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How to fix my tow connector on my lx470

When I plug in my trailer to my connector in the back of my truck. It doesnt work. What do I check to fix this?

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On American SUV's, the Manufacturer includes a packet containing the extra flashers and harness "Pigs" to connect the rear of the SUV to the front power boxes.

You may be able to find this packet in the box or jacket that comes with your Jack. It is like they should label "some assembly required" on all Vehicles with Towing capabilities. Vehicles do not come with the Towing ****** or the trailer Ball either.

Since some trailers have Electric braking systems, most Manufacturers have left off the connections and provide the Owners with the packet containing underdash fittings and Extra heavy duty Flashers and turn signals.

If you look and have a cover on the Tow socket, the flap will have symbols for the function of the various terminals on the plug. Use a Voltmeter to test the output of each terminal when the turn signals or brakes are on. Depending on the number of terminals in the socket, there may be a power terminal used to recharge a boats' battery or a campers' battery

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