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Old 07-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Wiring Aux power and Battery

My trailer harness is wired for the backup lights instead of the aux power line to a 6 wire plug. For the horse trailer, we want to switch the backup light and aux power to power the lights on the trailer. Couple questions:

1) The orange Aux wire is crimped, is it sufficient to just switch out the wires (currently use the interior lights, need to put the truck in reverse). And then crimp off the backup/reverse wire the same way.

2) Hooking up a car battery on the trailer to use for interior lights in the horse compartment and changing room to the Aux line so it will charge the battery, how is that done? Now sure how to wire the car battery onto the trailer and the aux line to charge the battery when hooked up to the truck??
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Yes, you would switch out the reverse wire for the charge wire. To put a battery on the trailer you would just hook it up so that the horse trailers loads are drawn off it (trailer power wire goes to the positive terminal) and then your orange charge wire (or whatever color it is on the trailer side) would go to the positive terminal of the battery through a fuse like 30 amps. Don't forget to fuse the power line that goes to the trailer lights too.
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Thanks for the info. Is there anything that needs to be connected to the negativer terminal on the battery?
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Nope, Just run a wire from it it the frame of the trailer.
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