wiring for a trailer


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shakey258
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wiring for a trailer

Postby shakey258 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:15 pm



has anyone out there ever wired there 87 aspencade for trailer lights, i need some pointers



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Re: wiring for a trailer

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 10, 2011 9:45 am

I'd use an isolator, which you can find at pretty well any hardware, automotive or trailer store. Most of them come with instructions on wiring it using that particular isolator.

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Re: wiring for a trailer

Postby shakey258 » Tue May 10, 2011 12:03 pm

that helps some, but i need tips on how to wire it up for a trailer

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Re: wiring for a trailer

Postby dingdong » Wed May 11, 2011 8:23 am

The "5 to 4 wire converter" will come with the connectors and wiring and instructions. You will just need to identify and splice into the wiring for the tail light, brake light, right and left signal lights and ground.
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Re: wiring for a trailer

Postby steve allen » Wed May 18, 2011 10:38 pm

shakey258 wrote:that helps some, but i need tips on how to wire it up for a trailer

for under 20 dollars at wal-mart, the 5 to 4 pigtail adaptor has color coded instructions to fix it. Many cars with amber turn signals must use this type of connection




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