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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-13, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchase a 2006 mercury mariner and was wondering what do I have to do and what is involved in getting this wired for a trailer. Their is already a hitch. I have wired in trailer lights on other cars it was just separating the factory plug and plugin in the new harness. Now i have seen where their is a converter in the harness and you have to run power to the battery . Is their two kinds of wiring harness for these mariners? Also read that it depends on what color of tail light lens you have . I am baffle please help
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Re: trailer wiring

Usually the "module " that comes with it is to prevent current draw on those circuits. The factory wiring were never designed to carry the load of trailer lights. Basically you T into factory lights and is the sent to through the module to trailer plug. The kits usually have 1 wire that runs to the battery to supply power to lights and module. Other systems use a similar module to convert the signal from factory lights. Those systems use a ground signal to turn lights on. The module would convert this to power to turn on the trailer lights since they are grounded through the trailer frame.


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Re: trailer wiring

So which one do you advise to get? I would only use this trailer only a couple times a year
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I'm sure if you get one specific for that vehicle it will work just fine. A search or call to your local trailer supply/parts store probably has one for you. I'm sure it will have some sort if converter in it.


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Re: trailer wiring

thanks it cleared up allot of questions
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Re: trailer wiring

Even though it looks like you had your question answered, you may want to check out this guide for future reference:

Trailer Wiring Diagram Guide - HitchAnything.com

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