Been chasing down a brake problem on my trailer for past 2 days, brakes work just very weak. Hooked up to my sons truck and all was well, so I figured it was my brake controller. I pryed the connector inside of my 7 pin together making them tighter and it worked much better so I guess I need to replace it.
Wondering if I should just buy a new end or I saw an end with about 1 ft. of wire on it and I like that better or what about the entire cable? Trailer is a 2004 model so I guess 8 years is a good run.
What would u do?
2012 Primetime Tracer 2640 RLS
2010 Ford F Super Cab
5.4 Engine, 3.56 Gear
Factory Tow Package
Wife and Myself
No Cats or Dogs
Unless things have changed big-rig 7-pin connectors are -way- better then RV grade stuff. Choose a plug with split pins. Use a tiny flat blade screw driver into the splits to widen the pins a little. Use silicone grease to protect the pins and then on the reverse side of the plug and socket to protect the wire terminals. Some of my installations from the seventies are still going strong.
I'D JUST TRY A CONTACT CLEANER SPRAY FROM RADIO SHACK FIRST. IT HAS WORKED GREAT FOR ME IN THE PAST.
2010 Ford Expedition TV
2010 Outback 230RS Toybox, 5390# UVW, 6800# Loaded Not yet camped in Hawaii, 2 Canada Provinces, & 2 Territories I can't be lost because I don't care where this lovely road is going
First cardinal rule of electrical components... Anything that looks burned or corroded gets replaced. Anything else is asking for a breakdown whenyou least need or expect it. You can buy the 7 pin connectors everywhere for less than $10. That's cheap insurance.