I'm putting together a 2016 Bobcat and a 2017 Tacoma TRD 0ff-road. I need to alter the power and lighting connections to fit a 7pin female trailer plug on the bumper of the Tacoma.
This plug will fit the 2017 Tacoma TRD off-road trailer receptical.
Unfortunately the power connectors on the Bobcat are on the opposite side from the Tacoma receptacle . The 4 pin lighting plug is in the back and the 2 pin 12v power plug is in the front.
I thought about rewiring internally so it would emerge on the left side near the receptacle. But that would be brutal work. All the wiring is within the frame and I would have to remove the door and sheeting. Much easier to just get a longer plug.
I found an easy method to access the light wiring down in the corner of the frame. Remove the corner protectors and grab on to the edge of that section of the exterior sheeting and slide it out. Nice! Easy!
I had to figure out the configuration of the the 4 pin lighting plug. I searched everywhere on this sub-forum for a wiring diagram but couldn't find one. So I checked it the hard way.
Yellow=Left Turn signal
Green=Right turn signal
The new plug has 7 wires feeding it. Lights and power and brake controller all in one. So it's a larger diameter cord. I was worried if I enlarged the original hole I would compromise the integrity of the frame. So I chose a spot in the corner where it was all wood.
I had to get rid of the power plug in the front and run the line internally hooking up with the new big plug in the back.
Everything now connects near the floor in the corner in between the bench seat and the back wall. I'm probably going to modify that bench seat turning it into a two seat side dinette in the future. That will leave that corner free to build a full height closet that will cover up the wiring.
Edited by James T Kirk, 31 December 2017 - 06:06 PM.