Of course my 96 ranger didn't come with a trailer hitch (finally got one made, just haven't been able to get under there for pics) or a trailer wiring connector, so I'm gonna have to hard wire in my own.
I have a couple of 4 wire trailer wiring connectors laying around (yellow = left stop & turn, green = right stop & turn, brown = running lights & white = ground), but I can't figure something out....
All the trailers I've seen (not to mention the cheap towing lights I have) all have 1157 dual filament brake/turn lights plus the side & rear running lights.
How in the world is a 4 wire plug going to be able to power 2 brake lights, turn signals, running lights & common ground at the same time??
Looks like it would require at least a 5 wire connector to control everything. Or use the running lights wire to for both brake lights.
I found this (link)
which takes the OEM wiring & adapts it to a 4 wire harness... but I have a budget of $0 to get this done.
Do I really need a T connector diode/resistor box or am I missing something?