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Old 03-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Replacing the trailer end pigtail

I have a 2005 19' Wildwood. I recently cut the pigtail (I think that is what it is called) that is wired to the trailer by making too sharp of a turn. I need to know what I can do to replace this. Is it something I can do myself or should I take it somewhere to have it done. I looked and the wire goes into a conduit under the trailer and looks like it runs to the brakes and to the tail lights.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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I have a 2005 19' Wildwood. I recently cut the pigtail (I think that is what it is called) that is wired to the trailer by making too sharp of a turn. I need to know what I can do to replace this. Is it something I can do myself or should I take it somewhere to have it done. I looked and the wire goes into a conduit under the trailer and looks like it runs to the brakes and to the tail lights.

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You should be able to do it if you follow the color code and only unhook one wire at a time and connect the new wire before going to the 2nd wire.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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It is an easy fix. You might want to make the cord a bit longer so it will not get damaged again. There are several post on the site that show how to wire the trailer plug.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Easy DIY job.
Here is one replacement--
7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 8' Long Hopkins Wiring H20046

You can google and maybe find one a little cheaper..... but that price
isn't too bad.
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This would be a smart purchase. You would only have to splice the wires together.
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