Tom my 3/79 build LHD FJ40 has the same small fuse in the middle but missing the cover. I have a replacement 80 harness and few 11/78 harnesses as spares but not here in town. I do know the wiring changed quite a bid from 78 to 79 on US model. The wiring to the instrument cluster changed as well a plug design. I guess Rudi picture fits a 78 better.
Looking at the EPC (USA-market) just now I see October 1978 as the changeover date..Radio, and only the radio.
That's interesting about October date. I got my two 78 wiring harness off of cowls I pick up from a junk yard. Both still have the tag riveted Driver's A pillar which I know what they are off of. I have to check if they have the later green plugs and different amp gauge hook up on the cluster. Didn't think they did. I believe Mace here on mud has or had a 12/78 that was a 79. Every other one I've seen was earlier (78) with the gas tank still in the cab.
Time to take a step back from the EPC.This is a tragedy and my life is now in turmoil
Sounds like the e-locker actuator.When I check on buying that part was informed it was part of the vacuum shifter and not sold separately. Can't remember the price but it was way more than I was willing to pay.
I checked 60-series and I can see the fuse block there too but not any part numbers.Tom is it possible that from 1/79 Toyota only sold the fuse block as part of the main wiring harness? Was it in 79 that fuel pump was now one solid piece with no rebuild kit available. I bought a used a used A440F wans split transfer case years. While the PO was moving it around he broke a piece that goes between the transfer case and vacuum shifter. When I check on buying that part was informed it was part of the vacuum shifter and not sold separately. Can't remember the price but it was way more than I was willing to pay. The thing I don't understand this piece has to be mount to the transfer case first and can not on the vacuum shifter first. By design if the vacuum shifter hits anything this is the piece mostly to break. Toyota's way of making you buy a expensive part when you only need a small piece of it. I was able buy a complete vacuum shifter cheap. The plate used to mount the A440F to the engine was $800 from Toyota at that time. I guess what I'm saying Tom maybe Toyota thought why sell you a fuse block when we sell you whole wiring harness. 79 was also the year Toyota introduced the mini 4X4 pickup and starting reducing the numbers of FJ40s to the US. By 83 the price of FJ40 was almost as much as a FJ60 and way more than a CJ7. Toyota made a decision to drop the SWB Land Cruiser from the American market and push the for the more fuel efficient four cylinder mini truck.
Thanks Eddy.. I'll do so real S-L-O-W too with my hands in the air ...... (to maybe pull hair out).Time to take a step back from the EPC. ...
Over the years dealing with Toyota I've come to the conclusion making sense is not something Toyota is worried about.I checked 60-series and I can see the fuse block there too but not any part numbers.
I thought to check under the wiring harness listings but the fuse block hasn't been moved there (for later models). And Toyota splits looms up into lots of little bits anyway (with separate part numbers) so I don't think it would make sense for them to hide the fuse blocks within one of those part numbers and provide no details of doing so.
My guess is that Toyota sell very few fuse blocks as spare parts and so decided in 1979 not to continue stocking them. (And the best way to accomplish that is probably to never log them within their spare parts system.)
The issue here is there is no part number. Even items NLA with still have a part number listed somewhere. Post 1/79 do not seem to have part for the 4X or 6X series. Guessing the wiring harness part number still be found.Sometimes, if you get a good Toyota parts guy, you can get dates on the last production request for a particular part.(Beno may be the one). They will list the part as NLA, but give you the last time the part was requested. May help with dating-'course it won't get the part for you either