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trailer brake problem

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by taco1985, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    taco1985

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    Hello Everyone! I am new to the forum and have a question about my toyota. I have a 2008 tacoma double cab. I read in the manual that I have a factory hook up by the drive kick panel under the dash for trailer brakes. I bought a trailer brake kit from the parts store and a wiring harness from Toyota to hook up to the connector under the dash. I hooked everything up but I do not have any power coming out of the factory installed hook up. I tried putting fuses in the fuse box listed towing, trailer lights and a relay for trailer lights. Nothing has produced any power to the hook up. Surely someone else has ran across this. I called the dealer but they were not much help. Can somebody help me out??
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    Welcome to TW.
    I'm not familiar with the hook up though sorry, just didnt want you thinking you're being ignored.There is a trailer section down a few areas, if i recall there was a hookup section there that might shed some light on it.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    taco1985

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    Thanks. I appreciate the welcome. I will check out the other thread.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Jerry Bear

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    I answered your question in the other thread.

    The answer was: Put a 30 Amp fuse in the TOWING BRK slot in the fusebox under the hood. Ignore all of the other towing fuses and relays.
     
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