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.