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-   -   Trailer Lights acting up...Or Truck? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=431751)

siuski 04-04-2007 6:53 AM

So I hooked the boat up for the first ride of the season and went to check the lights (truck off hazards on) and the trailer backup lights on the trailer and solenoid lockout were clicking on and off instead of the brake/turn lights. Jacked with the connections for a while to no avail. So for grins I turned the truck on and they start working. Seems like a loose ground to me, but I'm no EE, anyone know where to start?

newty 04-04-2007 3:04 PM

poor ground between your truck and your trailer.

bob_l 04-05-2007 9:54 AM

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siuski 04-05-2007 11:58 AM

Thanks guys...I wish they had one for the 7 pin plug or 5 pin on the trailer.

phatboypimp 04-05-2007 12:05 PM

what happens over the winter is that rust will collect on your coupler and ball, so if you have a poor ground on your trailer, they coupler/ball combo acts as the ground. As you drive, the rust and corrosion will break down and will give a better connection. Long story short, one of your two grounds or both need to be cleaned up.

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