Maineah

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  1. Looks like a motherboard from around 2004.
  2. The yellowish round connector is factory if that is what you are talking about all of the early AC units were installed stateside with US parts wiring, brackets etc.
  3. There is a seal under the AC unit that covers the vent area frankly it really should be replaced about every 5 years. But that only keeps rainwater out. The AC drain is not just a little hose, it 's part of the unit it lets water out onto the roof. The seals where the AC sits start at around 1" thick and over the years flatten to maybe 1/4" you would not believe how much quieter it make the AC too when they are new! It's not a bad job maybe an hour or two use plywood on the roof to spread the weight no need to completely remove the AC it can just stay on the roof. There is a long piece that comes with the 14X14 gasket it fits under the back edge of the AC unit to help keep it level. No clue if will help your problem but it is a good maintenance project and may even fix it.
  4. If you are using #10 copper for the entire run it is in the acceptable range for a 20 amp load. Drawing 30 amps it won't cut it and things like AC units will suffer so you are probably safe.
  5. Probably nothing, the harness were made to comply with every Hilux and accessory if it was necessary there would be a mating end close by. I have a 2011 Tacoma there are several dangling plugs in assorted places.
  6. Ok here is the deal if the fuses are good and you have no clearance/tail/parking lights it probably is the lighting switch. The rotary thing on the headlight switch controls the lighting relays. The relays always have B+. the only thing that turns them on and off is the rotary switch it does so by providing a ground for the relay coil without that signal the relay will not turn "on" even though it has 12 volts+ via the fuses.Turn on the lights remove the relay if all is good you should hear/feel a click if you don't the switch is toes up or secondary the relay. Missed your post glad you found your issue!
  7. 4/32? were they afraid to say an 1/8"?
  8. Remove the other two grab the outlet end and pull up whilst turning the nut go to the store and get a 6MM helicoil kit.
  9. Rv generators that are built in are a bread to themselves. They exhaust heat and engine exhaust out the bottom and are supplied fuel from the truck fuel tank they also have some type of built in transfer power system. Any of the off the shelf generators do not meet the criteria. Many people have solved that by mounting them on a rear carrier and plugging in their camper power cord while on the road.
  10. If you want tank sensors that work there is only one that I know of SeeLevel. They are not in the tank and in most cases you can use the existing wiring. They work and are accurate SeeLevel is also a great co. to work with I had an issue with one and the co. owner was the one that called me sent a replacement part that came the next day!
  11. I'm not familiar with that panel it may have a fuse inside for the panel itself. The pump will work even if the panel does not because of the way it is wired. There are any number of aftermarket volt meters out there. I'm sure if someone is clever enough the panel can be repaired.
  12. I'm still confused the trans is in there pretty permanent, damage to the rear end maybe when the shaft fell out?
  13. Yes that would work. Let me get this straight you are trying to run the AC while moving with the Alt.? If that is the case fat chance. You would be better off with a 120V AC alternator generally called a auxiliary generator. The stock alternator is over driven meaning it turns faster than the engine the reason being it will charge at lower engine RPM so it requires more engine power and a better belt drive, Again you are back to the fact a single belt will not make the power you seem to think it will I don't care how big the cables are the belt will slip. If you really want to see what would happen you will need some thing like a resistive battery load tester, (kind of like a toaster) adjust to full smoke and see where the belt starts to slip. The stock alternator belt will slip (squeal) at highway speeds unless it is super tight. So with a large crowbar against the alternator till the belt sings may gain a few amps at the cost of the water pump bearings.
  14. Pretty hard to get water in there. Water can't get in if propane can't get out. There have been issues with some campers with oil messing things up (propane is a petroleum product) but it's fairly rare.