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Old 05-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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extra wiring harness for towing...what is it for?

I have a 2008 damon challenger. We have never towed a car before and plan on doing so this year. Down by the hitch there is your standard 4 pin pigtail...then next to that i found a 6 pin connector. The six pins go straight across. What would this be used for?
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Several possibilities... if the coach has separate stop and turn signals, it could provide that same option to a toad that has separate stop & turn lights. That requires 6 pins instead of 4. Or it could include a wire for activating a toad brake. Or it might be for a trailer brake controller (though those are usually 7 pin).
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The 4 pin connector will only provide power for toad/trailer lights. i.e. tail lights, brake lights, left directional, right directional.

The 7 pin connector will provide all the above lights plus power for electric trailer brakes, power for charging a toad/trailer batteryand/or interior trailer lights, and a ground.
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The curious part is OP said the 6 pins go straight across. I have never seen a 6 pin flat before, but there may be one.
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The 4 pin connector will only provide power for toad/trailer lights. i.e. tail lights, brake lights, left directional, right directional.

The 7 pin connector will provide all the above lights plus power for electric trailer brakes, power for charging a toad/trailer batteryand/or interior trailer lights, and a ground.
4 pin -
- Running lights (tail lights, marker lamps, license plate light)
- Left stop/turn
- Right stop/turn
- Ground

7 pin round -
As above, but adds:
- Trailer brakes
- +12VDC power (breakaway battery charge)
- Aux (often used for backup lamps)

6 pin flat -
I have no idea, but perhaps the same as the 7 pin without the Aux.

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I have been searching the web and even spoke with a few rv techs. I cant find anything out on line and none of the techs have ever seen one. I guess my next step would be to call ford or damon.
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AU uses a 7 pin flat

Trailer Wiring Diagrams @ ExplorOz Articles


http://megatyre.co.nz/content/3towba...trailer-plugs/
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Nothing like that. I am still waiting a response from Ford. Damon knows nothing about it. When i find out what it is i will let you all know.
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Nothing like that. I am still waiting a response from Ford. Damon knows nothing about it. When i find out what it is i will let you all know.

Try posting a photo, maybe someone would know what it's for.
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Yes there is such as a 6 pin flat connector. I have one inside the engine compartment on my 01 HR Imperial. It is connected to what I think is a solid state isolation device of some kind. Don't really know for sure but have checked it out and all light and brake light functions work and connect to a "square" 6 pin plug (really rectangular) which is where the towed vehicle plugs into. I have found the 6 pin "square" connector on the net but haven't bothered with the 6 pin inline connector. I am installing an AirForce One braking system and won't need either of the 6 pin connectors.
Good luck and safe travels!
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