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yep, I don't have that... I'll snap a pic tomorrow.. I have just the 7pin
 

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Okay, I lied... It was tucked up under the bumper.. Jordan it is the same as you have in your picture, but my bumper covers the 4pin part. Now I opened the Cap that is on it, and it looks like it is filled with dirt and grime...

So what is the best way to clean this.. some Air pressure and Q-tips.. and Electrical contact cleaner I assume?

And Next question... Should I go ahead and hard wire or just do the 4pin.. :dunno:
 

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That's what I figured... I'm not sure what would be better for the long road... Since Indiana has some good winters and usually a lot of salt thrown down.. and then rain/mud...


Not sure what would be best for the long haul..
 
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Okay, I lied... It was tucked up under the bumper.. Jordan it is the same as you have in your picture, but my bumper covers the 4pin part. Now I opened the Cap that is on it, and it looks like it is filled with dirt and grime...

So what is the best way to clean this.. some Air pressure and Q-tips.. and Electrical contact cleaner I assume?

And Next question... Should I go ahead and hard wire or just do the 4pin.. :dunno:

Me, I'd use the hose to flush out the dirt and any salt that might be in there, then blow it out with air and follow up with a shot of electrical cleaner.

As for which way to hook up, I'd go with the 4 prong plug, since that does not compromise the wire insulation and keeps everything sealed.
 

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Okay, I lied... It was tucked up under the bumper.. Jordan it is the same as you have in your picture, but my bumper covers the 4pin part. Now I opened the Cap that is on it, and it looks like it is filled with dirt and grime...

So what is the best way to clean this.. some Air pressure and Q-tips.. and Electrical contact cleaner I assume?

And Next question... Should I go ahead and hard wire or just do the 4pin.. :dunno:

Me, I'd use the hose to flush out the dirt and any salt that might be in there, then blow it out with air and follow up with a shot of electrical cleaner.

As for which way to hook up, I'd go with the 4 prong plug, since that does not compromise the wire insulation and keeps everything sealed.


Nothing a little solder and heat shrink can't fix :thumbs:
 

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I have my LOF plugged into the 4 pin and then electrical tape over the connection. Been through 3 winters and no problems.
 
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Okay, I lied... It was tucked up under the bumper.. Jordan it is the same as you have in your picture, but my bumper covers the 4pin part. Now I opened the Cap that is on it, and it looks like it is filled with dirt and grime...

So what is the best way to clean this.. some Air pressure and Q-tips.. and Electrical contact cleaner I assume?

And Next question... Should I go ahead and hard wire or just do the 4pin.. :dunno:

Me, I'd use the hose to flush out the dirt and any salt that might be in there, then blow it out with air and follow up with a shot of electrical cleaner.

As for which way to hook up, I'd go with the 4 prong plug, since that does not compromise the wire insulation and keeps everything sealed.


Nothing a little solder and heat shrink can't fix :thumbs:

Heat shrink isn't waterproof though, water can and will wick along the insulation under the heat shrink, and these connections will be at the worst possible point, in terms of dirt, water, salt, etc splashing on them.

Now, if it really was my truck, and I absolutely had to hardwire it, I'd use true waterproof "T" splices, but those are difficult to find, and expensive when you do find them.
 

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Okay, I lied... It was tucked up under the bumper.. Jordan it is the same as you have in your picture, but my bumper covers the 4pin part. Now I opened the Cap that is on it, and it looks like it is filled with dirt and grime...

So what is the best way to clean this.. some Air pressure and Q-tips.. and Electrical contact cleaner I assume?

And Next question... Should I go ahead and hard wire or just do the 4pin.. :dunno:

Me, I'd use the hose to flush out the dirt and any salt that might be in there, then blow it out with air and follow up with a shot of electrical cleaner.

As for which way to hook up, I'd go with the 4 prong plug, since that does not compromise the wire insulation and keeps everything sealed.


Nothing a little solder and heat shrink can't fix :thumbs:

Heat shrink isn't waterproof though, water can and will wick along the insulation under the heat shrink, and these connections will be at the worst possible point, in terms of dirt, water, salt, etc splashing on them.

Now, if it really was my truck, and I absolutely had to hardwire it, I'd use true waterproof "T" splices, but those are difficult to find, and expensive when you do find them.


The dual layer heat shrink, with the inner layer being glue that melts is water proof...
 

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