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Old 12-18-2008, 12:20 PM
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Question trailer & tail light wiring on 87 wagon?

Any ideas as to which color wires are for which function on a 1987 wagon?

I did search the forum but the color codes I found do not match the wires on the car's harness.

In the tire well I pulled the six pin tail light plug and looked at the wires....

1. Black with red strip should be brake lights.
2. Brown for common ground.

3. All black?
4. All grey?
5. Grey with yellow strip ?
6. Grey with green stripe ?

wires 3,4,5,6 do not match the colors I've seen posted elswhere for the tail-light group, unless I searched the wrong posts.


for the right turn signal wire there is the remains of an old wire tapped into the harness on that side so no worries there.

Anyone know what wires 3,4,5,6 should be based upon those colors for a 1987 diesel wagon?

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Old 12-18-2008, 12:43 PM
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A voltmeter will answer all of your questions.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:07 PM
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volt meter is dead, it's not much help to me today
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1983 D-50 Power Ram 4x4 "Mitsubishi" 2.3 turbo diesel
assorted gas powered crap and motorcycles

RIP: 1984 300TDT, 1982 300TDT, 1984 190D 2.2, 1992 300D 2.5, 1987 300TDT, 1982 Maxima LD28, 1983 Maxima LD28, Isuzu C223 P'ups X3, 1983 Holiday Rambler 6.2 Banks turbo diesel, 1984 Winnebago LeSharo 2.1 TD, 1985 Allegro 6.5
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:22 PM
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volt meter is dead, it's not much help to me today
I guess If I had cut the tail light wiring harness....you would know. Sorry, about that.....IF no one comes up with the answer, I might be at the yard on Saturday.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:33 PM
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And the answer is . . .

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:10 AM
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I have some sort of a relay/booster?? on my install of a trailer hitch. The installer said it was necessary because of the light-out sensor. Seems to work ok.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:30 PM
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got a new multi meter, now to test the trailer, lol.

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1983 D-50 Power Ram 4x4 "Mitsubishi" 2.3 turbo diesel
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