trailer wiring hook up


Old 03-29-03, 02:34 PM
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Angry trailer wiring hook up

Anyone know how to wire a trailer wire hook up to hte taillights of a vehicle? I wired up everything but when the lights are on and I hit the brakes, I lose my taillights and brake lights on the trailer, but I still have signals? Go figure!!!
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Old 03-29-03, 03:54 PM
darrell McCoy
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You did not mention type veh. Later models P/U have a built in wiring harness.
Assume you have a 4 wire system?
Old 03-29-03, 09:10 PM
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Sounds like a bad ground. Try a putting a temporary jumper from trailer to vehicle see if it gets better, if so its a ground problem.
Old 03-30-03, 05:58 AM
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What type of vehicle?

Hoppy LiteMate, Valley and other trailer harness companies make direct plug in adapters so you don't have to cut into anything. That's the correct and only way to go.

Back to the parts store for the correct kit to avoid headaches.
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