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Old 08-24-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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I am the tinkerer in our marriage, not DH. Since we've gotten our Roo its been me who wired the stair lights and the wine rack over the fridge, and numerous other upgrades. Some have gotten my husband's blessing, and some he has not been thrilled about. My latest foray was into wiring a hard wired backup camera. This was definitely something he thought was a waste of time. So in true sneaky fashion, yesterday when he was out I attempted to wire the camera to the rear running light. Somewhere in the midst of attaching the power and the ground leads from the camera, I noticed that the running lights on the camper were out. Maybe I shouldn't have had the lights connected from out TV while I was doing this. Sigh, hindsight and all that. So now I can't figure out what I did wrong and how to fix it. Everythig on the TV seem to be working, so I don't think its a fuse on the TV. I checked the fuse center in our Roo and they all seem fine. There's also an in-line 30 amp fuse near the battery that I checked. Is there another fuse I haven't found? Now he wants to go camp this weekend at our local campground and I am panicked that I won't at least have the running lights fixed. And no, I haven't fessed up. I'm hoping to have corrected my error and him be none the wiser.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
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Most likely the fuse in the truck is blown.

The easiest way to check the trailer lights is to jump the Vcc pin #4 on the bargeman plug to each of the lights (use a 10 amp fuse for safety). Do this with the truck disconnected and using the trailer's battery.

Check your trucks manual for the fuse locations for the trailer line fuses.
NOTE - EACH pin has its own fuse in the truck fuse block.

Again, I think it is the truck's fuse that is blown.

What model truck do you have?
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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What is your TV?
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:17 PM   #4
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This may help??If you have a volt meter,check your plug from the TV to the camper.You may have blown a fuse and haven't found it.Some trucks have a seperate fuse panel for the wiring.Good luck.

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:21 PM   #5
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It's a 2004 Durango. I do have a voltmeter. How do I check the 7 pin plug? I am a bit of a dolt when it comes to electrical, in case you can't tell.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #6
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I am the tinkerer in our marriage, not DH. Since we've gotten our Roo its been me who wired the stair lights and the wine rack over the fridge, and numerous other upgrades. Some have gotten my husband's blessing, and some he has not been thrilled about. My latest foray was into wiring a hard wired backup camera. This was definitely something he thought was a waste of time. So in true sneaky fashion, yesterday when he was out I attempted to wire the camera to the rear running light. Somewhere in the midst of attaching the power and the ground leads from the camera, I noticed that the running lights on the camper were out. Maybe I shouldn't have had the lights connected from out TV while I was doing this. Sigh, hindsight and all that. So now I can't figure out what I did wrong and how to fix it. Everythig on the TV seem to be working, so I don't think its a fuse on the TV. I checked the fuse center in our Roo and they all seem fine. There's also an in-line 30 amp fuse near the battery that I checked. Is there another fuse I haven't found? Now he wants to go camp this weekend at our local campground and I am panicked that I won't at least have the running lights fixed. And no, I haven't fessed up. I'm hoping to have corrected my error and him be none the wiser.
Lol! Totally sounds like something I would do to my DH
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:28 PM   #7
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Most tow ready vehicles have separate fuses for the trailer lighting. Get your manual out and find the fuses for the trailer. On some vehicles it is in a separate fuse block from the TV fuses. There should be one for the running lights, turn signals, 12V aux and trailer brake. You didn't say what TV make was.
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Technical Car Experts Answers everything you need: 2004 Dodge Durango fuse box diagram?BTW the fuse cover is missing on the fuse box under the dash. I did find this info, but like I said, I'm pretty helpless when it comes to electrical. Maybe soeone can tell me which fuse it might be?
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It's a 2004 Durango. I do have a voltmeter. How do I check the 7 pin plug? I am a bit of a dolt when it comes to electrical, in case you can't tell.
Put the voltmeter on the 20 volts DC scale.

Turn on the hazard lights and the parking lights on the truck.

Open the port that the trailer plug fits in.

The "Ground" is pin 1 (Lower left pin) - put the black lead on this one.

The Running lights are pin 3 - upper left of the "key" - should have 13 volts with truck running or key "on".
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Technical Car Experts Answers everything you need: 2004 Dodge Durango fuse box diagram?BTW the fuse cover is missing on the fuse box under the dash. I did find this info, but like I said, I'm pretty helpless when it comes to electrical. Maybe someone can tell me which fuse it might be?
That diagram is not the one you need. Do you have your Durango's manual?

http://www.justanswer.com/dodge/6ua1...-suddenly.html

This might help you better.
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