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3rd Gen Electrical Problems on Shift
I have a 3rd Gen, 1999, 4wd Limited 4Runner that about a month ago developed an issue where every time you switch to Drive, the Instrument Panel fuse pops. Which is where the Alternator is going to keep the battery charged. You can switch to 2nd and drive normally, as will low, and reverse. The issue only occurs on switching to Drive.
I went to several mechanics who all said it was the Neutral Safety Switch causing it to blow the fuse, however, I just finished replacing the Switch, and the problem is still there. You can, however, start the truck, unplug the safety switch, and then switch to Drive and it works just about fine (no cruise control).
The battery and radiator were both replaced about four months ago, but that was well before this problem started. Hopefully, somebody has seen this before, but it's got us here stumped. Everything else electrical as far as I can tell works just fine, and we installed a brand-spankin' new switch per the mechanic's directions and zilch.