- Jan 6, 2017
- Rome Georgia
Hello all, So I have a triple locked 1995 fzj 80 Land Cruiser "Sandy " U.S. spec with 260 k miles that I'm having an intermittent no start on. Let me be clear ......it turns over but will not start up. This happened after I went into the dash and installed a new radio , power strip , offroading light rocker switches & a center diff lock rocker switch. Sound familiar ? I had this same problem years ago but it subsided. I could gently kick the bottom of the dash near my knee and it would fire up. Reminded me of " The Fonz " . I thought I was good because like I said the problem went away. I forgot all about it in the hectic life I have. That is until years later " NOW " I got back in that area and created the short , open or ground. I've looked and looked for any loose connections , corroded wires etc. I'm pretty sure I have narrowed it down to this big blue module directly under the steering wheel behind the plastic cover then metal cover. So when the short or open is in play I do not get the check engine light I should get when key is turned to the " on " position. There is also no power to the diagnostic port , OBD scanner won't link. Also there is no signal voltage to the Fuel Pump Relay only the constant voltage from the battery that goes to pin # 2. As soon as I tapping where that blue module is with the bottom of my fist it gives me the check engine light then it fires right up. It does not go dead after I get it running. However as soon as I cut off the engine and try to restart . It will not crank unless I do the tapping. I just had a surgery so it's hard for me to get up under there and really inspects pins in the module etc . So I was wondering which of you glorious cruiser owners could tell me what color wire in that module could be causing this. Any of you familiar with this blue module ? Has anyone had this problem or know which wire could be causing this ? It's driving me insane ! Cheers !