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Old 08-05-2006, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Install of VSC cancel switch

I was inspired by san antonio FJ to do this mod from his post at how to disable VSC (it works).

So I started by unplugging the VSC and stripping the e-tape and cover to expose the wires.


Then I found access into the cabin through a removable grommit (careful I dropped it as it tends to pop out).


I cut the purple wire and spliced in 2 lengths of wire about 3 feet each and fed them through the hole. the backing you see in the hole is just the padding inside the cabin under the dash and can pull back easily.


I used a toggle switch as they are the easist to install, attach the wires and just drill a 1/2" hole then screw it in.


It's kind of hard to see here but I cut a small notch in the grommit before I replaced it so the wires could feed through. Clean up the wiring with some zip ties and some e-tape and you are all set. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Install of VSC cancel switch

If yours is an MT, I don't see how this would make much 'fun factor' difference on the street with 4-w always engaged unless I am missing something. Would be a nice option with a supercharger maybe .

That rubber firewall grommet is nice for a subwoofer power feed also.
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Re: Install of VSC cancel switch

Only complaint on your install is that you used the same color wire for both leads. That could be quite a ***** to figure out for the next guy who gets your used truck. I'd like to see the look on the face of the Toyota tech guy, too! Funny stuff.
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Re: Install of VSC cancel switch

Oh yeah, I noticed that one too - being in telecom I see a lot of creative wiring though.
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I.T. - same issue. You look at some rat's nest and think - WTF?

Excellent MOD! I like this one best so far. Does it turn off all the goodies, or just VSC?
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i dont get it, why would you want to turn off vsc
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Re: Install of VSC cancel switch

Now to install a switch that clears the nasty computer codes.
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If yours is an MT, I don't see how this would make much 'fun factor' difference on the street with 4-w always engaged unless I am missing something. Would be a nice option with a supercharger maybe .
No, mine is an AT so it does allow me to spin the tires when needed/wanted. I live in north florida and we have a lot of sand on the trails... I also grew up driving on dirt roads and it's really hard to sling mud on the person behind you when your tires wont come loose.

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Only complaint on your install is that you used the same color wire for both leads. That could be quite a ***** to figure out for the next guy who gets your used truck. I'd like to see the look on the face of the Toyota tech guy, too! Funny stuff.
I thought of that but I was out of good wire at the house and didn't feel like buying another 25' roll. That said I can always use more..


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Check out this tread for the pros and cons... how to disable VSC (it works)
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Re: Install of VSC cancel switch

why would you use a differnt color wire? all your doing is interupting a circut with a switch, extending the circut into the cab same wire same color.
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i dont get it, why would you want to turn off vsc
Coming from an off road racing background and being used to steering with my right foot i love this mod!! its fun to powerslide across a drylake at mach 2 with your hair on fire!!

Way to go, major props for this mod.
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