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Hi I am repairing the internal 12V lighting in an old capricorn caravan it has been rewired and not reconnected where did the original wires connect to the harness I have opened up the rear panel and was expecting to see the old wire coming down. There has been a rewiring job done on the lights. Best regards and thanks roger

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Capricorn?? Have never heard of this in the USA.

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SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Ram Factory Trailer Wiring Schematic

all you need is a cheap continuity tester, any one to help tap on the brakes..7pin is just like the 4 pin w/extra power wire for acc.lites,electric brakes.when you buy the 7pin rec.,comes w/wiring schematic standard to all trailer rec.- you can do it..kev-mn.

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If you want to rewire the vehicle, assuming that you will not be changing any systems, you can usually find complete new wiring harnesses from both the dealer and from aftermarket selllers like Quadratec and JC Witney.  Buying the complete wiring harnesses will be alot cheaper and less time consuming than trying to make them yourself.  These wire assemblies are just a plug and play deal, you disconnect a harness and replace it with the new one.  They may even include some instructions. If you need further assistance with custom wiring or diagnosis, I would recommend getting the service manual for the vehicle from the dealer or used ones from eBay ($30- $100).  The factory service manuals have complete wiring diagrams and schematics as well as full diagnostic information.  These service manuals are NOT like the ones found at your local parts store (Chilton or Haynes).  The factory service manuals are like complete blueprints for a car.

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The haynes manuals have pretty good wiring diagrams in them. You can get them at any parts places.

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Are you needing advice, links, tricks, or all of the above?
If it's advice you want:
If you are not buying an after market harness and all of the oem wiring is intact replace one wire at a time from the component all the way back to the fuse box. Its tedious but, it's a sure fire way to get it right the first time.

Secondly, I'd by a haynes manual or some other wiring diagram. Study it for at least a couple weeks or until you are completely comfortable taking on the task.

Color code your wires and label both the old and new ones with paper tape and a permanent marker so that you know what each one is for.

Last but not least, make sure that the battery is disconnected... ;o)

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