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Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector - Wishbone Style - Trailer End - 40' Long

Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector - Wishbone Style - Trailer End - 40' Long

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  • Trailer Connectors
  • Trailer End Connector
  • 5 Flat
  • Plug and Lead
  • Wesbar
  • 40 Feet Long
This wishbone-style, 5-wire flat harness is great for a trailer with a surge coupler. The 40' long harness includes a 4' long ground wire and a blue auxiliary wire that signals your trailer brakes to disengage while you are in reverse. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Wesbar. Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector - Wishbone Style - Trailer End - 40' Long part number W002290 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Wesbar Wiring - W002290

This wishbone-style, 5-wire flat harness is great for a trailer with a surge coupler. The 40' long harness includes a 4' long ground wire and a blue auxiliary wire that signals your trailer brakes to disengage while you are in reverse.


Features:

  • 5-Way flat connector provides a male plug for your trailer
    • Works great for marine trailers with surge brakes
  • 2 Tail light wires of wishbone-style harness make wiring your trailer more efficient
    • One tail light wire (brown) is bundled with left turn and brake wire (yellow), and one is bundled with right turn and brake wire (green)
  • Auxiliary wire (blue) connects to backup light circuit to disengage trailer surge brakes when you are driving in reverse
    • Hydraulic actuator must have electric lockout feature built in to disengage the trailer brakes
  • Color-coded wires help to simplify the installation process


Specs:

  • Wire harness length: 40'
  • Ground wire length: 4'
  • Auxiliary wire length: 5'
  • Wire configuration:
    • Yellow: left turn and stop lights
    • Green: right turn and stop lights
    • Brown: tail, license, side marker and clearance lights
    • Blue: auxiliary
    • White: ground wire
  • Blue wire: 18 gauge
  • All other wires: 16 gauge
  • 1-Year limited warranty


002290 Wesbar 5-Wire Flat Trailer End, Wishbone Style Connector - 40' Long






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Video Transcript for Wesbar Wiring - Trailer Connectors - W002290 Review

Speaker: Today, we're going to be taking a look at Part Number W002290. This is the Wesbar 5-pole flat connector. It's a wishbone style harness for the trailer end measuring 40 feet in length. It's going to provide your 5-way flat connector. This is going to give you a male plug for your trailer. It's going to work great for marine trailers with surge brakes.

You're going to have the two tail light wires of the wishbone style harness that's going to make wiring your trailer more efficient. One tail light wire, which is the brown wire, this one right here. This is going to be bundled with the left turn and brake wire which is the yellow wire. Here on the other side, you're going to have it bundled with the right turn and brake wire which is green. That has that wishbone design tip, which means that the harness is going to split to accommodate the two tail light areas of your trailer. Up here by the plug, you're going to have your auxiliary wire which is your blue wire. This is going to connect to the back-up light circuit to disengage the trailer's surge brakes when you're driving in reverse.

Just keep in mind that the hydraulic actuator must have the electric lockout feature built-in. That way, it can disengage the trailer brakes. A neat feature about the harness is that all the wires are going to be color-coded which is going to help simplify the installation process. Again, the over-all length is going to measure 40 feet. Your white wire is going to be your ground wire, that's going to give you a 4-foot lead. The auxiliary, which is going to be your blue wire, that's going to be 5 feet in length.

When it comes to the wire configuration, your yellow wire is going to be for your left turn and stop lights. Green wire is going to be for right turn and stop lights. Brown is going to be for your tail lights and side marker and clearance lights. Blue wire is going to be for auxiliary, white is going to be for your ground. The blue wire is going to be a gauge 18 wire then all other wires are going to be gauge 16. But, again, that's going to give you that nice 5-way flat connector.

It's got nice, little grips here on the side so you can always plug it in and disconnect it pretty quickly and easily. That's going to do it for our review of Part Number W002290. This is the Wesbar 5-pole flat connector, wishbone style trailer end harness with 40 feet in total length. .


