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Old 11-04-2012, 08:44 AM
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Trailer Wiring. Who knows it?

So a couple of months ago (I seldom tow trailers) I noticed that i had no running lights on my trailer harness. Brake, turn hazard worked just fine. I figured I wouldnt mess with it, because it was like -20*F and blowing like 30MPH..

But now that I have extra time, I figured that I would.

Im no stranger to electrical systems, but thought i would check here first to see if anyone has done trailer wiring.

Basically, is there anywhere that ford so nicely puts hook-ups for trailer wiring? Or do these shops just t-tap the hell out of everything?

My connector is just rusted to hell, and out of the 7 pins there, only 4 have wires exist on the connector -_- so I was figuring that i would fix it, and update it as well, with all new wiring (so all 7 are connected) and a new connector.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:02 AM
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Check the fuses under the hood IIRC each circuit has its own fuse
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:04 AM
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Well, thats issue #1, but issue #2 is adding the 3 remaining missing wires
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:06 AM
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Do you have a brake controller
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If its an factory plug then it is plugged into the factory harness. If its not the anything is possible. In a 7 way plug you have running lights, right turn, left turn, back up lights, brakes, hot, and ground.
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Lots of info here. Trailer Wiring Diagrams | etrailer.com
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I dont think one pin is for reverse lights although it could be used for it. That pin is meant for charging a battery in/on the trailer.
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The only difference between a 6 and a 7 way plug is the reverse lights. They both have a hot for charging the battery.


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The only difference between a 6 and a 7 way plug is the reverse lights. They both have a hot for charging the battery.

Cool, didn't know that!
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