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Old 05-09-2014, 11:47 AM
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Electronic Brake Override issues

So I have a 2000 Extreme trailer that the surge brake override is quite finicky. It will go a stretch of 2 weeks working and then have issues for a week and back and forth. I am now having to put a C-Clamp on the trailer when I back it up and with the ramp I have (aka stopping traffic on a main road to be able to back it up) really would like to get it to work.

Any ideas from those with more experience then myself in these matters?
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:31 PM
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Sounds like a loose electrical connection to me. Check your grounds. If your trailer has reverse lights you could check to see if those are working correctly. Could be a bad reverse solenoid, but the first step is making sure its getting a good electrical signal.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:51 PM
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No Reverse lights. Will have to try and track down the ground wire as I am not exactly sure where that runs to. Grounds from the truck are good though which is a nice start.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:36 PM
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Could also be your truck, you check the fuses?
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:16 AM
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Aric,

I am getting nice signal from the truck and ground is good as well. My other vehicle had a flakey ground but on this one everything seems to be working hence why I am leaning to the trailer being the cause. Once I get the boat on the lift I will take some time this summer to test it all out.
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