Which pg of the EWD did you cite, and did you pull that ring terminal that feeds the new ‘hot wire’ -from power before you posted the CEL status?
I’m very willing to grab my ‘97 EWD & help, but we need to be talking the exact same English - and that thermal-reset breaker is a ‘wild card’ -when you don’t post the exact status of it when you’re troubleshooting / CEL spectrum of this situation.
You really need a local shop (only one I hear repeated alot is George’s Hybrids down in Cali, no idea their location) - if you feel this is over your experience or desire to roll up the sleeves & get crazy on.
That or a open call on the local Cali clubhouse for guys who know the late 1FZ EFI - you have a TON of guys down there I’d ask nice & offer beer/pizza, etc -to look at your 80 in person.
Guys I’d do the same if it was my 80 & I wanted it for the long-term. I’m not going to tag them, but you live in ‘80-guy central’ IMO.
You live by a ton of great guys, I’d reach out myself.
From the 15 amp EFI fuse, the red/yellow wire runs to pin 2 of connector E7, called BATT. That is the constant battery power to the ECU.What I don't get is why anyone thinks all the power for the ECM comes from the EFI fuse? In the EWD it clearly shows there is power from the IGN to the ECM, and the signal that closes the EFI relay comes from the ECM. The IGN powers up the ECM and the ECM, in turn, closes the EFI fuse. Why would the CEL not come on regardless of the EFI fuse/relay?
The orientation is correct in your picture and is exactly what's in the kick panel of every 80 Series From 1991-1997. For some reason, the COR was not shown in later versions of the EWD on this specific drawing.
It has been discussed multiple times and is a potential trouble spot on later model FZJ80s. On my LX450, the lower support for the glovebox was starting to wear through the insulation of the ECU harness that makes a sharp bend in that location. It's pretty easy to prevent further damage once you see what's happening. It was one of the first things I addressed along with the main engine harness by the EGR pipe.Have you heard about the harness in the right kick panel rubbing and shorting before? I thought that sounded promising, but I only read it in that one thread I linked above.
You still in the South Bay?I don't know anyone around here with an 80.
You still in the South Bay?
Pretty sure I'm free this weekend if you think you'd like to have another set of eyes on it, and another 80 to compare with.
I wouldn't call myself a Cruiser mechanic, but I have made a living trouble-shooting electrical issues. And besides, I owe you a solid for all your help spotting us on the Snake Lake trail that day!
That's cool, I was on call last weekend anyway. You know, just in case the crew at work ran into any electrical issues, lol.Hey @landcrshr, sorry I never got back to you.