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    Default trailer electric brakes, wiring

    Each magnet has 2 wires and I know polarity isnt an issue, one goes to the connector for to the vehicle (usually blue) and the other is goes where? Is it a grounded to the frame?

    I replaced all the wires going to my electric brakes, used 14 gauge. Some where melted from the last magnet failure, so all got replaced.
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    mine grounds back to the front of the trailer i believe i will check tommorrow
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    Thanks,
    I found some video on it they do ground on the tongue and continue to the connector ground.

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...num=4&ct=title#
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    Guess I don't have to tell you what you already know. Good catch on the video link and thanks for posting it - it is a good tech source for anyone wanting info on trailer brakes and I'll be passing it on to others I know.
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    yea i thought so when I found it, wow everything I wanted to know and then some.
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    Great find and thanks for posting it.
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    Now Im like hummmmmm hey I can make the second axle have brakes also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost00TJ View Post
    Now Im like hummmmmm hey I can make the second axle have brakes also!
    Yea buddy. Shouldn't really need it but it does help. One of my plates hung up 10 + yrs ago so I yanked it and I never hooked it back up. Loaded the trailer with over 15000 # (with my jeep on it) and hauled it from CA to WI with only one axle with brakes - no problems from the trailer. We won't talk about the truck.
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