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Good sources for quality 4-pin trailer light harness?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jaymoussy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. jaymoussy

    jaymoussy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    New forum member here, and still shopping for my first Taco..

    I will be doing light, very short distance towing (small boat to boat ramp, four miles max.), and am thinking of adding aftermarket tow setup to the Taco I may buy - lots without tow package, much to my surprise!

    What are good sources for a quality 4-pin trailer light harness?

    Still searching for a good pictorial, which I may find here. I am not very good at automotive electrics...!
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  2. mdcmn7

    mdcmn7 Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for the the tacoma specifically as mine came with the tow package, but I have placed them in several vehicles in the past and they are very simple, plug and play type of wiring. I have used Reese with good results
     
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    mdcmn7 Well-Known Member

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    In my area it's actually harder to find one without the tow package. If you have a small boat then an aftermarket hitch and harness should be fine

    If at any time over the ownership of your tacoma you might upgrade and tow something bigger you probably would be better served with a truck with the factory tow package from the start

    Good luck with the hunt!!
     
  4. jaymoussy

    jaymoussy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mdc.

    I agree with the above, and it may never come to that.

    I would be towing a 17 ft Boston Whaler, 40 hp motor, not much else, at most. Heck, a 4-cyl would work, biggest task would be the sometimes steep boat ramp -whole package would be 2000 lbs.
     
  5. jaymoussy

    jaymoussy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just learned that there is a Toyota add-on harness, with full protection, going from front of truck to back.

    Question is, how hard is it to install?
     
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    Search "Insert year here Tacoma T-connector" and should pop up. They're cheap and available in town at RV places, your napas, oreillys. I use one on my 05 Tacoma, its easy to install. If you wanted to get a 7 pin round plug installed, id recommend going to a shop for that and from there you could convert down to a 4 pin (But thats expensive $300?). But the T-connector quick connect works just great and aftermarket hitches are cheap and easy to install too.

    btw, I tow alot more than you plan to tow on my 4 cylinder, so you will be fine there. Good luck.
     
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