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Wiring Instructions 

 5 & 4 Wire Trailer Instructions
 
Pin 1 - Yellow Wire - Left Turn Signal
Pin 2 - Green Wire - Right Turn Signal
Pin 3 - Brown Wire - Running Lights
Pin 4 - Red Wire - Brake Lights
Pin 5 - White Wire - Ground  

Wiring Diagram for Time Out Trailers round & flat...

 

  1. Yellow ~ Left turn
  2. Green ~ Right turn
  3. Brown ~ Running
  4. Red ~ Brake
  5. White ~ Ground

Numbers is what is on plugs... With proper wire color to it... Signal and light(s) on right of it are for trailer lights...

  • Always best to take the white wire at bike end directly to battery with proper ring terminal...
  • Quick connect terminals work IF they are not in direct moisture...
  • It's best to wire under seat when you can...
  • Connect the trailer wire harness from back bumper, follow the frame up and secure wires with tie raps...
  • Enter wires under seat.
  • Always connect colored wires to proper wires on bike behind last plug connector going out to the fender lights...

 

Camper Trailer LED Lights Are Supper Bright...

Harley Adapter

  • Photo above is optional $49.99 plug for Harleys that can be used so you do not have to splice wires under the bike seat...
  • This is a no brainer plug...
  • Fits in between existing plug there...
  • Available for Goldwings also... See option page... Two types...

  • 5 wire trailer plug above. 501 is trailer plug. 502 is bike end.
  • A set as shown is $20.00 or $10.00 per plug.
  • Bike end with 4 feet of wire add $10.00

NOTE:

  • ALL Timeout and Cyclemate trailers have 5-wire round trailer plug on trailers from 2011 and earlier... All parts are available, if needed...
  • 2012 and newer trailers has 5-wire flat plugs
  • ALL Timeout and Cyclemate trailers have bike end plug with apx. 4 feet of wire included with their trailers... {Some companies, this is a option}   above as shown is $20.00 with wires $30.00

 

WIRING

4 -WIRE PLUG on Bike or Vehicle to 5-Wire trailer...

  1. You will need a flat 4 plug on trailer replacing the 5-wire...
  2. Will need to change yellow signal lights to red...
  3. Bike plug should be connected with white wire to bike ground, I perfer to battery...
  4. Bike yellow is left turn,. Bike green is right turn and Bike brown is running...

NEXT the Trailer...

  1. Cut off 5-wire 5 plug... Install 4-wire plug with in line butt crimp splice with heat shrink over it...
  2. Connect white to white. NOT to trailer. White is the ground for lights...
  3. Yellow to yellow.
  4. Green to green.
  5. Brown to brown.
  6. Red wire Does Not get connected to anything... Be sure it's taped...

Read On...

This is the way the trailer lights will now work...

  • The red lights are now only running lights...
  • The yellow lighs are now both stop and signal lights ...
  • Both yellow lense as on right trailer will now have to be changed to red...
  • Or light will need to be changed to red if a sealed oblong light like above or round light like below is on trailer...All States, brake light must be red...
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  • IF left signal is on and brakes at same, the signal will flash and opposite lite will stay on, on the outside lights...
  • The inside red lights is now only running lights...
  • Lights will not work if #6 above red wire is connected in any way...
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Important Notes:

  1. I use in line crimp found at any automotive or department stores, as well as heat shrink...
  2. Try and use greese filled style crimps... If you can.t, than put a little greese on wires, or vaseoline...
  3. Greese keeps moisture from wires which saves problems later...
  4. Sleeve heat shrink on wires before crimping...
  5. If no heat shrink, than tape with good plastic tape...
  6. All States and Canada... Yellow can not be used for stop lights... That is why lights have to be changed to red from yellow or amber...

News Flash For 2012 & newer 

Time Out has added a 5-wire flat plug on most all their trailers with all red lights on back...

  •  5 wire plug to 5 wire plug
  • With the 5-wire plug and 5-wire on bike or car you have seperate outside running lights and seperate brake lights...
  • Inside lights are your left and right turn signal
  •  
  • This trailer plug can now also plug into a 4 wire tipical truck plug on most trucks or vehicles with no seperate signal lights...
  • The lights with a 5-wire on trailer into 4-wire on vehicle will now work like this...
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5 Wire Plug to 4 Wire Plug. How it will work.
5 wire plug on trailer with 4 wire on vehicle.
 
  • With 5 wire plug, this means you have seperate lights on trailer to operate each signal light. Other light  is a running light and brake light, each side. signal lights can be either red or yellow.
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  • With 4 wire system there is no blue wire. all lights on back are red
  • Your yellow wire is left turn signal and also your brake light.
  • Green wire is right signal light and also your brake light.
  • When 4 wire is plugged into 5 wire all lights on back of trailer must be all red. Can not have yellow used as a brake light. 

  • With 5 wire plug, this means you have seperate lights on trailer to operate each signal light. Other light  is a running light and brake light, each side. signal lights can be either red or yellow.
  •  
  • With 4 wire system there is no blue wire. all lights on back are red
  • Your yellow wire is left turn signal and also your brake light.
  • Green wire is right signal light and also your brake light.
  • When 4 wire is plugged into 5 wire all lights on back of trailer must be all red. Can not have yellow used as a brake light. 
  • Outside light will still be running light... Inside light will now be brake and signal light...
  • This saves the need of fabricating any electrical and eliminates a converter
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  •  Only trailers NOT set up this way is the HRT, Zephyr and XL models The lights on these trailers can not be changed....

Updated:01-27-2016

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Updated: 03-03-2019