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Old 03-13-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Disconnected wire under wheels

2013 Vibe, I have a disconnected wire under the wheel, could be breaks or lighting? Are the wire connections a standard color, ie green breaks, red lights etc, or other ?
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:14 PM   #2
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Under the wheel? Do you mean behind the behind the wheel coming out of the brake backing plate? If so ... there should be two wires coming out of the backing plate behind each wheel ... they are for your brakes. They should connect to two other wires coming out of the axle or above the belly. There is no polarity to these wires.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:24 PM   #3
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That sounds correct., 2 green wires. Will check other side. Took a quick look today but the rain started coming down, so packed it in. What does the breaking plate look like ?
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You will hear brakes hum if you stand next to them and have someone hit the brakes in TV.
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Also if you know, are these separate from break lights indicators? Will the break lights work if the breaks are not connected ?
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Yes brakes and brake lights are different circuits.
So yes brake lights will work even if brakes are not working or vice versa.
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Brake lights will not be under trailer near wheels. Just clean the wire good and reconnect. I prefer soldering then insulating, but if you can't do that. Use wire nut and once you verify connection, fill wire nut with silicone and tape after silicone drys
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The brake wires on my TT are green, more than likely the same on yours.
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You will hear brakes hum if you stand next to them and have someone hit the brakes in TV.
Don't think you will hear a "hum" with DC current.
You may hear a faint click as the electro magnet is pulled into the brake drum when the brake is activated.
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An easy test to see if you are getting power to the brake magnets is to hold a compass at the wheel. Have someone press the brakes in the tv. If the needle on the compass "dances" you are ok. If not, you have a problem. Do each wheel this way.

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