Customer Reviews

Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector - Wishbone Style - Trailer End - 40' Long - W002290

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

This wishbone-style, 5-wire flat harness is great for a trailer with a surge coupler. The 40' long harness includes a 4' long ground wire and a blue auxiliary wire that signals your trailer brakes to disengage while you are in reverse.

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Great product. Worked very well for my boat trailer. Made installation of my new LED's a breeze. 128744



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Being a new boat owner I was quickly overwhelmed by what I didn't know. Re-wiring, re-lighting my trailer was my first project. etrailer has a wide range of products, but most important to me, was their added product information and instructional information which helped me make the right selections to get this done. Add to that is their very competitive prices. etrailer will be my go to source for my future trailer needs. 313876



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The four prong connector received was to replace a four prong connector which had brown split from one terminal and white split on the other terminal. The result was I had to split the white further down and also split the brown further down which was very difficult. Prefer to have the split white at the terminal connector along with the brown split terminal at the connector. great delivery and also great communications with the receptionist . 560437



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I completely rewired my boat trailer after patching it for several years because mice and chipmunks were eating the insulation. I installed the product in aluminum flexible metal conduit inside the trailer tube frame. So far so good. The little critters have not been able to get to the wire insulation to chew on it. The plug is well made and seems durable. 647809



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Would be great if it were tinned copper wire to resist corrosion. Good price on what I needed. 646457



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Exactly what I was needing/looking for to rewire my trailer and at a great price too! Shipping is very reasonable. Will definitely do business with E Trailer.com in the future as need arises! 589381



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Just got it last night have not tried it i 577393



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Told Lisa what I had and what I wanted to do and I got it reasonably priced and now have it! 556264



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Product arrived fast and as advertised. Perfect match for rewiring boat trailer. 554530



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Wiring looks good. Not installed yet. Fast shipping. 551936



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Product was just as advertised! Easy ordering and processing. 496768



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Great product 488959



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Reasonably easy to replace. Issue was doing it in cold weather, while doing other work on the trailer. One issue was the ground which failed as the tongue was not securely attached to the rest of the trailer. Once recognized the system worked perfectly. 467938



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These guys can't be beat for price, fast shipping and service assist after sale! 457906



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Arrived on time, Great price and quality as expected 455664



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Solid. Exactly the trailer wire i was looking for. Delivered quickly, happy customer ! 449994



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Got the exact part I needed. 438505



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Good products and prompt service. 432360



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Great product, came as described and quick shipment. 423345



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Works as they should. 368873



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Still works great! 350550



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All ordered items worked great. Love the LED tail lights. Didn't have any problems fixing the trailer thanks to the many technical articles I found on etrailer. Not sure what happened with UPS shipping since I got notified that the parts had shipped on Saturday but didn't get them till Wednesday evening (paid extra for 3 day shipping), but definitely recommend ordering from etrailer. 341398



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Exactly what I needed to rewrite my boat trailer that has brakes- 339180



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Great quality 335687



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just as describe . fast shipping 286255



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The item was exactly as advertised and works perfectly. It was delivered quickly. I'm very satisfied. 279007


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Still completely satisfied

Pj - 12/19/2017

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Great quality product and got it with in a thew days . 253611



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Great prices, fast delivery and quality products. 251416



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Received exactly as expected 248616



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Prroduct is as described. Fast delivery . 193524



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Great product. As advertised 189651



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I probably will return this since the fuse was the problem and not the wiring. However, I have no doubt it would be an excellent product just like everything else I got from etrailer! 180006



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A++++ seller 179608



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Excellent quality....fit perfectly 168362



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Exactly as described... 162167



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The product was good and shipped very promptly. My only complaint would be the shipping cost. There is no reason the ground rate shipping should be that much and that will most likely cause me to shop elsewhere next time. 140143



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Arrived in a timely fashion, Just as described ! Great service ! 138074



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Product just arrived. Looks and feels like a quality wiring harness. 117186



