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5 pin wiring diagram

Postby furnacedoc » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am



Hello, I made a hitch rack to put in the reciever on my Wing and want to put lights on it. Can anyone give me the color code and pin location for a 5 pin harness setup?Thankz and will see ya on the road



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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:29 pm

furnacedoc wrote:Hello, I made a hitch rack to put in the reciever on my Wing and want to put lights on it. Can anyone give me the color code and pin location for a 5 pin harness setup?Thankz and will see ya on the road


Are you talking about the round 5-pin plug?



If so, there is a standard pinout, but for some trailers (my Aspen, for one) they use a slightly different pinout.

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby furnacedoc » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:54 am

Yes,the round 5pin is what I have

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby redial » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:26 am

Usually, on the packet that the plug comes in, there is a layout plan for which wires (including colours) goes to which pin. Just go to your local seller and have a look at the packet - it costs nothing to look.
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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:08 am

I'm not sure if this is the same kinda pin you have but here is a site with diagrams of wire colors ect. for many different type pins...And such.. :D http://www.campertrailers.org/trailer_w ... iagram.htm

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby seabeechief » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:16 pm

Can someone explain, in small words and short sentences, the advantages of 4 wire versus 5 wire and vice versa? I have the 4 wire flat for my trailer. I'm not aware of any problems with it.

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby redial » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 pm

4 wires means that you are restricted to basic operations - like stop, turn, and running.

Obviously, you need these basic functions to operate no matter what plug you have, so it is just adding to that set of basic functions.

Notice that there is no mention of Earth, yet, and that is where the 5th wire comes in handy.

You need an Earth to provide a return, as the current has to flow through the circuit and back to the battery somehow.

Some think that the earth connection is provided by the chassis of the trailer (providing it is made of conducting material eg metal), but this can be unreliable as an earth as quite often there is grease on the towball and coupling which could act as an insulator.

If it were me, I would be angling for a 5 or 6 pin connector, and then you can have extra lighting in the trailer, or even an extra battery being charged in the trailer.

It depends on what you like as an outcome, as to how many wires you need. When wiring a plug, I always apply some solder to the ends of the wires to provide something reasonable for the screw to bite into.

The use of a multimeter would be handy to test that the right amount of volts is being delivered, and not being waylaid along the way by dirty connect points, broken wires, damaged wires (eg crushed leaving a reduced number of strands), and just plain old loose plugs.

I hope that is clear enough for you, Chief. Ask questions if anything is not clear.
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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 pm

I ripped all the wiring off my trailer when I got it, and wired it from scratch so that it charges a battery inside the trailer, that can be used for lighting at night.

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:57 am

For me it's the safety factor. The main reason I switched from 4 to 5 wire is to operate the trailer with separate tail lights and turn signals. When using a converter box with the 4 wire system I just never felt safe when braking and signaling to turn. This became especially true when I installed a brake light modulator. The flashing brake lights nullified the turn signals.
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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:43 am

Those 5 pin plugs look like they might plug in a little easier but I don't have one either so I can't say, I have a power converter box on my bike for my trailer lights..no issues in years of use, but after reading about the brake modulator I would consider a change.... Ding Dong was your converter box a power to the battery type or no...? the reason for my question is because i am considering adding a brake light modulator too.. :shock:

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:06 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Those 5 pin plugs look like they might plug in a little easier but I don't have one either so I can't say, I have a power converter box on my bike for my trailer lights..no issues in years of use, but after reading about the brake modulator I would consider a change.... Ding Dong was your converter box a power to the battery type or no...? the reason for my question is because i am considering adding a brake light modulator too.. :shock:


Martin, do you now have a Head Light Modulator ? or are you planning on drive backwards all the time. :lol:
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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:28 pm

Ha ha ha they have modulator light's for the brakes silly willy...that's what ding Ding is refering too ...I think :shock: :shock: Oh there's that look again...Hey Furnacedoc do you fix furnaces?

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby dingdong » Wed May 01, 2013 7:11 am

No, not direct to battery. What I mean by nullifying the turn signals is that you couldn't tell if they were blinking when the brakes were applied. With the 5 wire and separate signal lights that isn't a problem.
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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby furnacedoc » Fri May 10, 2013 8:37 pm

yes I and my brother own a small plumbing heating and air conditioning shop

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby littlebeaver » Fri May 10, 2013 9:39 pm

One night my wife and I were enjoying one of our favorite TV shows like a crime show or something and all of a sudden we heard a really loud banging clanking sound, it was loud man...I ran down to the basement and learned it was the fan blower to the unit,,OMG :shock: So I cut the power to it and went to work on it the next day I found another blower and installed it with no issues, one other time the furnance shorted out, you know that drip tray that inside and that collects water from the condensation well after years and years of use it collected stuff [dust lent] from not changing the filter soon enough and it clogged the drip hole that goes to the hose, causing water to flow over and shorting out some wires in the box there :shock: , I had to play Mr. Electrical guy :shock: and I made a good solid repair, been good for several years now.... Can I ask for your advice in the future...?

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby WA9FWT » Sat May 11, 2013 2:36 pm

littlebeaver wrote:One night my wife and I were enjoying one of our favorite TV shows like a crime show or something and all of a sudden we heard a really loud banging clanking sound, it was loud man...I ran down to the basement and learned it was the fan blower to the unit,,OMG :shock: So I cut the power to it and went to work on it the next day I found another blower and installed it with no issues, one other time the furnance shorted out, you know that drip tray that inside and that collects water from the condensation well after years and years of use it collected stuff [dust lent] from not changing the filter soon enough and it clogged the drip hole that goes to the hose, causing water to flow over and shorting out some wires in the box there :shock: , I had to play Mr. Electrical guy :shock: and I made a good solid repair, been good for several years now.... Can I ask for your advice in the future...?


Martin, check with your Dog...remember he was smarter then you :lol: :lol:

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby ka4yqi » Mon May 13, 2013 8:57 pm

I run a flat 5 pin. It look like a 4 flat but with 1 extra barrel. I got the ground or earth as some call it. 1 pin is the running lights, one is the brake lights and 1 is the right turn and 1 for the left turn. My cargo trailer has the same on it and also the camper. The brake and turn are not tied together.

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Re: 5 pin wiring diagram

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 15, 2013 12:16 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:One night my wife and I were enjoying one of our favorite TV shows like a crime show or something and all of a sudden we heard a really loud banging clanking sound, it was loud man...I ran down to the basement and learned it was the fan blower to the unit,,OMG :shock: So I cut the power to it and went to work on it the next day I found another blower and installed it with no issues, one other time the furnance shorted out, you know that drip tray that inside and that collects water from the condensation well after years and years of use it collected stuff [dust lent] from not changing the filter soon enough and it clogged the drip hole that goes to the hose, causing water to flow over and shorting out some wires in the box there :shock: , I had to play Mr. Electrical guy :shock: and I made a good solid repair, been good for several years now.... Can I ask for your advice in the future...?


Martin, check with your Dog...remember he was smarter then you :lol: :lol:

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