Electrically disconnecting the front Diff - ADD models only

Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby SpinnerDan on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 9:13 +0000

All primed to do this mod... made easy by all the good advice here on the forum. :) The hardest thing about doing this mod is finding a switch that fits into the blank space on the dash (in the switch bank slots below the ash tray). I've been to all the local auto shops and sussed out various different switches but nothing seems to fit neatly in the blank slots of my 2014 SR5. I'm not gonna put in a relay to run a light-up switch - just a simple on/off rocker switch is all I'm after.

What have others used? Have you needed to modify or shave off part of the dash panel to get the switch body to fit? This was supposed to be my little project for my day off but has turned out to be unnecessarily complicated coz I can't find a damn switch!
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby martynvella on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:36 +0000

look at "air on board" on ebay
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby SC162 on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 9:37 +0000

So after reading through all this I gave it a go, seemed pretty straight forward, but is there a way to test that it is disengaging without jacking the car off the ground? 4wd dash light turns off but I was kinda hoping I would be able to free spin the drive shaft after disconnecting it, or if the light turns off it should be all sweet?
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby hylux on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 2:14 +0000

Only way is jack one wheel off the ground but if the light is off should be ok
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby nicebike on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 5:34 +0000

SC162 wrote:So after reading through all this I gave it a go, seemed pretty straight forward, but is there a way to test that it is disengaging without jacking the car off the ground? 4wd dash light turns off but I was kinda hoping I would be able to free spin the drive shaft after disconnecting it, or if the light turns off it should be all sweet?
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If the transfer case is in neutral, or in 2wd, and you have the ADD disconnected, you should be able to turn the shaft by hand. If the transfer case is still in gear, or in 4wd, the shaft won't turn, even though it is disconnected at the front.
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby SC162 on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 6:17 +0000

That explains it then, thanks
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby xychix on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 4:50 +0000

SpinnerDan wrote:All primed to do this mod... made easy by all the good advice here on the forum. :) The hardest thing about doing this mod is finding a switch that fits into the blank space on the dash (in the switch bank slots below the ash tray). I've been to all the local auto shops and sussed out various different switches but nothing seems to fit neatly in the blank slots of my 2014 SR5. I'm not gonna put in a relay to run a light-up switch - just a simple on/off rocker switch is all I'm after.

What have others used? Have you needed to modify or shave off part of the dash panel to get the switch body to fit? This was supposed to be my little project for my day off but has turned out to be unnecessarily complicated coz I can't find a damn switch!


I bought a random fitting switch from a chinese site. painted it black and went to al local laser etching shop with my own design.

https://www.banggood.com/OEM-Replacemen ... rehouse=CN

that's the url for random switches.

if ur in .au

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Push-switch ... 1670618971

thats the one to do i guess.
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby Pizza on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 6:38 +0000

Any you guys tried this with the n80?
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front diff - SR5 only

Postby nicebike on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 5:22 +0000

Pizza wrote:Any you guys tried this with the n80?


Look behind the glove box. It MAY all be the same.
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front Diff - ADD models o

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 3:05 +0000

Title edited for clarity
ADD models include SR5 + late 2012 SR on
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Re: Electrically disconnecting the front Diff - ADD models o

Postby Scoobalimalima on Sun, 22 Apr 2018 5:23 +0000

Wired this up today on my 2015 SR. Works a treat!

Not sure if this has already been covered but I found a place online that does a custom 2WD LOW RANGE illuminated push button switch that matches the existing OEM switches. I've got mine on order :)

http://www.aironboard.com.au/store/prod ... tches.html

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