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Old 09-23-2017, 05:44 PM   #1
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New Dexter Break Wiring

I purchased replacement Dexter drum brakes, baking plates, pads etc. It all came assembled. The wires coming out of the backing plate are the same color - green. The trailer wiring going to the brakes are different colors. Question: Does it matter how the wires are connected? Since the breaks are self adjusting is anything necessary when I first start diving the trailer?

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Old 09-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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It doesn't matter how you connect them. The magnets will work either way.

Unlike the old self-adjusting car brakes, the self-adjusting trailer brakes adjust when going forward. Several stops will have them adjusted, but they will not develop full stopping power until the shoes bed in to the drums. Be aware that you may have limited stopping power for a while after installing.



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Old 09-23-2017, 07:39 PM   #3
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One wire from each break goes to the ground wire. The other wire from each drum goes to the brake wire on the 7 pin *and* to the breakaway switch. Pick either wire, it does not matter which one goes where.

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I was concerned that one direction would attract and the other would repel
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