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Old February 21st, 2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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I need to install a wire harness on my Bonneville to haul small pop up or flat trailer with.

What type harness should I go with? The flat 4 wire or the RV harness?

Also, anyone have experiance with installation? I want it done right and look nice.

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Old February 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM   #2
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Generally, I'd be going flat 4.

With a car, I'd say whatever matches the traielr you are gonna tow, since you won't probably be towing much other than a jetski/small utility trailer/etc.. Most things are the flat 4.

Does it use the red brake lights for turn signals? I know a lot of Pontiacs use ambers for turns, red for brakes.

If thats the case, then you need a trailer light converter. They are pretty cheap, around $15 at NAPA. It combines the turn and brake into the correct signal for a single bulb..
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I'd say go with the 4 pin flat.. that should be all u need, Oh and this belongs in the Tow rig/ trailer tech
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Generally, I'd be going flat 4.

With a car, I'd say whatever matches the traielr you are gonna tow, since you won't probably be towing much other than a jetski/small utility trailer/etc.. Most things are the flat 4.

Does it use the red brake lights for turn signals? I know a lot of Pontiacs use ambers for turns, red for brakes.

If thats the case, then you need a trailer light converter. They are pretty cheap, around $15 at NAPA. It combines the turn and brake into the correct signal for a single bulb..
yup. what he said.

RV style is generally used only when electric brakes/other accessories are introduced. can't imagine pulling a trailer big enough to need brakes behind a bonneville.
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I used to be in this type of business. Depending on what year the pop up camper is you may need a 6 prong wiring harness. These are usually only seen on older trailers. They don't have electric brakes but they do have a 12volt wire for electricity in the camper. If the trailer is a flat four then you will save some time buy buying a T-One harness made by Drawtite. This type of harness is designed to snap in between your existing tail light harness. It is very easy to install, there is no splicing wires or soldering (crimping) any wires together. The only thing you will have to do is screw in a ground wire. These run about $25 from any local trailer shop or hitch shop. Hope this helps.
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