100 Series Elec Problem

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:02
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Gday all,have made it to Kununurra and am staying at the kimberlyland park while we sort out acc,start work next week.Had a massive(was to us anyhow)storm last night,really great.
Now the cruiser has developed a distaste for rain causing the electrics to go bananas.The central locking locks by itself,ABS and Airbag lights come on for up to three hrs then go off,the door open light comes on when you put the park brake on and sometimes the acc. power comes on byitself,all this after the vehicle get rained on.Have checked as many earths I can find but still same prob.Any IDEAS guys.
Starting to think I should have kept the 4 Runner.
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:19

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:19
Nick

I once met a bloke who had been hung up in the Kimberley with mysterious electrical failures. After several days, the auto electrician found that one of the unused plugs hanging off the wiring loom had been filled with dust then got wet, providing all sorts of funny connections. It was on a quite old LC, but my 80 has still got them everywhere - under bonnet, around gearbox, under spare wheel, inside at back etc. Bet yours has them too.

Reckon I'd be checking them all for sludge or mud - maybe blow compressed air into every one you can find.

Good luck
Max
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:19

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:19
I know what you mean about unused plugs,there's hundreds of them hanging everywhere.Have found heaps of dirty ones but so far no good.
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Reply By: STEVE069 - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:22

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:22
Hi Nick, Sorry to here about your problems, here is a few things to check.
1, lift the front carpets and find the wet spot.
2, In the LH and RH kick pannel are big yellow fuse/junction blocks.If water is getting into these it could be causing the problem.
3, Has the windscreen been replaced? it may be leaking.
4, Check all wires going through firewall and are they sealed.
Hope this helps.
Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:41

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 17:41
I think Steve's on the money.

To me, given the nature of what is not working, implies that it is water somewhere behind the firewall (not in front).

I've had some leaking problems in a 100 series LC - in my case up in the Top End - 12" rain in 36 hours.

All of my problems were from all but one of the roof-rack mounts. Leak like seives - water runs down the A-pillar and C and D pillars (do you call them that?) filling up the front foot wells and the rear quarter panels.

I can imagine that the A-pillar leaks would empty straight into the fuse boxes and wiring for all the gadgets and gizmos which is in the RH kick panel - unsure about the LH side which from memory was pretty clear of wiring.

Ciao for now
Andrew who doesn't envy your search.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:24

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:24
Thanks Guys,will look into it.No wet spots on carpet but it does have roof bars genuine.Have been looking closley at windscreen on right hand side and there does look like something is not right,couple extra dabs of silicone so maybe windscreen has been replaced.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:27

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 20:27
In my experience it is the carpet under the carpet that gets wet - no wet spots unless you lift it and look.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 20:02

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 20:02
yep,youve got it.Lifted the carpet last night and it is wet on the insulation/sound deadner foam.Windscreen looks like it has been out(also carnt find toyota written on it anywhere).
SO can all the surrounds be taken out and screen sealed up or does the the screen have to hit a rock!!
Thanks Guys Nick
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Reply By: maroni - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:58

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:58
hi nick,wondering if you can say hello to rod and adie who are the mangaers there in the caravan park tell them helen and marcus say hello. hope you have a good time thee we did are couple of years ago.. rod is from down our way in a place called nyabing so go and have a beer with him, he is a good bloke!
cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:17

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:17
Done.Rod was actually here beside me fixing a computer so message was read out from screen.He sends his regards.
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Reply By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:39

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:39
100S electrics have known problems similar to what you describe.
Have had some problems and the following helped (although your problem sounds different)

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:05

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:05
Nothing like the old basics eh, My Troopie has basics.$18.00 headlights,manual window widers that i can fix or replace, but in time all these easy things will disapear i guess , but i will too so it don't matter much,
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