assemblies reversed going to the converter. The Hopkins "left directional" wire is long and the "right directional" wires are...
06-17-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, I Got the converter and it is not...

Hi Ron,
I Got the converter and it is not connecting. Not sure if it is a 1998 issue. I called Hopkins prior and they said it woud work. If I had an extension to the passenger tailight it would....
06-17-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Maybe 1998 are wired different. How to...

Hi Ron,
Maybe 1998 are wired different. How to you connect the right side and brake? The converter wires don't do to that side of the truck.
06-16-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Thanks. Looking at the Hopkins, I...

Hi Ron,
Thanks. Looking at the Hopkins, I might be able to zip tie something. I get the part tommorrow, I hope this works. You have been helpful. I took pictures and if this works, I plan on...
06-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Thanks. It wasn't prying off easy and...

Hi Ron,
Thanks. It wasn't prying off easy and I was starting to stratch it. When you got to the 15 AMP Tailight converter, how did you "stick it" to the quarter panel. Did the Hopkins converter...
06-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hey Ron, How did you get the Cargo area dome...

Hey Ron,
How did you get the Cargo area dome light out?
Steve
06-12-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Took the 4Runner to the a hitch shop,...

Hi Ron,
Took the 4Runner to the a hitch shop, they said (without charging) probably the trailer converter. And SURPRISE, Toyota requires a specific converter. The good thing is there is an after...
06-12-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, The trailer problem came back. All my...

Hi Ron,
The trailer problem came back. All my lights are working fine on the 4Runner, but the Right signal is not getting a turn or brake light. I went to a trailer hitch shop and they confirmed...
04-29-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, Thanks for the tip and the details. As...

Hi Ron,
Thanks for the tip and the details. As of now, yes, when my parking light is good, all lights on the trailer are good. When it was burned out, it was only effecting the turn signal... the...
04-24-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Ron, It is a factory installed 4 pin...

Hi Ron,
It is a factory installed 4 pin connector. I did test it with a tester and the same results. I have not heard from anyone else if this is some kind of "Toyota electrial quirk". If I do...
04-09-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Just wondering if anyone has any proof that what...

Just wondering if anyone has any proof that what I am thinking is correct. Thanks!
04-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Burnt parking light effecting trailer lighting

Has anyone heard of a front parking light being burnt out and effecting my trailer lighting? I had a my passenger front parking light burnt out and that was the only effect to the rest of my truck...
12-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steve 1stgen

These are all great tips. My 1988 doesn't have a...

These are all great tips. My 1988 doesn't have a timing chain (belt) so I didn't have to take any notes for those tips. Everything else is awesome! Yep, I plan on having my garage looking like a...
12-11-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steve 1stgen

What is FSM and FIPG? These are all great tips. ...

What is FSM and FIPG? These are all great tips. Thank you.
12-10-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Tools for a Headgasket replacement

Hi,
I am going to change the headgasket in a 1988 4Runner. Are there any specialty tools I need to purchase? If you have suggestions, please give your recomended sizes and brand names. Thank you...
11-19-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Thank you for your advise, it is going to help. ...

Thank you for your advise, it is going to help. I did get it tested at the store and it was good. I have a tester at home but I wanted to make sure.
11-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steve 1stgen

1998 4 runner battery dies if engine not started

Hi,
I have a 1998 4runner and if I don't start the truck for a week, the battery dies. I tested the battery and it is good. Any common shorts that drain the battery if the engine is not run for a...
09-09-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,171
Posted By Steve 1stgen

1998 4Runner Parking light replacement

Is it me or is it hard to change the Front driverside parking light on a 1998 Toyota 4Runner. Everything is so packed in, i can't find an opening. I am wondering if i need remove the headlight. ...
09-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By Steve 1stgen

3VZE head gasket or Engine block swap

Hi,
It looks like I need to change my head gasket on my 1988 4 runner with a 3VZE engine. It has not had any other major engine work so besides re-machining the heads (since the engine will be...
05-09-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,769
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Hi Rob, It is a top problem. I figured since...

Hi Rob,
It is a top problem. I figured since the engine was all apart, there probably are going to be other things that I should replace. The truck is 20 years old (original engine). If the list...
05-09-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,769
Posted By Steve 1stgen

Replace Head gasket or Replace engine block

To all,
I have to replace my head gasket on my 1988 4Runner. I have received some great tips, but what about switching out the engine block? Would that be easier? New ones are too expensive (at...
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