Recommended Wiring To Add A 7-Way Trailer Connector To 1997 Toyota 4Runner

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Hello, Do you have a 7-way wiring for 1997 Toyota 4Runner? Thanks.

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If you do not have a 4-way connector on your 4Runner I recommend first installing the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # HM43415. This harness plugs into the connection points in the rear cargo area of your 4Runner.

Then, you will need part # ETBC7. This plugs into the 4-way connector. There will be four remaining wires. The white ground wire is attached to a clean bare metal surface. The black wire is run to the positive battery post on the vehicle. The blue is attached to the blue wire from a brake controller. The purple wire is used as a reverse light circuit if needed. If not needed it can sikply be capped and placed out of the way.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.

If you do not have a brake controller and your trailer has brakes I recommend the Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to install and operate.

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