Based on your answers to the other folks, Im pretty sure I can figure out how to wire the Peterson up without instructions. But if there are some printed instructions somewhere I could download that would be great. One question I have is, what are the two blue clips used for in the parts bag? Another question is, Im assuming form reading the previous questions, all I need to do is strip 3/8ths of the casing from the wire and it into both the marker and tail lights. Can you confirm? Thanks
asked by: Bill
I do not have any specific instructions, but if you look at our Wiring FAQ article and the videos I will link you to, you can see all the information you will need to use that trailer wiring kit.
In a nutshell, the yellow wire feeds the brake and turn signal lead on the drivers side. The green wire feeds the brake and turn signal on the passenger side. The white ground wire is grounded to the trailer frame. The green/brown wire feeds the running light on the passenger side, while the yellow/brown wire feeds the running light on the drivers side.
The running light leads can connect to the marker lamps on their way back to the rear of the trailer. Each individual lamp would ground through its attachment studs. If the lamps are not attached directly to the trailer frame, you will need to run a jumper wire from the attachment stud to the trailer frame to complete the ground circuit.
The blue clips shown are quick splice connectors that may be used to tap the marker lights into the running lamp circuit as it runs to the rear of the trailer. They are very easy to use, but I prefer the security of either a soldered connection or even a wire nut.
The tail lights are wired by stripping the green, green/brown, yellow and yellow/brown wires and inserting the wires into the rear of the lamp. The marker lamps each have one power wire that needs to be tapped into the tail light wire on that side of the trailer.
I have linked you to some videos that you might find helpful.
expert reply by: Mike L
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