Author Topic: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...  (Read 975 times)

jpr

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • I'm new here!
    • View Profile
Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:10:08 PM »
Can y'all tell me what this plug is for?  It is connected to the wiring for the driver's side headlamp bulb, but isn't plugged into anything.

Shovel

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 616
  • Karma: +48/-0
  • POTATO
    • View Profile
    • Stuff page updated regularly!
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 09:06:18 PM »
That's connector A107 "Spare Connector For Theft Alarm"

jpr

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • I'm new here!
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 10:25:20 PM »
Someone must have stolen my theft alarm...

jaccox

  • Member
  • Posts: 131
  • Karma: +12/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 06:09:29 AM »
Someone must have stolen my theft alarm...
Consider yourself lucky lol. Pretty sure most get ripped out after about the 3rd time it locks your keys in the car. Mine did the funky lock unlock gibberish twice and I said "see ya" and pulled the system and jumped the starter inhibitor wires.
1999 Montero. 33x10.5x15 General X3's. 4.90's w/rear locker. Full armor. ADD idler arm. ADD 1.5" complete lift. Siberiean Bushings everywhere. 150W alternator with upgraded 4 AWG leads and grounds. 2nd Battery in the rear for camping stuffs to come.

concealer404

  • Member
  • Posts: 321
  • Karma: +10/-0
  • OH U MAF?
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 06:25:58 AM »
Hey since we're on the subject, i noticed two down there when i was doing my AC compressor.  (One was that one, so thanks!)

Here's the other one, same general area.

2018-06-14_09-24-46 by concealer404, on Flickr
1998 Montero Winter Package (For Sale)
1994 FZJ80 Land Cruiser (Wife's)
2006 V8 4Runner Sport Edition (Mine)

Shovel

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 616
  • Karma: +48/-0
  • POTATO
    • View Profile
    • Stuff page updated regularly!
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 06:59:36 AM »
That "Spare" connector A107 is not going to be connected on anybody's truck,  pretty sure it was not on any US vehicle.

The other one (Concealer404) - not 100% sure at first glance.   There's an ABS wheel speed sensor plug around there but I think it's physically smaller (race track shape not rounded-square) .    Can you check or photo the wire colors from it?

concealer404

  • Member
  • Posts: 321
  • Karma: +10/-0
  • OH U MAF?
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:56:12 AM »
I can this weekend.  :) 

I was actually hoping that spare connector was part of the light circuit but unused.  Would have been awesome to run fender markers off that.
1998 Montero Winter Package (For Sale)
1994 FZJ80 Land Cruiser (Wife's)
2006 V8 4Runner Sport Edition (Mine)

RyanY

  • Member
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: +5/-0
  • I'm new here!
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 12:34:04 PM »
I read somewhere that the funky bracket on the back side of the radiator support that points towards the battery was for some component of a security system - maybe that unused plug is part of that system as well?

MrGalantguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 194
  • Karma: +10/-0
  • Yes...I own Galants
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 12:37:29 PM »
I read somewhere that the funky bracket on the back side of the radiator support that points towards the battery was for some component of a security system - maybe that unused plug is part of that system as well?

That bracket is what the siren assembly mounts to.
-1998 Montero (Winter package & Adjustable suspension)
-2002 Montero Limited
-1991 Galant VR4 1948/2000
-1996 Galant 4G64t 5spd
Owner of: Nostalgic JDM
Facebook: Nostalgic JDM
Business Instagram: @nostalgic_jdm407
Personal Instagram: @itsaboutfam

Shovel

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 616
  • Karma: +48/-0
  • POTATO
    • View Profile
    • Stuff page updated regularly!
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »

That bracket is what the siren assembly mounts to.

I used it to hold relays. 


concealer404

  • Member
  • Posts: 321
  • Karma: +10/-0
  • OH U MAF?
    • View Profile
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 01:07:54 PM »
Mine has the siren on it.  I'm afraid to try to remove it because i'm still not 100% sure i bypassed the alarm properly.  But the truck starts, and the alarm hasn't gone off, so i roll with it for now.  Will do a deep dive later when i re-do everything.
1998 Montero Winter Package (For Sale)
1994 FZJ80 Land Cruiser (Wife's)
2006 V8 4Runner Sport Edition (Mine)

IncorpoRatedX

  • Not really the
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 325
  • Karma: +28/-0
  • I'm big in Japan.
    • View Profile
    • Adventure Driven Design
Re: Replaced the headlamp bulbs today and saw this...
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 02:54:43 PM »
Mine has the siren on it.  I'm afraid to try to remove it because i'm still not 100% sure i bypassed the alarm properly.  But the truck starts, and the alarm hasn't gone off, so i roll with it for now.  Will do a deep dive later when i re-do everything.

unplugging the siren will have no impact on the alarm. All it will do is cause the truck to be silent, should the alarm go off. This would only be a problem if you were in the vehicle and mistook the alarm going off without the siren for your hazard switch failing, as it would flash your lights once tripped, but, it shouldnt start at that point and those two combined would tell you its the alarm going off.