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My 1996 Toyota 4Runner is equipped with a factory tow package; however, I'm unable to locate the plug for trailer taillights.

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If you don't have a 'plug' for the trailer taillights, then the trailer renter, like Uhaul, sells bulb adapters that hook into the tail brake and light lamps that can power the trailer taillights.

I remember, I had a 1980 Suburban that didn't have a 'compatible' plug, and that's the way we resolved the problem.

Good luck on this towing.

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