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HiLux 2.8D electrical problem HELP please (needed for work)


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I have a Hilux 2.8 D 1989 4x4 with an electrical problem. This occurred while driving. First indication of a problem was loss of indicators and No Charge light came on. Drove it straight home fearing that if I turned it off it wouldn't start...proved to be true.

I have checked fuses in the drivers side kick-panel, fuses & links in the engine bay, wiring loom visually, un-plugged and re-plugged wiring loom connections, wriggled everything I can find, all whilst having the key on and wipers, indicators etc turned on in case I got a flicker of something working.

Here is what is & isn't working:-

Hazard Y

Horn Y

Head/l Y

Dome/l Y

Fuel cut-off relay Y (audible click)

Glow relay Y (audible click)

Tail/l N

Parkers N

Wipers N

Temp/G N

Brake/l N

Heat/fan N

Starter motor N

And the NO Charge light stays ON

I have looked at the wiring diagram and can't find anything that looks common to all the non-working items.

The only thing that caught my eye was wire B Y from the ignition switch. It seems to have a few of the non working items attached to it, but before I go ripping into the dashboard, I would appreciate some other opinions.

Is there a in-line fuseable link that isn't in the Gregorys manual maybe?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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hey mate

have a look in fuse box under the bonnet and just unplug your relays just in case one of them is stuck as i had the same problem. may also have somthing to with the alternator??

cheers joe

Thanks Joe.

I did that and I have discovered that there is no power getting to the ignition switch, but there is power from the fuse links, but it is not getting to the ignition switch for some reason.



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Hi Phill,

Did you get this sorted?

I seem to be having a similar problem. There seems to be no power to the starter and everything in the driver's side kick-panel doesn't work. And i don't have a Gregorys to be able to look at a diagram of the electrical wiring.

Any advice?

Much appreciated.


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