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factory tow package? wtf

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 92dlxman, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Jun 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    92dlxman

    92dlxman [OP] drinking whats on sale

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    ok so my 08 AC 4x4 base 4.0 6-gear appears to have a factory tow package. toyota receiver. looks as though the p/o switched the 7 pin for the old 6 round pin is all that i can tell thats different. alternator numbers seem to match those of trucks that have factory tow.

    however, i only seem to have 4 wires running to the trailer. i can find nothing for brake wiring up inside driver kick panel. is it hidden somewhere different on the manual trucks? all others i look at i can find in a snap but they are automatics.

    if the p/o installed this package after sale, it doesn't make sense to install a 6-pin with no plans for trailer brakes. im confused

    i guess basically i want to know if this is a factory package package or not. whats a sure-fire way to tell? dont want to buy wiring for trailer brakes if its already in there somewhere
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy VAN/Wagon/Truck ENTHUSIAST

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    loading...
    the oil filter sits upside down even without the oil cooler.

    :p
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    92dlxman [OP] drinking whats on sale

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    wait, so the tow package trucks have an engine oil cooler?
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    Yes and a Trans cooler if you have the auto! ;)
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    92dlxman [OP] drinking whats on sale

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    thats totally lame. kinda bummed right now. no cooler, no trailer brakes, paid too much. shoulda known.

    at least its not as bad as my 92 was when i bought it. "wonder what that ticking is?" i became well educated in how an over-head camed 4-banger works shortly thereafter. ohhh and the things we learn
     
  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    If you have the dealer installed 4 wire trailer wiring from the dash to the rear, its not that hard to wire for trailer brakes. Thats what I did on mine.

    I'm not aware of any base models with tow package, only SR5s and above.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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    thanks landphil i didn't realize there was a dealer "4-wire" which is why i had a hard time believing that mine had any less than 7; because it is a neat, factory-looking harness front to rear
     
  8. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    so i guess my next project is to run some trailer-brake conductors so that when i get my super-bad-dog bass boat sometime in the near future (thats spanish for within 20 years or so lol) i can actually tow it home
     
  9. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    92dlxman [OP] drinking whats on sale

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    and looking at that oil filter pick i see what you mean. mine has no lines coming off of it at all.

    i appreciate the help guys im really glad i joined this forum. yota-tech is great for the pickup-related stuff but there are a ton of great minds on hear for the second gen. tacos. happy posting
     

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