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Disabling ABS, TRAC, and VSC **PICTURES**

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by ramonortiz55, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Dec 18, 2015 at 9:31 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    A few weeks ago I was out wheeling with a few friends and I came to realize that I need to do something about disabling traction control, Anti lock break system, and Vehicle stability control.

    These items where added to the late 3rd generation 4runners, I believe 2000, 2001, and 2002.
    Having these kick in while offroading was annoying as hell!

    I figured I needed to do something about it, and do it now!

    After doing a little research, I found out exactly what I needed to do and decided to do my own write up on it:

    For this modification I used about 8 feet of 16 gauge wire and toyota fog light switch part number:

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    The switch looks like this:

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    Prongs in the back:

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    I cut the 8 foot wire into two four foot sections and fed it thru the firewall grommet located in a spot below the master cylinder:

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    I used a thicker gauge black wire to help me fish the red wiring thru:

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    I then located the master cylinder and unplugged the wiring shown below:

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    Within the wiring on that specific harness, is a 18 gauge red wire, I cut this wire and "extended" both ends using the wiring I fished thru the grommet.

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    Shrink wrapped for waterproofing:

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    Then taped for even more waterproofing:

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    On the other end, inside the cabin, I connected some spade connectors:

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    Fished the end thru a blank on my dash:

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    Plugged the spade connectors:

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    Placed my switch in the stock location:

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    Now to test the mod!

    I turned the truck on, and flipped the switch:

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    Indicator lights tell me that TRAC, VSC, and ABS have been disabled!

    To enable TRAC, VSC, and ABS, you will need to flip the switch to the "off" position and restart the truck.

    The TRAC, VSC, and ABS will NOT reset while the truck is on. You must restart the vehicle.

    I am perfectly fine with that.
     
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  2. Dec 20, 2015 at 4:17 AM
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    tmcnamee

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    Ramon,
    Thanks for posting. Had the same issue last year when it snowed in SC (unusual). As you said very annoying and took forever to get up our driveway. Do you think this will work on a 2005 4R?
    Best, Tom
     
  3. Dec 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM
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    that would be a 4th gen 4runner. I do not know if it would work.

    Check and see if you have the same brake cylinder setup?
     
  4. Mar 26, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    Did it and it worked great. No hangups good advice.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2017 at 5:34 AM
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    I am glad it worked out for you bud!
     
  6. Apr 1, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    Awesome write up! Will try this out in the future!
     
  7. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:58 AM
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    let me know how it works out!
     
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    Nice Mod & write up !! Its interesting..i just bought this 2002 4r & as you showed in the dash pic for testing the mod, my dash always lights up VSC off & VSC trac constantly(means no trac control or stab control). But it does not light up ABS. I wonder if the PO did similar stuff..or perhaps something else is going on. Yet to explore.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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    I tried this mod today, and the only problem is, that the switch has to be on the on position for the lights to go away. What did I do wrong?
     
  10. Oct 25, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    So does that mean that you have to switch it in the off position to make the lights come back on? (ABS, VSC, TRAC OFF)
     
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    I used 18 gauge wire instead of the 16, but I wouldn't think that would be a problem
     
  13. Oct 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    maybe youre wiring is backwards on the back of the switch...

    Switch the wires on the back terminals and see if that fixes
     
  14. Oct 25, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    Tried that, and still the same thing
     
  15. Oct 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    did you use the same switch part number as referenced above?
     
  16. Oct 25, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    I tried two different switches
     
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    Just to clarify, my switch has to be on the on position for the lights to go away. Then the switch has to on the off position for the lights to come on. I don't understand how the switch is on the off position, then on for it to work
     
  18. Oct 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    that is very random
     
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    im clueless
     
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    I'll keep you posted on my find
     
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    Another way of disabling ABS on a 3rd gen is: If you already have an Ultragauge 1.2, simply remove the ISO-9141 isolation cable from between the Ultragauge & the OBD2 plug.
     
  22. Oct 26, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    this just blew my mind
     
  23. Oct 26, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    Please keep us posted!

    Threads with issues like this is what keeps the forum informative :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi, excellent write up! I am going to attempt this mod on my 2007 2wd, but I am assembling a custom auxiliary switchboard because I like the feel of it better. Does anybody know if there are specific requirements for the switch? Might need to match a certain voltage. I have a house light switch sitting in my tool box, but I'm not so sure it would actually work.

    Has anybody constructed an auxiliary switchboard recently?
     

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