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Converting European 7 Way on Trailer to Work with US 4 Way on Lexus GX460

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I brought to US an European trailer, the socket from the trailer is 4 round pins metal I have a new Lexus GX460 with a built in 7 and 4 socket that not fit my trailer need to find a solution!! please advice

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Thanks for the pictures!

Since your trailer is currently equipped with a European style 7-way connector and your Lexus has a US style connector, you will need to cut off the connector on your trailer and install a US style like the Wesbar 4-Pole Flat Connector, # W787268, along with Tail Light Converter, # 118158.

You will need to start by wiring the tail light converter to the 4-way connector, color for color. The next step will be to wire the output end of the converter to the wiring on your trailer. Green to the right turn circuit, red to the stop light circuit, and yellow to the left turn circuit. Now you have a connector which is compatible with the 4-way on your Lexus.

Please keep in mind that the converter box should be protected from the elements so using a junction box like part # PK52249 would be a great idea.

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Thanks for the pictures! Since your trailer is currently equipped with a European style 7-way connector and your Lexus has a US style connector, you will need to cut off the connector on your trailer and install a US style like the Wesbar 4-Pole Flat Connector, # W787268, along with Tail Light Converter, # 118158. You will need to start by wiring the tail light converter to the 4-way connector, color for color. The next step will be to wire the output end of the converter to the wiring on your trailer. Green to the right turn circuit, red to the stop light circuit, and yellow to the left turn circuit. Now you have a connector which is compatible with the 4-way on your Lexus. Please keep in mind that the converter box should be protected from the elements so using a junction box like part # PK52249 would be a great idea.

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Yes, the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, # C-ATL20A, would provide lights for your trailer while connected to the 4-way on your Lexus GX460.

Please keep in mind that these lights are magnetic so you will have to make sure that there is a large enough flat metal surface on the trailer for them to attach to. In addition, since they are not permanently mounted to the trailer, they can easily get knocked off of the trailer when loading/unloading and really are designed for more of a temporary situation.

With this being said, if you plan to use the trailer frequently I recommend changing the connector. If the trailer is seldom used, I think that you would be satisfied using the magnetic light.

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