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Custom 7-pin relocate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DIVERMAN, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    DIVERMAN

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    Yes, it's been done... But not like this. So i thought i would share what i did.

    I very rarely tow, but didn't want anything to happen to the plug. I wanted to relocate it and checked out the other posts and how they did it, and decided i wanted to do something different. I also wanted to add some cheap reverse lights. I picked up a set at wal-mart ( not the cheapest ($20) i could find, but they were the smallest).

    I started by pulling the plug off of the truck.Then i pulled the plug apart and removed the the (ground) wire and the (reverse light) wire out. next, i soldered on new wire to the terminals for each. Then put it all back together. drilled a hole in the bummper, installed my flip down plate bracket (ordered off the net) and installed the plug, aux rev lights, wired everything up, tucked the wiring up out of the way, and that was it.

    I plan on installing a switch at a later date so i can turn on the lights when ever i want. I followed the other posts about relocating the plug and the pics will show the rest.

    Thanks to the OP(s) for leading the way!! And my buddy for the help!

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  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    Pretty slick. How much pressure do the springs put on the connector/wire harness when it's plugged in?


    Also, you forgot to blank out your plate number in the first pic... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    DOH! oh well. lol. anyway, it's not a lot of pressure. the 7 to 4 adapter locks in pretty tight. i think it will be ok. i guess i'll find out if i ever tow something! lol.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Great idea. Reminds me of the old-time gas caps. Where did you mount your lights? To the trailer hitch, or to the bumper? Was there any drilling required for that?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    What did u use to get such a clean cut? I did mine last year and it looks gnawed to hell
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    i want to do something like this but not behind the lic plate. i want to do on the side of it.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    I did that with my 06. It was not a good surface to make a nice hole but you did not really notice with it bolted on. It worked good.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Nice and the guy who said it reminds him of the old cars putting gas lol thts what i first thought lol
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    there where all ready holes under the bumper, so i just used those.

    2" hole saw. then i used a sand paper flapper wheel to smooth it out. it has sand paper, scotch brite pad etc,etc.

    i almost did it that route. i found a smaller 7 pin plug at lowes that i was going to use, but returned. it would have fit much better than the stocker.

    i know man! bringing the 80's back!
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    i'll take some pics of the lights tomorrow and post up. i forgot to take some to put up with the others.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I hear ya brotha great job on the relocation
     
  12. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Great job btw. How long did this take???
     
  13. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    thanks!

     
  14. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    Nice job! +1 for ingenuity. But here's a question...

    How do you intend to show your license plate when you do end up towing something? Wouldn't it be completely illegal to have it folded down like that just to plug in the power?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Haven't seen this before for the relocate. Looks clean and really good idea, great job OP!
     
  16. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    It is hard to see a license plate when you are towing anyway. There is a license plate on the trailer. And finally, its Louisiana, nobody cares. You probably could not get away with this in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    bought off of ebay. brand is "bully truck accessories" and the seller was "streetnshow.com" around $20.00 w/free SH. Part# FLP-001
     
  18. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    yeah, i'm not worried about it. as stated, i very rarely tow. and, it's no different than a truck with a rollpan and a hiden hitch. they have the same set up with the flip down plate. i've seen 2 in my home town in the last month.
     
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  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    anytime!!
     
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