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    Trunk is stuck

    Hey all, This was never a problem or even showed the potential to be a problem, but I went to open the lower part of my trunk (the bit without the window) and the lever worked and the trunk door moved an inch but is stuck. It seems something is a bit sticky or the lever stopped working all of a...
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    Emergency Brake sort of works

    Hey all, So my emergency brake "works". I have parked on slants and other mild grades. However, the other day I parked in a pretty steep space and put the brake in, and it started sliding a bit. I put it in gear and all was good. This wasn't a problem until recently, very rarely I will start...
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    Mirrors

    Hey, I am looking for some side mirrors for my Fj60. Currently, I have some small black ones (see pic). I have seen the larger silver ones (Toyota Murakami 1881) that look really nice. Any ideas where to get these or something similar? Thanks
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    Emergency Brake light won't stay off...

    One problem solved... The emergency light kept flickering on because the carpet had been jammed between the brake and the metal pad at the bottom of the brake handle. Cut out the extra carpet and the light stayed off. Made some progress on the Cigarette lighter: A 15A fuse was missing so I put...
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    Emergency Brake light won't stay off...

    Good advice. the carpet was redone at some point so that may be the issue. I'll check it out.
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    Emergency Brake light won't stay off...

    Yes 1987 Fj60. Gotcha, I was just in the fuse box the other day and checked all of them. They were all intact. However, I will check to make sure that the slot is getting power.
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    Emergency Brake light won't stay off...

    Thanks for the info, I will dig up that piece. I assume something is off with the sensor. I will let you know what I find. Also, does anyone have any info on a cigarette lighter not working? possible problems?
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    Emergency Brake light won't stay off...

    Hey all, So I have read that the brake fluid may be low however, the problem I am having is a little different than what was described previously... So the light is on when the brake is engaged, and then I lower it all the way down and it turns off. I'll be driving and hit a little bump or the...
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    Alternator problem?

    Hey all, Thank you so much for the suggestions. After ripping out a horribly installed 3rd party alarm system (which was not the problem, but could have caused problems) the culprit was a poorly grounded negative terminal on the battery. I tightened the bolts so they touched and tightened where...
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    Alternator problem?

    UPDATE: I let it trickle charge and I started three times over the course of about 1.5 weeks. No problems. I started it two days ago and it was fine, and today I tried it, and completely dead. Not a single light turned on, no dorr dinging. The key turned with no reaction from the car. The...
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    Alternator problem?

    Thanks all, It was charging all night. I am going to drive it around a bit today, and later this weekend I am going to check those fuses. The main fuse box... is that by left knee?
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    Alternator problem?

    Hey all, Update on electrical problems: After the adventure above, I started it a few days later with no problem. I didn't touch it for about 3-4 days, occasionally grabbing something on the inside (lights turned on etc). I figured it was all good. This morning I tried to start it and the...
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    Alternator problem?

    Hey all, I took my 87 fj60 for a drive yesterday. No problems starting, it was a 30 min drive, I parked and then went to grab food and came back (gone for about 20 min). I replaced the battery about two weeks ago so no problems there (the car was super dead one morning and a jump/trickle charge...
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    Dots of antifreeze under hood of car

    Hey All, Thanks for the advice! The main water pump hose had a tiny hole that was firing into the fan. I ordered a new hose and clamps and will be fixing that tomorrow. I also fixed up the missing nuts on the air cleaner on the carb. Does anyone have suggestions for what kind of coolant to put...
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    Best manual for repairs and for learning about your FJ60

    Wow thank you all so much. I will dive into these! Quick question, I haven't been able to find anything specifically for the 87 (mostly 84 and 89). When using them for repairs is it better to use the newer eddition? Thanks
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