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Headlight buzzer?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by alexchannell, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. alexchannell

    alexchannell

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    I have a 91, and I don't have that buzzer, did this year come with one? (I left the lights one and drained the battery...oops)

    Thanks.
     
  2. corsair23

    corsair23 SILVER Star

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    I might be wrong, but I don't think any of the FJ80/FZJ80/LZ450 model years have a buzzer to warn the owner they left the lights on. Either that or the buzzer in both my '97 LX450 and my '97 FZJ80 AE don't work :confused:

    But boy, hit your alarm button with a door open and that sucker will scream at you :)
     
  3. Doc

    Doc

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    Apparently the 91's do not have the headlight retainer relay circuit? My 93 doesn't have a buzzer, but it doesn't matter. The lights shut themselves off either when I lock the doors, or after a certain time period.

    You can purchase 'add on' buzzers from places like summit and Jegs IIRC, I nearly did that to a 60 series I had, after twice draining the battery with the lights.
     
  4. corsair23

    corsair23 SILVER Star

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    Hmmm....I'll have to give that a try. Or, maybe I should just read the owner's manual :idea:

    Nah, that would be like asking for directions when I get lost, which I never do of course :lol:
     
  5. CJF

    CJF

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    Here ya go, compliments of the Great and Almighty 3FE Yahoo Group's electical guru, Wayne Tangen. :)

    Come join our group and post up if you need more info.

    Curtis

    P.S. Read from the bottom up:



    RE: [3FE] Re: Headlight buzzer mod: Attn Wayne!


    Woo-hoo! It's an official mod then.

    Wayne

    ---- Original Message ----
    From: slevy@...
    To: 3FE@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: RE: [3FE] Re: Headlight buzzer mod: Attn Wayne!
    Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 21:39:15 -0000

    >It works! In my '91 FJ80 I just followed the instructions and the
    >buzzer works perfectly. The tail lamp relay red-blue cable is easily
    >acesible from the back of Relay Block #1 located right above the
    >left footrest. The seat belt warning relay is the gray box located
    >above Relay Block #1 - no need to remove it, just unplug the wire
    >harness and you can easily access the green-white wire going to pin
    >7 (next to the empty pin 8 location). A little soldering and you are
    >done in less than 1 hour - total cost= 99 cents for a pack of two
    >1n4004 diodes from Radio Shack. No more jump starts because someone
    >left the lights on for only 99 cents + one hour labor is a great
    >deal. Thanks Wayne.
    >
    >In 3FE@yahoogroups.com, "santiagol927" <slevy@...> wrote:
    >>
    >> Quite true. I will try it this weekend and let you know. Thanks.
    >>
    >> --- In 3FE@yahoogroups.com, wptangen@ wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Your understanding is correct that it does make a difference,
    >and
    >> the
    >> > reason for it is that in the FJ62, the unlock warning switch
    >> provides
    >> > 12 V to the beeper box, while in the FJ80 (according to the
    >wiring
    >> > diagram; I haven't tried it myself) the unlock warning switch
    >> grounds
    >> > the box. The circuitry inside the boxes has to be different,
    >but
    >> the
    >> > diagram for the 80 shows the inner logic so even though I haven't
    >> > taken that box apart, I believe it will work.
    >> >
    >> > Wayne
    >> >
    >> > ---- Original Message ----
    >> > From: slevy@
    >> > To: 3FE@yahoogroups.com
    >> > Subject: RE: [3FE] Re: Headlight buzzer mod: Attn Wayne!
    >> > Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 22:32:16 -0000
    >> >
    >> > >In your previous instructions for the FJ-62 you said to solder
    >the
    >> > >cathodes (banded ends) together and connect this to the beeper
    >> box.
    >> > >In these instructions for the 91-92 fj80 you solder the anodes
    >> (non-
    >> > >banded) ends together and connect this to the relay, leaving
    >the
    >> > >banded ends for individual connections. Which is which or does
    >it
    >> > >make a difference?
    >> > >Thank you.
    >> > >
    >> > >--- In 3FE@yahoogroups.com, wptangen@ wrote:
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Morning Curtis,
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Judging from my '91 wiring diagram (courtesy of JH) I'd say
    >no,
    >> not
    >> > >> without some modifications.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> First, when you cut the unlock warning switch wire, it's the
    >> > >> green-white wire going to pin 7 of the "seat belt warning
    >relay".
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Then when you solder in the diodes, solder their NON-banded
    >ends
    >> > >> together and tie this connection to the relay. One of the
    >banded
    >> > >> diode ends then goes to the unlock warning switch wire.
    >> > >>
    >> > >> The other banded diode end goes not to the taillight circuit
    >> itself
    >> > >> but to the red-blue wire that controls the taillight relay
    >(pin 1
    >> > >on
    >> > >> the relay).
    >> > >>
    >> > >> I THINK this should work. If your guinea pig is successful
    >let
    >> us
    >> > >> know!
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Wayne
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> ---- Original Message ----
    >> > >> From: feistc2003@
    >> > >> To: 3FE@yahoogroups.com
    >> > >> Subject: RE: [3FE] Headlight buzzer mod: Attn Wayne!
    >> > >> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 04:32:11 -0000
    >> > >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >Hey Wayne,
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >Do you know offhand if your buzzer mod works on a 91-92?
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >Cuz I just recommended it to someone on MUD. :D
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >Curtis
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >>
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> >
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  6. firetruck41

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    You can also spend about $10 at jc whitnmey or your local auto parts store, and get a buzzer that plugs into your light fuse, just for this purpose as a headlight buzzer.
     
  7. TrustyToyota

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    If I'm reading correct, the lights will shut themselves off? Is that on all 80's? I am always worried I will come out to a dead battery because of the lights
    -TT
     
  8. corsair23

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    TT,

    Not sure if ALL 80s do, but I read my owner's manual yesterday ;p for my LX450 (haven't checked the 80 yet) and tested out what it said. Here is what it states:
    "The lights automatically turn off when the driver's door is opened with the ignition key turned to the "ACC" or "LOCK" position. To turn them on again, turn the ignition key to the "ON" position, or turn the headlight switch off and then twist the knob until the first or second clickstop. If you are going to park for over one week, make sure the headlight switch is off."
    I don't see any mention that the lights will go off automatically after a certain amount of time and I haven't tested that either. It does mention that Canadian vehicles came with DRL (daytime running lights) for our friends up North.


    :cheers:
     
  9. TX_TLC

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    x2 this is how my '94 works. No timer. They just shut off when I open my door.
     
  10. CJF

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    FYI...

    91-92:

    Lights do NOT turn off automatically under any circumstances (engine off, door open, etc.). Also, no buzzer (under any circumstances) to warn you that they're on.

    C'est la vie... :D

    Curtis
    91FJ80
     
  11. TrustyToyota

    TrustyToyota

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    Very cool, I will have to check this out on my 94 next time I use the lights. It will help me sleep much easier!!!
    -TT