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Old 31 May 2021
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Exclamation HELP needed: USA - near Phoenix: Toyota Landcruiser J8

Hey All,

I wanted to post up on here to see if anyone can help them out. Really cool couple with a killer 80 series camper conversion with a previous HDFT/A442F (manual converted to auto as I understand it) has fried some wiring. They're stranded in the Phoenix area with the dash pulled and tracing fried wiring. They may need a wiring harness or may need just some wiring help.

You can reach them on IG @ 2machenblau.de

Tag anyone that might be able to help.
As I have it from them on the sequence of events:
- stopped at a viewpoint, engine & AC running.
- took pictures, wants to drive off.
- when switched from P to D we noticed the AC\Blower not working, dash completely dark and no gauges working beside the fuel.
- Guage fuse 10A was blown
- replaced it and blown again after 2s in the 2nd key position.
- a shop in Alpine AZ towed us and started the investigation, used a 30A fuse in the gauge socket. not sure how much of the discovered damage was caused by this.
- then we removed part after part from the IGN line but still blowing.
- engine will not start as the 12-24v timer relay needed IGN too
found a melted wire behind the fuse box and removed today the dash completely to discover more melted connectors. these connect the dash harness with the engine bay. not sure how far this damage leads. dash wiring has several melted spots.
- root cause still unclear.
- ABS connector in engine bay is melted too.
from: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/hdf...#post-13871478

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If its posted on IH8mud they've got a good audience in the US, might also be worth trying the Toyota Landcruiser Association TLCA on facebook
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Thanks! @TheWarden

I don`t have a Facebook Account and exp. with FB.

But we need a really good "vehicle electronics technician" with Toyota skills in Phoenix area..
Sending the right wiring harness (for Diesel-Engine) might not be the Problem.

Does it make sense to do that on facebook?
I don't want to flood their email account.

Whats your eperience with FB?
Is There another way to contact this Community? Could you do this?
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For more current Information about the "breakdown" of https://www.2machenblau.de

take a look:

in english:
HDFT from Germany Needs Help

in german:
HILFE benötigt J8 Elektrik Katastrophe in USA
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Looking at the post on IH8mud it looks like all the key landcruiser people in the US are being recommended.

FB is pretty good, I see their problems have been posted on Facebook already. Hopefully they will get some help soon that gets them back to travelling.
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Yes ... they get great support in a US-Workshop and the people arround!
I believe in the mechanics on site!

HDFT from Germany Needs Help https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/hdf...-help.1253629/

Perfect! Thanks to all of them!

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