What is this plug for??? Tough question...

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Tofudebeest, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Tofudebeest

    Tofudebeest

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    It is located directly under the center console in my 10/87 FJ62, running from the harness near the rear heater switch wire/plug.

    So far the only guesses, and I don't know what the right answer is, are:
    * heated front seats (likely ruled out by John at Radd, the heated seat plugs look different on his 88 62 and his HJ61), or
    * the FJ62 Sahara (non-USA) center console fridge/freezer unit.

    What I really want to know is if it gets constant power or switched (my multimeter is fried), what amp, and if it is fused (and if so, which fuse). I want to run my handy-dandy inside console mounted 12v cig lighter socket from an existing, dedicated power source so I do not have to splice into my rear heater fan switch lines.

    Thanks.
    plug.JPG
     
  2. Front Range 4x4

    Front Range 4x4

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    I just pulled my rear heater and put an inverter there and was wondering the same thing.
     
  3. slcfj62

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    All the connectors under the console on my 11/87 fj62 are connected. The only 6 pin connector plugs into a relay and is flatter and longer than that. Anything disconnected on your Cruiser? Heater?
     
  4. MrMoMo

    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    Why not just rig up a test light... ground one side of a bulb, (grab a tail light bulb) use a wire to probe the plugs, and power the light. Once you find a live wire, start pulling fuses to see if it goes out.

    Or... you could spend $6 and buy yourself a new meter and do it in 1/64th of the time. :)
     
  5. MrMoMo

    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    Why not just rig up a test light... ground one side of a bulb, (grab a tail light bulb) use a wire to probe the plugs, and power the light. Once you find a live wire, start pulling fuses to see if it goes out.

    Or... you could spend $6 and buy yourself a new meter and do it in 1/64th of the time. :)
     
  6. TOYOTADRUNK

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    Flux capacitor?
     
  7. Kynot62

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    What about your seat belt warning light?
     
  8. Dynosoar

    Dynosoar Slightly Disturbed SILVER Star

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    On the fj60 the Cat temp probe is right there. On a 62 it may be for the O2 sensors.


    Dynosoar:zilla:
     
  9. Tofudebeest

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    Hmmmm....
     
  10. Tofudebeest

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    Anyone else?
     
  11. Joe_E

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    10/85 - 1/90 it could be for one of these. Or at least it would be cool to think so...:hillbilly:

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    My 60 had a phone in that location when I bought it. A friend just picked up an '87 and it has the same thing in it. Weird.
     
  13. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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    No idea what its for - sorry.

    One thought though is to look in the electrical diagram section of the FSM...I think most of the options Mr T had on 60's are there (including the non-NA market options). Might be some clues there as to what the plug was for, and certainly it will help you identify what wires are hot/ground/switched/etc.
     
  14. Tofudebeest

    Tofudebeest

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    See second asterisk in the original post.
    I looked, saw nothing. I'll look again.
     
  15. Joe_E

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    "See second asterisk in the original post. "

    Yessir, saw that.
    Just thought you needed a pic to drive the wishful thinking mystery connector home.:hillbilly:
     
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