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Can't find trailer wire hook up on escalade

My 2000 cadillac came with a trailer hitch but i can't find the traler wiring hook up, any ideas?

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I have the same problem with my 2000 cadillac escalade did you ever find it?

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Check around in the rear cargo area in the corners by your rear taillights, i had a grand cherokee that had the lights in a compartment back there.

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TO: ALL TOYOTA DEALER PRINCIPALS,
SERVICE MANAGERS, PARTS MANAGERS
SUBJECT: SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN 10H
(2000 TUNDRA AND 1999 - 2000 TACOMA TRAILER TOWING WIRE HARNESS
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