Trailer wiring complete! - Photos - Saab 9-5 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com


[General | Members | C900 | 9000 | NG900 & OG93 | 93 | 95 | NG95 | 99 | Sonett | Vintage Models | Performance | Detail | Clubs & SOC | Other Cars | FAQs | Gifts | Member Photo Galleries | Member Directory | Classifieds | Service/Mechs | Manuals | *Buddy Registry | *Mileage Registry | Polls | What's New | Raffle | Photo of the Month | Sponsors]

95 Bulletin Board
1999-2009 [Subscribe to Daily Digest]
(Search Author's Posts: e.g. Keyword:username)*Members Only


[Main 95 Bulletin Board | Post Followup | BBFAQ ] [ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
Trailer wiring complete! - Photos
2 Saabers Like This Post!
Like This Post:
Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Wed, 20 May 2020 11:34:45 Share Post by Email
Alert me when someone posts in this thread:

Total time was 2-1/2 hours. Pretty straight forward. You will need a 12V test light as the wiring harness colors on my car did not exactly match the WIS, The Right Turn Signal is Brown w/ Green on my car whereas the WIS identifies this as being Green w/ White. All others matched; Ground is Black, Left Tail light is White, Left Turn is Blue w/ White, and Right Tail Light is Pink but it was not needed.

I recommend D-I-Y installers print off pages 3 & 5 of the SaabDocs file #32025628 which will guide you through removal of the 4-Door trunk interior panels. The Wagon instructions may be pages 2 & 4, or pages 3 & 6, somewhere close in the same instruction set.

The powered trailer wiring kit from Curt included a foam pad with adhesive on both sides which I used to secure the controller to the the inside of the left rear fender. The white ground wire is not as taut as it appears in this photo (notice the slight slack at the controller end). All splices were made in the left rear corner of the trunk. I used crimp on barrel connectors covered with shrink tubing for the splices in the +12V lead to the controller. I picked up the +12V by using a cigarette lighter power take-off connector as recommended to me on this Board. This power adapter is stored under the rear seat cushion when not needed and will only be plugged-in to the rear power/accessory outlet during the periods when I am towing a trailer.



I purchased 3/8 inch diameter split plastic flexible corrugated wiring loom raceway/shield and used this to encase the trailer wiring leads across the spare tire well for their protection, and all the way to the 4-pole connector body which will be exposed to the elements when towing. Then I wrapped the entire length with Scotch Super 33+ electrical tape which is weather proof.



I used a 3/4-inch diameter hole saw to drill an opening in the trunk floor for the trailer lead to exit the spare tire well. The photo may be confusing to most as it shows the edge of my trunk organizer in addition to the trunk scuff plate.



->Posting last edited on Wed, 20 May 2020 14:42:08.

_______________________________________ Saabs owned: 2008 9-5 Aero Sedan 2006 9-3SC 2.0T 2000 Viggen Convertible 2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles


Posts in this Thread:
Alert me when someone posts in this thread:

Post a Followup

No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.

Name: Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
E-Mail: (Optional)
Re-Enter E-Mail: (Confidential & Secure - Not revealed to other users!)
Note: Please check your spam folder for BB responses.

Subject:

Posting rules are simple - No for sale/wanted ads may be posted here - use the site classifieds.
You may not cross-post your message to multiple BBs.
Not permitted: political/religious topics and being disrespectful (personal attacks, insults, etc...).
Site Members do not see any red text, inline ad links, bottom of page anchor ads, box ads, or anti-spam check.

Message: (please no for sale/wanted classifieds - post those in the Saabnet.com Classifieds)
Links are now automatically made active, no need for any special code (or use the Option Link field below) - don't put links in () or end with a '.'
To add inline images to your post, use [img]http://www.domain.com/img.jpg[endimg] (or use the Optional Image Link field below).


Links are now automatically made active, no need for any special code (or use the Option Link field below) - don't put links in () or end with a '.'
To add inline images to your post above, use [img]http://www.domain.com/img.jpg[endimg] (or use the Optional Image Link field below).

Optional Link: (e.g. http://www.saabnet.com/)
Link Title: (Optional)
Optional Photo/Image Link: (e.g. http://www.saabnet.com/img.jpg)
Photo/Image to Upload: [Member Only Feature] - Sign Up





The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2020 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page.
[Contact | Site Map | Saabnet.com on Facebook | Saabnet.com on Twitter | Shop Amazon via TSN | Site Donations]

This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right. Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY. Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages. This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP - Poverty2Prosperity.org
Your address is: 18.207.254.88 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.


Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all the Site Membership Benefits!