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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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help with wiring

Hi all,
Newbie here and just purchased a new 2016 Equinox. My old vehicle had a tekonsha voyager brake controller i pulled off. Now i need to know how/ where to tie it into the Equinox and if a special adaptor is needed. Second, the tow package i got on It has a 4 pin flat connector. I need the round 7 pin connector. Now i have to figure that out. Anybody done any of these mods who can provide a bit of info. Thx
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Re: help with wiring

If you still have the install instructions from when you bought the unit, that is a starting spot.
If not go to the mfg. website, the owners/users manual is usually available as a PDF file.

You should get the install right the first time on the newer vehicles.
Anti-lock brakes, Traction Control, Stabilitrak, AWD etc. run all the time and use the wheel sensors to activate.
If you need basic power, ground, brake lights info I probably can help you with that.



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Re: help with wiring

on my 2013- I installed a hitch and round 7 pin plug.
on this thread there are some pics, part #s and prices.


In my case- I have LEDs on my rack- so I tapped into the turn signal lights- since the LEDs draw little amounts of current.
for those that have regular bulbs - prob better to use the plug inside the vehicle.

But the 7pin connector shown- would connect to your 4 pin plug.
On my 7pin, I only have the turns and stops connected.


http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.php?topic=6021.0

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Re: help with wiring

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If you still have the install instructions from when you bought the unit, that is a starting spot.
If not go to the mfg. website, the owners/users manual is usually available as a PDF file.

You should get the install right the first time on the newer vehicles.
Anti-lock brakes, Traction Control, Stabilitrak, AWD etc. run all the time and use the wheel sensors to activate.
If you need basic power, ground, brake lights info I probably can help you with that.


+1 With a trailer brake, you will need the original documentation. The 4 pin power plug will adapt to the 7 pin plug, and the controller will fill in the rest. Good luck though. It's not a fun install. You might ask the dealer what they charge (parts and labor) for a factory controller install. It may just be worth it.

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Re: help with wiring

This diagram might help.

https://www.etrailer.com/question-6890.html

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