Adding trailer light connection on 2018

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by ddsrph, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    I am trying to add trailer light connection to my 2018 access cab Tacoma. There are no connectors in which to add a T wiring kit. Only a plug with ten pin connections, Three of which are male pins and the other seven female. I will try to post photo. What do I need to do to tap in for trailer lights?
    Thanks
    JM
     

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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You don’t have the tow package?
    You might need the adaptor or wire harness. It should be the same for the 2016.
     
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    ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    No tow package. Just installed a Curt hitch which is a 30 minute job. My harness has no place to tap except for the connector in the photos above.
    I am hoping all I need is a plug in connection for this one connector.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s all you should need.
     
  6. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Active Member

    might contact etrailer.com. They have a video installation for the 2016, which is likely the same.
     
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    ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    E trailer sold me a T type wiring kit that tells me to remove each tail light assembly and connect. But I have no connectors to connect to. The only way I have to tap into my wiring harness in the tail/turn area is the one connector in the above photos. Is it possible I have a factory wired trailer connection and need only a special connector for hookup. The harness I got from etrailer definitely won't work.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s very possible.
     
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    ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    I found my problem. I didn't realize the connectors behind the lights were attached directly to the bulb housings, I was expecting to see a connector as a stand alone further down the harness. My T adapter will now work as per the instruction sheet.
    Thanks
    JM
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you’re in business. Let’s see some pictures. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    Will do. I am also installing a Peragon aluminum bed cover which should be done soon. So far I like the product.
    JM
     
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    ddsrph

    ddsrph Member

    In
    Just finished installing Curt hitch, T harness for trailer lights, and best of all a Peragon
    Aluminum bed cover.
     

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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Nice. Looks good.
     

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