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Trailer Wiring Harness

Make installing your trailer wiring harness as easy as possible with a custom fit wiring harness. Trailer wiring from Draw-Tite, Curt, Pollak, Tow Ready, Bosal, and Hopkins eliminates or reduces the need to cut and splice wires. It also helps to protect your vehicle's sensitive electronics from mis-wired trailers.

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Trailer Wiring Harnesses Troubleshooting

Today we are going to cover kind of a different subject. Basically, we are going to talk about getting your wiring installed and what is happening afterward. Okay, for instance, you went to the trouble to get your wiring installed, you plug it into your trailer, and nothing happens. There could be a lot of different things going on with it. First off, you need to figure out for sure whether it is on the towing vehicle side - the car or truck - or if it is something on the trailer. We will show you how to test the different types of wiring systems we have shown here. And that way you can tell for sure if it is your wiring harness or if it is your trailer.


T-One Wiring Harness Explanation

Today we are going to show you a little bit of wiring. Basically kind of like wiring 101 and what to look for when your going to hardwire into the vehicle. What hardwire means is actually getting to the wire and splicing into them to make a connection. T1 connectors are different. They actually have a connection point and harness which you take apart and fit the T in the middle of that. Now on this vehicle we will show you the typical wiring schematics and a couple variants from that. The typical connection point is like where this wiring comes into the back of the tail light and there is always going to be a connection point, almost always. Older vehicles, it would have just ran straight, but with pretty much of your newer vehicles you are always going to have a snap connection like this. Basically a T1 connector simply would just go ahead and fit in between this harness.


Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Kia Sedona

Today were going to show you a popular upgrade. We have here a four pole flat that has been installed on a vehicle. The owner has a boat trailer now and it has a five wire flat. So were going to convert that four wire to a five wire flat. We will show you how to deal with part number 20036 which is the adapter itself, and the bracket which is part number 20046. Our first step we need to do is take off the four pole and then well uninstall the bracket and put in the new bracket. It may take some force, but you have to pull to get this out of here. We actually used a rubber mallet to tap it a little bit, now this bracket can come off which we have previously loosened up. Now well install our new bracket and it will go in the same spot as before. What were going to do next is get our four pole ready which we have cleaned out with WD-40 and then were going to put in some dielectric grease. Well put that inside here and then were going to attach our four pole from our adapter inside there.


How To Differentiate a Two Wire and Three Wire System

Today we are going to do the Frequently Asked Questions of what is the difference between a three wire system and a two wire system. It is actually very easy and very simple. All it is, is you take away two wires and the same thing applies to the four and five wire system. Starting off on the car side we are going to attach the wiring to, we are going to have five wires. Green is going to be right turn, red is going to be the brake signal, yellow is going to be left turn, brown is going to be your running lights, and the white is going to be ground. When you talk about the three wire system you are only talking about the right turn, the brake signal, and the left turn. You omit the brown wire and the white wire. That is our three. On the two wire system you are only dealing with the two combined signals, the brake signal and the turn signal on the same wire. We are only dealing with the left and right turn. 00:46


How To Troubleshoot a Modulite Demo

Today we are going to troubleshoot a modulite that is not really working so we will check it out and show you what to look for. This will apply to all modulites and this will also apply to converter boxes as well. The only difference being that it does not have a power wire for a converter box. The first thing we want to do is put a tester on the 4-pole just to make sure. We will hook up our ground to our ground lead and then we will turn on the left turn signal which we have going, we have got nothing. You can turn on the other signals and see what we have got, nothing here. Try the running light circuit, nothing here either. 00:28


Testing and Troubleshooting a Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness

All right today we are going to go over how to check over a modulite as shown right here which converts a 5 wire to a 4 wire system. We are going to go over the basics which are really simple. Basically we are just going to test input into the modulite and test the output of the modulite. That will tell us one of two things, we have no input going into the modulite, that means there is something wrong on the car side of the connector, there is nothing wrong with the modulite. If you have power going into it, but nothing coming out then you know chances are it is the modulite or there is a problem on the trailer itself. When testing you always want to test these modulites or converter boxes without the trailer hooked up first.


Hot Lead Fuse Installation

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado, we are going to hook up the hot lead for the seven pull connecter at the back of the truck. To do this well simply remove the fuse box cover and the first position, on the first row is a blank fuse, we are going to remove it and install a 30 amp fuse. With that fuse installed, we can go ahead and replace the cover and were now hot at our seven pull connector. There you have it with the install of the hot lead fuse on our 2005 Chevy Silverado.




Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Videos







Review of Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - 118791

Today we're gonna take a look at the T-1 vehicle wiring harness with the four way flat trailer connector. Now this is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles, and on a custom fit part like this I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year, model, vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application.Now this kit will provide this four way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights, it is compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole, and 7-pole adapters, that we do sell separately on our website.And this kit does connect very quickly and easily, basically just locate your connection points, which are behind the taillights, plug in these T-connectors, one on each side, the drivers side and one on the passenger side, ground your white wire, and run your power wire to your vehicles battery. It does include this ModuLite to ensure that your vehicles wiring will match that of your trailer. It's a powered module, but it will connect directly to your battery, and that's to avoid overloading your vehicle's electrical system.The wire that runs out the back with the four way connected to it that you plug into your trailer, is constructed of a 6 gauge bonded wire, and if you note, it has an integrated dust cap right here. That should just pop on over there when you're not plugged in to protect those terminals.Few specs on this kit, the maximum amperage for the stop and turn light circuit is five amps per circuit. For the taillight circuit, it's seven point five amps per circuit.


Curt Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Chrysler Town and Country

Today on our 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, you're going to be taking a look at, and I'm going to show you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. This is what our wiring looks like when it's installed. This is going to give us all the proper lighting functions to safely tow our trailer: both turn signals, our brake lights, and our running lights. We're going to have a nice attached dust cap that's going to help protect our connections from any dirt and debris when not in use. The dust cap can also second as a holder when not in use. It's going to help keep our wiring from dragging the ground.It's going to give us three amps per circuit for stop and turn signal, six amps per circuit for our tail lights.


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