Towing wiring harness

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Redneck_ranger, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Okay, so I might be towing a little Honda to my cousin's, and my wiring harness is shot. What's the factory spec one? I currently have a 3-prong 1 ground harness that was installed by the previous owner. The wires are completely different than the ones coming from the truck... Pics and advice are much appreciated.
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Anybody wanna throw me a bone with this?
  4. factory spec I thought was a 4 flat and that is what you have. the towing package would be a round 7 pin connector

    let me see if I still have some pics when I did mine
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Okay. Do you know what I would need for a tbar trailer as for wiring?
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Doesn't the trailer come with lights? lol
    And I'm not sure what kind of trailer it's going to be because the car has no struts.
  7. are you renting a trailer or a tow dolly or a tow bar ?
  8. if you are using a trailer it more than likely should have a set of lights, you will have to see if it has a 4 flat connector or the round connector.

    If using a tow dolly they usually have lights and generally use a 4 flat/

    if using a tow bar YOU supply the lights like the ones from harbor frieght
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Alright then. I'll see what I can get lol I told my buddy to supply the trailer, so hopefully he gets the right one. I need a new harness anyways, but I should be able to use the plug from my lightbar too, right? If it's a 4 pin?
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Uhhh, don't have any right now. The kit I got from LMC came with an extra harness in case you had to wire it directly in to the towing harness. I did this because my trailer hookup is bad. It has the same female end to plug into the trailer hookup, so I'm assuming it would work either way.
  11. here is a pic of the 7 pole round I installed.
    it also has the 4 flat connector built in it
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Alright, thanks. How is it to install the 7 pin? Same four wires to splice in, or is there more?
  13. if the trailer has trailer brakes there are more wires for power to a couple of the pins
    but if no trailer brakes just the 4 wires for lights are fine.

    I wired in a brake controler also so incase I tow another trailer that has brakes I have it there already, my camper has brakes and it makes towing and stopping much better.
    It really is easy to wire them up
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    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Alright, awesome. Hopefully I only need the 4 pin plug so I could just use my lightbar's plug lol Thanks Craig!
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    this is the type I used on my truck

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