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Old 12-08-2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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Rear running/brake/signal lights lost their ground

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I lost my rear running lights. I recovered by providing a ground,to the frame, at the liscence plate lamp and all us good but i want a more permanent fix. Does anyone know where the ground should be for these rear lights?
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:51 PM   #2
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Its probably at the frame. Follow your negative lead from the battery and I bet it bolts to the frame. The light probably picked up their feed from the frame at the rear of the trailer somewhere.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:06 PM   #3
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Its probably at the frame. Follow your negative lead from the battery and I bet it bolts to the frame. The light probably picked up their feed from the frame at the rear of the trailer somewhere.
Yes, negative lead from battery bolts to frame and usually with just a small self tapping screw that rusts worse than a crescent wrench in a salt water tackle box.

Losing lights is one sign that it's time to "repair" the ground connections. The one from the battery, the one from the Power Distribution Panel/Converter, and any other ground connection to the frame should be cleaned and secured properly.

Might even find that batteries charge quicker too.
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