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Adapter 7-Pole to 6-Pole - Universal

Adapter 7-Pole to 6-Pole - Universal

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Hopkins Wiring - 47549

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Adapter converts your 7-pole plug on the vehicle down to 6-pole plug to fit your trailer's connector.


Note: Center pin is set-up as the hot lead but can easily be changed to work with trailers that have the center pin wired as the brake.



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Video Transcript for Hopkins Wiring - Wiring Adapters - 47549 Review

Today we're going to review part number 47549. This is the Hopkins Universal 7-Way Blade to the 6-Pole Round Adapter. This adapter will convert the seven way on your towed vehicle down to a six way round connector which will be on your trailer. It does include this nice dust cover that's connected to the adapter. When you're not plugging it into the six way you can put the dust cover on to help protect the terminals. This is impact and corrosion resistant.

It does have the nice easy pull grip. You can see that right here. You can just put it in there to unplug it. It does use the nice corrosion resistant tin plated terminals. One thing to remember when you go and plug this in to a six way, a six way on a trailer could be wired one of two ways. It could be either the center pin can be wired either as a hot wire or a hot connection for twelve volt connection, or it can also be ...

the center pin can be wired as a trailer brake circuit. Depending on what you need on your trailer what you could do is this will come wired with the center pin as a hot or twelve volt wire, and it's actually stamped on here center pin AUC/battery. It's letting you know that the center pin on here is wired as a twelve volt power connection. Now, if you do have a trailer that uses that center pin as a trailer brake circuit it is very easy . you can easily switch it. What you'd have to do is just take this apart and all you'd do is switch the blue and the black wires inside this adapter and then the center pin would be changed over to the trailer brake circuit connection.

That should do it for the review on part number 47549, the Hopkins Universal 7-Way Blade to 6-Pole Round Adapter. .


Customer Reviews

Adapter 7-Pole to 6-Pole - Universal - 47549

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (59 Customer Reviews)


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Plugged it in and worked from the get g o!!!! 567030



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Bought this adapter to use pulling our horse trailer. It's worked great. Cathy was very helpful when I called with questions prior to purchase. 312346


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The trailer light adapter has worked just fine. I only use it periodically, but when I have, done the job!!! Thanks for checking on it!
KP - 11/15/2017

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These work as they should. 727868



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Worked perfectly. Was delivered on quickly. The website worked flawlessly. 718785



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This product worked perfect to upgrade my trailer to my newer model wiring system on my tundra 711767



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The product was good, however it doesn't fit into my 7-way plug. Something is not aligned right. 700303



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good value 607175



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We had been having trouble with our other adapters, no brakes or intermittent brakes. This adapter fits better than any of the others ever have, great connection and is holding tight. I will be picking up some more of these. The only downside to me was they came on the value shipping which is rather delayed for us and I would rather pay to get it here more quickly. I was needing it and it was several days getting here. We ship a lot and I know shipping directly with USPS goes faster than that and is not expensive. 600691


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It works just like new! No complaints at all. I noticed another review stated theirs is not fitting, sometimes the pins can get a little distorted on the vehicle side and can be easily straightened.
Jo A - 01/28/2020

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Good quality product. Easy to change pin configuration. Great replacement for worn out adapter. Received product in just a few days. 568484



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Worked great, all lights worked. Want to thank Diana for her help ordering this product and shipping it to us on time for us to go camping. Thanks again 564152



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Good quality adapter. Well made. 550818



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Excellent quality and price. 521753



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great 492098



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Product, and delivery was excellent. I have already recommended your site to a relative.. 462566



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Great service. Very quick for delivery. Highly recommend. 447487



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First time user and am very pleased with the item and delivery time. 443228



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Works very well 433463



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Works great 433073



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Works great, quick shipping and at a good price 412870



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Excellent product and excellent service. 411275



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As always orders was processed, shipped. and delivered without any problems. Very timely. Thanks etrailer! 407010



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Cheap China parts 398229



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    It does look like one of the pins on your existing 7-Way may have been bent back into the connector. This isn't too uncommon and it would definitely cause the intermittent connection issues you have been having. If you aren't able to bend back the pin in question so that it can make good contact with the vehicle-side connector then your best option is indeed to simply replace the 7-Way. For this the Pollak # PK12706 will work well. You will just need to cut off your existing connector...
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  • Testing the Center Pin On a 6-Way Trailer Connector
    You will need to use a circuit tester, item # PTW2992 if needed, to test the pins in the 6-Way connector at the rear of your vehicle. Ground the alligator clip to the vehicle chassis and touch the test light to the center pin. If the light in the tester lights then the center pin is hot, 12 volts. If the center pin is for brakes it will only have power when the brake pedal is applied or when the manual brake lever on the brake controller is activated. In most cases, the center pin...
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    There are a number of possible reasons your right-side trailer turn signal is not working. One quick visual inspection of the inside and outside of both trailer connectors can help you ensure that they are free of any damage or corrosion that could be causing the issue. If a connector is damaged, it is best to be replaced. If there is corrosion, you can try cleaning the affected spot on the connector with a wire brush To determine where the issue is originating, we will begin at your...
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