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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:24 PM
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Trailer lights hook up question

What's the best way to hook up to USA trailer lights?. British Atlantic states that their converter (to flat plug)
installs via the plug connector to the rear right hand corner lights, and that I should omit the original trailer plug.
But if I disconnect the rear right hand lights, doesn't that cancel the rear lights on the truck? Does this make sense?

Thanks for any help.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
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What's the best way to hook up to USA trailer lights?. British Atlantic states that their converter (to flat plug)
installs via the plug connector to the rear right hand corner lights, and that I should omit the original trailer plug.
But if I disconnect the rear right hand lights, doesn't that cancel the rear lights on the truck? Does this make sense?

Thanks for any help.
You mean the trailer hitch wiring set i assume? That was one of the first things I did because I needed to trail my bike to where I was working on a conract in walmart, was hard to find anyone that had the one i needed, especially since I hadn't discovered this site yet. (pretty sure it was a 3 to 2 harness) been a while though... long story short, found it at a uhaul store for like 30 bucks, just spliced the wires into my rear light wires and grounded it.. never had a problem since. used it with trailing my bike often.
Dont know about a converter ifyou already have a harness on there though..
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
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As I understood it, the AB trailer hitch wire set would convert the English trailer plug that comes out of the relay box
in the rear right fender, to a US flat plug. So I thought their conversion harness would just plug into my English trailer plug, and I would end up with a flat plug extension.

But the connector on the AB harness is different . AB told me to ignore my English trailer harness, and disconnect the rear right hand wiring to the lights, and plug the converter harness to the rear lights plug/connector. Which would in essence leave my right rear lights disconnected on the truck, with the harness going out to the trailer.

It doesn't sound right to me..
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Old November 24th, 2006, 08:51 AM
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Unless your truck is a early 94 or some hack has cut off your factory plug you should have a round plug in the passenger rear by the lights that matches the AB plug on the harness they sell. It is a simple plug and play.

I hope this helps
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Old November 24th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Is this plug loose? (not connected). The only plug I see that could match the AB, is the one that is connected to the rear lights...

Or, are the plugs inside the cover/box located on the chassi inside the rear pass. fender?
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Old November 24th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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It should be a loose plug unless you have an old trailer plug in it already.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 10:27 AM
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I have an old trailer plug. I can't figure out if the box in the wheelwel is standard on D90s, or if it's aftermarket converter. One side of the box is the rear light hook up, the other side is a trailer hook up with relay square connector(not plug).
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Old November 24th, 2006, 10:40 AM
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Could you post a picture that may help.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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I think I figured it out..the box is probably the converter for the old trailer wiring kit. This seems to be connected to the plug that should be loose. So if I am correct, I should take the box off, disconnect it and the old trailer plug, then just connect the AB kit .

Pic 1 shows the box, with trailer plug disconnected. Pic 2 shows what it is connected to; the plug from my harness, pic 3
shows the old plug, pic 4, shows tha AB kit.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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That's what I needed to see you have the original trailer plug on the 90. Unplug the small round plug you have in the photo and plug the new kit into that connection and your all set.

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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:20 PM
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Thanks.. and I graduated from??
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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You are about the 20,000 graduate of AB's school of simple trailer wiring :-) Next year we can do the how to change road springs without a spring compressor class.
Cheers
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