We are 400klms from an auto electrician and have exhausted all avenues so far to work out what the problem is. It's the single greatest cause of dim headlights - I ask the question because no one's mentioned it yet. Yes, we checked all the fuses and plugs for a firm connection. Hey simon, thanks for the offer, but your too late! One of the wires from the Headlight is run into the Cabin under the dash to the switch and then back out to the relay coil. Using this method, if you earth the coil it will blow a fuse every time.
I personnally have never tried to fit just the single unit. Yes we did all the obvious stuff, is the inobvious that we didn't do apparently. This voltage is far less across the filament than in relation to ground. Good thing too, I found several melted wires, bad joints, etc. I would run a Fig. However I did try to wire an on off on switch so I could use my spotties on their own and something went very wrong. Rather than trying to keep as much of it intact as I could I resorted to making a '70 wiring harness out of the '79, where possible anyway.
They can also give you a ticket for using a vehicle that doesn't comply with the Conditions for Vehicle Registration. This morning I ended up removing every single piece of tape on the '79 harness. Presto — I guarantee it will work. As for a dodgy earth. It's bloody not as far as the body and electrics go. If the Driving lights don't go out when the High Beam goes out, It's a Fail. At least with the working man's toyota they use standard headlight inserts.
You just need to ensure that if your car has the troublesome negative switching system that the positive and negative are reversed on the action of dipping of the headlights, so the new light receives its power from the same direction. The info in the factory manuals seem to be so much more comprehensive than the haynes or ellerys manuals. It worked fro 105 series owner with the same engine stuck a few hundred klms out of Broome recently. And the high beam is not much better. The problem as I guess is the fuel cut solenoid is not getting power and therefore wont start. I might try printing them out and sticking them together or something.
I hate taped wiring harnesses. So how do you wire it? And not only can 'the Boys' defect your car. I'll throw some loom on them just to keep my sorting work sorted for transport back out to the vehicle. My low beam is pretty poor, cos I can barely see anything on a dark road at night. And that's not a cheapie either.
Toyota's are renowned for having Earth switched lights. Has anyone got a wiring diagram for the 79 Series. And they will only work when the headlights are working and on high beam. Is run around the engine bay to Terminal 30 on the relay. . They will also be correctly wired, so they go out when the high beam goes out. Redfox355 wrote:Whizzo, you're right, the ellerys manual circuit diagrams are rubbish.
The cicuit would be the same…. I spent several hours yesterday going through the wiring diagram and putting a meter on the connections and being completely dumbfounded by not finding a feed from the lights to trigger my lightbar relay. These lights were popular in quite a few American vehicles in the late 70's and the 80's and some American trucks like the Western Star, Kenworth and some Peterbilts. Either that or buy a switch with a light inside it. Thanks Coolerman, Kentucky is a long way from Ecuador. Thx Coolerman, it is just so nice to know that you are still on the right side of the daisies.
So ideas if you want to obtain the amazing graphics about 100 Series Landcruiser Wiring Diagram, click on save link to store the pictures in your pc. Should be able to control the Driving Lights without a problem. I mean where will the common ground wire be connected. The best place to find them now is eBay. We are 400klms from an auto electrician and have exhausted all avenues so far to work out what the problem is. The wiring is barely sufficient to support the wattage of the standard head lamps. Have you checked the earths? You can run a piece of wire direct from the positive side of the battery to the fuel cut solenoid.
I cannot e'mail it to you because I only get communication from Landcruiser Club and they don't give me your e'mail address. Mount the relay without earthing the coil. . My troopy headlights really suck. The previous owner had substantially modified the harness, poor repairs throughout requiring removal of just about every piece of tape on the harness. Also Isuzu used them in some of their trucks, so they are readily available.