MonteCarlo/Lumina trailer hitch wiring Ques.

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Old 07-07-07, 08:32 AM
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MonteCarlo/Lumina trailer hitch wiring Ques.

Just installed a trailer hitch on my 98 Monte Carlo. (95-99 Lumina/MC should be the same) Where should I tap into the car wiring harness? Somewhere in the trunk or under the bumper? I'd prefer in the trunk. Do I just tap off the taillight wires? What have you guys done?
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Old 07-07-07, 09:35 AM
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When I installed the trailer wiring for my wifes Stratus, I just used the harness that came through the trunk to the tail lights. All the wiring should be in that one harness.

It will go from one taillight, across the bottom of the trunk area, to the other tail.

Typically, only trucks/suv's have their harness underneith the bumper area.

I used a circuit finder probe that pierces the wires insulation to find the correct wires.
 
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Old 07-07-07, 09:39 AM
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That year should have a quick disconnect connector under the rear of the car. I think if you go to a auto supply store you should be able to buy a 'trailer wiring harness' to install in the quick disconnect. best part is you don't have to cut into your wiring.
 
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Old 07-07-07, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by daswede View Post
That year should have a quick disconnect connector under the rear of the car. I think if you go to a auto supply store you should be able to buy a 'trailer wiring harness' to install in the quick disconnect. best part is you don't have to cut into your wiring.

Cars to include this one, typically do not have this quick connector ability. Only trucks/suv's have this feature, and not all of them.
 
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Thanks for the correction
 
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I was hoping to find a plug-in connector but I guess it isn't available on cars.
I'll have to probe around in my trunk and see what I can find.
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