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2018 SR Tow Hitch

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Beau.noel2, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Jun 18, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    Beau.noel2

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    I installed a aftermarket tow hitch but I’m having trouble finding a tow hitch wiring harness. I wanted to use the factory 7/4 pin connector but Toyota will only quote me for the entire wiring assembly for $849. Has anyone else had the same issue?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    I think the CURT 56282 would work.

    @Diablo169 might have installed one.

    There are a few videos on YouTube - looks like a straightforward install.

    Good luck
     
  3. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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  4. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    On my old truck i took it to a local hitch place and they did the wiring for around $250. They used the OEM connector that goes on the bumper and they even wired it for trailer brakes. It looked like an OEM install when they were done. Might want to check with a local hitch place in your area.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    You have a 4 cylinder?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    Thank you! I called etrailer and they said that they no longer have part #C56282 they replaced it with part #C56349. I will look into hitch places. Yes i have a 4 cylinder.
     
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  7. Jun 21, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Where did you get the hitch? What model?
    I’m going to order the Curt hitch next week and install it. I’m not doing any wiring, just mounting the hitch for a bike rack.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    I got it from etrailer. Part #75238. I like it. Not too shabby. It did get delivered with one of the brackets a little bent. But their customer service said that was normal. I had to install the bent side first then used a line up bar to install bolts in the other side.
     
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  9. Jun 21, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    That’s why you have to buy a whole factory harness.

    No 4 cylinders are wired for a tow package. You don’t have a wire to connect a 4/7 to.
     
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  12. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    if you're going to going to be towing more than 2,000 lbs. and you have an automatic transmission. You might want to think about adding a transmission cooler.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    You don't have to go the hitch place route, but a good one will give you what you're looking for at a reasonable price.
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Yea I decided to take it to a local hitch place for the wiring since I already installed the hitch myself.
     
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  15. Jun 22, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    Cool! Post some pics so we can see how it looks on the truck.
     
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    My 2017 4cyl has a factory hitch and plug
     
  17. Jun 26, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    Ran into a snag. When i went to the trailer place the guy ran out of the 7/4 pin connector so he installed the 4 flat connector instead. Now i have to cut that off.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    That sucks! Sorry to hear that this happened to you. The guy I took it to talked to me about what I wanted to do and he explained was he was going to do before he started.

    You can probably pick a 7/4 up on Ebay. Here is a link to one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-2019-...N-PLUG-OEM-TOYOTA/323046178658?epid=657819005

    Hope you can get it taken care of.
     
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  19. Jun 29, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    I fixed it. Here’s what i got. I went by the manual for the wire connections. So far so good! Thanks for the help. 596CE826-E0FA-4CDA-B80C-6B9CAC2B098D.jpgD87CA8DC-71BB-492C-9503-918AEA63ACFB.jpg526E639B-232F-4A62-9FB4-A325FAE117B9.jpg7825C0D9-624F-485D-8929-EA6B485B17B2.jpg7498B318-F68F-4956-8247-067671FE2074.jpg
     
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  20. Jun 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    Looks good! Nice job :thumbsup:
     

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