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7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector - 3' Long

7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector - 3' Long

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Hopkins Trailer Wiring - H20042

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Trailer End Connector
  • 7 Round - Blade
  • Plug and Lead
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • Hopkins

Trailer Connector RV Style 7-Way Blade with 3' lead

  • Pre-wired 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Measures 3 feet long including connector
  • Wire gauges:
    • 14-Gauge - red, brown, green, and yellow
    • 12-Gauge - blue
    • 10-Gauge - white and black

Wiring Code
Molded Connector Function Usual Trailer Wire
White Wire Ground White Wire
Red Wire Left Turn and Brake Yellow Wire
Brown Wire Right Turn and Brake Green Wire
Green Wire Tail Lights Brown Wire
Blue Wire Brake Power Blue Wire
Black Wire 12 volt (hot lead) Black Wire
Yellow Wire Aux. -

20042 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 3' Long

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7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector - 3' Long - H20042

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (187 Customer Reviews)


I've had this in use for over a year and they don't build them like they use to. I use this on a gooseneck trailer and the piece of plastic behind the spade connector for the clearance lights and brakes has melted, allowing the spade connector to lose contact with the plug on the pickup. So the lights would cut off in the middle of the night and would have to wiggle the connection till I could fix it. I have an older Hopkins plug and never had this problem.

To fix the problem I ended up putting pieces of thin copper wire behind the spade and have done it twice since the plastic melted a 2nd time and once again the trailer clearance lights would quit working. Attached are before and after pictures.


After a year doing its job well.


These plugs are made so anyone could change them.


These connectors are of very high quality and make for a professional installation and appearance when used with LE$D lights and Dexter brakes. The different color of the wiring is a very minor obstacle. Using the wiring junction box really enhances the installation of the connector.



Connector is still working very well and expect to get unlimited years of service from the connector.


The product works great but the color coding is off compared to the colors on the trailer. I started hooking this up matching all of the colors.( Red on Red, Black on Black, etc.) When I plugged in the trailer in it blew a fuse. So I got online and found out that the Hopkins wiring is different then normal trailer wiring. Overall it works great but the colors should match to make it easier to hook up.

Etrailer Expert

Laura E.


To ensure that your trailer connector is wired properly, we recommend using a circuit tester to match pins by function. Because wire colors can vary, they are not as reliable for determining functions. Improperly connected wiring can blow a fuse or cause damage to electric components. For more information, check out this helpful article:


As with everything I have ever bought over the last 10 years from etrailer, never question the quality and service,they have always been there with great tech advice, fast shipping, and fair pricing.


Made nicely perfect length for my trailer. The trailer I'm using it on is only a 2 place enclosed snowmobile trailer that comes with your standard 4 flat I was tired of using adapters so I changed to this plug.

Jim B.


That is exactly why I just ordered two pigtails. I am converting my 4 wire flat to a 7 pin and a 6 pin to a 7 pin. tired of trying to find adapters. I have 5 different trailer types and they will all have 7 pin when I am finished converting them.


I bought an adjustable Curt receiver and my trailer wiring ended up being a few inches to short, it was tight to begin with. I was going to buy an extension but they were around 7' long, which was to long for my needs. I chose this and wired it up the other day and it works great so far. Make sure you have the RV blade type like this connector not the pin type or it won't work obviously. As mentioned in other reviews, the wiring may be color coded different on your trailer, so be mindful of that or you'll be re-doing the connections. It looks like a sturdy and well built sealed connector, so it should last for years and it was reasonably priced.

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


We always recommend to test by function before connecting any wiring using a circuit tester like part # 3808. I have also included a link to one of our help articles that shows the different wiring configuration options.


Wired to my Lance Camper harness to avoid having the Lance custom socket in the bed wall when I upgraded my truck. I had to run an 8 ga 12v source from the truck battery to the rear of the bed to supply lots of 12v power for the camper fridge. I didn't use the weak 12v supply from the stock truck trailer connector.


It's been working out for me I have two of them on my trailers


Wire color scheme was totally wrong for my Tundra, it’s a poor fit in the socket and it’s a touch too short. When I first hooked it up I had my running lights as blinkers and my reverse lights controlling my brakes. AVOID

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Mike L.


There is more than one accepted wiring color code, which is why we identify the wire color and each wires function in the product description above.



Color schemes aside, this connector is intermittent after one winter. No physical damage can be seen but the cable needs to be bent a certain way for connection. Still 1 Star.


After having our extension cable stolen and realizing the plug on the trailer was worn out and due for replacement, I decided to repair the end by adding a 3 foot pigtail. This accomplished both goals of adding cable length and replacing the plug end.
I used dielectric grease, butt crimp connectors and shrink tube to seal out the elements. Great product....


Wow. Very heavy duty product at a reasonable price. I purchased this for an extension harness for my pickup because the connector on the truck is located way off to the side of the hitch. I expect this product to outlast my pickup.


