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Old March 2nd, 2004, 05:21 PM
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wiring a trailer hook up

Just bought my 94 D-90 last friday.

I'm planning a trip to cape hatteras this weekend and need to wire up a harness for the trailer lights. I have a harness and mounitng bracket, but I'm not sure where to start wiring it.

I assume that I will need to cut into the driver side brake light assembly wires and splice in the harness.

Anyone done this before ?

What is the correct way to do it ?

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Old March 2nd, 2004, 05:29 PM
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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...hlight=trailer

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And Look behind the rear speaker on the passenger side for the wires.
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Old March 2nd, 2004, 09:03 PM
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Jon, it's not hard just tricky, & the plug is there you just may need to do a bit of searching for it, took me a bit of time but was able to locate it, it was jammed behind the cross-member...

There is a BUT to this, the plug or adapter that you would use is costly, I was quoted about $125.00, not going to happen, I ended up splicing the wires or tapping into...

If you tap into the wires just take your time, I had to replace numerous fuses, but it worked...
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Old March 3rd, 2004, 07:23 PM
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If you pull the rear speaker mount on the PS you should see the wires for the tail lights and if you have it the trailer wiring harness.
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Old March 28th, 2005, 05:06 PM
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never got around to this the last time, but I need to get the lights hooked up to pull my boat ( don't worry its small boat)

Basically, someone before me cut the factory plug for the harness, good news is that where each connection was made, they used a female spade connector, and a male bullet connector, leavin open one side for another bullet connector..............so, I should be able to just put male bullet connectors on each of my leads to the convertor ( signal/brakes) , and plug into the open sides on each connection. Hopefully.

My question is, does someone have a breakdown on the wire colors for the following :

Running lights
Brake lights
Signal R
Signal L ( maybe the same as the R )
Rev light

I've blown three fuses trying to test each wire with a cheapo 6-12volt tester light and I'm bout to give up.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:12 PM
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jstrong98,

Is your defender the one that was for sale in Virginia?... It looks familiar.

Doesn't the package for the wiring kit come with directions for splicing? I did it for a a J*ep years ago....
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Ok, I looked everywhere on the passenger side rear. I couldn't find this plug or harness. Do 94's have the wiring also?

The wire I saw going into the rear brake light were the side markes and one that seemed to run toward the gas tank.

What am i doing wrong?

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You probably just have the free connectors with no trailer wiring harness.
Behind the rear right speaker there should be some connectors with nothing attached....that's where the wiring harness connects
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Thanks! I'll check tonight.
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