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Old 09-20-2004, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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Ute wiring for centre brake light

I have read in the Ford brochures that the BA Utes come prewired for a centre brake light and a cargo light. Does anyone know where exactly these plugs are? I am getting a hard cover and I would like to utilise the existing wiring if possible.
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Old 09-20-2004, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ute wiring for centre brake light

I think you'll find its behind the cab somewhere up under the style side...
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:12   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ute wiring for centre brake light

If you don't find it, tap into the trailer plug wiring.
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ute wiring for centre brake light

Look inside the RH rear wheel arch - in behind at the chassis and kinda forward of the rear wheel - you should see coming off the wiring loom where there is a section of cable with a 2-pin white 't-shaped' connector plug. It's kinda just on top of the chassis rail from memory and provides both connections you speak of. That's from memory on my AU3 anyway - should still be the same.

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Old 10-01-2004, 21:02   #5 (permalink)
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Look inside the RH rear wheel arch - in behind at the chassis and kinda forward of the rear wheel - you should see coming off the wiring loom where there is a section of cable with a 2-pin white 't-shaped' connector plug. It's kinda just on top of the chassis rail from memory and provides both connections you speak of. That's from memory on my AU3 anyway - should still be the same.

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I have found the plug you speak of.
Are you certain this is the correct plug?
I couldn't find 12V on it anywhere.....
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Re: Ute wiring for centre brake light

Did you try the find power between the plug (+ voltage side) and an earth? Just a thought.
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Did you try the find power between the plug (+ voltage side) and an earth? Just a thought.
I did end up finding the brake light one this plug once I realised that the brake lights only work when the ignition is on.
Still can't locate the cargo area light power source.

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a BA or AU ute that may show these two wires with wire colours etc?

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Old 10-04-2004, 10:17   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Ute wiring for centre brake light

Sorry mate, seems I was wrong - the two wires in the connector I told you were brake light (as you found - should be dark green with red stripe) and reverse light (should be red with black stripe).

I haven't found a seperate connector for work/cargo light yet, but I'll let you know if I do. However, I assume you just need 12v power for this as you'd have a switch installed with the light - in this case you can take 12v power from the trailer plug connector.

There is a trailer plug connector hidden up under the back of the ute - up under the rear bar kinda - behind the spare wheel - it's a grey multi-plug connector which if you have a towbar installed, your actual/external trailer plug connector just plugs into this connector, else it'll be unplugged. The pink wire (or it could be yellow with a black stripe - there should only be one or the other - I just can't tell where they join on this schematic :) on this connector is 12v - it seems to go back to a 30A fuse in the fusebox and is constantly live (direct from battery).

NB. This info is all from AUII workshop manual but I'm guessing it should still apply.

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