Just installed the 7-way molded 3' trailer connector on an older Wells Cargo Inline Snowmobile Trailer and it fit perfectly. The molded end is going to work great keeping out the salty mist from our Wisconsin highways. The wire colors don't match trailor wiring standards, but the color key code on the web site was extremely helpful. With there fast and prompt shipping, I will be using from now on. Thanx


Don't waste your time and money on this product. The pig tail was wired wrong so the larger gauge wires for things like 12v constant ground and the trailer brakes were on the smaller gauge wires and when the right turn signal was on it energized 4 other wires. I figured I would just re-arrange the wires in the pig tail and investigate why the right turn signal energized so many wires and to my surprise the plug was not accessible because it was molded around pig tail.


This is a well built product. The only concern that i have is that 3 of the wires are on the wrong circuit, even according to Hopkins' wiring diagram. The red, brown, and green are on the wrong circuits. Still usable as all are 14 gauge wires. All others are correct. Good product otherwise.


Hard right turns with new truck pulled out camper electric connector just enough for some of the functions not to work. This fixed that problem. Needed some wire ends to make neat connections in the etrailer connection box. Used large zip ties instead of drilling to connect the box to trailer frame.


Looks well made. I have no idea if it is made in USA though. I wish etrailer would give country of origin (when not USA). MAGA!



Good quality. Easy to work with.


Great connector, Holds up to years of daily use. Always had problems with the wire it yourself type connectors holding up to commercial use, After a few months the wires would get ripped out of them. We have standardized all of our company's (14) trailers to this seven way flat connector. It is the most reliable and secure one I have found.


Great connector at a great price.

Calvin R.


Product is working fine after a year. Happy New Year.


Product worked fine for what I needed. Plug on my tow vehicle was further away from the ball than it was on my old one. Trailer pig-tail was not quite long enough to provide slack for turns. I put the other end on this pig-tail and extended the trailer pig-tail. Worked great.


The fact that not all the wires are not connected in the standard patteren for a 7 way connector makes it difficult to use.

Etrailer Expert

Patrick B.


Many 7-Way systems, both parts like this and the wiring on the trailers, do not use a traditional color code pattern , and it does make it frustrating. So we created a decoding chart, a cheat sheet of sorts. It explains which wire color on this pigtail matches up with the more conventional wiring scheme. The chart is displayed with the specs and details in the product description above.


when I received the item I got it all wired up and found the lights didn't work correctly. After checking everything else, I found this plug to be the problem. Two of the 7 wires were cross wired and one was not connected at all.


Great one piece molded trailer wire connector to replace my 2 piece tore up connector. Excellent wiring diagrams available on as well.


the 36" version is $10 cheaper than the 96", and more often than not the shorter version will work without the waste. I see some people gripe about the color code, but a test light , patience, and a note pad can make it easy. every time I use etrailer it never ceases to amaze me just how quickly they process and ship.

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See what our Experts say about this Hopkins Trailer Wiring

