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How to run snowplow wiring into cab??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by burhead, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Oct 25, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    burhead

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    Has anyone run the snowplow wiring into a 2005 to present Tacoma?

    I have just put on the mounts for my snowbear snow plow on my 2009 Tacoma and cant find an access port into the truck cab for the wiring.

    Any suggestions??????????
     
  2. Oct 25, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    You should be able to run them in next to where the steering column comes through. There are already wires going through there. It is tight.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    I will have to look there again as I don't remember seeing any wires entering the cab around the steering column. Its dark out now so I will look tomorrow to see.

    It was easy on my 1992 toyota pick up! More difficult on this 2009.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    what brand plow did you buy...any pics, thx
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Put on a used Snowbear Snowplow

    Pic's are on my profile as not sure how to post one on here.

    I managed to put the wiring through a small access plug just behind the master brake cylinder!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    i thought the snowbear plows used a wiring controller that hangs on the side window? Otherwise there is a spot like others have mentioned around the steering column area to fish a wire through, though you won't get a wire with a big plug on it through there. You may have to cut and splice the wire back together, that is what I had to do last weekend when I installed a plow on a friends Chevy truck
     
  7. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    Thanks moser I resolved my problem (see posting above).

    I let the controller sit on my lap while plowing; as I only plow my own driveway which is 150 yards long. I don't like it sitting on the window! I only hook up the plow only when I need to plow then remove after completing the job so the controller is no issue.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    how much do you have into that plow if you don't mind my asking? I was looking at one for my short little driveway and alley. i'd rather have a sno-way but can't justify the price for something I'll use so infrequently
     
  9. Feb 15, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    I bought the plow for $300 in the middle of summer 3 years ago and it came with the plow, the mounting brackets for my 1992 toyota and the cross member. When I bought my 2009 Tacoma I had to buy brand new brackets to fit the new truck and that alone cost me $250.00! But couldn't adapt my old brackets to fit. I did manage to sell the old used brackets for $50.00

    When they advertise the plow they dont include the require hardware! To buy a new plow, crossmember and the brackets that are required in Canada your looking well over a $1000.00
     
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