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No-splice Trailer wiring?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Rajas, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Aug 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Rajas

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    I am looking for a trailer hitch wiring harness that plugs into the tail lamps without splicing the wires, 2nd gen. Searched and didn't come up with anything, unless I missed something. I cannot use OEM as there is no plug in the main harness on the base model.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I am going to look into all of these and get one on the way!
     
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    All models have the plug. In fact, there are two plugs located behind the driver's kick panel, one of the two is very high up and difficult to reach.
     
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    Any pics of the location and what the plugs look like?

    I was looking at this kit from a different thread, but wasn't sure if my x-runner, which doesn't have a wiring harness yet, would have the plugs for them.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R3413I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2RA9SXXTGVE9R
     
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    Hold on a sec.. so ALL tacomas are pre-wired? I have a base model 2010 Access 4x4 and I didn't see anything but I didn't really tear anything up to look. I had bought plug in type wiring harness a few years ago that seemed good, but then started to screw up all the electrics in the truck. I took it out and everything was fine.

    If my truck IS pre-wired somehow then I'll find the proper wiring this time.

    Need more info..
     
  9. May 21, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    Sorry to bump this old thread but does anyone have anymore info on this? I just bought a trailer hitch for my Base model reg cab 4x4 and I would like to wire it up with the factory towing harness. Is this possible or should I just look into the aftermarket products?
     
  10. May 22, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    There are not plugs on the base model reg cab. Usually the plug is on the harness in the left rear corner I believe. You definitely need aftermarket wiring.
     
  11. May 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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    Not sure the year of your 2nd gen, but.....

    Plugs are behind the tail lamp covers on my 2010.

    I just installed the following (which is labeled for 2005-2010):

    Hopkins 4-flat wiring kit #43355
    Hopkins mounting bracket #48595

    20 minute easy install, works great.
     
  12. May 23, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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  13. May 24, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    Thanks for the replies. I guess I will go with the aftermarket harness!
     
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