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Old 11-17-2010, 04:34 PM
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I bought my truck a few days ago and learned the employees at the dealership cut all the wires at the back trying to steal the Line-of-Fire and I believe the strobe lights installed on the truck. The bulbs are still installed but all controllers and gang switches have been removed.
Wiring is not an issue for me and I can repair it pretty easily.
The booster is connected with a factory adapter to the factory wiring under the dash. I thought it would be easy but I can not find where the brake booster wires come out of the wiring harness at the rear of the truck. Are they somewhere else I am not aware?
Presently I have everything hooked up by running new wires from the booster, through the fire wall, under the truck and to the 7-pin but I really would like to use the factory wiring if it's there.
The factory installed 4-pin was working fine but now I'm wanting to make the 12v+, EB and reverse lights factory as well instead of having wires run along the frame of my truck.
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Check in the Dodge Knowledge Base Forum there are wiring diagrams available for most every Ram truck.
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I bought my truck a few days ago and learned the employees at the dealership cut all the wires at the back trying to steal the Line-of-Fire and I believe the strobe lights installed on the truck. The bulbs are still installed but all controllers and gang switches have been removed.
Wiring is not an issue for me and I can repair it pretty easily.
The booster is connected with a factory adapter to the factory wiring under the dash. I thought it would be easy but I can not find where the brake booster wires come out of the wiring harness at the rear of the truck. Are they somewhere else I am not aware?
Presently I have everything hooked up by running new wires from the booster, through the fire wall, under the truck and to the 7-pin but I really would like to use the factory wiring if it's there.
The factory installed 4-pin was working fine but now I'm wanting to make the 12v+, EB and reverse lights factory as well instead of having wires run along the frame of my truck.
i would take it back to the dealership and tell them to fix it, especially if you just bought it from them.
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I know this thread is over a month old but what you have here is what we call a half a hard wire, meaning the wires you want stop under the front of the driver side door near the back of the front quarter panel. You crawl under there and look in that area (body mount should be in line with the location. There is a quick connect harness there with alot of wires in it. THe ones you want are only on the front side of that harness, you should have 3 wires there not going into the other side of the harness (easily identifiable by 12 guage wires) which will be your towing package wires for the 12+ hot wire, brake output wire, and the reverse wire. For some reason if you dont get the factory 7-pin harness installed when the truck is ordered dodge didn't feel the need to stub the wires in the back like the other brands of vehicles.

That is one downside to Dodge Rams that need a brake control for their trailers.

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