Trailer Lights on a 76
I replaced the input on my 1976 Airstream, or rather my dear old dad did, a few months back, with a standard 7 pin female end. We then bought a standard 7 pin connector from Tractor Supply Co. (the kind with a male end on both ends of the cable), hooked it up to my 2006 Ford E350, and everything worked perfectly.
That cable somehow came out of the van a few days ago and was torn to shreds as it was dragged down the road.
So I couldn't find any of these cables in the town we're at (Tucson, go figure...)
So I'm going about building my own.
I have wired everything up as per the instructions with the following possible exceptions:
1. The center wire is labeled as "auxiliary". From other websites, I've read that this is used for backup lights. Either way, I plugged the yellow wire into the center cable.
2. I'm also assuming that + is the same as battery, or that the black wire is supposed to go into the "battery" connection.
I've even tried switching those two around, to no avail.
All I end up with is the brakes working perfectly (not brake lights, just the actual brakes), back left backup light on the trailer is ALWAYS on (while plugged in and the van turned on), and nothing else works at all.
I'm trying different combos but the possibilities are just about endless with 6 wires that aren't necessarily working...
Anyone ever experienced this? Any thoughts?
My family and I have been full-timing via various modes of travel since 2008. Going on two years in our '76 Sovereign.