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Old 08-09-2003, 10:58 AM
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Question 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 trailer wiring block location

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad cab and recently upgraded the trailer wiring to a 7 point connector (I bought the factory wiring harness) so I can pull a trailer with brakes.

I ran all the wires and now need to know where to tie in the blue wire under the dash to actuate the brake. Is there a wiring block that I can connect to? If one exists, it is not clearly marked and the instructions are, well, manufacturer instructions that are not complete.

Does anyone have advice for offer? Thanks!

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Old 08-10-2003, 10:46 AM
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The blue wire goes to your brake controller.Does your Ram have the factory tow package??
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:10 PM
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I have a controller as well but no wire on my 99 2500 and I was told that if it did not have a tow package, you need to purchase the wiring with that blue wire in order to hook things up. This may be the same thing here.
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:30 PM
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Hi Christopher and Ram 100 and thanks your initial thoughts!!

I actually have a Tekonsha Sentinel brake controller that I bought for an older Ford F350 that I had before this Dodge truck and recently bought the below Brake Control Wiring Adapter from etrailer.com.

I guess this is where I am stumped as I cannot locate the harness that this adapter should connect under the dash. (I think this is the wiring harness that you are referring to Ram100)

My Dodge Ram 1500 did not come with the factory tow package (my perception) as I bought it withh 5k miles and it looks like an aftermarket hitch was installed. There was a 4-pin trailer wiring harness already installed.

I bought from my local Dodge dealer the 7-way wiring connecter and wiring cable and ran all wires per spec, leaving the blue wire coiled up under the dash for now.

So you are correct that the blue wire connects to the [Tekonsha] brake controller.

It seems my challenge is locating the under dash Dodge wiring harness to plug the adapter that I purchased from etrailer. I would think that there should be a harness whether the truck came with or without a tow package....or perhaps there is another Dodge part that I need (but the Dodge dealer parts manager said that I had what I needed). Maybe this is what you are referring to Christopher?

Dodge Brake Control Wiring Adapter
Code: 18261

This is a Brake Control Wiring Adapter for Pre-Wired Vehicles:

1995-2002 Dodge Ram Pickups 1500
1995-2003 Dodge Ram Pickups 2500 & 3500
1997-2003 Dodge Dakota Pickups (with OEM Tow Package)
1998-2003 Dodge Durago (with OEM Tow Package)

Thanks again for the troubleshooting assist!

Rick
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:54 PM
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My 2002 Ram did not have a tow package either.What I did was wire as if it never had one.I ran the blue wire from the controller back to the 7 way at the back of the truck,and ran the other 3 wires to their usual places(hot,ground and to the brake switch).I also used a Hoppy 4pin to 7 plug connector and it bolted in where the factory 7 pin connector goes in the bumper.The nice thing about the Hoppy is that it also has a 4 pin connector next to the 7 pin,so you can tow different trailers.

What you are looking for under your dash is not there and the connector from the Dodge dealer is useless.The factory tow package trucks have a connector located by the parking brake assy. and this is where the brake control pigtail the dealer sold you goes.My info is from the factory service manual in the wiring diagram section.

Now I have a question... my trailer only has brake and turn signals...no running lights.When I try to get the running lights to work,I'm getting feedback as the turn signals flash very erratic.Supposedly there is a light converter to cure this,but I'm a bit stumped on this.Any ideas??
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