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Old 05-07-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Camper Wiring Harness Bad?????

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2013 A128S Aframe......2012 Dodge Durango.

Last week started Durango and error light came on the dash...."faulty right rear turn signal"....in other words right turn signal isn't working. decided to replace the bulb the next day but got a call at 3:00 am that my brother had died so we left town....got pulled over by trooper for no right brake light. He was very nice and only gave me a warning ticket.

Turned out that it wasn't a bulb but the camper wiring harness....just unplugged it until I could get back home.

Any suggestions as to what to look for with the wiring harness? I'm not much with electrical but my neighbor is but he's gone for another week.

David
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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Please provide a little more information.
Does Durango have OEM trailer package ( wiring )?
Was a trailer adapter module added to the wiring in the TV?
Were you towing the trailer when you got pulled over?

If you have an aftermarket adapter module in the TV connected to the TV lights then the trailer, it is possible that it failed ( could be many reasons).
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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A first order guess would be short in the camper wiring. Look in the most likely places, those where connections are made and the wire moves. Get an electrical multi meter and start looking for continuity between every lead on the plug and the ground. And between each of the non-ground wires. Unplugged then plugged in if needed. The most likely place to find a fault is in plug itself, but it could be anywhere. The second place I would look is in and around the right tail light.

If the plug checks out OK (no continuity) when unplugged but the fault appears when plugged in, also inspect the jack on the TV for faulty wiring or a stray piece of metal before digging too much.

The fault could be anywhere, but elminite the likely and easily checked places first Then dig in if necessary or punt by taking it to a trailer shop.
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Did the op have a previous trailer?....things can get funky when trying to correct a previous issue . ..then it shows up on your newer trailer....trust me...this has happened before
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:37 PM   #5
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I'm sorry about your brother. Prayers for you and your family.
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Check ground connections. Many times loose or corroded.
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:31 PM   #7
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I,d start with the right camper

Light and light assembly.

Be careful taking off plastic cover.

Sorry about your brother.

Harness connection and near wiring next.

Good luck.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your replies. Been busy for the past couple of days. My neighbor is back home now so I'll get him to help me trace the problem. He has all of the electrical tools we'll need to find the problem.

I'll let you all know what I find once we're done fixing it.

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Old 05-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #9
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Not sure what was going on with my wiring but when my neighbor came over to look at it he put some type of grease on the plugs and plugged it back in....works great...been using it for a couple of days now and no sign of a problem thank goodness.

Now to plan a camping trip next week.

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