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Trailer Lights Where can I find step by step instructions for wiring trailer lights on a 2001 Pontiac Aztek?

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Most of the trailer light packages that you buy at an major auto parts store have fairly good instructions included in the Package. When you buy one just make sure it has instructions included.


Hope this helps good luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating for me Thanks

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The running lights on my boat trailer are not functioning. I am not getting the voltage for the running lights circuit from the harness attached to my 2001 Durango I have checked the harness and...


You might be dealing with a grounding problem- better stated, a lack of grounding problem. If your trailer wiring doesn't have a dedicated ground wire, the trailer relies on the hitch continuity to complete a grounding circuit to the towing vehicle. You can test this idea a couple of different ways:
1. Unhook the trailer from the Durango, remove your hitch / ball and wire brush the daylights out of it. It may be corroded badly enough that it keeps your trailer from grounding back to the Durango.
2. When you're hooked up to the trailer and the lights are on, use a piece of wire to touch bare metal on both the trailer and the Durango at the same time. This will provide a grounding path and show whether or not this is a problem.

If this isn't the problem, your vehicle may have a fuse that protects the trailer light circuit. Check your manual for information.

Good luck to you.

Jan 15, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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Instructions for wiring a moving trailer connector


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Trailer Wiring Diagrams 4 Way Systems

4 way flat molded connectors allow basic hookup for three lighting functions; right turn signal / stop light (green), left turn signal / stop light (yellow), taillight / license / side marker (brown) and a ground (white).

4%20way%20wiring.jpg 4way_vehicle.jpg 4 way tow vehicle side.
4way_trailer.jpg 4 way trailer side.
5 Way Systems

Same as 4 way system listed above but adds a extra blue wire for brake signal or auxiliary power. Used on pop up camper trailers or utility / boat trailers.
5way_vehicle.jpg 5 way tow vehicle side.
5way_trailer.jpg 5 way trailer side.
6 Way System, Rectangle Plug 3/4 inch by 1 inch 6 way rectangle connectors right turn signal (green), left turn signal (yellow), taillight (brown), ground (white). The red and blue wire can be used for brake control or auxiliary. Use on a small motorcycle trailer, snowmobile trailer or utility trailer. Can also be used as custom wiring on trailers with 3 light/wire systems. See "Tow Vehicle Taillight Wiring" below.
6way_rectangle_1.jpg 6 way tow vehicle side.
6way_rectangle_2.jpg 6 way trailer side.
6 Way Systems, Round Plug

Round 1 1/4" diameter metal connector allows 1 or 2 additional wiring and lighting functions such as back up lights, auxiliary 12v power or electric brakes. Note: The black (sometimes red) 12v and blue electric brakes wire may need to be reversed to suit the trailer. Check with a test light or VOM. Uses: horse trailer, travel trailers, landscaping trailer, car trailer, etc.


6way_vehicle.jpg 6 way tow vehicle side.
6way_trailer.jpg 6 way trailer side.
7 Way Systems

Round 2" diameter connector allows additional pin for auxiliary 12 volt power or backup lights. Uses: heavy duty landscaping trailer, car trailer, boat trailers, horse trailer, travel trailer, construction trailer, etc. Check with a test light or VOM.


7way_vehicle.jpg 7 way RV flat blade tow vehicle side.
7way_trailer.jpg 7 way RV flat blade trailer side.

Jan 01, 2011 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

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WHERE DO YOU FIND HARNESS FOR TRAILER WIRE


their is no factory harness with trailor wires, you have to buy the pigtail, and wire it, or have it wired in, but they are available

Aug 25, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

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Trailer wiring


Have you checked the fuse box under the hood? There are seperate fuses for the truck lights and the trailer lights. If the fuses look good use a 12 volt test light to check for power on the turn signal pins when the brake is pushed. The brake lights and turn signals use the same wires to work. Power here would indicate the wiring and fuses on the truck is all good, meaning the trouble is on the trailer. Check the bulbs to be sure they are the correct ones, they should be dual element bulbs. Make sure you have a good ground on the trailer, usually the white wire in the 4 way plug is grounded to the trailer frame, do not depend on the trailer ball to be the ground, this is asking for trouble.

Apr 06, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2001 F150 supercrew w/ factory towing - No tail lights on trailer


Not sure which fuse you checked.
The Engine Compartment Fuse Panel ( Battery Junction Box / BJB ) is where the fuse is for the trailer tow adapter parking lamps.
Fuse # 5 is the fuse for the parking lamps, and the reversing lamps.

Next is the trailer tow adapter park lamp relay. This is what BJB Fuse #5 feeds, and the coil is operated by the truck's parking lamps. This is also in the BJB, Relay 201, it is the 1/2 size relay.

Not sure what you took a resistance reading from on the trailer tow adapter.

If you want, you can pull the trailer tow park lamp relay, and jumper the normally open contacts, which should provide power at the trailer tow adapters, regardless of the truck's lights.
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This is the wiring diagram for the trailer tow park lamps
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2001 Chevy Silverado. When I plug in the trailer


its in the engine compartment in the fuse box on the drivers side next to battery

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500, no running lights on trailer


The truck is protecting itself from the load impose by the trailer.. Chk the plug on the truck for wire gauge size. Turn any electrical loads off on the trailer, any and all. If fuse still blows then the fuse is either underated or the trailer has a dead short. In fact turn trail main power panel of. All lights work you say. So ck the inverter for defect byturning off the inverter on one of the trailers.

May 28, 2009 | 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Where do i plug in my trailer wiring harness??


The socket should be beside the tow hitch. If not you will need to connect a socket and patch it into the wiring of the rear lights. Here is the wiring diagram http://www.western-towing.co.uk/acatalog/Trailer_wiring.gif

Feb 10, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

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Installing a 7-pin trailer towing recptical on a 1991 Ford F150.


I believe you can look up the manufacturer of the trailer plug kit and find the wiring diagram there. On alot of the trailer plug kits, they have pics and diagrams in the package. The 7 pin plug (truck side) is available with the pig tail set up that plugs directly into the wiring harness for the lights. Then all you would have to worry about is the 2 wires for the electric brakes.

Nov 29, 2008 | 1991 Ford F150

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