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    What you will need to do is remove the 4-way of your trailer and replace it with a 7-way like the # H20042 so that you can then run the black wire of the 7-way to the positive post of the battery so that it charges.
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  • Compatibility of Hopkins 7-way Trailer-Side Connector # H20042 with 2004 GMC Sierra 2500
    The Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Connector you mentioned, part # H20042 is not a vehicle-specific item. It will work well with any vehicle that is equipped with a 7-way trailer connector as long as it is wired correctly. I have linked you to our wiring FAQ article that will run through how a 7-way is wired. Keep in mind that the # H20042 uses a non-typical wire color code, so be sure to wire it by function, not by wire color. The white wire on the connector would ground to the trailer...
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  • Charging a Tolling Motor when Towing a Boat with a 2005 Chevy Silverado
    Given that you currently have a 7-way on your truck, the easiest adjustments to make to your trailer connector would be to change the plug to a 7-way blade, and use the power lead of the new trailer connector to charge your battery. Use half of the wires to splice into the wires on your 4-way, ground the extra wire with the white ground, and run the power lead to the battery you wish to charge. You will need trailer connector part # H20042. If you already have the wiring to complete a...
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  • 7-Way Replacement Recommendation for Bunkhouse Camper with 6-Way Flat
    We don't have a 6-way flat connector so we don't have a way to create an adapter using one. Only solution we have would be to remove the 6-way flat and install a 7-way flat in it's place like with part # H20042.
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  • Replacement 7-Way and Wiring Diagram for Camper
    Sorry to hear about the vandalism of your camper. I attached a couple diagrams for 7-way trailer wiring harnesses. For a replacement 7-way we have the part # H20042 which comes with 3 feet of wire.
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  • Does Hopkins 7-Way Trailer Connector Have a Wire for Reverse Lights
    Yes, the yellow wire is labeled as auxiliary in the chart on the product page. This wire goes to the center pin which on your Dodge Ram would be the reverse lights. I assume you need this to activate the back-up solenoid for a reverse lock-out so the brakes do not engage when backing up.
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  • Installation of Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector Based on Wire Function vs. Color
    The 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector - 3' Long # H20042 has different wiring colors than other connectors. The color that will connect to the reverse light function is the yellow wire of this molded connector. They label it Aux as some people choose not to use the reverse light function and add a second 12V power instead. You just want to make sure functions match on either end of the connectors. The Hopkins connectors are different than the standard colors, so you will want to make...
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  • Functions of the White, Blue and Black Wires of the Replacement 7-Way H20042
    The white is ground, the blue is for the brake output circuit for the trailer's brakes and the black is for the auxiliary 12 volt circuit for the trailer. If you have no use for these circuits then they would not have to be connected to anything, you would just need to tie them up and out of the way. I attached a chart that shows the functions of each of the circuit of the connector. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • How Would Trailer with 4-Way Wire to the 7-Way part # H20042
    It sounds like your current 4-way has two wires ran to the running light circuit (one for each side of the trailer) and the rest of the wiring is standard. Especially considering the order of the colors that you listed. Green is right turn/stop, yellow is left turn/stop, brown is running light, and white is ground. To wire that to the part # H20042 that you referenced would require you to use the information I just listed and compare that to the diagram picture that I attached. You would...
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  • How to Determine Functions to Wire New 7-Way to Trailer
    The only way to correctly wire a new 7-way plug and lead like the Hopkins # H20042 is to determine the functions of the wires, and unfortunately there is no kind of universal color code to tell us what wires do what. So you'll need to determine that by using a separate 12 volt battery and using that to test each of the wires on the trailer to find out what their functions are. You will ground the negative terminal and use the battery's positive post for the wires which will tell you their...
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  • 7-Way Molded Trailer Wiring For Trailer End To Match Up With 7 Blade Adapter On Vehicle
    Some harnesses are different and will not match up correctly with the adapter on your vehicle. I would recommend cutting off the head of the 7 way plug on your trailer and installing The 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector # H20042. This harness is a trailer end connector with a 3 foot lead. I attached a wiring diagram below of which wire goes where and the function of each wiring. I attached an installation video link below.
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  • How To Replace a 5-Way Trailer Connector with 8 Wires Using a 7-Way Trailer Connector
    I am not very familiar with a 5-way trailer connector that has 8 wires like what you have now but it should not be too much work to change this out. I would not be able to give a function for each wire so what you will need to do is apply a 12 volt charge from a battery to see which light illuminates. This will then let you know the functions so you can attach them to the 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector - 3' Long # H20042. The brown wire with yellow stripe likely has the same function...
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  • Connecting a Jayco 6-Way Square Trailer Connector to a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder with 7-Way Connector
    The square Jayco plug is specific to Jayco trailers so in terms of adapters # 30104 is it. What I recommend is to replace the connector on the Jayco trailer with a 7-Way trailer end, like # H20042, so you will not have to worry about adapters anymore. Be sure to wire in the 7-Way by function and not by wire color. I have included a link to an FAQ article on trailer wiring that shows the correct configurations of various trailer connectors that should help. The wiring code for the 7-Way...
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  • Solution for Towing a European Trailer with a US Spec Tow Vehicle
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  • Wiring In the Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, # H20042
    I will be glad to help you out with wiring up your trailer. To start, I will mention the electric brake wiring. There are 2 wires on the brake assemblies coming from the magnets. One will be ground and should be connected to a bare metal surface on the trailer frame, near the magnet. If the ground is too far away, it may not work properly. The other wire will connect to the blue wire on harness # H20042. This will provide the power to the brakes. The White wire is the ground and it does...
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  • Have Running Lights and Trailer Brakes Function Properly but No Brake Lights or Turn Signals.
    Since all of the functions on the truck are working properly, and you have narrowed down the wiring problem to between the junction box and trailer connector, I believe you have a problem with the trailer side connector itself. Check the inside of the trailer connector for corrosion. If you find green and/or white corrosion that will be where the problem lies. You will need to clean this corrosion out and make sure the connections are secure. Sometimes the corrosion is rather stubborn...
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  • Converting a Trailer with a European 7-Way Connector to Fit a US Trailer Connector
    We don't carry an adapter from a European to a US 7-way trailer connector. Instead you'll need to convert the connector on the bike carrier to a US 7-way using something like # H20042. Or if the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a 4-way as well you can use # HM48114. With either option it'll need to be wired by function. I've linked an article on trailer wiring that might be helpful. I would connect each wire on the bike carrier to a 12-volt battery to identify the function of each and...
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  • 7-Way Replacement for 6-Way on Trailer to Use with Curt Echo Mobile
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  • How to Tow a Euro Trailer with a US Vehicle
    I do have an option for you but there is no easy way to tow a trailer with a Euro 7-way using a vehicle with a US 7-way. They do not make any sort of adapter for this to my knowledge and the only option I can offer you is to remove the Euro 7-way trailer connector from the trailer and install a US 7-way trailer connector. For this you are going to need both a converter box part # 118158 and trailer connector part # H20042. On your trailer there should be the following wires: Yellow: Left...
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