Bike has 5 wire trailer plug and trailer has 4 wire plug -- Adapter??? - GL1800Riders
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Bike has 5 wire trailer plug and trailer has 4 wire plug -- Adapter???

Guys,

Is there an adapter that converts the 5 wire plug on the bike to the 4 wire on the trailer.
If so where can I buy one?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:14 PM
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http://wingstuff.com/products/27916-...ness-converter


Sorry that it's not from DLP, but this was the one I used. Easy as pie to install.


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http://wingstuff.com/products/2679-t...isolated-relay

You may want to add one of these too in order to maintain isolation from the rest of the bike's electronics...


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The 5th wire is a brake circuit and is most likely unused. Clip it.
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The 5th wire is a brake circuit and is most likely unused. Clip it.
This is not true. On your goldwing you have seperate wires for each turn signal, running lights, ground and the extra wire is for your brake lights. Do not clip it or you won't have brake lights on your trailer. If your trailer has one wire for turn signals and brake lights (4 way) then you will need an adaptor. If you have seperate turn signals from your brake lights (5 wire) just get a 5 wire plug.


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Same but different

Sorry to tag on to the OP's question, but this seemed like a logical time to ask. Is there a plug that will do the same conversion in reverse, i.e. a 4 pin flaT plug on the bike to a 5 pin on the trailer?

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Maybe I do not understand the question but I do not think there is an adapter that will turn a five wire plug into a four wire plug. I think you will have to change the plug/wiring on one or the other.

Either a five wire on the trailer or get the converter and wire up a four wire on the bike.

But as I said I may not understand the question you are asking...

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Sorry to tag on to the OP's question, but this seemed like a logical time to ask. Is there a plug that will do the same conversion in reverse, i.e. a 4 pin flaT plug on the bike to a 5 pin on the trailer?
No sir, you will have to re-wire the trailer to match the bike. If the trailer is 5 wires you probably have independent (amber) turn signals and separate (red) brake and turn.
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I just went through this with my Nissan Pathfinder, 5 wires out to a 4 pin connector on the trailer. I got an adapter from the local U-Haul trailer rental place for $17.99. Product number 14486. The red wire from the car/bike is the brake light circuit. Hope you have a U-Haul nearby. Cliff. http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/...-Flat?id=13684

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converters

You can get converters to go either way, absolutely. A isolater is a very good idea on the motorcycle, get it. Park nose out for safety. A five wire has the brake seperate from the turn signals. On cars and trucks the turn signals do a combination in the turn signal switch, or multifunction switch as they call it today.
Go by function not wire color




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