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Well made product 31741


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  • Both the # A40W5B and # W002290 have a blue wire that is only 5 feet long. Plus, the blue wire is only 18 gauge and 20 gauge, respectively. So these are not going to work for your application. What you're going to want to use is Bonded 4 Wire # 16-4B-1 which is sold by the foot. This will provide the four 16 gauge wires to run from the junction box, part # 277-000141, to your trailer's lights. Then for the brakes you will want a 10 gauge wire, # 10-1-1, which is also sold by the...
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  • What Does Some Trailer Wiring Have 2 Brown Tail Light Wires
  • Common 4-pole trailer wiring like # HM38138 uses one wire, the brown one, for the running lights on both sides of the trailer. Sometimes what is called a 'wishbone' harness is installed on the trailer and this simply uses two separate running light wires - brown with yellow for left and brown with green for right - to make it easier to connect to the trailer lights since that way no jumper wire will be needed to cross from one side to the other. Some examples of wishbone style 4-pole...
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  • Recommended Wishbone Wiring Harness and LED Lights for Boat Trailer
  • To install a new wire harness, along with submersible LED lights on your trailer, the Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector # W002290 and the Optronics Light Kit # TLL36RK referenced in your question are great options. We do not currently have a light kit similar to the Optronics product that does not include a 4-Pole wiring harness. If you are just needing the individual LED light assemblies from the kit, you can use # STL36RB for the red LED tail light right hand, # STL37RB for the left hand...
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  • Available 5-Flat Wishbone-Type Trailer Connectors
  • We do not carry (and I have not seen) a 5-flat type trailer connector with the many multiple wires for each pin that you describe. We DO have wishbone 5-flat connectors like # A40W5B and # W002290 which have two brown running light wires to simplify connection to the tail lights on both sides of a trailer. What you describe sounds like a custom-made part. I can understand the three white (ground) wires especially if the trailer were made of aluminum which makes establishing multiple...
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  • Why Does Wishbone Trailer Wiring Harness W002290 Have Extra Brown Wire
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  • Can the Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector be Used on a Reverse Circuit
  • Yes, you are correct in that the blue wire on the Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector part # W002290 can be used for the reverse light circuit. I have listed for you below the way I recommend wiring the connector. Yellow: Left Turn/Stop Green: Right Turn/Stop Brown: Tail Blue: Reverse White: Ground Please note that however you wire the trailer side connector, the vehicle side connector will need to match it in order for the lights to function properly. If you don't already have a 5-way...
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  • 5-Way Wiring Harness for Boat Trailer
  • A wishbone harness means that there are separate wires for the running light circuits - one for each side of the trailer. For a 5-flat trailer end connector for your Ranger boat trailer, a great choice would be the Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector # W002290. I've attached a link to a video review of this harness for you to take a look at.
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  • 5-Way Recommendation for Trailer for Installing Reverse Lights
  • What's great about 4-way flats and 5-way flats is that they can fit each other without the need for an adapter. So what would be your best option is to use the part # HM47570 in the 7-way of your truck and then add a 5-way part # W002290 to your trailer. Basically you would want to cut off the 4-way wires short and then leave the 5th reverse light wire long to run it back to the reverse lights. The remaining wires would wire directly to the 4-way wires the trailer currently has.
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  • It sounds like your motorcycle trailers use Jayco-style wiring connectors, such as # 37995. We do actually have a 4-pole to 6-square wiring adapter # 30104 but this only includes the 4 circuits from the 4-pole. There is no 5-pole flat to 6-square adapter. The best way to make your trailer and tow vehicle wiring compatible is to convert the trailers to 5-pole flat wiring. The linked page displays various trailer-side 5-pole flat connectors, like # W002290. You can use butt connectors...
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  • Wire Gauge Size For Wesbar Wiring Harness # W002290
  • You are correct that the lower number on wire gauge means that is is a heavier wire. The Wesbar 5-Pole Flat Connector, part # W002290, you referenced has a 5 ft 18 gauge auxiliary blue wire that connects to the backup light circuit to disengage trailer surge brakes when you are backing up. The balance of the wires are 16 gauge. I have attached a couple of links to helpful articles for wiring on trailers you may wish to check out.
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