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Primary Wire - 16-Gauge - Black - per Foot

Primary Wire - 16-Gauge - Black - per Foot

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Deka Wiring - 16-1-1

  • Wire
  • Single Wire
  • 16 Gauge
  • Deka


  • For automotive, agricultural, marine, and general use
  • General-purpose thermoplastic insulation resists corrosion from oil, gasoline, grease, acids and solvents


  • Insulation rated to 176 F(80)
  • Meets SAE J1128 specifications
  • For 50 volts or less
  • Qty: 1'

Replaces DW02360-1

02380 Deka Primary Wire - 16 Gauge - Black

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Primary Wire - 16-Gauge - Black - per Foot - 16-1-1

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

2016 Saturn Relay

It just 16 gauge wire, but the video explaining the light relay installation indicated the perfect amount to complete the routing and installation.

Drew G.


The wiring is still in place with no signs of wear.


Wire arrived as specified, and fast. Appreciate it.


Exactly what I needed to re-wire my trailer. Fast shipping & good price.


Received my towbar, Airforce One and lighting kit in less than a week! Great videos and knowledgeable people, can't wait to get everything installed this week and get on the road. Thanks Susan and George for such a wonderful experience.


Great wire for rewiring a trailer and it's available in all the correct colors to match a 7 pin RV plug. Very high quality!!

2013 Honda CR-V

I received exactly what I ordered and got bumped up to expedited delivery free of charge. Also received three personal emails regarding my order and tracking information. Grade online ordering experience.

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Great service as always!! Fast delivery! Etrailer has it all covered with product and install information, they make it easy!!


Ordered a pile of stuff to do a complete trailer rewire.... all was perfect!! I'll be back for my next project!

1999 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Everything arrived just as described on the website. It shipped very quickly and for a fair price. Can't wait to get it all installed so I can use my new trailer.


The items I purchased for adding additional clearance lights met my needs.


Wire for trailer lights, works great


Products I purchased are still performing as promised and I will continue to recommend etrailer to all my friends.


Very happy with the quality of this product.


Great product at a great price Thank you


Great response time from ordering to delivery. Thank you very happy with the product

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Excellent quality product - item packed very well, item arrived intact and earlier than expected.


1997 Jeep Cherokee

Fast shipping and great product


the stuff got here quick


good wire


Excellent service like always very good company to do business with

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

good product, shipping, and quality



no problem,good product


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