Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2005, 08:38 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Wiring Electric Brakes

I want to rewire my electric brakes for my trailer. I have removed the wheel to change the bearing, and know notice that instead of blowing fuses, the magnet does not work when I step on the brake or use the electric brake module manually.

I was wondering if all I need to do is run a wire from the 7 way connect on my truck (the one for the electric brakes) to the brakes and bring the other wire back to my truck (to the negative). Is there something else that has to be done? Unfortunately I can not trace the wires once they enter the trailer and I can not determine if the wire does anything else when it enters the trailer.


buckeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 64
Images: 3
The belly skin must be dropped to access the brake wiring.

Running a new wire outside the belly skin is NOT recommended as it would leave the wiring unprotected against road & campground hazards.

Your magnet may be bad. Disconnect it, and check its resistance with an ohm meter. The resistance should be 3-4 ohms. Check the wiring for chafing where it exits the belly skin near the wheel.

joatmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2005, 08:35 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
I ran a jumper wire from my truck to the brakes. And brakes work perfect now. I think I my like you say run a new wire, but thru the trailer not to have it exposed. Wire is old brittle, insulation around wire cracks when I move it with my hand.

I was just making sure when I run a new wire I wasn't missing anything, like an extra wire I can't see.
buckeye is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grabbing Brakes 74Tradewind Brakes & Brake Controllers 15 08-05-2004 05:26 PM
problem with Brakes jazzbone Brakes & Brake Controllers 33 08-23-2002 07:05 AM
Disc Brakes? J.Hemingway Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 08-22-2002 07:56 PM
conversion from vacuum/disk to electric brakes excelladep Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 05-30-2002 11:54 AM
Electric Brake Wiring JW84345 Brakes & Brake Controllers 3 03-26-2002 09:40 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.