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Old 10-20-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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Broken 7-pin cover

Got a bit impatient with a stiff plug and yanked....broke the hinged flap that covers the circular opening. Definitely don't want to drive around getting grit/road-salt/etc. in there, but also sure as heck don't want to buy a hole new wiring setup...any know any smart fixes? Or even what its called (so that I can look up the price of that replacement part)

Thought about a rubber stopper tightly stuffed in there? Or even just getting one of those 7 pin to 4 pin adapters and using that as a 'plug'.

Couldn't see any kind of branding on the unit, so I'm guessing its a stock Toyota part.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:04 AM   #2
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Buy them new all day long on eBay: search "Toyota 7-pin NOS". For $200.00-$250.00 can be your in just a few days, quick swap, ready to go. "OR" You can buy a standard Polk unit, spend hours figuring out the wiring, etc... I'd go "NOS" but then again, I like keeping things stock whenever possible.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2015-T...4AAMXQkN5RCIP5
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:11 AM   #3
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I obtained a replacement plug socket from an O'Reillys auto parts store. Pretty much plug-and-play for not much $. 2004 Silverado though.

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If you're looking for the *cheapest* solution, I think your idea of just using a 4 pin adapter is a good one.
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If you're looking for the *cheapest* solution, I think your idea of just using a 4 pin adapter is a good one. Make sure the adapter has a cap over the four pins though.
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If you're looking for the *cheapest* solution, I think your idea of just using a 4 pin adapter is a good one. Make sure the adapter has a cap over the four pins though.


Out of curiosity...why would the cap matter? It’s sort of a “sacrificial” piece.
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Out of curiosity...why would the cap matter? It’s sort of a “sacrificial” piece.
Take a look at the broken cap, does it have a tab or hook that locks the plug in place? That's a good thing, keeps plug from wiggling out.

If you look at Hopkins http://www.hopkinstowingsolutions.com/ you might find a replacement plug assy if your's has a snap on cable to receptacle assy.
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Don't you kinda need the cover?.....Mine have a tab on them that hold the plug in the socket
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Looks like the wiring harness just plugs into the back of the outlet. Go to Toyota and buy a whole new 7 pin outlet. Unplug the wiring harness, remove the broken unit, install the new unit.
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I don't get the 4 pin quick and easy replacement idea. Wouldn't you be sacrificing your brake controller? Battery charge line?
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I believe the OP was just intending to use the 7 to 4 adapter as a way to fill the socket to protect it when not in use.
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Correct-it’s just a cheap way to keep road grit from entering the 7pin socket.
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Looks like the wiring harness just plugs into the back of the outlet. Go to Toyota and buy a whole new 7 pin outlet. Unplug the wiring harness, remove the broken unit, install the new unit.


You might have missed the part about a tight budget

I think the 4 pin adaptor as a make-shift “cap” is going to work fine.
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Or....go online to the boneyard network and see what a Toyota connector costs off a wreck.
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You might have missed the part about a tight budget

I think the 4 pin adaptor as a make-shift “cap” is going to work fine.
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