Originally Posted by buff30
This will work as long as your vehicle is not too "smart" for its own good. On my 2015 f150 it will not output 12 volts on the charge wire at the 7 pin unless it senses a trailer is connected. It must see the load of the trailer lights
. I personally do not like it. It is so sensitive it wouldn't detect that my Scamp
had electric brakes
until I connected a third brake magnet.
ugh. yeah, I'm hating on all the new automagic crap on newer vehicles. my Tacoma is a 2008, thats about the last year before they started to computerize everything. my daily driver is a 1993 Mercedes 300CE Convertible, only 'computer' in it is the engine control unit. My 'new' tow vehicle is a 2002 Ford F250 7.3 turbodiesel, it has some computers under the dash but is still fairly analog and straight forward, although I still haven't figured out how to override the cab and courtesy light
circuits when I open doors, it all disappears into the instrument panel computer/module in the wiring diagrams :-/