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Old 12-13-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Chevy Colorado toad wiring question

I have just installed everything to tow my Colorado behind my motorhome and have a question about the stop, turn and parking lights hookup. My motorhome has a 4 pin plug just like the one on the back of the truck, can I just run a new 4 wire cable from the plug on the motorhome and add a male plug on the other end and just plug into the 4 pin plug on the back of the truck. It seems that would be the same as going underneath and splicing new connections onto the wiring. Appreciate any comments.

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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if I understood your question, you're confusing outputs and inputs.
The 4 pin socket on the back of your Colorado, as part of its towing package, is intended to feed the various light signals out to a trailer being towed behind the Colorado. If its installed properly, it will have diodes in each line to prevent feedback into the Colorado lights. So your proposal to wire the output plug of the MH to the output plug of the Colorado would not work in my opinion, and may cause fuses to be blown in both vehicles if you turn the Colorado on while connected this way. it would be like plugging an extension cord from one live socket into another live socket.
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