Quiz: Electrical Considerations for Towing

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The electrical considerations for towing are numerous. Trailers must be wired for taillights, brake lights and signals. These electrical considerations are vital to towing safety.

What is the one common denominator in each U.S. state’s specific towing laws and regulations?

Despite varying towing laws and regulations by state, all states require working trailer lights and signals when towing. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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How many circuits do most trailers have to connect to your vehicle?

Most trailers have 3 circuits to connect to your vehicle.<a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What provides a conducting path which is independent of the normal current-carrying path?

The ground wire provides a conducting path which is independent of the normal current-carrying path. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What do most trailer wiring kits come with?

Most trailer wiring kits come with a T-harness. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What color is the ground wire on a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design?

On a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design, the ground wire color is white. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What color is the tail light wire on a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design?

On a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design, the tail light wire is brown. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What color is the right-hand brake light/turn signal wire on a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design?

On a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design, the right-hand brake light/turn signal wire is green. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What color is the left-hand brake light/turn signal wire on a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design?

On a standard 4-wire trailer plug and socket design, the left-hand brake light/turn signal wire is yellow. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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On 5-wire trailer plug and socket systems, what color wire controls things like hydraulic disc brakes or additional auxiliary outlets?

Blue controls things like hydraulic disc brakes or additional auxiliary outlets on 5-wire trailer plug and socket systems. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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What term is synonymous with the number of wires?

Poles is a term that is synonymous with the number of wire in an electrical system. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/trailer-wiring.htm">How Trailer Wiring Works</a>

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