How to Wire a Hopkins Trailer Connector?

July 29, 2021 2 min read

Connecting a 7-way trailer connector is definitely not easy. But it can be if you know the complete procedure and the right technique.

What is a Hopkins trailer connector?

It is a seven-way connector, and if you haven’t seen it before, you’ll probably be astonished after seeing its size. The purpose of this trailer is to attach it with a trailer for casing the wires.

You’ll probably need a special wire, which has 7 wires inside it. The connector comes in closed form. You’ll have to unscrew it to separate the two parts.

Wiring of Hopkins trailer connector:

Below is the entire process of wiring the Hopkins Trailer connector:

Step 1: The first step is to remove the insulation. You’ll have to strip off the solid black insulation. So, get a good quality cutter or stripper for this purpose.

Step 2: Now put the rubber grommet through the wire. It might not fit as it is, so you might have to strip one part of it.

Step 3: Strip all the seven internal wires a little.

Step 4: Now pull the connector over the housing. To connect the wires, you must know the meaning of the wire colors and the connector ports. Each color of the wire has a different meaning:

  • GD (Ground) = White
  • EB (Electric break) = Blue
  • TM (Tail Light) = Green
  • RT (Right Turn) = Brown
  • LT (Left turn) = Red
  • BU (backup) = Yellow
  • 12V (12 Volt) = Black

Step 5: Unscrew the connector, put the wires in, and screw it back.

Step 6: Put the outer casing back in place.

Step 7: You might need to attach the Hopkins trailer connector somewhere to the trailer. You might need a changeover for that. Choose the appropriate position and mount the Hopkins Trailer connector over it.