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Mount wiring harness in bumper hole?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LIazard, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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    I ordered one of the Tacoma-specific harnesses that can connect to the battery. Wondering why despite searching I'm not finding anything about making use of the covered hole in the bumper (to the left of the license plate) to mount the harness outlet ? Isn't that what what it's for? Just thinking a mounted outlet would be cleaner than having a coil of wire hanging under the bumper.

    What am I missing here? If it's not for trailer wiring, what is it called?
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    What harness do you have?

    Your bumper has the plug already or is just a blank?
     
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    This is one of the better videos for walking you thru the rear bumper removal, you'll see how the top pad comes off here....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKhcomDLQmE

    From your link, and with your SR, it looks like you'll need the OEM adapter/termination.
     
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    Bumper removal? Seriously? Maybe I don't want use the hole! :confused:
     
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    I don't think you'll have to, just the plastic top pad. I'm betting the metal substructure has the hole for the OEM plug.
     
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    Thanks. Do you happen to know what the part that would replace the hole cap is called? No luck with "bumper plug".
     
  8. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    To answer my own question it's called a trailer plug. Nobody seems to sell an aftermarket version with a plug that mounts in the bumper hole. So I guess it will have to dangle.
     
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    Story of my life.
     
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