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Illumination lighting help

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by kkoufos, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Jan 3, 2016 at 6:50 AM
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    Hi,

    I have a 2015 Tundra Limited. I had someone install the brake controller and they disconnected a clip causing the lower half of my center console to loose its illumination. I brought it to the dealer and this is what they told me "there is a plastic clip that connects the main wire harness to the illumination harness". The dealership is stating they have to order the whole new "main Harness" which is $2500, just to pull this 3 inch clip to connect the two harness back together. All the power works to those buttons; they just don't illuminate (heated seats, temp controls, froster buttons, 4 wheel drive button, shifter console).

    Does this clip have a name? How would I better describe it to a junk yard that might have to ship me the part (size, pins, wires)? The dealer took a pic (not very good) but you can see the clip (wire harness) on the right side going to the dash and the other clip off the main wire harness (black taped, the corner is showing) on the left.)

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  2. Jan 3, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    The person who did the install of the trailer brake control - friend or business?

    Regarding your question, I would consider asking @Roman for a part #, or @TRDSparks
     
  3. Jan 3, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    It was a business. Ultimately it will be them who covers it, but I figured I would see if someone knew.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    So is it the clip on the plug that is broken? Should be able to order the plug separately. It is kind of a PITA, but should be able to be done. What brake controller did you use and why did he take so much apart? The plug for the brake controller is right behind the trac button and tow haul button. That connector that is broken should have never been touched. I agree with Sean. Check with @Roman, he will hook you up.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2016 at 3:13 PM
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    So, it is not the connector going into the brake controller that is messed up? It is another one right beside it, correct? And is there any way you could get a better picture of it?
     
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    It is not the one that connects to the brake controller, but in that area. One end is off the main wire harness, and the other end goes directly to the lower illumination on the center dash (below the temp control display). The dealer said it looks like a white piece of plastic about 2-3 inches long. (Similar to the plug you would use if you remove the door off the truck bed). It connects them together. I will see if I can get the cover off under the drivers side to take a better picture for you. Thank you for the help!
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2016 at 6:37 AM
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    Here are the pics of the two ends.


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  8. Jan 12, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    Here's what I'm looking at in TIS. Do you see which of the connectors it could be here?

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  9. Jan 12, 2016 at 7:40 AM
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    Is the green wire considered the main harness? Does J 41 control illumination? If it does I trace it back to under the drivers knees where the connector is.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes, the green wire is the main harness under the dash. J41 says it is "No. 1 power outlet socket assy RH", so that connector should be in the center of the dash.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    I think that powers the usb and cigarette outlet, which works. It's the lighting above that. Here is a pic of the things that don't light.

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  12. Jan 12, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    I'm starting to think its the same harness, and that clip just continues the connection?
     
  13. Jan 12, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    The J41 powers the socket, and the USB one is just to the left of it. The connectors for the AC controls are where the red connector is above those. Unfortunately, none of the descriptions say anything about illumination.
     
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    Ok, The white plug goes nowhere. That white part is just a jumper. Some vehicles may use that plug but yours does not. The grey plug is what should plug into the back of the panel. I don't see any problem with that plug though.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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    There is no slack on the grey one; as it can not move to be plugged in. Also in the 1st picture of the 1/12/15 post you will see another "plug" to the left of the grey one; this is different from the other white one in the pictures. Is that one to be used?
     
  17. Jan 26, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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  18. Jan 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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    Roman, can you send this diagram again b/c where I believe the issue is I can't see the full image. I have clarification what it is I am looking for, it is a cap that goes on the end; it does not connect two ends together. The picture I have attached shows a grey end, there is a clip that snaps on the end (I assume to recirculate the power to the panel that isn't working). This is located behind where the brake controller would be installed. behind the dash (drivers side). Please let me know if you know what this clip is. This is the dashboard wire harness (instrument panel harness).

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  19. Jan 26, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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  20. Jan 26, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    I can't see the writing to these 3 connectors, I have zoomed in and resent back.. can you tell me what they control?

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  21. Jan 26, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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    From left to right, Back Sonar or Clearance sonar switch, VSC off switch, and Tow/haul pattern select switch.
     
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