Where are the best (easiest) locations to splice/plug into the vehicle wiring to use as a Toad?
The vehicle now has correct trailer towing wiring installed-- can that be used "backwards" to make the Tracker the Toad?
Re: Wiring an 02 Tracker 4x4 2dr as a Toad vehicle
For my 03, I bought two tail light sockets w/ bulbs, drilled a hole in back of tail light lens and installed the sockets, then ran 4 wire along frame to the front. When not towing, wrapped 4 wire around ears of tow bar and secured with bungee cords. Worked for me.
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gps tracker should be plugged into ob2 port trace wires out one by one and disconnect if the spliced into a wire unplug it if a wire is cut to loop through tracker first remove and reconnect cut wires recommend soldering and heat shrinking cut wires
Follow the wire back up under the hood to see where it is connected. Sometimes there is an external circuit breaker or the wire may go into the fuse box under the hood It just depends on who installed it.
Your best and easiest bet is to buy the pigtail for the car and radio. And the aftermarket refit kit. Other wise you have to cut and splice about 15 wires. Run a power wire. Plus there are a few wires to the radio you don't want to run 12 volts to. It could trash a computer.
The easiest way is to go to any RV dealer, or most Autoparts stores and buy an adapter. They plug in to your existing wiring harness under rear of vehicle and then you simply plug your connector in to it from there. Saves trying to figure it all out and cutting or splicing into your existing wiring and possibly causing problems later.
Your best bet is to go to an auto parts store or dealer and see if they have an adapter for trailer lights. Most of the newer vehicles have adapters the just plug into the existing wiring harness and you don't need to worry about splicing things. Also on some vehicles hooking up directly to the wiring harness doesn't work too well because of the circuit not being able to support the extra voltage drop. The adapter usually have that taken care of.
easiest way is to also buy the wiring adapter almost all elect brake units sell a vehicle specific wire harness that u unplug brake wire harness plug in other harness than plug in brake harness and just connect the wires to elect brake controller eliminates cutting and splicing ur brake harness about $18
Flat 4 Trailer plug I take it? If yes, I would consider a trip to parts store for adapter that goes in between plug in at back of vehicle behind bumper area. Then you just plug in & don't have to splice anything, and can be removed whenever in minutes. If you decide splicing is the way to go, get back to me & i'll help you.