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2000 xterra w/no trailer light brakes

Installed 4 pin converter for trailer. Identified left/right turn signals and running lights from existing plug. Black wire in harness seemed dead, so I wired directly to brake light. Everything works fine except I get no voltage out of trailer side of converter even though I have 12v going into car side of converter brake wire. Verified with actual trailer same effect. Xterra brake lights still work fine--wonder if converter is actually bad out of box?? No experience with trailers, so wanted some input, thanks.

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SOURCE: trailer light hook up for towing

By an inline adapter, that goes between your main harness & tailights connection, and accepts flat 4 or whatever you require for trailer. Most automotive places have them, and perhaps even walmart.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: LEFT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL DOES NOT WORK

I'd get a 12vdc test light if you don't have one already & start from plug, and keep probing back from there. It may be as simple as a bad connection under truck where joined into harness.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: need wire diagram to hook up trailer lights, truck not factory equipped w/harness,

I'm assuming you're just going to splice into the tail light wiring so that's what these wire colors are:
at the tail lamp 3 way connector:
black and yellow = park lamp
dark green and brown = left turn signal
there should be another connector with violet and black wire for reverse lights.
the stop lights are turned on through the turn signal circuits.

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SOURCE: trailer wiring harness diagrams W/o internet goose chase

Try this Link www.dodgeram.org/tech/mods/electric/trailer_wire.htm

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: No trailer right turn signal or brake light

Hey Boon,

The pinouts for a 7-way plug are as follows:
Seven wire Trailer plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:

White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Yellow = Left turn/Brake - 5
Green = Right turn Brake - 6
Orange or Purple (not both) = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Recreational Vehicle:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Green = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Red = Left turn/Brake - 5
Brown = Right turn Brake - 6
Yellow = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

In both cases 4 is battery and 7 is reverse, aux or not used.

Double check your wiring using these lists as a reference.

Click here for my post on Trailer wiring

This should get us closer to the answer.

Best regards,
Mike

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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Hey Boon,

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