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  1. sim303

    Deleting the facelift nav and radio (rolling back the years...)

    Hi Some day I can see myself finding a really clean facelift 100 (I currently have a pre-facelift 2002 - I've done a lot to bring it up to scratch but it's had a hard life before me and the dreaded tin worm may eventually get the best of it). But the one thing that puts me off the newer models...
  2. sim303

    ASPW flogging another Troopie that 'he' built.

    I happened to watch this video last night. It _is_ a very nice truck, no question, and maybe for someone who just wants to hit the road it might be a good deal. Base vehicle new looks to be around £40-45k, and this one has had a lot of expensive work done. If you value all those add-ons maybe it...
  3. sim303

    Cruise control problem and gear indicator problem... Two birds, one stone?

    175,000 miles... But... It's fixed! :D I took the Neutral Safety Switch off (aka Park Neutral Switch etc). First oberservation - the connector was jammed with a dry white substance. Best guess is silicone grease, but old and dried out. I also opened the unit up, thoroughly cleaned...
  4. sim303

    Cruise control problem and gear indicator problem... Two birds, one stone?

    Hi In my quest to stamp out the few electrical gremlins in my truck (sadly I think it has had a hard life...)... I am faced with two apparently unrelated problems. Only now, I'm starting to wonder (hope against hope..?) whether they could be two manifestation of the same problem. I'd be...
  5. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    PS.... for general interest...: I spotted the alarm module itself. It's a TVSS IV-S.
  6. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    Weekend update.... Using the circuit diag for the suspect HAZ/TRN circuit, I saw that the the first component beyond the fuse (apart from a loom connector) is the T11 flasher unit. Disconnecting this would effectvely take the entire rest of the indicator circuit out of the picture. I did this...
  7. sim303

    Bonnet and tailgate switches - where!?

    It turns out that the bonnet does have a switch... and contrary to my expectation, it is working! The reason I suspected it could be at fault (or absent!) is that AHC height changes do not get blocked when the bonnet is open, whereas opening a cabin door cancels the height change. I assumed...
  8. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    It's a 2002 model year so I guess not the same alarm, but I haven't been able to find any info so far. 40mA sounds much closer to what I would expect (I think I recall a technical document from Mr T quoting an expected range of 35-50mA, but I can't swear to the accuracy of my memory :)) So...
  9. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    Removing and hopefully opening the siren was going to be my next step, at the weekend if the stars align correctly. It must have either a battery or capacitor into in order to sound the disconnection beeper at least, so if I can get to those I might be able to renew them. That's the plan, but I...
  10. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    I'm not aware of it being aftermarket, but I'm not sure how I can check that. I assumed that by that point (2002) most cars had factory alarms as standard. If I could find the part number for the siren module, and find one on new or on ebay for a reasonable price, I'd be willing to take a punt...
  11. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    The intrigue continues. According to the HAZ/TRN system diagram, there should be no permanent consumers on that circuit except for the obvious turn signal components. But, I found a couple of things that contradict this in my case. 1) Pulling the fuse causes the alarm siren to beep a few...
  12. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    Ah I see, yes. I tried to look for it yesterday (supposed to be in the bundle of cabling inside the jack compartment at the back) but couldn't see any likely candidate. It's not very pleasant in there - Dinitrol wax bundles of cable with foam wrapped connectors... However... (see next message...)
  13. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    I was able to find the circuit diagram for the HAZ/TRN circuit last night and you're right - it doesn't do anything else. Just a turn relay and a towing relay, switches, connectors and lamps. In light of that, and indeed your comments regarding turn relays, I am quite hopeful that I will at...
  14. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    I did wait a little while, but will give it a good 5-10 mins and check again to confirm. Nothing in the OBD and the CD changer no longer exists :) Thanks simon303
  15. sim303

    Bonnet and tailgate switches - where!?

    Nothing on the bonnet - interesting! Well, you've saved me the effort of trying to find something that doesn't exist - thanks! I'll open up the tailgate and fish around in there - thanks again :) sim303
  16. sim303

    Bonnet and tailgate switches - where!?

