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Wiring melted

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by stillbrendan, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    stillbrendan

    stillbrendan [OP] New Member

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    Installed aftermarket radio and somehow blew out the Radio Harness without blowing any fuses? Looks like the wiring had a meltdown (Literally melted), after installation the radio had a constant power draw, the dash lights have gone bongos and some other electric features stopped working (Windows no long go down, back door window included). Took the radio out to inspect the damages and boy was I surprised. Thinking I am going to need a new interior dash harness but not to mechanically inclined. Any advice?

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  2. Mar 29, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    Whoa!!!! I don’t even know where to start with that but I’m glad your 4R did not catch fire
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    HoBoDanny

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    Holly hell batman! Um... hope you don’t need the runner for awhile. Pull the dash and start repairing.
     
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  4. Mar 30, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Charlievee

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    So, did you add a inline fuse with the new head unit?
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    I did yes, not sure how it happened. Can't find where to source a dash harness either, been looking everywhere.
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    Charlievee

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    If I had to guess... The added inline fuse was rated for more amps then the harness. The power draw could not pop the fuse, so went path of least resistance and cooked the harness. Seen it happen back in my younger years when my "friend" thought adding a larger fuse would keep it from burning out.
     
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  7. Apr 9, 2019 at 3:39 AM
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    That sucks. I would check salvage yards near you. Or, try Graham auto in Calara, AL. They specialize in Toyota trucks and SUVs. Good people, and I believe they ship all over. I have gotten several parts from them with no problems.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    How long did you have it installed before this occurred? Glad it wasnt worse.
     

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