Wiring US 4-Pole Trailer Connector to For Trailer with European 7-way

Question:

I am in Germany with the Army. My American spec car has the flat 4 and my European motorcycle trailer has the round 7 pin. Can you describe more in detail the special adapter? And does anyone make one? What permanent changes should you have to do. Splice together the tail lights for beginners? Thanks!

0

Expert Reply:

I am not aware of the existence of an adapter, but one could be easily constructed.

You will need to find a vehicle-side socket to receive the plug from your trailer. We do not carry them, so you will need to obtain one locally. You will also need a vehicle to vehicle taillight converter like part # 118158 and a trailer side 4-pole like part # 18004. You would then wire the converter as shown in the diagram I provided.

Using this adapter will separate the turn signal back out so that the separate turn signals on your trailer will operate correctly.



Click to Enlarge
expert reply by:
0
Mike L

Products Referenced in This Question



Product Page this Question was Asked From


Follow up Questions

What do you think?

* e-mail address format: [email protected]

Yes, I would like an email notification if someone replies to my comment?

Similar Expert Q&A Pages

See More Q&A Expert Answers >>