    Hi Another niggling problem on my radar.... Neither my bonnet or tailgate appear to have any functioning elecrtical switches - i.e. if I disarm the car and open only the tailgate, the car doesn't realise the door has been opened and re-arms the car after half a minute or so. The interior...
  17. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    Hi There used to be one yes, but I removed it and the towbar a couple of years ago. Its wiring didn't look too wonderful as I recall, and I think I removed all the obvious non-stock cable. Maybe I can get underneath again and disconnect the loom connector blocks on the rear crossmember and...
  18. sim303

    Parasitic drain identified on HAZ/TRN fuse... abnormal?

    Hi all Spring is here and it's high time I investigated why my battery fails to start the car after just a few days.... (and yes, it is just one battery - the other is no longer part of the main circuit and instead serves as a leisure battery for auxiliary gear). ...so I spent much of...
  19. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Apologies, I'm hibernating over the winter, at least as far as vehicle work is concerned! I got a quote for a new key - it's something in excess of £200 (can't remember exactly now) so when I get a chance I will try modifying the unit without a key. Honestly I'd rather have it that way in the...
  20. sim303

    Offer: Original Toyota cassette (!) head unit for 100 series

    One for the purists maybe?? Pics on request!
  21. sim303

    Offer: CD autochanger - 100 Amazon

    Like the title says - a CD autochanger from the centre cubby of my 100 series. Pics on request :)
  22. sim303

    Offer: LC 100 Amazon door speakers

    I have two OE door speakers from my 100 Amazon. Cheap and crappy, but maybe someone needs some spares... Pics if needed. Will chuck them out if no-one is interested (I doubt anyone is!)
  23. sim303

    Offer: 100 series 4.2TD alternator - electrical fault

    Hi I have a faulty alternator removed from my truck recently. Mechanically it seems fine - good bearings - but it was not charging the battery. I had an idea that I would replace the electronics (which appear to be designed to be serviced) but obviously I will never get round to that :)...
  24. sim303

    Offer - 100 VX AHC spheres

    Hi I have a set of four AHC spheres recently removed from my truck. They are the original factory units. I bought the truck a few months ago and as it has no history I have been renewing various parts as a precautionary measure before coming to rely on it for any big adventures. Thus I...
  25. sim303

    Simple (?) question: Rear diff ratio

    That's really helpful - thanks!
  26. sim303

    Chassis Painting With 'Corroless'

    I am in a similar boat, with chassis and underbody rust. Fairly widespread, but thankfully, not too deep, as far as I can tell. Looks worse than it probably is, put it that way. But, it needs arresting! I haven't tried the products mentioned here, but I plan to go with the EpoxyMastic EM121...
  27. sim303

    Simple (?) question: Rear diff ratio

    Hi I'm trying to find out a definitive (diffinitive??) figure for the rear diff of a 2000MY UK Amazon VX 4.2TD. 4.1:1? 4.3:1? something else? I'm only finding patchy info online - debates about ratios on 100 vs 105 etc etc, and the handbook has nothing about final drive ratios - shocking! :)...
  28. sim303

    Fed up with Toyota taking the...

    As a new member of the fold, I must admit I'm finding Toyota land a bit stiff, parts cost wise! :astonished: I've been running BMW since 2002 (still do) and to be honest Mr B's parts prices seem keener than Mr T's. Very helpful parts dept too :)
  29. sim303

    Something on this site cooks my computer :(

    I don't think that will help - Activity Monitor shows that Firefox is burning up CPU when the problem occurs, but I don't think there's any way in ACtivity Monitor of drilling deeper to find out exactly what it is that's going on inside Firefox itself. sim
  30. sim303

    Something on this site cooks my computer :(

    No problem, next time it occurs I will do that. Probably will never happen again now!
  31. sim303

    Something on this site cooks my computer :(

    Hi I've noticed that whenever I am on some pages of this site, the fan on my macbook starts going crazy (normally silent) and general performance goes down the toilet. My knees get burned and my battery life plummets, and it's generally not very relaxing :) Once I close...
  32. sim303

    ad blocker

    Hi I also get this AdBlocker message on my Mac / Firefox. I do have AdBlocker installed, but it is disabled for the entire www.landcruiserclub.net site, and indeed I see the ads. Yet still I get this nag message :( sim
  33. sim303

    Front door lock - key doesn't do anything?

