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Old 08-14-2009, 07:12 AM   #11
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I installed a hitch and wiring harness recently and the "converter box" came with the towing wiring harness kit. ...
Thanks for the confirmation, Dagul! ...

So ... To return to the OP's original question ... Apparently you need to ask the parts department to look up the towing wiring harness kit and see if the converter 'box' is available separately.

I don't recall anyone ever having one of these converter thingies fail before. I'd thoroughly check out the wiring first before finally deciding the box must be bad.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:42 AM   #12
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Ok guys, I can tell you this. My converter has a seven wire plug and off to the right it has 1 wire plug. That is it. My part number is 08921-04820 and a guy at one of the Toyota dealerships has given me a part number of 08921-04880 as the replacement. 169.00 plus tax. Ouch. I have checked the in line fuses and there is no problem I will check the wires this weekend to see if the box is indeed bad. What I have learned is that four of the wires going in will control my brake lights, head light and turn signals and three coming out should control these things for the trailer. So I should find the four working because all of my lights work on my truck and on three of the others I should find them not working for the box to be bad. If I find all seven to work well I will have to start chasing and find where there is a wire broke. Thanks Rick
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Thanks for reporting the part numbers, Rick!

Good luck with it ...
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #14
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Default Re: Where to buy towing converter box

Ive had to put these on my 98 and my 2004 dbl cab. I tow a detail trailer daily and the reason for these converter boxes are because toyotas have amber in the tail lights and trailers dont! They are a must item if towing for your lights to work properly. Dealer only item also if you dont have the towing package change your fan clutch also. Itll have a green stripe on it if you do!
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