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You need to toss that converter.


You need to cut the 4 pin connector off the trailer.

You need to add a mating 5 pin connector for the wire on the trailer AND

You need to add another wire and run it from the new 5 pin connector to the brake lights.

If you do this then everything will work. What you are doing is matching the bike wiring and bulbs wire for wire and bulb for bulb in parallel.

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This is what I have been trying to tell him from the very first post.
Referring back to my post: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...ml#post4503649
we are telling him the same exact thing.


4 wires to the trailer will NOT work.


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White - Ground - White on Goldwing
Brown - Tail Light - Brown on Goldwing
Yellow - Left Turn - Orange on Goldwing
Green - Right Turn - Light Blue on Goldwing

Left over on Gold wing is Red - Brake lights.
you must run that RED wire to the trailer's brake lights....
unless you do, you are never going to make it work right.

The converters are doomed, they never work right... I paid for them, and so have you, and both of us have to throw them in the trash.... wasted money, never was needed.

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Hi all, I have wired my trailer to my Goldwing Trike. I have the 5 wire to 4 wire converter from Wingstuff. Verified wiring is correct 5 times.

Everything works perfect, Tail Lights, Right Turn, Left Turn, Blinkers, and Brake lights all work perfectly on bike and trailer. Have bike grounded and even did a separate ground on the trailer.

When I turn on the Hazard Lights, work great on Bike and only the left side of the Trailer Flashes. Not the Right side. I have tried everything I know of.
Could my 5-4 wire converter be bad?

Any suggestions? Thanks so much.
This is a very common problem:
If you have LED lights on your trailer you will need LED converter:
http://www.hopkinstowingsolutions.co...converter.html
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If you have LED lights on your trailer you will need this converter:
http://www.hopkinstowingsolutions.co...converter.html

ummmm,
If the trailer lights are wired in parallel, it don't make a darn what kind of lights are on it.... LEDs or the standard filament bulbs.

do not use any converters, just wire for wire, color to color.

he is using a standard GL1800 Saddle Bag light assembly on his trailer.

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As everyone has figured out it can be confusing.

The thing to remember is that the 4 wire has a ground, (white) Tail lights (brown) left turn, (yellow) right turn, (green) and the brake lights are just the left and right turn lights on at the same time 4 wires and 3 functions on 2 filaments.

The 5 wire has a ground, (white) Tail lights (brown) left turn, (yellow) right turn, (green) The brake light needs its own dedicated wire from the bikes brake light to the dedicated brake light on the trailer. That's 5 wires and 3 functions on 3 filaments.

Clear as mud, huh?

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As everyone has figured out it can be confusing.

The thing to remember is that the 4 wire has a ground, (white) Tail lights (brown) left turn, (yellow) right turn, (green) and the brake lights are just the left and right turn lights on at the same time 4 wires and 3 functions on 2 filaments.

The 5 wire has a ground, (white) Tail lights (brown) left turn, (yellow) right turn, (green) The brake light needs its own dedicated wire from the bikes brake light to the dedicated brake light on the trailer. That's 5 wires and 3 functions on 3 filaments.

Clear as mud, huh?
It really is clear as mud, everyone has kind of different things to say. I bought another converter, it is better but now my brake lights are the yellow blinkers instead of the Red brake lights. It is the Hodkins like in one of the links above. I have tried two different converters and I have to to say now, none of them work just right with the Gold wing. I think I am going to have to undo the splices in the trailer and separate the brake lights, run separate wires for that and go to 5 wire.

Maybe better yet take it to someone to wire everything so it works perfectly. I have to get it safety inspected and if the lights never work correctly it will fail.

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I think I am going to have to undo the splices in the trailer and separate the brake lights, run separate wires for that and go to 5 wire.

Maybe better yet take it to someone to wire everything so it works perfectly. I have to get it safety inspected and if the lights never work correctly it will fail.


This is exactly what we have be saying.... run that extra wire!!


If you are uncomfortable with wiring then that is the proper thing to do... getting someone that knows what they are doing to do it right for you. In this case running the new wire for the brake light and using a 5 pin connector on the trailer is the proper thing to do.


I would not worry about your bike failing inspection. My worry would be in damaging the bike wiring if wired incorrectly.


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It really is clear as mud, everyone has kind of different things to say. I bought another converter, it is better but now my brake lights are the yellow blinkers instead of the Red brake lights. It is the Hodkins like in one of the links above. I have tried two different converters and I have to to say now, none of them work just right with the Gold wing. I think I am going to have to undo the splices in the trailer and separate the brake lights, run separate wires for that and go to 5 wire.

Maybe better yet take it to someone to wire everything so it works perfectly. I have to get it safety inspected and if the lights never work correctly it will fail.
You are almost done.
White to ground as you said is correct.
Green for right turn is correct
Yellow for left turn is correct
Brown for tail lights is correct
Now just find a red light you find attractive and mount it. Ground one of it's wires and hook the other (red) wire to the remaining wire on the new light.
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