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  • Installing Reese Pilot Brake Controller on 2007 Ford F-150 Using Factory Brake Controller Pigtail
  • Over the years, Ford has used two different OE brake controller pigtails. One with a light green wire, the other with a pink wire. If your pigtail has a light green wire, it would wire as follows: Pink pigtail wire to black brake controller wire. Red pigtail wire to red brake controller wire. White pigtail wire to white brake controller wire. Blue pigtail wire to blue brake controller wire. Brown wire on pigtail is NOT used. If your pigtail has the pink wire, it would wire as follows: Red...
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  • Wiring Directions For Bargman LED Recessed Double Tail Light
  • The Bargman LED, Recessed, Double Taillight # 47-84-527 is designed to go on either the left or the right side of your trailer. You would wire it up to the trailer wiring by function. So, if you were installing this on the driver side of your trailer you would wire it up as: Black wire of the light to the yellow wire of the wiring Green wire of the light to the brown wire of the wiring White wire of the light to the white wire of the wiring For the passenger-side light, you would wire...
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  • Wiring Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Part # 39510 to OEM Wiring Adapter on 2007 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Depending on the model year, Dodge used two color coding systems on their OEM brake controller wiring adapters. If your adapter has a green wire with a black tracer on it, it would wire as follows: the white wire with a red tracer on the harness connects to the black wire on your brake controller. The blue harness wire with the white tracer connects to the red wire on the brake controller, the green harness wire with the black tracer connects to the white wire on the controller, and the...
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  • Wiring Brake Controller to 2011 Chevy Silverado that Uses Different Colors
  • Your truck does seem to have non-standard brake controller wiring under the dash for a 2011 Chevy Silverado based on our experiences. So what you are going to need to do is use a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 to test for voltage when the brakes are applied of the wires remaining and then wire that to red wire of the brake controller. Now to determine where to run the white wire connect one end of the tester to the black and red wire and then connect other end to remaining wires....
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  • Wiring Instructions for a 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • You will need to hard wire your Mini Cooper S Convertible for trailer wiring. The Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit with 4 Pole End (Includes Testers), item # 119178KIT, is the correct wiring harness for your vehicle. You will need to access the tail light wiring behind the tail lights and use the included circuit tester to identify the left turn, right turn, stop and tail light wires. Once these wires are identified you will splice the yellow wire to the left...
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  • Wiring Pattern for a 7-Way RV Trailer Connector on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Without Factory Wiring
  • To install a 7-Way wiring connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado without a factory 7-Way or a factory 4-Way connector, I recommend using the 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket and wiring harness, # HM40975-11998. You can the wire most of the circuits needed to the wiring harness that is located above the spare tire along the driver side frame rail. The wiring above the spare has a yellow wire for the left turn and brakes, dark green wire for the right turn and brakes,...
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  • 2008 Dodge Ram Electric Brake Controller Wiring Colors and Connections.
  • The green wire on your truck is the brake feed circuit that powers the brakes on the trailer. This wire needs to be connected to the blue wire on the brake controller. I went to the warehouse and pulled the connector for the Ram Pickups, item # 3020-P, and found that the green wire on your truck that runs to the blue wire on the brake controller, should be installed between the yellow and white wires in the under dash connector. The connections are as follows, the yellow wire on the truck...
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  • Installing Draw-Tite Wiring Kit # 119178KIT On A 2011 Kia Sportage EX
  • The Draw-Tite Wiring Kit # 119178KIT will connect to the wires that are located behind the taillight assembly on your 2011 Kia Sportage. You will have to use the included circuit tester in order to find the correct wires. First, you will access the wires behind the taillight assembly. The white wire from the converter will attach to an existing ground point or the vehicle frame. Using the included circuit tester, find the wire that carries a signal when the left turn signal is activated....
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  • How to Wire Tekonsha Sentinel Brake Controller in 2007 Chevy Suburban
  • Your 2007 Chevy Suburban will have tow package wiring under the dash and typically these wires will be red, dark blue, light blue (or orange) and white. These tow package wires should be below the steering column to the left of the brake pedal and tied together with white tape. It sounds like you have found the correct wires although the colors may have faded slightly from age. The RED wire from the Suburban connects to the BLACK wire on the controller; the DARK BLUE wire connects to...
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  • How to Install the Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 119250KIT on a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and verified that the Tekonsha ZCI Wiring Harness, # 119250KIT, is the correct wiring harness for your 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI. Your vehicle uses a 3-wire multiplex wiring system, meaning it sends multiple signals along the same wire. To install this wiring harness in your vehicle, you will use the included circuit tester to test the wires at the back of the tail light assembly. Using the circuit tester, test for the wire that carries the tail light...
