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Old 05-07-2015, 08:00 AM   #1
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Discovered while getting ready for a trip that My right rear tail light, right rear side marker light, and the long light bar that goes across the back of the camper not working. All other lights working fine. Pulled bulb on tail light and it looks good.

Every thing working last time I used it.

Any suggestions what to look for?

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Old 05-07-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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Assuming they worked fine the last time you had the trailer connected, have you tried to unplug and replug your trailer connection? Sometimes the connector isn;'t making a good contact. Corrosion is the enemy of us all.

If that's not the case, take off the cover of the trailer pigtail and see if one of the wires has come loose. with the cover still off, plug in the lights and wiggle the wires on the pigtail connector to see if you get contact.

These of course are the quick and easy fixes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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When I converted my taillights to led and pulled the light off the trailer I found they had put wire nuts on without taping them so the right tail had no ground wire to it at all it had come apart. Didn't even know it was not working It was also the wires running to the top clearance lights. Don't know about your camper but on mine the wiring is connected to the right side taillight first then goes to the others.
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #4
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Also check your TV's Owners Manual and see if the trailer's lights are fused. My Explorer, with the factory Tow Package, has separate fuses for the trailers left and right stop and turn signal lights in the main fuse box. Checking the voltage at the 7 pin wiring connector is another option...
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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Got home yesterday about noon and this morning early decided to chase down my light problem. Took the left tail light cover off and sure enough saw a green wire hanging down. Above the taillights there is a row of lights that go all the way across the camper. Took the first cover off the light on that row and sure enough my neighbor found where it should have been wired with two other wires. Hooked it back up and GOT LIGHTS.


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Great work in tracking that down and thanks for the report.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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Good Job!
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:01 PM   #8
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Now solder the connection and add some heat shrink tubing. The connections in RVs are marginal even before you consider it is bouncing down the road at 60 mph.
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