On the truck side there is an orange, purple and white wire that led to a
plug that I cut off leaving only the 3 wires. On the camper side there is
a brown(park,tail), white(ground), yellow(left turn), green(right turn)
Anyone know which wire is what on the truck side?
Would an adapter be necessary to connect this correctly or could I somehow
straight wire it?
On Tue, 25 May 2004 20:49:33 -0400, smithcbr600 wrote:
Most trailers have a flat, 4 pole connector. The pins are: ground, left
turn/brake, right turn/brake, and tail lights. I don't recall at the
moment what the colors are. A separate brake line is unusual, unless the
trailer has electric brakes? How big is the trailer, anyway? Does it
have separate turn and brake lights?
If you have a Trooper, which I assume, you have separate turn and brake
bulbs; a trailer most likey has a domestic-style combined turn and tail.
If the trailer has combined turn and brake lights, here's what you need to
You need an adapter to splice into the wiring harness. You can get the
adapter at any autoparts place; they're about $10.
On my '89 trooper, the main wiring harness comes in to the driver's side
taillight assembly. It's a good-sized bundle; something like 5 or 8
wires. You will need a meter to correctly identify the wires, or you will
need to remove the lamp assemblies to visually ID the wires.
I have no idea which 3 wire connector on the vehicle side you cut off, but
cutting off adapters is not necessary. The adapter kit comes with crimp
fittings that allow you to splice into the harness without any cutting at
If the trailer has separate turn turn and brake lights, the procedure is
about the same, except you don't need the adapter. You still need to
splice into the harness at the rear driver's side light, but instead of
splicing in the adapter, you run 4 wires - brake, left, right, and running
Make sure you run the ground wire to a solid point on the frame.
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