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Where Does Ground Wire On Trailer Taillight Attach

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What do I do with the 6inch piece of ground wire coming out from trailer lights?

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You'll want to ground that wire to the trailer frame, or to a piece of metal that's securely attached to the trailer frame. I'd recommend installing a ring terminal like # DW05702-1 to the end of the wire and using a self-tapping screw to attach it to the trailer frame or metal that's in direct contact to the trailer frame. I'd recommend sanding the area around where you're going to attach the ring terminal down to bare metal, and installing a star washer between the ring terminal and the surface you're attaching it to. The washer will get a good bite into the metal, providing a secure and reliable connection.

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