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Old 12-06-2007
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New Trailer Harness

I just bought a used 5x8 trailer last night. Of course it was 20 degrees out and late at night, and i had to work by flashlight to work on getting my trailer harness to work.

But after 30 mins I gave up and just drove the trailer home for 2hrs without tags or working lights. LUCKILY, i wasn't pulled over.


So I haven't had a chance to pull out the old multimeter and test my trailer harness, But I'm assuming my plug is corroded and needs replaced. And i need to replace the one on the trailer too. I had started to why at the guys place, but i only had electrical tape, I', going to redo it with solder and heat shrink tube.


So my question is, should i just replace both ends with the standard 4 pin connectors? Or should I look to something different? I had the same problem on my 01 ranger's factory 4pin corroding as well, so is there one that handles the elements better?


Thanks for any advice

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The 7 pin with the spring closing cap seems to keep salt and junk out. I know that on my old truck I had one for oh maybe 5 years, no problems with corroding at all...
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pretty much they all go to crap. keep some dialectic{sp?} grease in there constantly to try and keep them from getting bad
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they make 4 pin plugs that have covers on them.....get one of those......also tape up all the connections with electrical tape....
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i filled mine with dielectric grease, then put the little rubber cap that came with it over the end.

go with a 4pin, and make sure both ends come with the rubber covers, i think mine is made by hoppy.

i bought it at autozone for around $4-6.
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i just had to resolder mine together before i went to deer camp, 3 wires were broke off and it was short, so i extended it like a foot or foot and a half. i think i might completely replace it tho. is there one that just plugs in to the tail light and branches off?
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they make 4 pin plugs that have covers on them.....get one of those......also tape up all the connections with electrical tape....

both stock ones i had, had covers on the from the factory
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