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Adapting 6-wire Vehicle to Flat-4 Trailer Connector
|Author||Topic: Adapting 6-wire Vehicle to Flat-4 Trailer Connector|
|one eyed jack||
posted 07-13-2006 11:42 PM ET (US)
I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado. I am trying to hook up to a trailer that has a 4 prong plug. The truck has 6 wires coming out underneath. How do these go together?
posted 07-13-2006 11:45 PM ET (US)
posted 07-14-2006 01:43 AM ET (US)
They make a converter that plugs directly into your 6-pin connector that has the 4-prongs on the backside of it. Just plug in the converter, and you're ready to go!
posted 07-14-2006 10:00 AM ET (US)
I use one of those converters on my Expedition. Nice thing is, that if you need to tow your boat with someone elses truck which has a 4-wire plug.... you simply unplug the converter and you're good to go with your old 4-wire plug.
posted 07-14-2006 06:43 PM ET (US)
Most Chevy trucks come from the factory wired for a seven wire connector , you need to count the center conductor. Some places won't let you return electrical items so be sure that you have a match with your adaptor....Jack
posted 07-15-2006 04:37 PM ET (US)
My 2004 Avalanche came with one of those, so you know you can order one from your dealer. But $35 ???
You can probably find it a lot cheaper at a local parts store.
posted 07-15-2006 04:38 PM ET (US)
Make that $18. Much more reasonable. But you can sill find it cheaper.
posted 07-15-2006 06:30 PM ET (US)
I agree with Bulldog.
Most vehicles these days come with a seven prong connector, or maybe even 4 prong. But six would be too weird these days.
My 1994 Jeep came standard with the 7 prong when you ordered the tow package.
My 2004 Ford Truck came with both the 7 prong and the 4 prong mounted right alongside the each other... I believe all Ford trucks have come equipped this way for several years now. No adapter really needed unless of course you get one of those weird old 6 prong connectors on a borrowed trailer.
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