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Old 09-19-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Breakaway Switch

I was told my '75 Argosy did not come with the breakaway switch but Virginia law requires it. How do I wire an aftermarket switch? (I found one new for $10)

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Old 09-19-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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It's pretty easy. Hook one wire from the breakaway switch to the battery charge lead (black wire). Hook the other wire from the breakaway switch to the brake control wire (blue).

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Do you have a tongue jack? That vintage Airstream has the breakaway wired or the tongue jack leads. On a 75 your trailer brake wire may be yellow.
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