    I found the problem.... I removed the door card, and was happy to notice that the vertical linkage from the central locking switch, was not connected at the top, to the lock barrel. After faffing around trying to reconnect it, I could not get it to connect in any sane way. I resorted to...
  34. sim303

    Driveline Clonk (rear diff?)

    Thanks. You're right, I wouldn't attempt to remedy it it myself - I don't have the equipment for pressing bearing or adjusting preload etc. If I can find a reputable place that can offer exchanges at a bearable price (assuming I do indeed have a problem) then I might go down that route.
  35. sim303

    Driveline Clonk (rear diff?)

    Whilst I was scrabbling around under the back axle of the Cruiser this morning, I thought I'd try turning the rear prop by hand to check for play, worn UJs etc. The transfer box and gearbox were both in neutral, so the front end should have been free to move. As such, I found I was able to turn...
  36. sim303

    Re-Covered Steering wheels

    ok! ;)
  37. sim303

    Re-Covered Steering wheels

    Hmm yes, looks like I'm not permitted to send messages :(
  38. sim303

    Re-Covered Steering wheels

    Hi Karl, I tried, but I can't for the life of me see how to send PMs! :kissingclosed:
  39. sim303

    Re-Covered Steering wheels

    Hi Karl, are you still doing the refurbished steering wheels? I'd like to get mine done. 2002 Amazon VX, brown trim. Thanks Simon
  40. sim303

    Front door lock - key doesn't do anything?

    I see - thanks for the info. Annoyingly the car is at my parents' now so I can't check until next weekend, but yes it sounds like it is busted :) As for the alarm, I take it that if the fob fails it is not possible to start the car with just the key? I get a bit nervous about immobilisers and...
  41. sim303

    Front door lock - key doesn't do anything?

    Hi As a relatively new owner, there are some things about my vehicle I am not sure about. Once such thing is the front driver's door lock. When the car is locked and alarmed, the key just turns (both directions) and does nothing. No mechanical action, and no central unlock. I assume this is...
  42. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Thanks! I've dropped him a line and hope he can help. I would also be very happy if he can be my first port of call in the future.
  43. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Late update.... been away... I got the spare wheel crossmember off using the oxy torch to heat the four seized bolts. Worked a treat and the whole operation took maybe half an hour :) As yet I haven't got any further than that. I'm trying to summon up the energy to call Mr T (for some reason...
  44. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Yes I have oxy-acetylene but I am always concerned about damaging chassis paint and rust protection inside the chassis. I have access to an impact wrench, maybe that would be less likely to break bolts.
  45. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Thanks - so if all else fails I drop the complete crossmember assembly? Makes sense. My only worry with that is that my experience of removing bolts from the chassis has not been a happy one - almost all of them just shear off :( I didn't receive much in the way of tools with the vehicle so...
  46. sim303

    Missing sparewheel security adapter - what to do?

    Hi all Just as the title says really - I recently bought a 2002 100 and have just discovered that one needs a key thing to lower the spare wheel. I don't have it! I don't know the ID of the key so I can't just order a replacement. What are my options? Thanks Simon
  47. sim303

    Hi

    Oh no! I missed so many welcoming replies! I feel bad now :) Thank you everyone for such a welcome. At last I have the chance to write :) I'm keeping a worklog of all the jobs I've done - I'm amazed how they add up! I am lucky if I can do one, maybe two days work per week on the Cruiser - I...
  48. sim303

    Hi

    Hi there Another new user & new owner here. My name is Simon and I'm in the SE of England. I bought my first Cruiser a few months ago, Sept 2016 - a 2002 Amazon VX 4.2 TD (100). At 169k I think it's in generally good shape, but I've been working through a few neglected niggles - electric...
  49. My Land Cruisers

    My Land Cruisers

    Various pictures my toys
  50. My Trips

    My Trips

    My offroad trips
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