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Installing trailer modulite

Installing a trailer modulite in a 2010 journey
which wires are connected to the tow vehilce and which are grounded

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Below are the colors and functions on the Journey. You should be able to follow the instructions that came with the modulite and splice in each wire to the color and functions below. installing trailer modulite - 94daa5e.jpg

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In my experience eight out of ten trailer lighting problems are related to a ground or earthing fault or poor quality wire and poor quality terminals being used.
The other two out of ten related to problems with the plug and socket connection (car to trailer).

This is assuming the towing vehicle had the tow socket wired to a high standard in the first place and didn't use the notorious Scotchloc.
The Scotchloc device was adequate for some of the wiring to older vehicles that used thickly insulated thick wiring but they are totally unsuitable for wiring connections that are exposed to movement, dirt and moisture and the thin wiring of the modern vehicle. There are in addition to the blue coloured ones, also red and white more suited to thinner wiring and also a brown one for larger cables but blue seems to be the ones supplied most often and so these are the ones used most often and consequently are responsible for quite a lot of faults where a supply doesn't even reach the tow socket.

When searching for a fault it is best to check the towing vehicle electrics and the trailer separately. Plugging in a known good trailer or lighting board is the best way to check the car socket. I have made a box of tricks for checking both the car and trailer separately, including the grounds and supplies for fridge, battery charging, etc. It will also, with the aid of a lighting board, provide lighting to a towed vehicle that would otherwise have to be trailered.

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I want to tow the jeep and need to know thecorrect


Review this information and links:
- Trailer 4 Way System Diagram
- Accesories and Instructions

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Instructions
1.) Determine a suitable location for mounting the circuit protected converter in an out of the way spot near the left tail lights in the trunk or on the frame rail, if mounted under the towing vehicle.
2.) Ground the white ground wire by placing the ring terminal under an existing screw attached to a clean metal surface or by drilling another 3/32" hole and using one of the self tapping screws provided.
3.) Disconnect the tow vehicle's negative (-) battery cable.
4.) Cut the in-line fuse holder loop wiring.
5.) Using a ring terminal (3/8 inch for top terminal or 1/2 inch for side terminal), attach an in-line fuse holder (with fuse removed) to the positive (+) terminal of the battery.
6.) Route black 12 gauge wire from the fuse holder to the converter passing under or through the vehicle.
Note: When passing the wire through sheet metal always go through an existing grommet, add a grommet or use silicone rubber to insulate the wire from the hole.
7.) Attach 12 gauge wire to the fuse holder with the yellow **** connector.
8.) Reconnect the tow vehicle (-) negative battery cable. Note: See tow vehicle owners manual for any special battery reconnection and instructions.
9.) Determine if the towing vehicle has a 2 wire or 3 wire system.

2 Wire System
  • Has same bulb for stop and turn signals.
  • Some vehicles have a separate bulb for stoplights but also have a combination bulb for turn and stop. These cars should be wired as 2 wire systems, using the wires going to the common bulbs.
  • Note: Attach the crimp on spade terminal provided to the red stop wire and ground it along with the white wire.

3 Wire System
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  • Has separate bulbs for stop and turn signals (both red).
  • Note: Attach red wire to tow vehicles brake light circuit.
10.) Using a circuit tester or volt ohm meter (VOM), determine which wire attached to the left taillight assembly is the left turn wire. Attach the units yellow left turn wire to this wire using one of the blue wire taps provided. Determine which wire is the taillight circuit and attach the module's brown tail / license wire to it with a wire tap. Determine which wire is the stop circuit and attach the module's red stop wire to it with a wire tap (for 3 wire systems only, see step 9).
11.) Route the units green right turn wire to the right side of the vehicle. Determine which wire is the right turn circuit and attach the green wire to it with a wire tap.
12.) Install the fuse into fuse holder and test the installation with a circuit light or trailer.
13.) Secure all loose wiring with cable ties.

Testing Procedure
With the ground wire connected and all of the other circuits attached, attach the ground lead of a circuit tester to the exposed ground terminal of the 4-flat end. Activate the tow vehicle left turn, right turn, tail and stop lights one at a time. Probe the three receptacles of the 4-flat end to confirm proper functions. If testing with a trailer, make the proper connections and do the same test as the circuit tester using the trailer lights. If a function on the trailer lights does not work properly, disconnect the trailer lights, turn functions on vehicle off and recheck function with the unit with a circuit tester. Then check the trailer wiring for potential circuit problems.

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