I put in a heavy duty relay in the charge line and used the cigar lighter as a feed to energize the relay when the ignition switch is in the on position. Using the same unit for the last 6 years with no problem. Now our 4-pole trailer connector and cap actually becomes a nice attaching point for securing the connector in place here to the chain hold down. The wiring needs to be all replaced and in a cable tray not subject to the elements Im off the road some times and the wiring needs to be protected from mud water. Now to begin our install, we need to find the wiring behind the tail light assemblies. Cavity-1, Cavity-5, Cavity-6, and Cavity-7 are self explanatory.
Now that our connections made, we can use the zip ties provided with our install kit to secure the wiring. On the passenger's side, we're going to use the white and green wire T-connector. So which connector should your trailer use? Cavity-4 Fused B+ This circuit provides a 30 amp 40 amp for 1996 and 1997 circuit for operating electrical circuits on the trailer. Says brown wire goes to running light on the truck with tap. I had a custom bed put on and they did the custom tail led lights and side lights I remember they had to install a couple relays to get the lights to work correctly with the on board display not showing lights out on display and the company is no longer available My question is there a plug and play wiring harness that plugs the bed lights side lights and tail lights all in one harness? This arrangement is heavier duty than stock, and was worth the effort for me. All works except running lights. Well, even if you have to clip off a few strands, or use a short pigtail lead of smaller gauge wire, you will gain most of the benefit from less voltage drop, etc.
Jump on to discuss axles, suspensions, engines, mudders, 4x4s and more. In summary, you now have 7 wires: right turn, left turn, backup, 10 ga. The 4 prong on mine is located behind the emergency brake up under the dash a little ways. Have any questions or need more details? What should i look for? I've run several rigs with the 9030, including my own, and they seem to work just fine. Then the next terminal over is going to be the brown wire for our running light circuit.
It's a 4 prong connector under the dash. The hidden fuse I keep seeing in the post. Checked fuses which are good. They come with wire loom around the wires and are completely sealed. The additional terminals support connections for features such as electric trailer brakes and reverse lamps. Others 14 ga Best regards Mike Posted on Sep 09, 2009 The brake switch at the pedal does have six wires, but none go to the multifunction switch on the steering column. Now I know our 4-pole trailer connector works, we're ready to hook it up and hit the road.
Glad you could find a better use for it. The flywheel is another such example where clamping load is what holds the parts together--crankshaft and flywheel. The connectors will match the manufacturers so we can plug directly in to them. You now have a factory looking tow package wiring harness. Any Ideas where I should look? Note all other lights work fine.
For 1 or 2 axles, I heartily recommend the Tekonsha Voyager. When I asked this same question last month to several lists, the overwhelming recommendations were for the Tekonsha voyager models. Thanks again, sorry for the lack of electrical knowledge. I still gained some on the run to the rear of the truck, and was not as worried since the new trucks use 12 gauge vs. Now with the passenger side done, we'll move over to the driver's side. Its got the tow package and all that stuff from the Factory, and had a 7 pin electrical connector mounted near the Reese style hitch. I have to do it on mine for the trailer I'm pulling and I looked it up in the user manual that comes with the truck.
Now find some clean metal in the area and attach white wire ground to it. Full transcript: Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, we're going to review an install, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55329. Subject: Re: 7-Pin Connector Wiring From: Drdonnelly My 97 Ram did not have the factory trailer package. Then we can get the length of the wire that we want available to connect or our trailer or accessory. Will probably go with the new Sentinal model Tekonsha if this one gives up the ghost.
Remove the knockout and it'll be a little easier to see. When using this controller, there is no wire cutting under the dash to hook it up. A relay in the back up light circuit would also be useful for replacing those pathetic stock back up lights on the truck. . We need to separate these two connectors. The Hoppy Lite harness will have a four way connector four the lights mentioned above and you can buy a Hoppy Lite connector that goes from there.
The overlay kit is erroneously listed in the 1994 New Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel Owners Manual Publication No. My 97 comes with a brake controller plug under the dash that accepts an aftermarket brake controller that is wired for my truck. It sounds like you need to desassemble the truck plug and make sure the wires are still connected to the pins, then check out the fuse and relays. I have checked all fuses that are related to towing and all are fine. Now once the wiring is secured, I'll go ahead and cut off the excess from the zip ties and clean up the install look. Your user manual indicates where you have to plug the brake controller into the truck.
The 4 blade connector under the dash was there too. I have tested it running and with just the key turned. Check the circuits by touching the black lead from your meter to any bare metal and then touch the red lead to the pin or wire you are checking for current. The park lamp switch provides the necessary current to operate the trailer tow relay coil. Cavity-3 Trailer Tow Relay The trailer tow relay circuit provides a 30 amp circuit 40 amp for 1996 and 1997 to feed the trailer's taillpark lamp circuit.