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Trailer light wiring broken . Where can I get a replacement ?

The little black box that converts the signals from the taillights to the 4 wire trailer light wiring is broken .
How can I work around this or where can I find a replacement ?

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  • bluebeast Feb 04, 2009

    I went by U-Haul and they have the converter for about 17.00 . The one I found at the auto parts store was about 27.00 . Thank you !

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Go to a u -haul they can replace it if need or repsir it/ Please rate my response thank you very much

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Your vehicle CANNOT be wired for a trailer without using the converter box. The only vehicles that do not require a converter box are the vehicles that use the stop lamp bulb as a turn signal. Your vehicle is equipped with SEPARATE stop lamp and turn signal bulbs.

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Your trailer uses the SAME bulb for stop and turn - THIS is the reason you need a converter.

The wire color for both your LEFT TURN and your RIGHT TURN are LIGHT GREEN/TAN. Although the wire colors are the same at the bulb sockets, these are SEPARATE circuits and must be wired to the correct wire at the converter box. (LEFT and RIGHT) The converter box will have an INPUT connection for EACH of these.

The wire color for your STOP lamps is WHITE/TAN. The converter box should only have one INPUT wire that connects to this. It doesn't matter which side of the vehicle you connect this wire to. All of the stop lamps are on the same circuit.

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Instructions for wiring a moving trailer connector


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Trailer Wiring Diagrams 4 Way Systems

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4%20way%20wiring.jpg 4way_vehicle.jpg 4 way tow vehicle side.
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