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Factory Service connector for Brake Controller

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Poacher, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    Poacher

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    I have an 09 4x4 TRD with towing package and the book show a factory service connector for the brake controller under the dash on the left side. Upon inspection, there is a small black box (for lack of a better description) screwed to the dash with a small harness leading back up under the dash. Is this it? If so, what do you do with it???

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    You shouldve gotten a couple extra harnesses when you tood delievery of the truck. Im assume you need to plug the proper harness in and then attach it to your brake controler. Kinda like wiring in an aftermarket radio. Im just guessing here but i took a look at that to and thats what i could come up with
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    No extra harnesses, so I guess I'll have to go bash the dealer.

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  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    My dealer knows nothing about the service connector, and in fact I spent about 20 minutes with a mechanic trying to find it and he had to refer to my owners manual to see that there was supposed to be one!

    When I got home, I pulled the kick panel and still cannot find the connector. Anyone have any ideas???
     
  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Geez, finally found it, but there is not enough lead to get the damn thing down where you can work on it.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    tegdog

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    I had the dealer agree to move my controller from Tundra to Taco when I traded up. They had it all day then called and said it would need all new wiring ran cause it wasnt set up for towing with trailer brakes. What is the round plug for then? Why does my window sticker say towing pack? I told them I was coming to get it, when I got there they had two techs under the dask and about four guys standing around scratching their heads. They finally found it and got it installed, I only asked them to do it because I remembered what a bitch it was to find on the Tundra.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Yeah, I may just take it to a local trailer shop and let them fight with it.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    where did you find the harness? I have even pulled the kick panel out and still can not find it,, it it up under the dash?
    thanks
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    What color was the plug
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    So are you trying to install a brake control module like this one?
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    The factory plug is a white plug with wires coming out of it. It should have come with the truck and it should have been in the glove compartment. That was where mine was at inside of a bag with instructions of how to hook it up. It connects on the driver side after you take the side kick panel off. There is a plug in up under the dash that the white harness plugs into. Then you wire up the controller you have to the wires of the white plug in. I can get you more pictures later as I have not taken any of up under the dash.
     
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