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Old 04-28-2005, 07:26 PM
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Unfortunately I don't know much about trailer wiring, so I thought I would ask for some help. I have a 96 single axle with four rear lamps, an amber and red side marker on each fender, and the lights below the prop guard. the problem I am having is that some of the lamps aren't working correctly. The left inside lamp works as a taillight but goes out when the brakes are applied. The right outside lamp does not work as a taillight but comes on when the brakes are applied. Niether of the side markers work on the right fender.

It does seem like all the lights work properly when I first hook the trailer up, but once I get where I am going they aren't working right.

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Old 04-28-2005, 07:52 PM
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I would have said that either your trailer or car wiring is wrong but if it works properly initially that essentially kills that theory. The only other thing I can think of is a bad ground on your trailer or the car. Bad grounds can cause strange things to happen. I'd start there, if you haven't already.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:03 PM
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S28, look around this forum area or use the search feature. There is an excellent thread here (somewhere) that will give you the straight skinny on a properly wired trailer, including a schematic and a diagram...

If all else fails, I saved it in PDF and will be glad to e-send.
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Yep I always suspect the ground continuity when the lights act up like that
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try your ground wire
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Probably a bad ground. Start at the front and work your way back tracing the white wires. Not sure how your trailer is wired, but look for a white wire connected to the trailer frame up by the tongue. Clean all the connection points and reattach to the frame. If that's not it, you'll have to work your way back testing all the connections till you find it. It's a pain but happens.
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Good luck, it is a long process, but fairly simple once you get started.
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:49 PM
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I have to "work" the connector back and forth to get everything to work for the first time this year. From what you say I would guess that. can you bent the connector around and get everything to work again?
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Unfortunately I don't know much about trailer wiring, so I thought I would ask for some help. I have a 96 single axle with four rear lamps, an amber and red side marker on each fender, and the lights below the prop guard. the problem I am having is that some of the lamps aren't working correctly. The left inside lamp works as a taillight but goes out when the brakes are applied. The right outside lamp does not work as a taillight but comes on when the brakes are applied. Niether of the side markers work on the right fender.

It does seem like all the lights work properly when I first hook the trailer up, but once I get where I am going they aren't working right.

Thoughts? Thanks!
Could it be possible that you have a short in the actual connector? Or is there any corrosion on the plug?
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