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Old 03-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Broke my tow connector...Best solution??

Well I backed into a small ditch and my tow connector hit the ditch and broke the door cover for it.

Should I get the same kind I had or upgrade to different connector?

Also, can you guys show me a site or store where I can get them at? Thanks!

Here's a picture. Everything on the plug works perfectly fine, just the housing for the plug and the door is broken on it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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Or if anyone has the parts I need lying around and would sell for super cheap, I'd be interested in that too.
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Some say the stock location of those is worse than _____ fill in the blank

Best option would be to mount it higher like in the bumper (trade out a license plate light?) Wal Mart normally has cheap plugs too.
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I just got an aftermarket Hopkins connector from Walmart and used the stock pigtale. For not I just have it zip tied to the stock mounting holes but I want to get some kind of mount that faces down for it. My stock mount was destroyed. Great job Toyota.
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Some say the stock location of those is worse than gettin bitch slapped by a girl? fill in the blank

Best option would be to mount it higher like in the bumper (trade out a license plate light?) Wal Mart normally has cheap plugs too.
Mounting it in replacement of a license plate light sounds awesome, but I dont want it to be rigged. Is there actual kits for this?




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I just got an aftermarket Hopkins connector from Walmart and used the stock pigtale. For not I just have it zip tied to the stock mounting holes but I want to get some kind of mount that faces down for it. My stock mount was destroyed. Great job Toyota.
The Hopkins one doesn't have any mounts for it? x2 on your great job toyota, I've seen a few other trucks where the mount is in a better spot.
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The Hopkins one doesn't have any mounts for it? x2 on your great job toyota, I've seen a few other trucks where the mount is in a better spot.
They include a mount but it is too narrow for the stock mounting holes.
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I busted mine too. Does anyone have a part number for the replacement part from Hopkins or Reese or anyone?
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Just buy any 7-pin connector from the auto parts store and drill a 2" hole with a holesaw next to the license plate. Done
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They include a mount but it is too narrow for the stock mounting holes.
Yea, I just got back from Walmart, those brackets won't help at all but nice connectors though.

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Nice! This was exactly what I was looking for. Scroll down to the blue tacoma picture with it done next to the license plate, the housing around the connector..do you know if they bent the plastic housing to fit where the bumper bends?

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Just buy any 7-pin connector from the auto parts store and drill a 2" hole with a holesaw next to the license plate. Done
I think that's the route im taking
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