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Old 09-29-2017, 02:07 PM   #1
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7 pin plug question

Hi all:

I've been pulling a 2006 Safari for a number of years. Just this month I've purchased a 1966 Overlander to keep it company. I've discovered the pin- style receiver on my tow vehicle is not compatible with the rectangular shaped receivers on the Overlander plug.

What is the shortest distance to compatibility here? Do they. ( whoever they are) make a simple plug in adapter?

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:15 PM   #2
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In my opinion, buy a new style plug and wire it up per the correct specs. Just cut off the old one. If you can't find a plug, buy a short cable and splice it in. There are not so good cables out there. I bought one from Amazon and the connector "sockets" were soft material and were easily bent so as to not make a good connection. You want a connector with metal on both sides of the slot, and the two sides close together and springy.

Are you sure the two parts you showed don't mate? From the pictures, it looks like they should. The pic on the right looks like the single-sided connector I almost bought. It looks like it should mate, but the wiring may not be right.

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You may well discover that if nobody has rewired the receptacle on the trailer, that the arrangement/ordering of the wires is not compatible with modern standards as well. I would suggest that the way to fix it is to buy a receptacle, wire it into your trailer, and then you can use a commonly available unbilical to attach to your tow vehicle, or use the one you have for your other trailer, assuming it isn't hard-wired.

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Old 09-29-2017, 02:43 PM   #4
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I've been able to push the plug into the TV's Receptacle with some difficulty but no lights! Perhaps it IS different wiring.

Here is a shot from the owners manual found in the 66.
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This is the plug on the 2006.... works fine.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:59 PM   #6
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You'll probably find the ollllld wiring doesn't match up with the new. And if you need cousin jimmy to bring your trailer out to the lake fishing for you, he'll probably need it wired to the newer pattern.
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Hi

If the plug fits into the socket (it looks like it should) then that's not the problem. If this is a brand new to you trailer, I would not *assume* the lights are wired up at all. First step would be some quality time with a couple of wires. Poke 12V here and there and see if the lights ever come on. Yes, you have to be a bit careful about not poking +12 onto the ground pin(s)

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Nevada is right, don't assume the trailer wires on a 66 will serve the function listed. Check each wire on the trailer as to its function and then wire up the plug. My 68 had a couple of wires whose function was not what the diagram said it would be.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:35 PM   #9
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You guys are great....thanks.

I saw the lights working when I bought sonI know this isn't futile.

And.... I just found a panel underneath with this....
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EVERY single A/S I Owned (10) I had to mess with that thing! The best time was when I got the revers lights to work on my 79!
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This is the plug on the 2006.... works fine.
I would clean those contacts, and corrosion proof them.

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