Today in our 2011 Ford F150, we are going to be installing the 4-7 pole connector part number 37185 by Hopkins. This will be in conjunction with our Tow Ready niversal mounting bracket part number 18136, and our Draw-Tite wiring to connect the power and break control circuit part number 5506 by Draw-Tite. Fist, well connect the universal mounting bracket to the seven pole connector. We'll be using all the fasteners provided with our install kit. Now before I mount this bracket to the hitch, Im going to take some black electrical tape just to wrap up my wires to clean up my install look. Alright for easier access to the wiring harness and install, we've already gone ahead and removed the spare tire.
Now we can go ahead and take the Universal Mounting Bracket along with the provided clamp, and secure it to the hitch. Next we're going to take the white wire with the pre-formed ring terminal attached, which will be our ground wire and secure it here to the frame. We'll be using a cell tapping screw to make that connection. Next we'll go ahead and take the manufacturers four-pole connection and attach it to our 4-7 pole connector. To secure this connection point for longevity, I'm going ahead and take a zip tie and secure the two connectors together.
Our new 4-7 pole, to the manufacturers four pole. Now we can go ahead and take the wiring from our Draw-Tite installations kit, we're going to strip back the sheeting and the wiring cover so that we can make the connection with the blue and black wire coming out of our seven pole. We'll go black to black, blue to white. Now we're ready to go ahead and start routing our gray duplex wire up to the engine compartment. For this application, we're able to run our wires through the frame, but anytime you're routing your wires, you need to be mindful of moving components such as exterior suspension, or excessive such as exhaust.
To make it easier to route my wire to the frame, I will be using some red airline tube, but some stiff wire can also be just as effective. Now with my wire fed into the frame, we can come back here to the hitch and the seven pole, use some black zip ties and black electrical tape to clean up our install look and secure our wiring. Now we've got our new duplex wire running into the engine compartment, we've gone ahead and secured it with some black zip ties. Next I'm going to go ahead and measure the length that we'll need and cut off the excess. Now we can go ahead and strip back the sheeting and strip back our white and black wire.
Next I'm going to go ahead and remove the manufacturer's connector from the wheel well here, we'll take our utility knife to cut back some of the electrical tape so that we can pinpoint and access the dark blue wire that runs into the connector. If you look closely, you'll see the dark blue wire runs into the connector but does not come out of the connector. This is the manufacturer's break signal circuit. We'll go ahead and cut it, strip it back, adding a bud connector to the white wire that we just ran from the seven pole. The other one will connect to the dark blue wire we just cut going into the connector. Note that we will be cutting the opposite side that runs into the connector here on the fender well. This will complete the break signal circuit back to the seven-pole. Next, we'll go ahead and mount the 40 amp breaker that comes with our install kit using some cell tapping screws here to the inner fender well.Now with that completed, we'll go ahead and add a ring terminal to the black wire and then make the connection with our breaker. This will be on the silver post, not to be confused with the copper post of our breaker. Now we can take the extra wire that we clipped off earlier from our duplex cable, and we're going to remove the sheeting by stripping it back. This will give us the black wire that was left over, we'll strip back one end and add a ring terminal. This end will be added to the copper side of our breaker, and the opposite side will be run over to the positive battery terminal; as we route our wire, we'll just use some black zip ties to secure it. Now we've got our wire routed over to our battery, we'll go ahead and strip it back and add the battery ring terminal to the positive battery terminal. Now I'm just going to go ahead to take another zip tie to finish securing my wire, I'll use my side cutters to cut off any excess from the zip ties, cleaning off our install look. with this completed, that will complete the install of our Hopkins 4-7pole connector part number 37185 along with the Tow Ready universal mounting bracket part number 18136, and our wiring install kit by Draw-Tite, part number 5506 on our 2011 Ford F150. .