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    KZJ78 for sale in Kenya.

    Dear all, The time has come for me to part with my much loved KZJ78W-PET. It has been a pleasure to drive and hope that it will go to a good home. The car is located in Watamu, Kenya and am hoping to find a serious buyer through these forums. If you know of someone, please feel free to share...
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    Hi guys, I was in the same situation last year (dead ECU in my 1995 KZJ78). I finally managed...

    Hi guys, I was in the same situation last year (dead ECU in my 1995 KZJ78). I finally managed to get one from Rama DBK. Excellent service! Good luck and feel free to contact me with any questions.
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    Rear high mount brake light

    I have taken some photos of the light so that you guys can see what light I am talking about. As you can see, they are busy with sanding and want to get that light out of the way as soon as possible, so any speedy advice would be very much appreciated! There are no visible screws, clips or...
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    Rear high mount brake light

    Hi PWE, Did you find a way to get that brake light opened and removed? Or Taimur, did you find a way? I'm getting the roof on my Prado sprayed white to keep the car cool in the African sun and that light is in the way! Many thanks!
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    Does the factory rear diff work?

    Dear all, many thanks for the replies and the tips on how to check whether the diff lock is working. I have not had a chance to play around with it but will do so soon & get back to you my findings. :) Happy trucking!
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    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    Hi Meindert, I have not yet found a copy in English of the Owner's Manual, am hoping someone will help us out. Fingers crossed! Cheers.
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    Does the factory rear diff work?

    I have tried using it a number of times on gravel/sandy roads but no change to the blinking red LED on the dash. The previous owner used the car to drive in town, don't think the diff lock has been used in a while. What is the best way of getting it unstuck?
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    Hi Meindert, I'm assuming from your name that you are Dutch or Belgian? I'm Dutch, fyi. I...

    Hi Meindert, I'm assuming from your name that you are Dutch or Belgian? I'm Dutch, fyi. I never found a copy of the Owner's Manual but I am sure that someone somewhere must have one. If I do find one, I will make sure to let you know. What questions have you got about your car? Maybe I can...
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    Does the factory rear diff work?

    Dear all, I have recently managed to find a "new" ECU for my KZJ78. The new computer box solved the niggle where the "O/D OFF" light would blink continuously when I disengaged the overdrive. The overdrive always worked perfectly well, so always found this to be a little odd. I had hoped that...
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    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    Hello all, Thank you all for following up on this thread, much appreciated! I managed to get a rebuilt ECU in Japan through the guys at Rama DBK Ltd. Excellent service & speedy. I think they must have put the rebuilt/reconditioned boards into a brand new shiny box, it looks brand new! I...
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    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    As far as I have seen the connectors on the computers for the 90s are different.
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    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    Mine is an automatic. I have a computer that lets the car move but sluggish gear changes at too high RPM and no overdrive. Am hesitant to put a "wrong" computer in for fear of wrecking other parts when running it but will look into the Surf option as a temporary fix if I haven't found a...
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    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    Hi Tommi, Thank you for the speedy reply. As you know well, being in Kenya without a reliably working vehicle is far from ideal... When the computer stopped working I sent it to the ECU Repair shop in the Netherlands. They assessed it told me that it was beyond repair. The "electrolytic...
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    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    Hi Tommi786, The computer in my Prado has stopped working and am desperately trying to find a replacement. I have tried to find Dave Steadman of Japan 4x4 that you mentioned but no luck. Could you help me out? Any other tips for where I may be able to locate this computer? Many thanks!
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    KZT - TE 3L Diesel. Looking for new/replacement ECU

    Hello Zomba, I am in Kenya and have the exact same problem! Someone tempered with the ECU before I bought the car and it has now stopped working altogether. I have had it shipped to an ECU Repair place in the Netherlands and was told that it is beyond repair. Did you manage to find a...
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