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Old 11-14-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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Dexter brake installation on 1988 excella

I had an actibrake that failed. They are no longer in business so I purchased the Dexter 1600 E/H for my 1988 Excella airstream. The problem I have is that the Dexter has four wires and the harness coming from the tounge of the trailer has five wires. I understand that the black goes to black ,white to white, the yellow wire to the breakaway switch, blue to blue. However when I do this there are two extra wires- a brown and an orange. Where do these connect to?

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Old 11-19-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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Really??
108 views and no one can help or offer advice?I figured I would just cap the extra wires and go from there.

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Old 11-19-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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What do the instructions say about these two wires?

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I had an actibrake that failed. They are no longer in business so I purchased the Dexter 1600 E/H for my 1988 Excella airstream. The problem I have is that the Dexter has four wires and the harness coming from the tounge of the trailer has five wires. I understand that the black goes to black ,white to white, the yellow wire to the breakaway switch, blue to blue. However when I do this there are two extra wires- a brown and an orange. Where do these connect to?

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Old 11-19-2015, 11:11 PM   #4
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Is that the trailer umbilical you are referencing, with a left and right turn signal? Probably not
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:33 AM   #5
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From the manual...

White - Ground
Blue - Brake
Green - Running Lights
Black - Charge Line (+)
Red - Stop & Left Turn
Brown - Stop & Right Turn
Yellow - Back-Up Light
Gray - Refrigerator Switch
Orange - Tire-Tele

When I replaced the trailer plug the wiring went as follows. (7 Pin Blade connector)

Looking at the face of the plug with the key @ 12 o'clock, clockwise from the key.

Black, Brown, Blue, White, Red, Green and the center is Yellow.

This is the way the trailer was wired when I got it and all I did was replace the plug. All systems appear to work correctly, YMMV

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Old 11-20-2015, 09:37 AM   #6
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I believe that the wires he is talking about are on the brake actuator and not the trailer plug.

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From the manual...

White - Ground
Blue - Brake
Green - Running Lights
Black - Charge Line (+)
Red - Stop & Left Turn
Brown - Stop & Right Turn
Yellow - Back-Up Light
Gray - Refrigerator Switch
Orange - Tire-Tele

When I replaced the trailer plug the wiring went as follows. (7 Pin Blade connector)

Looking at the face of the plug with the key @ 12 o'clock, clockwise from the key.

Black, Brown, Blue, White, Red, Green and the center is Yellow.

This is the way the trailer was wired when I got it and all I did was replace the plug. All systems appear to work correctly, YMMV

GL
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