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Lights for camper, plug wont hold

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phoneguy44, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    phoneguy44

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    Where can I get one of these online (dont knowwhat its called)? I've never needed it till now. Mine was broke when I got the truck and it wont hold my pig tail from camper, keeps falling off. Looks like all I have to do is take two screws out and unplug and repeat process to put a new one on.
    Thanks guys

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  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    You can find them on this here site also
     
  3. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    walmart, $20.

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  4. Oct 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Stock for now.
    Pep Boys sells a bigger variety than Walmart
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    Check Toyota the factory set up is a lot better built and water proof it's also plug and play.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 4:55 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Yeah, you need the lid. The lid helps hold your trailer plug. You can find a new pretty much anywhere.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    "A lot better built" than what? I've owned the OEM and Hopkins Endurance parts; there's no discernable difference in quality. Both feature a fairly rugged, water resistant receptacle, complete with seals on the self-closing cover. The Hopkins 4/5/7 part offers superior compatibility with different trailer wiring, too.

    I agree that it'd be better to have a PnP replacement part, but if it's priced like a lot of OEM parts, I'd skip it. At least on my truck, there's enough wire available to remove the OEM plug and wire the towing harness into an aftermarket plug.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    i only have the 4 pin harness. is there such think as a converter from 4 to 7? i like that hopkins one
     
  10. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    I don't think you can buy one, but you could make one yourself. That still may not be a good idea, though.

    There wouldn't be any electric brake control wiring (just brake lights) for the trailer, which is the main reason for using more than a flat-4 system. That's also probably the reason that adapter isn't available. No manufacturer wants to be responsible for someone plugging a trailer with electric brakes (round-7) into a tow vehicle with flat-4 and believing they have trailer brakes, when they don't.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    I've never seen a 4-7 pin harness and probably for the same reasons DoorDing already mentioned.
     
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    I had a 4 to 7 adapter some years ago. But I do not remember where I got it. I think it was probably Walmart or one of the chain parts stores.

    In fact I need to look for it, it might still be around somewhere. I used it for a small boat trailer with 4 pins, where my truck and pop-up camper were using the 7 pin.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    Sounds like you had a 7 - 4 pin adapter, not a 4 to 7 pin. The 7 to 4 is easy to find and is available at any auto parts store, Uhaul or Walmart. I don't believe the 4 to 7 exists because it would allow the owner to tow a trailer without the proper connections. As DoorDing said, most trailers with 7 pin connectors have them because they require brakes. A connector that has 4 pins on the truck side and 7 on the trailer side would bypass the brakes.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks guys ! Much appreciated.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    Something like these allows for flat-4 truck / round-7 trailer, but it's not really an adapter.

    I used this one when I wired a brake controller for my old truck. I had to start from scratch with all the tow wiring. I added a flat-4 PnP kit to the truck, plugged that flat-4 into the back side of the 4/7 receptacle, and wired the brake controller to the individual leads coming from the receptacle. Someone could skip connecting the brake controller wiring and have flat-4 functionality at the round-7 receptacle, but again, that's probably not a good idea. Every trailer I've seen with a round-7 had trailer brakes, and needed them.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    hmm, anyone have the OEM part number by chance ?
     
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    I believe this is what you need, but you should check with them to see if it'll fit your year. I think they also sell the short harness between that receptacle and the main harness, if you need that, too.

    $26 is much better than I thought it'd be!
     
  18. Oct 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Just went by the dealer, $224.95 OUCH
     
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    For that price buy an aftermarket and replace it every other year.
     
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