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  1. Watamu LC

    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...
  2. Watamu LC

    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.
  3. Watamu LC

    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...
  4. Watamu LC

    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!
  5. Watamu LC

    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!
  6. Watamu LC

    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.
  7. Watamu LC

    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?
  8. Watamu LC

    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...
  9. Watamu LC

    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...
  10. Watamu LC

    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...
  11. Watamu LC

    Looking for ECU for my KZJ 78

    As far as I have seen the connectors on the computers for the 90s are different.
  12. Watamu LC

    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...
  13. Watamu LC

    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...
  14. Watamu LC

    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!
  15. Watamu LC

    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...
  16. Watamu LC

    Jambo from Watamu!

    Thanks for the heads up Ben & Mark N! StarCruiser, I see this model in Kenya quite regularly. There are quite a few in Tanzania and Mozambique too. Most of them are imports from Japan, complete with and japanese instructions & buttons!
  17. Watamu LC

    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    Hi Pat & Ben, Thanks for the responses. We did a trip along the Kenyan coast last week, the car did great. I will ask a friend of mine of he can order the manual using the numbers you gave, Ben. As Pat wrote though, ours is the KZJ78, which is not among the models you listed. I don't know if...
  18. Watamu LC

    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    Hi Ben, If you could help me out with the Factory Service Manuals for my long wheel base 1995 Prado that would be great! The Private Message function doesn't work for me yet, need to post some more stuff. Could you please email them to: cvandegeer [at] gmail [dot] com How do I find out...
  19. Watamu LC

    Jambo from Watamu!

    Hi Mark, Asante sana bwana! Do you come down to the Kenyan coast? What do you mean with the comment about the temp needle? Are they prone to overheating? :wtf: Is there something I can do to prevent this? I had a second engine temp warning light installed in my Disco II to make sure I knew...
  20. Watamu LC

    downloading the serice book

    Thanks for that answer Stumog, I has the same issue as Kiwicruiser and can't send any PMs! I have a ton of questions, so will get those up to "unlock" features. Casper
  21. Watamu LC

    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    Thanks Shayne! I am hoping someone here has a scanned version, I can't get these books in Kenya....:thumbdown: The main thing I am actually looking for is the owner's manual rather than the workshop manual.
  22. Watamu LC

    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    Anyone have an idea? Hi Guys, I posted this message a while back and have been checking on a nearly daily basis if anyone can help me out with the owner's manual for my KZJ78. Unfortunatey, so far there has been no response! Can anyone out there help me out? The repair shop manual I got is...
  23. Watamu LC

    Dumb Question .....

    Hi Birder, I see it has been a while since you posted to this thread but I'm hoping that you can help me with that owner's manual? Is it the relevant one for my 1995/1996 KZJ78 automatic? Many thanks!
  24. Watamu LC

    Looking for the Owners Manual for a 1995/1996 Prado

    I recently bought a 1995/1996 KZJ78 automatic and unfortunately it did not come with the manual for the car. Is there anyone who has the owner's manual in PDF format? The labels in the car are all in Japanese! I have looked around for it on the different threads but have been unable to find it...
  25. Watamu LC

    Jambo from Watamu!

    Thanks for the kind words, very happy with the car! The reg number is on every panel and every piece of glass & mirror on the car! Like Clive said, it is an anti-theft thing. Now looking for someone who can help me an owner's manual!
  26. Watamu LC

    Jambo from Watamu!

    Hello all, I'll follow the template :icon-biggrin:: Your name: Casper Your Cruiser: Prado, 1996, KD-KZJ78W-PET, 110,000km with the 1KZ-TE engine, automatic transmission. Mods on your Cruiser: uhm...pretty sure it has a 2" lift. Pretty standard for the rest! Plans for your Cruiser: No plans...
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