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Has anyone just spliced wires?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Dewey7015, May 25, 2011.

  1. May 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Dewey7015

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    Hey guys,
    just a quick question..
    Has anyone just spliced into the rear lights on an 09 base for trailer lights.
    Yes I know curt has one for $45. It is for 8 foot trailers, with tail, and maybe two side running lights.
    The tails on 09 are LED.
    I don't know if the truck brake light is separate from the turn.
    Anyone?
    Thanks,
    D.
     
  2. May 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Depending on how many bulbs are on your trailer, you may need a beefier controller that also runs dedicated power from the battery.
     
  4. May 25, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Thanks for the quick replies guys..
    Just not as simple as it used to be..
    Damn, I sound old.
    thanks again
    D.
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 3:04 AM
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    Thanks for the info, but the most this truck will tow is a ten foot trailer that has two tails, and maybe two running lights. I see your point about overloading the circuit, but it shouldn't be a problem in this case.
    Thanks
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  6. May 28, 2011 at 3:06 AM
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    I don't get it. Why would these companies sell a plug in?
     
  7. May 28, 2011 at 4:40 AM
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    from the picture it is more than just a simple wire set. there are like 3 boxes on that harness. My bet would be there are capacitors in the box to prevent you from overdrawing the circuit. AND on top of that there is a FIRE WARNING on the trailer plug portion. It sucks but unlike the older trucks you have to be careful what you tap into now.
     
  8. May 29, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    RoyR

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    So, why is this circuit not in the tow package.....Hooked up the boat for the first time to the new Taco (2010) yesterday, and the disk brake solenoid was not activated??
     
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