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Old 12-15-2010, 05:46 PM
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Default Reese trailer wiring connector help

Hey everyone,

I have this Reese kit (Reese Towpower 85343 4-way Flat to 7-way Blade Terminal Adapter) http://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpower-85343-Terminal-Adapter/dp/B000CQQKNS
I lost the box for it witch had the instructions in it.. So now i have no clue witch wires go where. Can someone help me identify witch wire is for what? there is Yellow, black, blue and White with a metal ring on the end.

The other wires have a flat 4 plug that i will possibly have to get a flat 4 T for.

If anyone knows, it would be very appreciated, its getting old not being able to pull a trailer because i don't have trailer lights.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Reese trailer wiring connector help

Really no one knows??
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Reese trailer wiring connector help

I would imagine if you had the 4way trailer harness on your truck this would go easier. You are gonna have to run one of those first I think. Do you really need the 7way?
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Reese trailer wiring connector help

oops,i'll try again
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:12 PM
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yellow should be yourleft turn signal
green +right turn signal
white =ground
brown
I think he is talking about the wires that are used for Brakes, Backups, Aux. not the regular trailer lights.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: Reese trailer wiring connector help

This might help
http://www.etrailer.com/p-PK12706.html

White - Ground - 10 gauge
Blue - Electric Brake - 12 gauge
Green - Tail, License and Running Lights - 14 gauge
Black - Battery Charge - 10 gauge
Red - Stop and Left-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
Brown - Stop and Right-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
Yellow - Auxiliary Circuit - 14 gauge
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:16 PM
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Good find

This looks like what he needs:

  • White - Ground - 10 gauge
  • Blue - Electric Brake - 12 gauge
  • Green - Tail, License and Running Lights - 14 gauge
  • Black - Battery Charge - 10 gauge
  • Red - Stop and Left-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
  • Brown - Stop and Right-Hand Turn Signal - 14 gauge
  • Yellow - Auxiliary Circuit - 14 gauge

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That kit looks like its designed more for people that have the 4way already on there truck. You might be better off just running a solid 7way then getting an adapter for 4way applications.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Reese trailer wiring connector help

Since your connector is a Reese the color code is a bit different.

If yours is just like the one pictured the code goes as follows.

Just connect the 4-way to an existing 4-way. If you don't already have a 4-way, you can install one using a Tow-Ready 118325.

Blue lead - connect to output from brake controller
Black lead - connect to positive terminal on battery with a 40 amp circuit breaker for a 12v source
White w/ ring - connect to clean spot on frame for ground
Yellow - reverse lights


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