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Old 03-17-2009
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Trailer Wiring Question

Ok, I have a T connector on my truck so I can have a 4 flat hook-up. For the second time now, it has screwed up and stopped working right. I have figured out that it is the little converter box that is messing up. So, where is the cheapest place to get a new trailer hookup? I can get one on JCWhitney for $22 with free shipping since I got a code for it. Any where else I can look?
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i got mine at the towing section in my local wal-mart. the one that was on it when i bought the truck messed up and i only had 1 brake light, both tails and no turns. check your grounds, that seems to be the biggest cause of trouble with trailer wiring issues, but i have seen diode boxes (that conveter thingy) go bad. not sure who if anyone makes "the best" it all seems to be china-crap anymore. (dont get me started on that one) seems like i paid $15 for mine, its been a few years though.
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i know advance auto has them for your year for 15
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Look around the wireing harness on your truck should have provisoins for a plug and play type set up I did one on my 05 right after I bought it.. I'll see if I can find some info for ya..
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i actually just bought one from the towing section at Walmart like a couple hours ago... it has both connectors, one for the truck and one for the trailer too. i paid 6 bucks.
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get the one like mine its a hopkins or something, it mounts on the bottom of your bumper, hooks up to your flat 4 pin. then it gives you a clean 4 pin flat with cover and 7 pin round with cover out the back. Nice and clean.

Summit has them too

has more wires too if you ever want power breaks or reverse trailer lights and stuff.
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Ya, I have the Hopkins on with the 4 flat and then the 7. I know though that it is no my grounds and that it is the in line converter. I tested the wires before and after and the ones after no longer work. I have just a grey connecter up in there that is for a 4 flat connector but not all of the spots work. I will go look at Wal-mart and see what I can find.
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