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Instructions to Wire a Trailer for Electric Brakes

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I have a black and white wire coming from the brakes, I dont know where to plug them in the box to truck lead, color for color

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It sounds like you are speaking of the wires for the brake magnets. If this is correct, you will need to connect one of the wires to the brake controller output wire on your trailer connector and the other wire will need to be grounded to a clean metal surface on the trailer. I have included a diagram for you.

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Haden S.

W/ a 4 wire harness (green, yellow, brown & white). How do you wire the electric brakes from the junction box to the hubs? Which wires Tie together to get function? I have 2 green wires coming from the hub, a red & black wire coming from the axle to tie into the passenger side brakes & the white & black brake wire. How do these all tie together from the junction box to get the brakes to function?? Thank you.

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Reply from Chris R.

If you just have a 4-Way connector harness on the trailer this needs to be upgraded to a 7-Way so you can wire up the additional brake functions. I recommend using the etrailer Kit # e99011 for this application, which includes the junction box and new harness.

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