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Old 03-21-2011, 07:18 AM
Slater Slater is offline
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Default Wiring for a 7-pin Trailer Connection

I have a 2001 Ranger that has a flat 3 or 4 pin connector for hooking up trailer lights, but I would like to add a 7-pin connector like
http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com...pintrailer.jpg
I don't need the flat connector that is currently there. Is there a way to put a 7-pin connector on my truck and if so can I get some direction? Thanks
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Wiring for a 7-pin Trailer Connection

Yes, you can put the 7-RV plug on your truck. I assume you are going to be towing something with trailer brakes?

Here is a layout of the 7-RV trailer plug
http://rvbasics.com/techtips/rv-trav...ug-wiring.html

EDIT. I didnt look at your link till after i posted. In you link it shoes a 7 pin Round pin. thoes are typical of a Big truck(tractor trailer, dump truck) the 7-rv pug is more common on a pick up
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Wiring for a 7-pin Trailer Connection

The link you posted is correct, I got the wrong one. Is it a simple conversion from the 4pin or do I need to run new wiring?

I would say the two trailers I will use the most have this setup and one has a brake system and one does not, just the wiring for the lights if that makes sense.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Wiring for a 7-pin Trailer Connection

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The link you posted is correct, I got the wrong one. Is it a simple conversion from the 4pin or do I need to run new wiring?

I would say the two trailers I will use the most have this setup and one has a brake system and one does not, just the wiring for the lights if that makes sense.
You can wire the 7-rv style plug for just lights with your existing 4 wire truck wiring(all of my trailers have this 7-rv plug, even my little 4x8). But if you want to be able to have trailer brakes on the electric brake trailer, you need to put in a brake controler and run a wire from the controler back to the trailer plug
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