AUS to US Trailer Wiring Adapter

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  1. Verada Valet

    Verada Valet Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    I am planning on making a special trailer wiring adapter which converts from an Australian vehicle (which always has yellow turn signals) to an American trailer (which in most cases has red stop/tail lights/turn signals combined). This is just in case I'm planning on taking my own car to the USA (which can require special paperwork to be done).
    I am intending to wire an American 4-pin flat socket to an Australian 7-pin flat plug.

    An electronics retailer called Jaycar has the American plug/socket for only $8.
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    https://www.jaycar.com.au/4-pin-wired-multi-pin-plug-socket/p/PP2030

    Here, this is an example of an Australian registered car in the USA:





    This is because I want to keep the Australian trailer socket on the vehicle.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    There are some US cars with amber taillights; to tow a U-haul trailer, I needed a converter that wired in to my loom, then terminated as a 4-pin plug, similar to the one you have up there. I believe this is it; if you need confirmation, let me know by PM and I can swing by the local U-Haul dealer and confirm it, or get the proper part number for what you need. https://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplie...le-Wiring/Taillight-Converter-59236/?id=19814
     
  3. Verada Valet

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    59 wagon man Well-Known Member

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    is the 7 pin to provide for electric brakes? cause the 4 pin is just lights no brakes
     
  5. HotRodRacer

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    The three "extra" pins provide for trailer electric brakes, auxiliary power, and reverse lights.
     

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