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Old 08-13-2019, 12:15 PM   #1
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cleaning contacts on 7-pin plug on trailer and 7-pin receiver connector on truck

I know that you spray contact cleaner in it. but what do you use the clean the contacts deep inside the plug and plug receiver?


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Old 08-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #2
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pipe cleaner soaked in contact cleaner.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:25 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:26 PM   #4
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On the trailer end, I have used contact cleaner with a small knife blade or a small flat screwdriver.

Car end would be contact cleaner with a .22 brass bore brush. I pull the battery charge fuse and also make sure all lights are off in TV.

If no tools, contact cleaner with a few plug/unplugs of the connector.
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Nail file or emory paper, then coat with Burndy a-13 penetrox.
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I use Brass Wire Tube Brush Cleaning Tool. You can buy at Amazon, Harbor Freight, etc. I use a barrel cleaning brush from gun cleaning kit... same thing. This cleans out and scuffs up the contacts. You can then spray some electric contact cleaner and lubricant in there.
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Cleaning contacts

If I clean the contacts, will that keep the notice "Trailer Disconnected" from coming up even when trailer is connected? Thanks
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If I clean the contacts, will that keep the notice "Trailer Disconnected" from coming up even when trailer is connected? Thanks

It did on mine... Now I regularly spray with contact cleaner. Haven't had an issue for a while...


I also got a cheap hanger gizmo to keep the end clean and dry while not in use. Attaches to the tongue jack.
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If I clean the contacts, will that keep the notice "Trailer Disconnected" from coming up even when trailer is connected? Thanks
Have you perused the other threads on this same "Trailer Disconnected" issue?
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