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My new trailer has a 7 pin plug and my 1997 gmc has a 6 pin plug. I will need to change my 6 pin plug out to make my trailer brake work. What is the wiring sequence for a change to 7 pin plug.

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Buy adapter for 6 to 7 pin any auto store carries the adapters or if u want to change it out the new adapters paperwork will explain the change over

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1 tail, clearance - brown

2 left hand turn - yellow

3 right hand turn - green

4 stop - red

5 electric brakes - blue

6 earth - white



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2 reverse - black

3 earth - white

4 right hand turn - green

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4-Way

5-Way

6-Way

7-Way

Green

Yellow

Brown

White

Red

Blue

Purple

Right Turn & Brake

Left Turn & Brake

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Purple- Auxiliary Power

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White = Ground - 1
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Brown = Tail and clearance lights - 3
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Yellow = Left turn/Brake - 5
Green = Right turn Brake - 6
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Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Green = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
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Double check your wiring using these lists as a reference.

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