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Old 06-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #15
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I would like to thank everyone for your thoughtful postings. You have all been very helpful. I no longer have the Toyota but a different vehicle.


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Old 06-02-2008, 05:46 PM   #16
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That's OK, we all learn from these kinds of posts. I now know something I didn't before about Toyota wiring.

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #17
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I tried to use the same #37595 7 blade to 7 pin adapter, also purchased from Northern, and found it is not compatible with the wiring scheme on a 1994 Scamp 5er. If I recall correctly the tow vehicle aux power was connected to a Scamp tail light, and one of the turn signals was connected to the Scamp running lights. I'm not sure what would have happened if I would have pressed the brakes!

Rather than trying to figure out which wires were crossed, I just cut off the 7 pin plug that was on the Scamp and installed a standard 7 blade plug. The adapter went back to Northern.


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Old 06-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #18
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Way to go, Pat. You've been hanging out here for a year, so nobody can say you posted without first figuring out what we're all about!

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Old 06-22-2008, 10:21 AM   #19
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Now that I have a different vehicle I am afraid to tow my scamp. The Chevy dealer where I bought the 08 Silverado said to drop by with the Scamp and they would put a new electrical hook up on it that would work.

I called the Scamp dealership yesterday and they said that I may have a short in the Scamp now. Could that have happened just by hooking up the wrong stuff to my Toyota Tacoma when towing it home? I know that it was after I towed it that I had all the problems with it which I now understand that I should have bought a unit from the Toyota dealer to tow the Scamp with.

Does anyone have any suggestions on towing with the Silverado?
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:26 AM   #20
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If the Silverado is tow ready (i.e. has hitch receiver and 7-wire plug at back bumper) all you need is the adapter cable for you brake controller and a fuse.

If it has no hitch receiver that you have to add one.

If it does not have the 7-wire plug then Chevrolet has an adapter that plugs into a distribution panel under near the rear wheel well. Then you have to add the fuse to the fuse box on the left side under the hood.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:58 AM   #22
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I check the wiring diagram of yout truck and for the shift interlock system you have 4 fuses , one in engine compartment a 3 others on inside fuse pannel
Check fuse !!!!!!!!!!!!
If if find a blow fuse replace it
if it blow again your have a problem, shrt on your harness or connection at bad place

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