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Old 02-21-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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Tow cable replaced and lost 12v power

Newbie here. Picked up our 26dbh and while turning into our driveway the cable got stuck on something and tore. I just installed a replacement and all of the lights, turn signals work but I don't seem to be getting any 12v power. As I said I am new to this so I apologize if this is a dumb question, but even if the battery is just about dead shouldn't the act of plugging the 7 pin into my car provide me with power to interior lights, power tongue jack, etc?
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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Between the battery and your unit there should be one of these.



If so press the little black button.
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I found that and pressed the button and nothing changed.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:20 PM   #4
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Did you check the fuse under the hood yet?

Does the plug in have power?
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Is this what you are referring to? There are 2 right next to each other and the black wire comes out of the box with the pin wiring and into the one on the right.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:36 PM   #6
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Check your fuses on the main electrical panel. The short could have blown the fuse. They will the the high amp fuses most likely 40 amp.
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Do you have 12 volts at the jack on your truck? I think Chevys are hot all the time and Ford and Dodge are on/off with key.
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The Chevy's/GMC I've owned you had to install the 40 amp fuse in the EPC under the hood. GM puts a dummy plug in the slot for the 12vdc to trailer. Two of the trucks I had to connect a wire to the EPC stud that was taped to the existing wire harness....


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Check the fuses on your tow vehicle.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:38 PM   #10
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The Chevy's/GMC I've owned you had to install the 40 amp fuse in the EPC under the hood. GM puts a dummy plug in the slot for the 12vdc to trailer. Two of the trucks I had to connect a wire to the EPC stud that was taped to the existing wire harness....


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What does EPC mean? Also, where is the slot with the dummy plug?
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