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller to My 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • The wiring on the brake controller is as follows. White is the ground wire, black is the 12-volt power wire, red is the stoplight switch wire and blue is the wire that goes to the trailer brakes. Your under-dash wiring should be tested with a circuit tester, part # PTW2993, if you need one, to confirm each function before wiring the brake controller. The standard colors for Chevrolet are Red is the 12-volt wire that goes to the black on the break controller, light blue is the stoplight...
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  • Determining Function Of Trailer Taillight Wires on Horse Trailer Taillights.
  • Since yellow, green, and black are not standard trailer taillight wires, we will need to do a little more digging to find the functions of the different wire colors. To determine the function of the trailer taillight wires, you will want to trace the wires into the taillight housing. The wire that makes contact with the outside of the bulb socket is the ground wire. Once you've determined which wire is the ground wire, you will want to ground this wire and apply 12V power to the other...
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  • Correct Wiring for Bulldog Powered-Drive Kit # BD1824200100
  • The wiring for the Bulldog Powered-Drive Kit # BD1824200100 is as follows for the four wires in the wiring harness. The Black wire from the battery goes to the Black wire on the harness The Red wire from the battery goes to the Red wire on the harness The Black wire from the motor goes to the Green wire on the harness The Red wire from the motor goes tot he White wire on the harness The photo of the wiring diagram shows you the exact wiring connections.
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  • Wiring a 1992 Mazda B2600 With a 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness
  • Your 1992 Mazda has a 5-wire system, and the trailer has a 4-wire system. If you do not have a 4-Way trailer connector on the truck, you will need to install one. The 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Converter, item # 119178KIT will convert the vehicles 5 wire system down to a 4-wire system for trailer lighting. You will need to identify the taillight circuits on the vehicle with a circuit tester, item # PTW2993 if needed. Once you have the proper circuits identified you will connect the white...
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  • How to Wire a Brake Controller to a Vehicle that has Unknown Wiring Colors
  • Sounds like you are trying to install a brake controller in a vehicle that has different color wires for the brake controller install wiring than the standard colors that your controller has. Since I don't know what vehicle you have it's hard for me to say which wire is which. But I can help you test them to figure out which is which. Using a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 you will need to test the wires for voltage. The one with voltage all the time is the 12 volt power which goes...
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  • Wiring Installation for the Gustafson RV Pancake Light # 277-000340
  • You are correct that the red wire is for power and the black is for ground on the Gustafson RV Pancake Light # 277-000340. When it comes to connecting it to the wiring in your trailer unfortunately there are no standards when it comes to that wiring. Simply test each wire with a circuit tester like part # PTW2992 to see which one receives power and then connect the red wire to that.
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  • Wire Functions Of 7-Way Molded Trailer Pigtail
  • For the Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8' Long # H20046 the functions are prewired for you and color coded in the following way (which is a little confusing): White Wire is your Ground (traditional White Wire) Red Wire is your Left Turn and Brake (traditional Yellow Wire) Brown Wire is your Right Turn and Brake (traditional Green Wire) Green Wire is your Tail Lights (traditional Brown Wire) Blue Wire is Brake Power (traditional Blue Wire) Black Wire is 12 volt hot lead (traditional...
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  • Part Needed to Wire Trailer With Separate Lighting to Tow Vehicle With Combined Lighting
  • Okay, so what you have is a car with combined lighting and trailer with separate lighting, and all you need to do is order the following converter: -Tail Light Converter # C56196 Wiring it is pretty simple and I have added a cut out of the instructions for the # C56196 which explain how to do that. What you'll do is connect the right turn/brake or your car to the green wire of the converter, the left turn/brake to the yellow wire, and then ground the white wire. Then just connect the...
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  • How to Wire New 7-way on 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • If somebody cut off the 7-way, you can wire in a new one using part # HM40975-11998. The pigtail used by this connector would wire to the factory wiring harness under the vehicle by connecting the red pigtail wire to the yellow wire that carries the left turn/brake signal on the factory harness . The white wire on the pigtail would connect to the white wire in the harness, the blue wire on the harness would connect to the blue wire on the pigtail that carries the output voltage from the...
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  • Installing Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter # 119178KIT on a 1999 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • There is a way to find the correct wires. But wiring color is never exact, even within vehicles from the same manufacturer, so I cannot tell you definitively what color wire on your 1999 Hyundai Sonata matches which wire on the # 119178KIT harness. You will have to use the included circuit tester in order to find the correct wires. First, you will access to the wires behind the taillight assembly. The white wire will attach to an existing ground point or the vehicle frame. Using a circuit...
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