How to Wire a Car for Trailer Brakes?

Answer Wiring a car to operate electric trailer brakes is always advisable, and is a legal necessity in many states if the weight of the trailer and its load is greater than half the weight of the car. Wi... Read More »

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How to Wire Trailer Brakes?

It is important to have functioning brakes on the trailer when you are towing a car or recreational vehicle. Some trailers rely on the tow vehicle's brakes to stop, whereas other trailers have thei... Read More »

How to Wire Trailer Brakes on a 2007 Chevy Pickup?

The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado features a factory-fitted round seven-pin trailer hitch, located near the tow package. To operate trailer brakes, a brake control unit must be fitted and wired to the h... Read More »

How to Wire a 7 Point Trailer Plug for Lights & Brakes?

Seven terminal trailer plugs come in two different varieties. One variety uses flat pins and the other uses round pins. The wiring is different for the two types of connectors, so each will be desc... Read More »

How to Install Trailer Brakes on a Twin Axle Boat Trailer?

The brakes on a boat trailer are made up of electric brake pads, brake drums, return springs, retainer springs, retainer clips, retainers and the brake shoe adjuster. The brakes work by applying fr... Read More »