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Old May 10th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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1)How do I wire the brakes on my trailer? Previous owner put mobile home axles on the trailer. Brakes were bad and the local trailer shop wanted to much money to repair them. They were afraid of them locking up on me so they cut the wires. Last was last summer and I just got in some new 6K axles with new electric brakes. Can anyone explain how to wire them up?


2) Setting up the brake controller. Previous owner of the truck had a TAP Brake Master controller installed. I know nothing about it and very little about controllers in general. The only adjustments I see are a slide for time on the side, slide for power on the top, and a spring loaded slide in the front. What do I need to do to set it up properly for the load I'm carrying?
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Old May 10th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142024 probably everything you'll ever need to know about trailer brakes right there..
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i checked the trailer last night and the previous wiring was one line on the left side coming off the bundle. that line splits off into to lines, one to the right side (split again for front and rear axle), and another one to the left side brakes (split again for front and rear axle). then each individual brake is grounded to the trailer frame.

does this sound right?
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yes, that sounds correct. the wired line should be the positive wire from the brake controller and ground being the negative. I was just shortening it up of course you have a series of wiring bundles to go through. but that is the jest of it.
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