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Old 05-28-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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Trailer wiring

Columbus 383FB sometimes when the wiring harness coming from the trailer plugged into the truck for light and brakes it says on my driver information center check trailer wiring anyone had that happen or know what it might be

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Old 05-28-2018, 11:06 PM   #2
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I had an inside-the-bed trailer cable plug installed. A connection in the bumper plug harness was separated and the new harness inserted. That bundle was cable-tied and taped. I got your message and determined my connection bundle was tied too tightly which opened a connection. I removed some of the binding tension and the message quit appearing.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:18 PM   #3
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that's where mine is inside the bed, I tried both inside the bed and the bumper plug in got the message both places but not all the time
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:24 PM   #4
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I get that message some times when the trailer plug needs cleaning causing a bad ground.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:30 PM   #5
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cleaned all connections with electrical cleaner and used dialectical grease it is not the truck, hooked up to three other trailers and it worked fine no message other than trailer connected, hooked up to my 5th wheel it says trailer connected/ check trailer wiring back and forth has to be the 5th wheel not sure where on the trailer.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:10 PM   #6
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My car hauling trailer did the same thing, found a loose connection in the trailer plug.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info like I said my car trailer works fine but the 5th wheel don't I will check that.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:08 PM   #8
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problem is in the 5th wheel some where got a appointment to get it checked out
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:43 AM   #9
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Most likely the connection issue is inside the plug itself which you can easily replace yourself, unless you've already taken it in.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:18 PM   #10
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problem is in the 5th wheel some where got a appointment to get it checked out
We found that the inverter was the problem
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