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Location Of Brake Controller Connector In 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Can you help me out. I cant seem to find anything apparently obvious behind the kick panel.

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If your Land Cruiser was equipped with the factory installed 7-way trailer connector at the rear bumper, it will have the brake controller connector located under the dashboard. The connector will be taped to another wiring harness somewhere near the top of the emergency brake pedal. The connector will likely be covered with tape, so it could be difficult to locate. If you find a big ball of tape wrapped around a wiring harness, you've probably found it. The # 3040-P you've referenced is the correct connector for the vehicle.

If your Land Cruiser wasn't equipped with the factory 7-way trailer connector, it will NOT have a connector under the dash, and you'll need to hardwire the controller using our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The install kit includes a 4-pole to 7-way adapter, so if you don't already have a functioning 4-pole trailer connector, you'll need to install one using part # 119178KIT. The kit includes everything else needed to install a brake controller including wire, hardware, and circuit breakers.

I'll link you to the installation instructions for the ETBC7 kit, as well as to some FAQ articles that you'll find helpful. I've also linked you to a video showing the install kit being used to install a brake controller on a 1999 Toyota Tacoma. Although the video shows a different vehicle, the procedure on your Land Cruiser would be very similar.

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