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I would like to know what coverter to use to get a standard trailer to have lights. Also were do I put wires from converter etc. A diagram would be great also.

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"Hoppy" makes a real nice converter, and is available at most auto parts stores...the cool thing about the Hoppy units are the fact that you just plug it in, all of the wires interface with the vehicle with exact connectors; no soldering, no cutting or splicing wires. I use this type very regularly. Just make sure you get the one for a vehicle with AMBER TURN SIGNALS; there are 2 different kits. This should cure your problem.

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I am having problems with the trailer lighting and brake lights on a trailer behind a 01 kenworth repalces relays and fuse on truck but no change on the trailer


Trailer lighting is notoriously unreliable, especially on commercially manufactured and wired trailers where the manufacturer tries to save money by using a chassis or body earth return instead of a fully wired system and the better quality lamps such a system would require.

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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2004 Chrys Concorde, new utility trailer, tail light converter. Problem: There is output from conv box in yellow wire, when turn signal is on, but when it is connected to the trailer harness, no output...


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.

To make the converter box work correctly, it must be wired according to the instructions to BOTH the stop lamps AND the turn lamps. The tail (or PARK) lamps DO NOT go through the converter box.
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.

The converter will then have only one wire for LEFT turn and stop (usually YELLOW) this is the wire that needs to go to your trailer connector for left turn and stop.
The RIGHT turn and stop will most likely be GREEN coming out of the converter.

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brake lights, white/tan stripe
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right turn, tan
ground, black

Note that your car has separate filaments for brakes and turns, so you cannot use the standard 4-prong trailer connector and will need an extra filament in your trailer lights.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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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.

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Towing light problem on wiring them up.


It looks like there could be a service bulletin to fix this.

TO: ALL TOYOTA DEALER PRINCIPALS,
SERVICE MANAGERS, PARTS MANAGERS
SUBJECT: SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN 10H
(2000 TUNDRA AND 1999 - 2000 TACOMA TRAILER TOWING WIRE HARNESS
CONVERTER REPLACEMENT)
Toyota will initiate a Special Service Campaign to replace the Toyota Trailer Towing Wire Harness
Converter (converter) on certain 2000 model year Tundra and 1999 - 2000 model year Tacoma
vehicles equipped with a genuine Toyota Trailer Towing Hitch or Bumper Hitch. This accessory
is included in the Towing Hitch Kit installed at ports (PIO) and by dealers (***); it is also sold by
dealers as an over-the-counter or service part.
An electrical short or open circuit can cause a fault in the genuine Toyota Trailer Towing Wire Harness
Converter (converter). This can cause a failure of the converter, and if a trailer is being towed at the time,
non-operation of the trailer lights. In limited cases, the converter housing could become heat-deformed.
In the case of the Tundra, the circuitry utilized in the converter was inadequate to properly manage
vehicle and/or trailer-side voltage spikes. If the converter is exposed to a voltage spike it may cause an
electrical short or open circuit within the converter.
As for the Tacoma, due to deficient waterproofing and improper installation location of the converter,
which is mounted in the lower portion of the taillight cavity of the vehicle, an electrical short circuit will
occur if water enters the converter housing.
The following vital information is provided to inform you and your staff of the campaign notification
schedule and your degree of involvement.
1. Owner Notification Letter Mailing Date
The owner notification will be conducted in two phases:
• The first phase will be launched in late August and involve vehicles equipped with port
installed (PIO) genuine Toyota Towing Hitch Kits.
• The remaining vehicle owners, whose vehicles may be equipped with a dealer installed (***)
genuine Toyota Trailer Towing Wire Harness Converter, will be notified in the second phase
to be launched in early September.
We have attached copies of the owner notification letters for your reference.
If you are contacted by an owner of an involved vehicle, who has not yet received a notification,
please verify eligibility through TDN or TIS, inspect the vehicle to assure it is equipped with the
affected part, and perform repairs as outlined in the attached Technical Instructions.

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Wiring diagram from truck to trailer


Get a tester light the type with an alligator clip and a sharp point.
Check each wire for your brake lights,blinkers etc.
i.e. With the blinker light on find the correct wire and splice into it with the corresponding light on the trailer. ( DO NOT CUT THE TRUCKS WIRE)
Remove the covering and twist the plug wires around it and tape or shrink wrap if you can.
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