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Old 05-30-2021, 10:10 PM
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I see. Fake plugs.
Okay, now on to find instructions for the brake controller wiring.
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Okay, on we go.
Took a while to find a hitch. Just earlier this year there were quite a few on the market, not anymore. Supply is low and demand too high. Finally I found one so ended up with Reese class 4. The only one unit available in the city.

Hooked up the wiring and all lights work properly with the OEM wire harness.

However, I was expecting some message on the dashboard indicating a trailer is attached, but no such message. Is this normal ?
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I get no message. If you have PDC and don't get alerts of about to back into a tree, the car knows.
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Yes. No Message

Did YOU install that Reese hitch? any issues?

I know it says the Reese hitch is rated to 6000 lbs, but I wouldn't go anywhere close to that, given how it is installed.
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I get no message either - it just works. Make sure you check all the lights though.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:16 PM
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Okay so no message seems to be normal.
I checked all the lights (side markers, running illumination, turn signals, and brake lights) all working.
Exception is turn signals blink fast on the LED lighted trailer, and blink normal on tungsten lighted ones. Don't know what to do about that.

The Reese hitch is rated high, but the trailer is 800lb with 2000lb load capacity. So I will not get to the 6000. I had the shop install it but it seemed very straight forward, 5 main bolts in the rear and 2 had to drill bolts in the bottom.

Fuel consumption on first 200km went from 11.2 l/100km without trailer to 15.3 l/100km with trailer.

What level do you set your trailers?
-level, flat
-forward bias
-rear bias

It is difficult to arrive at level flat, but best as possible. I used a 4" drop ball, but it seems like it could level better with a 5" ball drop.
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Does the trailer need to be tilted more forward or does it look level?
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I installed led test turn signals and I actually like the day blink. You can put a high watt resister in parallel with the lamp to waste enough power to convince the computer the bulb isn't burned out or get the check coded out.
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you can buy a plug-in adapter that makes the LED flash go away.

Here is an example of a 7-pin to 7-pin They make 4-pin to 4-pin, 7 to 4, etc.

CURT 57003 LED-Compatible 7-Way RV Blade Vehicle-Side Trailer Wiring Adapter
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Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFVOF3M...QMEMB2WK479FF2
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you can buy a plug-in adapter that makes the LED flash go away.

Here is an example of a 7-pin to 7-pin They make 4-pin to 4-pin, 7 to 4, etc.

CURT 57003 LED-Compatible 7-Way RV Blade Vehicle-Side Trailer Wiring Adapter
by Amazon.com
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFVOF3M...QMEMB2WK479FF2
Okay thank you. I will try this one.
I guess the adapter I got doesn’t do this function or is faulty.
https://www.princessauto.com/en/7-4-...?skuId=8684268

But it does make the trailer flash all night long
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