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Old 06-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Cool Roo brake question

I have a 2009 Roo 23SS. On advice of a dealer I had a new 7 pin power cord installed. I had it done at another dealer due to logistics. The cord was installed to correct an intermittent problem with turn signals and brake lights. After it was replaced the brake light/turn signal problem was fixed. Then they told me that I don't have any brakes and that many of my marker lights are out. They are right on both counts.I am reluctant to take it back to the same dealer (or any dealer) and would rather handle the problem myself.
Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Welcome by the way.

Is it that you don't have brakes or that you don't have brake lights now that the power cord was replaced?

As for the marker lights. Have you ruled out the simplest thing - bulbs?

Sorry - just need some more information?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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You need to check the receptacle on the tv and make sure you have power to each pin when turn signals are used, the brakes, clearance, 4way flashers and charge wire.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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This is a handy item to have. It is a seven pin circuit tester. It will let you know if you have power at the TV plug.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Roo Brakes

I do not have any brakes. I tested them by letting the TV idle, while towing, and using the brake controller to stop us, nothing happened and the light on the controller did not show. The dealer told me the the pins on the TV are good, but I am going to get one of those testers. I have not tested all of the bulbs on the markers, but the chance of 9 of them burning out all at once is not good. I am still new at towing and camping and I am not real mechanical, so thanks for your ideas.
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Have you checked the fuses on the TV that control the trailer wiring.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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Just quickly concentrating on the brakes here and not the running lights because I have to run.

Lets do the easy stuff first

Are you positive that your brake controller is working?

Have you checked the trailer's fuse for the brakes? Checked fuses in truck?

Assuming those things are fine, that seven pin circuit tester will help to check the wiring plug connection. You can also use a 12volt test light or your voltmeter and save a few bucks. Its a good start.

If none of that, than there are other steps. Al-KO manual for your reference.
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You must not have the factory tow package, if you had to have a 7-pin connector installed.
What are you towing with?
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If you had never had a 7 pin connector you most likley never had brakes. Depends on connector previously used.

To many unknowns here.
Year make and model of tv.
What connector was previously used.
If there's even a brake wire to the connector.
Most tv use relay for brakes on tt.
Newer vehicles with tow package use seperate fuses for tv separate from tt.
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My TV is a 2005 Trail Blazer with a 4.2 engine, a little lite for towing. But, it did come with the towing package installed. Are there fuses in the trailer that control the brakes, any idea where they are?
This forum is great, I am learning a lot from all of the input.

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